Globe Composite

Globe Composite Solutions is a full-service, ISO 9001:2015 certified, Design-to-Manufacturing company. Globe provides design, material and process expertise to create composite-based solutions for their Defense, Submersible, Marine, Material Handling, and Industrial customers, allowing them to more effectively accomplish their mission.

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How to Reduce Downtime in Parcel & Distribution Centers

By Globe Composite | May 3, 2017 1:14:43 PM

In any parcel or distribution facility, there are several pieces of equipment that are critical to operations. Tilt-tray sorters, diverter arms, actuators, and conveyance components all keep business operations running smoothly. Packing and shipping tools, such as palletizers, trailers, and trucks, play an integral role in the efficient movement of parcels. Unfortunately, each of these critical tools can experience issues that disrupt performance.

Downtime can be costly and disrupt the flow of your whole enterprise. There is nothing more frustrating than watching an essential piece of equipment sit idle. Are these frustrations just a part of the job, or is there something you can do to minimize unscheduled downtime?

Topics: Material Handling

The Safer Alternative: RoHS Compliant Radiation Shielding Material

By Globe Composite | Dec 2, 2016 1:30:00 PM

As we explored in our recent blog, the industry standard for radiation shielding in X-Ray and C/T scanners is lead-based materials. Any individual responsible for producing, using, maintaining, handling or disposing of lead-based materials and products is at risk. With a better understanding of the debilitating (and potentially fatal) effects of lead exposure, many industries have moved towards lead-free or RoHS compliant materials.

Topics: Radiation Shielding

3 Different Types of Radiation Shielding Materials

By Globe Composite | Dec 2, 2016 9:32:01 AM

For decades, lead has been considered the paradigm in radiation shielding. The material is cheap, easy to process, and provides durable shielding. Yet, there has been an overwhelming increase in health, safety, and environmental concerns over the mining, processing, handling, and disposal of lead. In fact, lead has already banned from use in many applications, such as motor fuels, paint, and water pipes. If this is any indication, the cessation of lead will continue to spread across industries.

Topics: Radiation Shielding

5 DOT Traffic Control Benefits of Composite Traffic Delineators

By Globe Composite | Dec 1, 2016 11:00:00 AM

According to the
Center for Disease Control & Prevention, over two million individuals are injured and 32,000 are killed each year in motor vehicle accidents. As an employee of or contractor for the Department of Transportation, you have a critical responsibility to guide the flow of traffic, reduce congestion, and ultimately create a safer transportation environment for drivers. Even if you’re an owner of a large parking area at an airport, shopping mall or entertainment venue, managing and controlling traffic is essential.

Topics: Airports, Industrial, Transportation

A Superior Alternative to Buna-N for Industrial Applications

By Globe Composite | Nov 1, 2016 8:59:13 AM

Engineers are tasked with selecting the perfect material for your gasket application. Each part must be able to withstand the task at hand, including operating temperature and being flexible enough to maintain a proper seal throughout the process. 

As we discussed in our last blog, engineers historically chose asbestos because it served a myriad of important functions; it was durable, able to handle high temperatures and parts-handling, and relatively affordable. Unfortunately, it was also linked to mesothelioma, an invasive and often fatal type of lung cancer. Once it was pulled off the market, workers had to find an alternative for their gasket solutions.

Topics: Science of Composites, Submersibles, Industrial, Composite Applications

An Engineer's Guide to Material Selection for Gaskets

By Globe Composite | Oct 12, 2016 10:01:00 PM

As the engineer responsible for ensuring the performance and safety of sealing components, there can be quite a lot of pressure riding on making the proper material selection for a specific application. Before you even begin to think about installing and testing a new gasket, you are tasked with the critical responsibility of selecting a material that is compatible with the surrounding environment, can withstand the operating temperature and pressure, and is flexible enough to achieve a proper seal.

Topics: Submersibles, Industrial

Composite Materials: What is Brandonite?

By Globe Composite | Jul 1, 2016 7:53:39 AM


Brandonite® is a patented family of composite materials, specifically composite polymers, designed to replace metal, plastic, or rubber.  This family of composite materials is perfect for a broad number of applications, such as:

  • aerospace
  • aeronautics
  • industrial manufacturing
  • self-lubricating parts and materials
  • automation equipment
  • radiation shielding
  • antimicrobial medical devices,
  • coverings, and prosthetics

Topics: Science of Composites

Learn About RoHS Compliant HGCs w/ Globe Composite & Composites Weekly

By Globe Composite | Jun 9, 2016 8:38:08 AM

Globe Composite Solutions' research and development team recently spoke with Composites Weekly magazine about our patented, lead-free, RoHS compliant, radiation shielding, HGC (high-gravity composite) materials.  Read on to learn how this fully cast-able, cost- efficient, and eco-friendly material is transforming a wide variety of industries.

Topics: High-Gravity Composites

An Introduction to Thermoplastics

By Globe Composite | Mar 29, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Plastics — Used in Every Walk of Life

Plastics, composites, and engineered materials are used for everything from:

  • Packaging to keep food fresh and frozen food free from freezer-burn
  • Construction materials
  • The hulls of aeronautical vehicles
  • Gaskets for HVAC applications
  • Light-weight automobiles
  • Medical devices, prosthetics, and biomed innovations

What are Thermoplastic Polymers?

By Globe Composite | Mar 17, 2016 4:00:00 PM


The Amazing Mr. Fantastic is a Thermoplastic

Thermoplastic polymers become pliable or mold-able when raised to a rather high, but very specific temperature and solidify upon cooling. The forces holding the molecules together in a thermoplastic, the inter-molecular bonds, weaken when the right amount of heat is applied.  The molecules of the plastic stretch further away from each other, like beads on an elastic charm bracelet or the metallic links on an elastic watchband, making the material softer and more pliable.  Add enough heat and the material melts into a liquid that can be used in injection-molding, compression molding, calendaring, and extrusion.

Topics: Science of Composites


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