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

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

4 Common Conveyor Belt Problems Solved Using Composite Materials

By Brian Evans | Nov 15, 2016 11:32:59 PM

When it comes to material handling, the conveyor that the materials are transported on is just as important as the materials themselves. While the primary goal of most conveyor systems is to provide an opportunity to inspect products and transport them throughout your facility, this is not possible without the implementation of a proper handling system. 

Topics: Material Handling

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 OEM's Opportunity: RoHS Compliant, Non-Lead Radiation Shielding Curtains

By Brian Evans | Oct 28, 2016 3:26:46 PM

Despite the declining popularity of lead-based products, RoHS compliant products are still not universal in the workplace. According to, “approximately 804,000 workers in general industry and an additional 838,000 workers in construction are potentially exposed to lead.”

Topics: Radiation Shielding

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

Now, A Durable Solution to Clear Package Jams Safely & Without Damage

By Brian Evans | Oct 4, 2016 1:55:02 PM

When your company is handling a massive amount of packages each day, employees risk injury due to inadequate equipment—and oftentimes the tools that they use suffer from the heavy wear & tear of daily use. With packages of all sizes, shapes, and weights moving along the conveyor system daily, jams are bound to occur. Unfortunately, workers sometimes have to resort to makeshift jam break poles or whatever is within arm's reach to alleviate the problem. 

Topics: Material Handling

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

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