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

New Whitepapers: Carbon Fiber Composite Screw & Baggage Claim Flat Plate

By Globe Composite | Jan 26, 2016 11:00:00 AM


Carbon Fiber Composite Screw for CT/CAT/PT/PET Scanners Case Study & Baggage Carousel Composite Flat Plate Case Study

Here at Globe Composite Solutions we pride ourselves on our ability to take the most complex of equipment problems and solve them with better, more cost-effective, highly durable, modular, component parts.  One of the best aspects of our work is when we can educate customers as to how Globe's composite parts and composite materials can benefit their businesses, saving them time and money.

Topics: Airports

Microbes, They're Everywhere

By Globe Composite | Dec 15, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Like invisible aliens crawling over craggy terrain, microbes are everywhere indeed. As such, a plethora of antimicrobial and antibacterial advanced materials have hit the market. Globe Composite has the perfect solution. Globe has developed a family of high-strength, injection-molded, reinforced thermoplastic materials, Brandonite® 9012, for medical and food service use.

Topics: Science of Composites

Globe Composite Turns Your Baggage Carousel NIST Green

By Globe Composite | Nov 25, 2015 11:00:00 AM


How Green is Your Baggage Claim?

With the heaviest travel days upon us, how sustainable is your baggage claim system?  See how Globe Composite Solutions can make your baggage sorting system green for the holidays. 

Topics: Airports

Product Showcase: Stationary Diverter Arm for Sorting Systems

By Globe Composite | Sep 24, 2015 1:30:00 PM


What is a Stationary Diverter Arm?

A stationary diverter arm is used in automatic sorting systems for parcels, packages, boxes, or other items to change the object's direction or orientation on the conveyor belt.  They can be used to redirect packages or parcels at any point on a conveyor easily and without the need for automated assistance or manned supervision.

Topics: Product Showcase, Material Handling

Product Showcase: Jam Break Tools for Sorting Systems

By Globe Composite | Aug 25, 2015 10:00:00 AM


What is a Jam Break Tool?

Although it looks like a shepherd's hook, you won't see Bo Peep carrying one tending her flock.  A Jam Break Tool is used for dislodging items or parcels that may have become jammed or lodged in sorting systems. Jam Break Tools can be attached to poles of varying lengths to grab packages from just about anywhere and easily free it from the system.

Topics: Product Showcase, Material Handling

Millimeter Wave Scanners: Is Your Airport X-Raying You?

By Globe Composite | Jul 23, 2015 12:30:00 PM


Technically, No…

  • How many x-rays have you had in your lifetime?  2?  10?  More?  Are you sure? 
  • Did you count each time you've boarded a plane? 
  • Did you count each time your bag, briefcase, or pocketbook has been x-rayed? 
  • How about each time you've gone to jury duty or any major government building? 

Topics: Airports, Radiation Shielding

#MadeInAmerica: New-Shoring, The New School of US Manufacturing

By Globe Composite | Jul 2, 2015 5:30:00 PM


"You may get your product faster and cheaper, but manufacturing overseas has its pitfalls. Through a combination of one of the new manufacturing trends, 'new-shoring' -- creating new jobs closer to home -- and smarter international manufacturing practices, small businesses are helping protect their valuable assets."

Read the full article on US Manufacturing...

Product Showcase: Globe Impellers & Self-Lubricating Materials

By Globe Composite | Jun 4, 2015 3:00:00 PM


What Does Self-Lubricating Mean?

Self-lubrication by definition means that the lubricating agent must be an integral element of the original material.  The lubricating agent can't be a material added on or attached to the original material.  It can't break down and must be a part of the original material for the part's life's expectancy. One of our most popular self-lubricating products is the our Globe impeller, or the Run-Dry® Impeller

Topics: Marine, Product Showcase

Globe Composite Solutions: 125 Years of Solutions Made in the U.S.A.

By Globe Composite | Apr 29, 2015 1:30:00 PM

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Globe Composite Solutions.  Originally started in 1890 as Globe Rubber Works in downtown Boston, Globe Composite has transformed itself over the past 125 years from a sheet rubber products company to a full-service, design-to-manufacturing firm for creating, molding, prototyping, and manufacturing composite components. Spanning industries from military to medical to marine to material handling, Globe Composite prides itself on its ability to provide outstanding customer solutions that are made in the U.S.A.

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