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.

Microbes vs. Super-Materials: Battle of the 21st Century

By Globe Composite | Mar 26, 2015 8:30:00 AM


Why Medical Devices Should Be Coated with Composites

Everyone used to hate those scratchy, cellophane-like sleeves that went over the length of thermometers at the doctor's office when they took your temperature, right?  Those plastic bag-like covers were the best defense -- working even better than rubbing alcohol -- at keeping thermometers germ-free. That is, until they developed smoother, fitted, rubber-like polyethylene (a composite material!) covers.  Now, the composite covers keep germs from collecting on the thermometer's surface, leaving fewer germs to be removed in the first place.  After all, an "ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

Globe Composite Fixes Your iPhone / iPad with iCracked

By Globe Composite | Feb 25, 2015 12:00:00 PM


iCracked Uses Globe Composite to Fix Your iPhone or iPad Faster 

The dreaded epic phone fail: It's early morning. You're groggy. You put your iPhone (or iPad) and coffee on the roof of your car while hitting the button on your keychain to unlock the doors.  You get in and promptly forget the coffee and electronic device on your roof, until you hear that dreaded crunch as you back up and over your precious iOS device.

Safer Holiday Lights from Composite Semiconductors

By Globe Composite | Dec 16, 2014 3:30:00 PM

Wow, your holiday lights are really bright.  Oh no, that's your tree on fire!  Just joking, but it wasn't too long ago this scenario was a much bigger concern -- especially with outdoor or real trees.  Now, more often than not, holiday or decorative lights typically are made from much cooler and safer LED bulbs.  Once saved for use in sensitive electronics or expensive decorative lighting due to their pricey design, nowadays LEDs have become so common place as to have made it into our homes as everyday use light bulbs.  

Durable, Reliable, & Modular Sorting System Parts

By Globe Composite | Oct 22, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Globe Composite Solutions prides itself on its responsiveness to customers, its passion to innovate and willingness to prototype new designs and applications.  Even before a customer or potential client notices the need for improvement in a certain part, whether old or new, Globe responds with cost-effective and unique design approaches every time.  Outlined below is one such case where Globe designers and engineers took a client's critique and turned it into a better, longer lasting part.

Topics: Material Handling

Globe Renews Focus on Polymer Innovation & Team Building

By Globe Composite | Oct 1, 2014 10:30:00 AM

With Globe Composite Solutions winning another patent for its award-winning Brandonite® materials, a renewed sense of innovation and focus on new materials has arisen.  Not only is Globe focusing on creating and discovering such materials, but also a new push to utilize them better with a greater focus on sustainability.

Walk Underwater With Our Composite Diving Helmet

By Globe Composite | Jul 29, 2014 1:00:00 PM

America's Next Top Model (ANTM) -- the popular modeling contest pitting amateur models against each other for a professional modeling contract -- now in its 20th season, has turned to the composite's industry to make the runway evermore death defying.

Topics: Marine

Epicor Whitepaper: Efficient, Cost-Effective Manufacturing

By Globe Composite | Jun 24, 2014 7:00:00 AM

Last week's newsletter from included a white paper from Epicor titled, Four Quick Ways to Unlock Hidden Manufacturing Capacity.  The paper went on to break down those four ways as:

Dr. Strange Composite: What is a Composite Material?

By Globe Composite | May 13, 2014 8:30:00 AM


(Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Loving Non-Metallic Materials)

Surfing around the internet this week, looking for what’s new in the marine and boating world, I came across quite a few forums where the questions arose:
  • What is a composite anyway? 
  • Are composite impellers the same as plastic?

Much to my dismay, the forum posters almost invariably concluded that composite parts were pretty much the same as plastic -- if not in composition, at least in performance.  Oh no! I thought and tried to post to the forums myself, but alas they were not allowing anymore comments. Hence, this month's blog is on why composite parts are so much better than plastic.


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