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What We Do & Why We Do.
Galactic Engineered Materials is a Composites and Technical Textiles company aiming to become a global supplier of high-performance fibre reinforced composites and engineered technical textiles. Apart from being a material supplier, we also provide bespoke solutions and technical consultancy in our areas of expertise, catering to a multitude of applications and market segments. We have built strategic partnerships with our international material suppliers, based on mutual trust, quality assurance and coherent ideas of growth, in order to cater to the entire gamut of materials and solutions on offer at Galactic.
Because we are passionate about Composites; they are the Present & the Future of Advanced Materials.
Our Mission is to continually strive for sustainable and profitable growth through superior customer satisfaction, quality and innovation. We are committed to delivering excellence, every single time.
Our Vision is to attain global recognition by becoming a pioneer of Composite Materials and Solutions and maintain eminence in surpassing expectations and creating a new benchmark in the industry.
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The Crux in a Nutshell.
In its most fundamental form, a ‘Composite’ material is one which comprises of at least two constituents bonded together to produce a hybrid material exhibiting properties different than its constituents on their own. Furthermore, most composites consist of two basic components – the ‘reinforcement’, which provides the tensile strength and stiffness to the composite and the ‘matrix’, which holds the reinforcements together, transfers the stresses from the load to the reinforcement and provides resistance to degradation caused by various agents. The most common man-made composites can be divided into three main categories –
Metal Matrix Composites - In these type of composites, the matrix is usually in the form of a metal such as aluminium, which is reinforced with fibres such as silicon carbide. These are commonly used in the automotive industry.
Ceramic Matrix Composites - In these type of composites, the matrix is in the form of ceramic, which is reinforced with short fibres or whiskers of silicon carbide or boron nitride. Due to their unique properties, these are commonly used in high-temperature environments.
Polymer Matrix Composites - These are the most widely used form of composites in today’s date and our favourite too! Commonly known as FRP - Fibre Reinforced Polymers (or Plastics), these materials use polymer-based resin (thermoset or thermoplastic) as the matrix, reinforced with a variety of fibres such as glass, carbon, aramid among others, in different structural forms.
Reinforcements in the form of different fibres/tows such as glass, carbon, aramid etc.
Matrix in the form of thermoplastic resins (Polyester, Polyamide, PP, PEEK etc) or thermoset resins (epoxy, vinyl ester, phenolics etc).
Catalysts, Accelerators, Fillers, Release agents etc.
The reinforcement fibres (or tows) are then converted into different forms of intermediates such as – Woven Fabrics, Unidirectional Fabrics, Stitch-bonded Multiaxial Non-Crimp Fabrics or Prepregs (Pre-impregnated reinforcement materials with specially formulated resin matrix system which can cure at elevated temperatures to form solid structural composites)
The resin matrix system and the intermediate reinforcements are bonded together through a variety of manufacturing processes like infusion, RTM, autoclave, pultrusion, hand layup etc depending on several factors to form the final structural composite of the desired shape and design.
This process flow results in the final composite structure in the form of pultruded sheets, rods, bespoke profiles or other specific structural elements.
Weight savings result in cost reduction. Handling & installation become easier too.
Greater strength to weight ratio as compared to metallic structures. Stiffer than plastics & other materials.
Resistant to acids, alkalis, salts & corrosive elements. Ideal for marine applications & chemical plants.
Greater freedom to customize bespoke shapes, create complex structures & make them more compact in design.
Transparent to radio waves, microwaves, electromagnetic frequencies & stray electrical currents.
Non-conductive of thermal energy, making them ideal for structures prone to extreme environmental impact.
Increased cost savings due to minimal maintenance & longer lifespan compared to metallic structures.
Non-interference with magnetic fields. Ideal for calibration areas, hospitals & high-voltage applications.
Because we are in the age of Smarter, Lighter and Greener.
What We Offer, apart from Peace of Mind.
Wherever one can imagine a stronger, lighter, greener and a more durable material, Composites come into play.
Basically, in every walk of life.