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Curbell & Röchling Co-author Paper
Curbell Plastics, Inc., one of the nation’s top suppliers of plastic sheet, rod, tube, tapes, and fabricated parts, recently co-authored a research paper with plastics manufacturer, Röchling Industrial.

Existing deep ocean design literature stressed the importance of considering high hydrostatic pressure when choosing materials for deep water applications, but there was a lack of scientific research showing how plastics and composites performed in those conditions.

“The Effect of Water Absorption During Deep Ocean Submersion on the Mechanical Properties of Engineering Plastics and Composites – an Experimental Investigation” delivers the engineering details of how polymers behave in deep ocean environments. For this study, Röchling Industrial immersed thirteen thermoplastics and seven composites in pressurized artificial seawater. The plastics and composites were then tested to determine how this environment changed their mechanical properties.

To download a complimentary copy of this academic paper, go to

For more information, contact Beth Summers, Curbell Plastics, Inc., 7 Cobham Drive, Orchard Park, NY 14127, 888-287-2355/716-667-3377, Fax: 716-667-3432, E-mail:, Web:

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