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
To download a complimentary copy of this academic
paper, go to https://info.curbellplastics.com/deep-oceansubmersion-research.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.curbellplastics.com.