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General Plastics & Composites is expanding into a new facility – Fall 2013

General Plastics & Composites is building a new state-of-the-art facility, and will be moving in September or October 2013. It is 5.5 miles from our current location and will be very close to Houston’s  Hobby Airport. The buildings will be conducive for effective work flow and will include manufacturing buildings and the company’s corporate offices. Additional information will follow as the move approaches. Read More

Stanford University Performs Ground Breaking New Study on Composite Materials

It has just been announced that Stanford University is working on a ground breaking new study that involves both the testing and analysis of composite materials. Stanford University is working hand in hand with MSC Software Corporation, worldwide leader in multidiscipline software. These organizations have the expertise, experience and technology available to help solve some of the challenges currently being faced. Read More

General Plastics & Composites Sponsored Record-Breaking Team in 2012 Shell Eco-Marathon Design Contest

General Plastics & Composites sponsored a University of Houston senior design team in the2012 Shell Eco-Marathon, March 29-April 1, 2012 in Houston. The 5-student team, Superleggera, engineered a prototype vehicle composed of carbon fiber and aluminum, and set a new University of Houston record.

The Shell Eco-Marathon challenges student teams from around the world to design, build and test ultra energy-efficient vehicles. Read More

How to Trust a Composite Material Supplier

With the increased need and use for composite products, there are many emerging material suppliers and manufacturers entering the marketplace. Before selecting a composite material supplier, there are several things to consider.

Experience/Expertise

How much experience a supplier has in the industry is an important factor to consider. Generally, this means experienced engineers, knowledgeable personnel, advanced material development, precision machining, and proven processes. Read More

What is Filament Winding?

Filament winding is a manufacturing process used to create tubular composite items. The process by which these items are made is actually quite fascinating, as are the advantages of using products manufactured in this style. The future of the industry is also promising, especially as the economy changes and favors more cost-effective manufacturing and lighter stronger materials.

How are Products Manufactured?

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Welcome to our Oilfield Composites Blog

Welcome to the General Plastics & Composites blog. I look forward to sharing industry and company information through this medium. We take great pride in our ability to partner with our customers to assist them throughout the entire composite manufacturing process – from prototype development and testing to full-scale production of down hole assemblies and products. We value our long-term relationships with oilfield service companies, and will strive to make this blog relevant and useful for our valued customers. Read More