CoorsTek combines materials into composites to solve complex problems. Each composite is tailored to take advantage of the different materials' strengths. The resulting product exhibits better properties than the individual materials would have. A composite begins with a substrate or matrix often made of ceramic or metal, which is then combined or bonded with a complementary material in the optimal configuration.
Carbon Fiber - Aluminum Composite
Steelhead accumulators, which store energy as compressed air, are made of aluminum with carbon fiber overwrap. This makes the pressure vessel 1/3 the weight of a steel pressure vessel in addition to being impervious to rusting. The composite design also prevents the catastrophic failure that plagues traditional steel vessels.