SCRIMP

Seemann Composites Inc. (SCI) and its predecessor companies have been involved in the reinforced plastics industry since the 1990's. Bill Seemann recognized the labor intensiveness, health risks, and environmental impact of traditional hand-laid open molding laminating methods in the 1970's and began experimenting with vacuum infusion. The product of this research and development was SCRIMP, the Seemann Composites Resin Infusion Molding Process. This technology eliminated VOC emissions and creates a clean, worker friendly environment. It also produces aerospace grade mechanical properties with no practical size limit, low cost tooling, and consistent results. SCRIMP was awarded its first U.S. Patent in 1990. Since then it has been used throughout the world to fabricate a wide variety of high quality composite products for military and commercial clients, including pleasure boats, surface and subsurface naval applications, ground vehicles and aircraft structures.

The success of SCRIMP was a result of having a background in commercial composites and an appreciation for aerospace quality. SCI's first customer was the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, for whom it built a test module for the advanced technology composite deckhouse program. When the project was an unqualified success, the Navy began to accept that there was a way to build high quality composite parts at a price that was affordable for large scale structures on Navy ships.

 
 



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