Relationship between Polymer Science and Mechanical (Composite Materials)

24 Feb 2023

Fiberglass (or glass-reinforced plastic) is a type of thermoset polymer. It is Epoxy, Resin, or Vinlyester, or a Thermoplastic Polymer that has been reinforced with Glass Fibers.

Polymer composites are a combination of polymers (eg. Thermosets or Thermoplastics) with various continuous and non-continuous reinforcements/fillers (In Mui Fatt’s business – Glass Fibers), principally added to polymers to improve the material performance. Polymer composites are increasingly being used in various engineering fields. For instance, chemical/petrochemical, power, water/wastewater, microelectronic, pharmaceutical, residential and municipal councils.

Who is required in this area?

Experts needed for fiberglass manufacturing includes Polymer Science Engineer and Mechanical Engineer (specifically in Composite Materials). Let’s differentiate the responsibilities for both.

Routine for Polymer Science Engineer covers but not limited to material selection (matching material to application requirements especially), formulation and processing, quality control and testing, research and development (ideally in developing new materials and tools for use in fiberglass composites), and troubleshooting.


Where Mechanical Engineer play an important role in the development, design, and analysis of fiberglass composite. This includes determining the appropriate material and thickness for the components, develop and implement testing and validation procedures to ensure the fiberglass composite meets the desired specifications and is free of defects. In case there is a failure or defect, mechanical engineer will conduct a failure analysis to determine the root cause and develop corrective actions to prevent future occurrences.

In general, while Polymer Science Engineer and Mechanical Engineer (Composite Material) have different areas of expertise, their skills and knowledge can certainly complement each other in the context of fiberglass manufacturing. One helping to select the appropriate materials, optimizing the processing parameters, ensuring quality control, conducting research and development, and troubleshooting any issues that may arise. Another, ensuring that the components and structures are designed and manufactured to meet the required specifications and perform to the intended standards. Their expertise in design, analysis, and testing can help to optimize the manufacturing process, improve the product quality, and enhance the overall performance of fiberglass composites.

We are having open recruitment for both Polymer Science Engineer and Mechanical Engineer (Composite Materials) currently. Fresh Graduates from Diploma or Degree are encouraged to apply. Understand more from Mui Fatt Open Recruitment

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