The process of "pulling" resin-rich reinforcements through a heated die to create a continuous composite profile was developed in the 1950s by W. Brant Goldsworthy, the person many consider to be "the father of composites." Profiles in familiar shapes enable engineers to use the material as a basic component replacing metal and wood parts. Corrosion resistance makes composite profiles a popular choice for hostile environments such as chemical processing plants and seaside marinas. Cooling towers are one of the latest structures to capitalize on the durability of composite profiles.

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