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Composites Terminology Database

This glossary is not an exhaustive list, however it does contain the majority of terms used in the composites industry and as part of the management of our website, it is updated on a continual basis.

The terms are accessed by clicking on the appropriate letter below, all the terms beginning with the letter Z can be found below.

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Terms Z

Click on a term and it will take you to the coresponding explanation.

In composite laminates, the reference axis normal to the plane of the laminate.

zero bleed
Containing all the resin within the laminate during the cure cycle.