posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 02:36 PM
reply to post by mbkennel
You make a valid point; a good point; a true point and it is easy to blame China and China, imo, can be blamed for undermining the price, whether
deliberately or accidentally. However, advanced composites are in use in almost every facet of infrastructure today. They are manufactured/lab
produced in many different countries. The patents, processes are held by many and diverse individuals and corporations and conglomerates.
The main problem with them is their unpredictability. A slight change (on an atomic scale) produces completely new results as this man describes:
Solar Industry Anxious Over Defective
“The quality across the board is harder to put your finger on now as materials in modules are changing every day and manufacturers are reluctant
to share that information.”
A slight defect (on an atomic scale) can lead to catastrophic failure with reasons unknown and sometimes impossible to know like this man
Space Systems/Loral: A Case
Study In Ineffective Accident Investigation
“I have asked myself many times: Why did it take three failures for us to resolve this?” Celli related in a January 4th interview. Celli says
that part of the problem with earlier investigations is they just didn’t have the high tech forensic tools available today.
There is also a darker reason, imo, why so many of these materials are manufactured in China. The ultra fine dusts are an extreme health hazard when
inhaled and they are also an explosive hazard. Look at the air quality reports recently in the news from Beijing in order to understand what
unbridled manufacturing can do to the quality of life.
China operates on communist economics. The state is all. The individual is nothing. So safety, toxic pollution, wages...all take a back seat to the
Still...communism is an aggressor ideology and if manufacturing defects were deliberately introduced in order to put the infrastructures of receiving
countries at risk - it's a valid point. But China is not the only manufacturer and China's advanced composites are not the only ones that have