#6 Void Elimination
Allard has invested considerable resources to eliminate voids inside the laminate. Several research papers have shown that voids have a strong negative impact on mechanical properties in composites. Void content describes the porosity level within a composite material. It is widely accepted within the materials science community and composite industry in general, that a premium quality laminate should have a void content of less than 0.5 %. It is further recognized and accepted that laminates with a void content of 1 % or greater, will exhibit a reduction in mechanical properties.