16 August 2002
16 August 2002
USDR Global Aerospace Ltd is developing products for a broad range of applications based upon its proprietary nano-denier G-Lam ultra light weight anti-ballistic material.
G-lam material has excellent dielectric properties and compared to Aramid fibers has very low moisture regain. Applications include direct replacement fairings for helicopters that provide high levels of ballistic protection with no weight penalty, anti-ballistic radomes for airborne, military and law enforcement applications that offer radar transmission transparency and ballistic protection, light weight XO skeletal body armor for the future soldier initiative, portable blast containment units, turbine engine containment systems, and anti-ballistic enhanced aircraft thermal/acoustical insulation blankets.
""We have only scratched the surface of the possible applications for G-Lam and its derivative products. Our engineers continue to find new and novel ways to assemble the materials, modify the surface chemistry, and enhance the materials' capabilities for performance-specific applications. This type of flexibility is a testament of the advancements yet to be realized through our application of the nano sciences to material development."" said John Robinson, chief executive officer of Caring Products International, Inc. and USDR Global Aerospace Ltd.
panel material for initial use in the Company's Guardian Anti-Ballistic Panel Cockpit Security Door. The Guardian(TM) Door maintains a weight of less than 50 lbs., is designed to prevent forced entry into the cockpit, is extremely thin, protects against small arms fire, maintains projectile capturing anti-ballistic characteristics and is non-flammable and non-toxic when exposed to open flame.
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.