Composite Helipad Installed

19 March 2004

A composite helicopter landing pad based on phenolic resin has been installed in the USA.

The helipad is on the roof of Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey, USA. It was fabricated by Hardcore Composites LLC using Borden Chemical's Cellobond phenolic resin and Phencat acid catalyst supplied by Mektech Composites Inc. It has glass fibre reinforcement and an isocyanurate foam core and was produced using the vacuum assisted resin transfer moulding (VARTM) process.

Most helipads are made of steel but in this case a lightweight helipad was required so that the roof would not have to be reinforced.

Mektech Composites Inc is the distributor for Borden Chemical Inc in North America and will be exhibiting on the Borden Chemical/Group Arnaud stand at the JEC Composites Show in France on 30 March-1 April.

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