29 July 2005
29 July 2005
SP, supplier of composite technology, will be presenting it's range of structural cores at the Reinforced Plastics Asia exhibition in Bangkok on 26th and 27th August 2005.
At the heart of this range is T-Foam, a product which is set to replace cross-linked PVC within sandwich construction.
Fully compatible with polyester and epoxy resin systems, T-Foam combines ease of use with exceptional toughness, according to SP.
Representatives from SP’s Australasian division will be attending the exhibition and Gordon Mucklow, Composite Structural Engineer from SP, will be presenting a technical seminar entitled “A case study on the benefits of composites. Gaining broader acceptance in a conservative maritime marketplace”.
SP has also recently opened a new facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to improve their composite structural engineering services for the North American market. Services offered range from simple laminate design and estimates through to sophisticated structural analysis projects, including FEA. The new facility is located within the Lauderdale Marine Center, a newly-built complex already home to many marine-based companies.
SP said that the opening of this site in North America is part of their broader strategy to substantially increase the Group’s structural engineering services around the globe.
“Structural engineering for composites has always been a vital part of the technical support we offer to our customers. There is an ever-increasing demand for these services as more people want to know how best to use sophisticated composite materials. We are very pleased to open these new facilities to provide enhanced access to all our engineering services for our clients in North America”, remarked David Cripps, Chief Technology Officer for SP (North America).
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.
Technical Fibre Products will showcase its Optiveil nonwovens at China Composites Expo in Shanghai on 5-7 September.
A team of engineers at the University of Delaware (UD) is developing next-generation smart textiles by creating flexible carbon nanotube composite coatings on a wide range of fibres, including cotton, nylon and wool.