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).
Toho Tenax is introducing a high-tensile, highly shock-resistant prepreg that incorporates carbon fibre developed for aerospace applications and carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
NTPT is collaborating with the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Centre of Technology (EPFL) and other partners to research discontinuous fibre composite tubes for high performance applications.
Hexcel is promoting its range of composite materials for skis, snowboards and other high performance winter sports equipment at ISPO Munich 2018 on 28-31 January.