10 February 2006
10 February 2006
Nidaplast has developed two new lines of products for mass production of components - its Nidapan line, for thermowelding to a glass-fibre/PP reinforcement, and a new economical Nestaplast line.
This last line is designed for use in the bonding of facings, using both traditional techniques and cheaper ones that make use of heat-sealing films.
Marketing and Development Manager Richard Filippi said, “the composites market is using thermoplastics more and more. One example of this is the combination of polypropylene honeycomb with a reinforcement of the Twintex® type. These products are highly suitable for mass production because they are easily and rapidly processed. They already have a foothold in the automotive industry, and should find more and more applications in the building & construction, yachting, and transport sectors. These days we are designing highly specific honeycomb solutions for and with our customers.”
The two products are used, for example, in the building sector for doors, decorative panels and facade panels with metal facings (the last type of panel, which are up to 6 metres long and 0.9 metre wide, are lightweight, stiff, flat, and easily handled, and they do not warp under exposure to heat). They are also used in the marine industry for bulkheads, mostly to attenuate noise, especially from engine vibrations. http://www.nidaplast-honeycombs.com
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