08 July 2007
08 July 2007
Degussa's High Performance Polymers Business Unit’s product line Rohacell recently received EN 9100 certification.
Degussa say that the certification highlights the product line’s excellent quality standard and confirms that Rohacell structural sandwich foam cores meet the demands of the most stringent quality standards for the aerospace industry. To date Rohacell has been referred to in 190 specifications worldwide including FAA, MIL and WL.
Eight different grades of Rohacell in various densities are available to suit the demands in numerous fields of applications, and are generally selected for their strength-to-weight ratio, HDT, creep compression resistance and fatigue properties. The 100% closed cell foams are easy to machine and can also be thermoformed.
Boeing has delivered the first of ten 787 Dreamliners to WestJet, marking the start of the airline's global expansion. Having long operated a fleet of Boeing single-aisle jets, WestJet will use the super-efficient, long-range 787-9 Dreamliner to profitably serve new international routes.
The Middlesex production facility of Web Industries’ Aerospace market team has earned accreditation from Nadcap (the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) covering the facility’s composite cutting and kitting operations.
Group Rhodes, through its Rhodes Interform business, has developed a revolutionary new process that enables large monocoque components, particularly those produced by super plastic forming (SPF) from very thin material, to more accurately retain their shape on cooling.