10 June 2008
10 June 2008
Interplastic Corporation’s Thermoset Resins Division is raising the price of CoREZYN and Silmar brand products $0.10 per pound for shipments on or after June 28, 2008.
This increase includes all vinyl esters, polyesters, specialty resins, gel coats, colorants, and putties. In addition, all products shipped in steel drums will increase another $0.02 - $0.04 per pound due to labour and related drumming costs.
“Raw materials, transportation and energy costs have risen to levels not previously seen in our industry. With crude oil above $120 per barrel, the increased cost of materials used to make polyester based products can no longer be absorbed,” explains Wetzel. “In addition, the rising costs of diesel fuel, natural gas and electricity continue to increase the costs of manufacturing and delivering these products,” said Wetzel.
Cobra International will showcase a range of composite products at CAMX 2018, including carbon fibre components for the automotive, transportation, marine, water sports and luxury sectors.
UK company Prodrive Composites has developed a process for manufacturing recyclable composite components that can satisfy future end-of-life requirements without any compromise in the performance of the original parts. The company says the P2T (Primary to Tertiary) process not only simplifies recycling, but endows a composite material with the potential to fulfil three or more useful lifetimes.
Designers at Elemental Motor have utilised tailored fibre placement (TPF) to extend the use of carbon composites in its RP1 sports car.