24 June 2008
24 June 2008
Composite Advantage LLC (CA) has combined engineered fibreglass fabrics, durable resin and a patented internal core to produce a line of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) pads and mats.
Unlike conventional composite pads and mats, CA's products are lightweight yet deliver superior strength and corrosion resistance because CA has built its new line based on its advanced vehicular bridge technology. As a result, CA pads and mats offer high performance foundations and support surfaces that minimize the amount of soil preparation required prior to starting development work.
CA's pads and mats are designed for use as temporary roadways, helicopter landing pads, outrigger pads or trench plates. The product line is also suited for applications at drilling sites, work staging areas and to provide support on soft ground for oversize vehicles.
CA's integrally moulded, light weight mats and pads also feature construction and performance benefits that include high strength (shear and crushing), durability, low maintenance, easy mobility, and quick installation time. A hard-wearing surface is added for long life and non-slip performance in wet conditions. CA can easily tailor its pads and mats to customer requirements.
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.