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.
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.
Solvay and deBotech have announced a partnership with USA Bobsled and Skeleton (USABS), the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the US.