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DSM Composite Resins Wins Innovation Award in China

21 September 2008

For the second year running, DSM Composite Resins received an award for best innovation in composite resin materials at the International China Composites Expo.

Competing against 120 other entrants, DSM Composite Resins applied for the innovation award with a new resin technology used in the Olympic sailing boat of the Dutch Olympic sailing team (The Netherlands) that won the silver medal in the Olympic sailing race in Beijing last August.

The new technique is being trialled to make the boats’ hulls stronger, lighter and more stable than ever before. DSM’s technology increased the rigidity of the boat by 120%, making it 200% stronger and reducing its weight by 2,5%. This also minimises energy loss for maximum speed and reduces swing, which proved to be a decisive factor in the short-wave environment of China’s coastal waters, where the Olympic sailing race took place.

DSM’s engineers optimised the standard certified hull for the 470 class by adding a new resin for extra stiffness and weight reduction in the polyester laminate. DSM also used the new gelcoat Neogel Eco that reduced the weight in the coating layer with 15%. Neogel Eco is a low VOC gelcoat specially formulated to have 25% less styrene content than conventional formulations. Not only does this result in a healthier workshop environment but it also improves yield as less material is used and the styrene evaporation is less.

“Winning an innovation award a second time for a new resins technology is a great achievement for DSM Composite Resins and an excellent contribution toward growing DSM’s reputation for innovation in China.” says Tony Fu, General Manager of DSM Composite Resins in Asia.






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