29 April 2009
29 April 2009
Araldite 2031 has recently been used on the racing boat Safran Open 60’ that competed in the Vendee Globe round the world race last year.
Commenting, Thierry Eluère, managing director of the CNL shipyard and an internationally renowned boat builder said: “When it came to selecting the best range of adhesives to use in the construction of this responsive racing machine, the decision for the whole team was very simple. We chose Araldite 2000 PLUS because of the breadth of the range and the exceptional track record of its products.”
Continuing he said: “Araldite 2031 and 2022 did not disappoint. In fact our technicians said they had never come across a structural adhesive quite like Araldite 2031 before. Once the adhesives had been applied, we checked the quality of the bonds created and testing their load bearing capacity. This was done under rigorous conditions to guarantee that the product could withstand the forces experienced at sea under real racing conditions. Again, we were more than satisfied.”
Another example of Araldite 2031 success is Bilsing Automation. When Bilsing Automation was looking for an adhesive to join carbon fibre structural components with aluminium fixtures for its revolutionary robot arm, it chose Araldite 2031.
Alfred Bilsing, CEO of Bilsing Automation and veteran of the automation industry said: “Stringent performance and reliability target set by the rotating, clamping and swivel movements of robot parts on busy production lines had to be met. Wherever gripping and transportation becomes necessary in the automated process, there is a need for flexible tooling to minimise the design and development cost.
“Araldite 2031 was particularly impressive in its resistance to vibration, allowing the parts to move quickly and operate for a longer period of time without downturn. It met every target we set it under the most demanding of conditions.”
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.
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)’s composites research and development was on display when the Centre for Future Materials (CFM) held its inaugural Open Day.
Technical Fibre Products will showcase its Optiveil nonwovens at China Composites Expo in Shanghai on 5-7 September.