14 August 2009
14 August 2009
Nanomaterials specialist, Zyvex Performance Materials (ZPM), have joined forces with Toho Tenax America to use Tenax carbon fibre in the construction of their 540SE advanced technology demonstrator boat.
ZPM’s carbon nanotube technology prepreg, Arovex, will be made using Tenax carbon fibre for this project.
“Toho Tenax America is proud to be partnering with Zyvex Performance Materials on this exciting initiative. Their technology enhances the performance of carbon fibre composites, and this project will vividly demonstrate that.” says Rob Klawonn, President of Toho Tenax America.
“Our fibres and ZPM technology are key ingredients necessary to create a new line of super efficient transportation solutions for the 21st century.” Klawonn added.
“Building the boat with Tenax fibres will allow us to work with the highest quality fibres available today.” comments Lance Criscuolo, President of ZPM. “Toho Tenax America is a reputable, quality carbon fibre producer. For over 30 years, Toho’s PAN based carbon fibres have seen extensive use in North America in aerospace, general industrial and sporting goods applications. With consistently high quality fibres and excellent service, they are an ideal partner for this venture.”
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.
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.