21 August 2009
21 August 2009
Huntsman has recently experimented using Araldite epoxy resins in yacht construction, which they say not only achieves increased stiffness and a reduction in weight, but will also require less maintenance.
The boat, designed by Swiss boat builder Wacker-Werft, used Araldite Epoxy infusion systems LY564 and Hardeners XB 3486/87for the hull and decks. And, for the assembly of all bulkheads, hull to deck joints and structures, a new thixotropic epoxy adhesive was used.
According to Huntsman, boats made with epoxy resins have a number of advantages including superior mechanical properties, long resistance to fatigue, increased resistance to osmosis offering less maintenance and much longer life cycles.
Wacker-Werft say that the yacht’s lighter and stiffer structure make it ideal for Regatta sailing.
The MIA is delighted to support ‘Composites in Motorsport’, a 2-day conference organised by NetComposites, which will look at the innovative use of composites within our industry and future applications of composite solutions within motorsport.
Shape provides accurate CNC machined patterns and Rohacell foams to support the manufacture of the carbon composite structures used on their 2019 car that is due to compete at Silverstone on 19 July 2019.
COBRA International is collaborating with Flite, the Australian-based electric foiling surfboard manufacturer, on Fliteboard and Fliteboard PRO – two state of the art, electric foiling composite surfboards that reach speeds of up to 45kmh.