23 April 2010
23 April 2010
At the JEC Show in Paris, DIAB introduced several new additions to its wide range of core materials and sandwich composite solutions.
DIAB further expanded its high performance Divinycell family of structural cores with the introduction of Matrix 7-7. According to DIAB, the mechanical properties of Matrix 7-7 meet the deck requirements of major classification societies, making it probably the lightest, commercially available foam core to meet these standards. As a result boat designers and builders will be able to decrease weight and increase their competitiveness. Other industries are also expected to take advantage of its combination of low weight and good mechanicals. In particular it is an excellent foam core material for wind turbine blades and nacelles.
Following the development of the sandwich composite cladding solution that won a JEC 2009 JEC Innovation, DIAB in co-operation with Skandinavian Glassystem (SG) is also introducing the 3F - Free Form concept. 3F comprises prefabricated, self-supporting composite façade modules designed to provide innovative architects with a complete design and construction solution. The solution offered by DIAB and SG not only covers the product itself but also includes close technical collaboration with the architects and builders throughout the duration of a construction project.
DIAB is also expanding its offering to the offshore and subsea markets following an agreement whereby DIAB will be distributing globally via its 17 support operations syntactic foams manufactured by the French company BMTI. The BMTI syntactic foam range complements DIAB’s Divinycell range and enables DIAB to provide solutions for a much wider range of applications and for depths down to 10,000 meters.
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.
Technical Fibre Products will showcase its Optiveil nonwovens at China Composites Expo in Shanghai on 5-7 September.