23 April 2010
23 April 2010
Oxeon has added new capacity for ultra lightweight spread tow carbon reinforcements in its Boras facility.
The company just commissioned a new line and are now about to place orders for more. “The continued growth in demand for ultra light weight fabrics and the great feedback from users of our Spread Tow Fabrics – TeXtreme make us feel very confident in our aggressive expansion plan”, says Andreas Martsman, VP Business Development.
He explained further that the success in sporting goods and race cars using TeXtreme has propelled the demand for the spread tow fabric – TeXtreme to new, high levels. They say that composite manufacturers using TeXtreme have been able to reduce weight drastically, up to 25-30%, with the same or even enhanced mechanical performance.
“We have experienced a tremendous growth rate in the last years and have been fortunate to have customers that find high enough value in our products to continue to expand their use of TeXtreme even in the recent harsh economic times. Our customers make use of the unique look of TeXtreme in combination with the story behind the enhanced performance to grow the demand for their products. Also, we have found a great interest in the flexibility of our technologies making it possible for us to tailor make and jointly develop optimal structures for various applications.”
Scigrip has expanded its agreement with Biesterfeld Spezialchemie to include France and the French territories in Northern Africa, with immediate effect.
The next Marine-i Discovery Room event will shine a spotlight on composite materials and the vital role they will play in the marine industry in future.
R-TECH Materials is celebrating its tenth year of testing composites for the marine industry.