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3B to distribute Tycor W Engineered Core Material

07 November 2010

WebCore Technologies has appointed 3B as the exclusive distributor in Europe and Asia of Tycor W, WebCores innovative fibre-reinforced core material for utility scale wind blades.

Tycor is an innovative core material for composites which combines glass fibres with closed-cell, low density foam in an engineered architecture. The Tycor family of core products are used to produce lightweight, high strength sandwich structures in a wide range of markets from wind turbine blades to truck bodies, railcar decks, military shelters, bridge decks, cargo ship floors, temporary mats and runways. Tycor W has been engineered to provide wind turbine blade designers with a targeted selection of core designs to optimize structural performance, weight and cost.

Onur Tokgoz, Wind Energy Global Business Leader of 3B, stated; 3B is committed to offer efficient and innovative solutions for the wind energy market. This distribution agreement with WebCore adds a new solution to our existing high quality product portfolio of Advantex and HiPer-tex high performance glass fibres. Furthermore, WebCore produces Tycor W using an environmentally clean manufacturing method that ensures consistent, reliable, physical and structural performance and processing. This approach is totally aligned with the sustainability vision of 3B.

Doug Ventura, CEO of WebCore, added; 3B is the optimal partner for WebCore to increase our global presence. 3B shares WebCores commitment to delivering quantifiable competitive advantage for our customers through innovative solutions. 3B is highly regarded in the wind energy industry, and their experienced international sales, marketing and technical support teams will accelerate our penetration in the critical markets in Europe and Asia.






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