26 January 2011
26 January 2011
Oxeon have cooperated with Scandinavias first and only Cross Country Rally team Pewano, a Rally Raid team that will compete in the Dakar Rally and the World Cup in Cross Country Rally (FIA World Cup) in a car built with TeXtreme.
""Pewano is an interesting and ambitious project. TeXtreme suits their high-tech profile very well and we are happy to supply the project with our Spread Tow Fabric. With the help of TeXtreme they have succeeded in building an ultra light but still sustainable car body that hopefully will contribute to many victories"" says Andreas Martsman, Vice President at Oxeon.
The cars that the Pewano team drives are Pewano XC60 RR, which they develop and build themselves. The basis is Volvo XC60 cars which have been modified into a high-technology race car. In that development TeXtreme Spread Tow Fabric is a natural choice for the composites parts. The focus for Pewano is to build a winning team together with primarily Nordic companies, Scandinavian know-how and specialist expertise.
Pelle Wallentheim, founder of Pewano, says: ""Besides the Scandinavian focus we also want to contribute to a more sustainable motor sport at the same time as our ambition is to be at the top of the podium both in competition as in development, possibilities and innovation"".
The first race for the Pewano team will be the Abu Dhabi Dessert Challenge in April 2011.
Oxeon expands opens US-office
Oxeon is also starting up Oxeon Inc. to increase their presence in Northern America.
Henrik Blycker, CEO at Oxeon, said ""This is a natural and important step for Oxeon to be able to better serve our North American customers and to further spread the knowledge about Spread Tow Fabrics and our novel technologies. ""
The new US-office will be staffed by Jim Glaser, Sales Manager North America. ""By making the best use of our unique patented technologies and continuously improving our products and communicating its benefits, we strive to provide an optimized composite reinforcement solution"" Henrik Blycker, CEO at Oxeon, continues.
Brazilian company Dilutec has developed a complete gelcoat portfolio for shipyards, for applications ranging from the manufacture of the boat mould to small repairs of the hulls and decks.
UK company Norco Composites has invested in a larger spray booth and a new cutting and kitting machine to enable the company to increase productivity in line with growing demand from its marine customers.
Hexagon Composites' subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has been selected to supply high-pressure hydrogen tanks for the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the US.