20 May 2011
20 May 2011
Armacell are now able to manufacture foam cores, which are used in trans¬port, wind turbine construction or shipbuilding, from the recyclate of PET bottles.
PET is 100% recyclable and is fed back into the economic cycle as a high-quality resource which means that Armacell are now able to offer a product which is manufactured entirely from a recycled raw material.
Armacell explain that the recyclability is not the only advantage of the polymer and that it is also an ideal material for lightweight construction applications. It also said that ArmaFORM PET foams have high mechanical strength in combination with residual flexibility and excellent fatigue resistance and that they are high-temperature resistant and withstand short-term curing temperatures of up to +180 °C.
Intended areas of application for ArmaFORM PET are marine (boat hulls, cabin interiors), transport (carriage body, interior panelling in trains, buses, trucks and cars) and wind turbine construction (rotor blades, nacelles).
Toho Tenax is introducing a high-tensile, highly shock-resistant prepreg that incorporates carbon fibre developed for aerospace applications and carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
NTPT is collaborating with the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Centre of Technology (EPFL) and other partners to research discontinuous fibre composite tubes for high performance applications.
Hexcel is promoting its range of composite materials for skis, snowboards and other high performance winter sports equipment at ISPO Munich 2018 on 28-31 January.