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).
Innovators and industry pioneers will gather to discuss the latest applications of graphene nanotubes at the Nanoaugmented Materials Industry Summit (NAUM) 2018 in Shanghai, China, on 31 October. Visitors will also be able to see an on-site demonstration of the production of nanoaugmented products with real industrial equipment.
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