22 November 2011
22 November 2011
A new slim composite insulation system, called StoTherm In Aevero, comprises a composite board combining Cabot's aerogel particles for energy-savings performance with Sto's binder and composite technology, resulting in an insulation board that offers greater energy efficiency than traditional materials.
According to Cabot, their aerogel enables an ultra-low thermal conductivity of 0.016 W/mK (R9). They also explain that Sto's innovative binder technology and the system design afford permeability and moisture management, thereby managing humidity according to building requirements. The thin profile of the product allows improved insulation especially when interior space is at a premium.
"The growing importance of conserving energy, both from an environmental and cost perspective, requires us to develop products with superior thermal performance like Cabot aerogel," said Fred von Gottberg, Cabot Vice President, New Business Segment. "The collaboration with Sto is another example of Cabot's dedication to creating technical partnerships that result in innovative products containing Cabot's aerogel products that significantly exceed the performance of traditional insulation materials."
"The cooperation with Cabot during the development of the StoTherm In Aevero board product brought together Cabot's profound experience in all aspects of aerogel technology and Sto's formulation, design and testing experience in the area of construction insulation systems and components," said Andreas Weier, Sto Vice President R&D. "Such cooperative approaches are our most promising chance to bring new and valuable solutions to our customers."
Sumitomo Chemical reports that its polyethersulfone (PES) micro-powder additive SumikaExcel 5003P boosts fracture toughness and resistance to micro-cracking for fibre reinforced epoxy composites over a broad temperature range without negatively impacting dimensional stability, flame/smoke/toxicity (FST), creep resistance, modulus, impact, or yield strength.
Renault, Webasto, ARRK-Shapers and Polyscope Polymers won the People’s Choice award for the most innovative composite part at the 18th annual Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.