07 November 2011
07 November 2011
US Liner Company has recently launched Ecotex, a new sandwich panel with recycled core.
According to US Liner, Ecotex is a glass reinforced composite that is manufactured by laminating Versitex skins on to a chopped long fibre polypropylene and glass core.
Michael LaRocco, President of US Liner states, “Our goal has always been to create value for our customers through new innovations. Ecotex is an example of how we blend a reinforced recycle core product with our standard Versitex material to create a unique hybrid product that is Eco Friendly and cost effective. Our customers can find both strength and attractive pricing which can allow a low cost alternative to replace wood, steel, fibreglass, and other non-reinforced recycled materials.”
Jeff Meek, Director of Sales and Marketing, adds “We are trying to be creative to all the possibilities for such a durable material. It has similar attributes of Versitex, just a different manufacturing process. As this product line grows, US Liner will introduce a “buy-back” program to close the recycling loop for our customers.”
US Liner explains that Ecotex offers twice the impact protection of conventional fibreglass panels, is lighter in weight and costs less. It is currently available in 3/16” thicknesses and widths up to 96” by virtually any length, and they say that Ecotex sheets are ideal for applications in truck-trailers, cargo and storage containers, building and construction, recreational vehicles, automobiles and military structures and equipment.
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.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)’s composites research and development was on display when the Centre for Future Materials (CFM) held its inaugural Open Day.