20 September 2011
20 September 2011
Formax has recently installed a new multiaxial machine and a laminating line which are both now in production.
According to Formax, their specially developed Karl Mayer Carbon Malitronic Multiaxial machine has a variable width from 1000mm to 1600mm that allows for unique new lightweight constructions to be made with minimised waste. Formax has also recently installed a new laminating line that they say will combine surface veils with existing fabrics for applications that require demanding surface finishes such as Class A surfaces for automotive panels.
Formax say they have New Constructions now available and these will be showcased at Composites Europe. These include:
- Laminated surface veils for Class A surface finishes
- Lightweight 0/90 fabrics
- Ply Orientations from +/-30
- Balanced Biaxials (+/-/+) from 200gsm to ensure symmetrical fabrics
Formax can be found in Hall 4, stand E30 at the show.
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.