20 September 2011
20 September 2011
Sandvik is working with TechnoPartner Samtronic (TPS) to develop a hybrid press that makes use of both steel and Teflon belt for the production of high quality composite materials.
According to Sandvik, the ‘CombiPress’ differs from their existing double belt presses as steel belts are only used in the forming section where their strength and thermal properties are essential; elsewhere, non-stick Teflon belts are used, reducing the overall investment cost of the CombiPress. They explain that the need for a combination of heat, pressure and cooling makes the steel belt the ideal process medium and enables the production of a wide range of composite materials, with applications across the construction, automotive and aerospace industries.
Sandvik will be discussing the development of continuous, multi-stage double belt presses for the production of high quality composite materials at Composites Europe next week.
Sandvik can be found in Hall 4, stand D58 at the show.
Solvay has received a Gulfstream Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of its performance in engineering, quality, reliability, delivery and product support.
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With just two weeks to go until the first Global Composites Conference, co-hosted by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and NetComposites, Communications Manager Siobhan Longhurst caught up with speaker Shridhar Nath of GE Global Research. Shridhar will be presenting on ‘Technology Trends on Additive, Energy and Other Composite Applications.’