14 August 2012
14 August 2012
Airtech continues to develop innovative products and services and will present them during Composites Europe 2012, in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Airtech has recently launched its latest product development in its sealant tape range. It explains the Airseal sealant tape series is available in new versions:
Airtech will also have its Dahlpac MC79 on show which it explains is an easy to use strip material that allows vacuum to be applied over the surface of a composite laminate with no resin bleed out and little part mark-off. Dahlpac MC79 is constructed with Dahltexx SP-2 fabric which breaths efficiently and can control resin flow. Wrapped inside the Dahltexx SP-2 is a breather mesh which Airtech says provides an efficient air path along the length of the Dahlpac allowing trapped and residual air to be removed from a laminate before and during infusion.
Airtech has continued to develop its product range of films with the new Securlon V-45 which it explains is an economical vacuum bagging film suitable for phenolic resins and used for commercial autoclave processing with a maximum use temperature of 171°C. It says it is designed for commercial applications that utilize higher temperature and higher pressure cure cycles and is ideally suited for high performance automotive applications where autoclave processing is required and transportation interiors that commonly use phenolic pre-pregs.
Airtech will be available at Hall 8b, Booth D32 during the Composites Europe Show.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.
Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).