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Gurit Launches New G-PET Product Range

10 January 2012

Gurit has launched a new range of G-PET structural foam targeting mainly the global wind turbine blade manufacturing and marine markets.

According to Gurit, the new range offers a unique combination of properties, including class-leading shear elongation, finer cell size, excellent chemical resistance, good adhesion, as well as high process temperature resistance. The new G-PET range is available in four new densities – 80, 90, 110 and 135 kg/m3, with other densities possible upon request.

Gurit say that G-PET recyclable structural foam is a highly adaptable, thermoplastic foam offering a good balance of mechanical properties, temperature resistance, density and cost. The materials can be usedfor a wide range of applications and production processes. The new G-PET range comes with varying finishing styles including the following formats and combinations thereof: Plain, Pin Hole, Contour Scrim, Double Cut, Vacuum Infusion Core. Knife cuts are available to minimize resin uptake during infusion. The product is available in standard sheets and tailored kits.

Sam Ang, Gurit’s Program Manager for Core Materials comments, “We are pleased to offer our customers a portfolio of densities for G-PET with best-in-class toughness, a key property for the Marine market. The balance of good properties, temperature stability, and cost addresses the needs of the Wind Energy Market, and allows customers in other markets to apply G-PET in a wide array of applications”.

In response to the demand for multiple core designs Gurit explain they haveextended theirstructural core product range. This material category now includesPVC, Balsa and SAN as well as PET core types, all with a distinct range of properties,attributes, and all available in sheet form or as tailored pieces in kit format.






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