20 March 2012
20 March 2012
DIAB will introduce new additions to its range of core materials and sandwich composite solutions at booth K26 at the JEC Show in Paris.
DIAB explain that they will introduce Matrix 10-8 with a compression and shear strength positioned at 1,0 and 0,84 MPa at a nominal density of only 60 kg/m3. According to DIAB, Matrix 10-8 complements the already launched Matrix 7-7 and 11-9 as well as the current Divinycell H range, providing probably the widest and most high performing range in the industry. The excellent strength to weight ratio will be very valuable in Wind, Marine, Transportation and Industry applications.
Matrix will also introduce One Directional Cut (ODC). They explain that by only having cuts were the curvature is needed, the resin consumption is reduced by approx. 50%.The remaining cuts, utilised to get a curvature, are closed resulting in further savings in weight and cost of resin. They say that ODC is available in most grades and densities and it can be combined with several other finishes from our wide range to create further benefits.
New Grid Score option, GS 0,9 is 0,9 mm wide and DIAB explains it has a great impact on the amount of resin consumed in the grid scores or cuts in closed moulding techniques. This will also be introduced and DIAB will demonstrate how the improvement will reduce the amount of resin in the grid scores up to 30% when used in an appropriate way.
The use of composites within the rail industry is predicted to grow by up to 40% between 2015 and 2020 according to the Composites Leadership Forum, reports Fibrelite, a UK manufacturer of composite trench covers.
Plasan Carbon Composites (PCC) has been awarded a contract to produce the first composite ramps and bridgeplates for Amtrak.