25 May 2012
25 May 2012
Formax has been awarded the renowned DNV materials qualification its entire range of carbon multiaxial fabrics.
According to Formax, DNV is one of the world’s leading certification bodies and offers the most sophisticated materials technology and testing services available. With extensive experience in laboratory testing, theoretical knowledge of materials, failure modes and mechanisms, a DNV accreditation provides customers with a high level of confidence that approved materials will deliver outstanding strength and exceptional performance.
Formax expect the qualification to be of particular interest to their global marine customers involved in the production of larger vessels where consistently reliable materials are pivotal to any project’s success.
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