19 November 2013
19 November 2013
Paul Larsen, Team Leader and Pilot of the world-record breaking Sailrocket project will present at the Construction Materials Pavilion on 20 November in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in association with Gurit.
Entitled ‘Sailrocket – Pushing the Boundaries of Speed and Innovation’ the presentation will show how the Vestas Sailrocket 2 smashed the outright speed record and took sailing into a “supersonic” era. Gurit Composite Materials supplied SE 84 and SE 70 carbon prepregs, Ampreg 22 laminating epoxy systems and Spabond adhesives along with innovative processing and ideas to help the Sailrocket team reach its goal.
Paul will present an overview of the project and how the use of Gurit’s advanced composite materials helped to ensure the revolutionary yacht was light and strong and more crucially, very fast.
Gurit will also be highlighting its structural core kitting solutions at METS. The kitting service can be used with Gurit’s full range of core materials. Using core kits can optimise a boat build by reducing waste and in-mould time, improving core fitting tolerances and increasing product quality. Gurit will be displaying an example of their core kitting services on the stand.
Gurit say that visitors can join them on stand number Gurit stand EL30 where a scale model of the Sailrocket project and a core kit there will also be a range of Gurit literature and samples available.
Vestas Sailrocket image credited to Helena Darvelid/Vestas Sailrocket
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