18 September 2013
18 September 2013
The company claimed the award in the “Green Solutions” category for its “Environmentally friendly, cost effective, high performance polyurethane resin system for filament winding applications, known as TSE-EcoWind.
TSE-EcoWind was recently selected as a Finalist for the Innovation Award at JEC Europe 2013 held in Paris in March, 2013, the largest Composites trade show in the World.
TSE-EcoWind resins are used to reinforce thermoplastic substrates (i.e. polyethylene, ABS, etc.) or applied directly to release-coated mandrel surfaces. The company says burst strength is dramatically improved when using TSE-EcoWind. The products it produces are extremely resilient, long-lasting, and often surpass the specifications of existing resin technologies, such as epoxy and styrene esters. TSE-EcoWind is extremely cost-effective. When applied with TSE’s patented resin applicator, TSE-EcoWind virtually eliminates waste, below 1% of product applied.
TSE says its TSE-EcoWind resins are an environmentally preferable alternative to existing resin solutions like epoxy and styrene esters. Unlike epoxy resin systems which are composed the potentially toxic chemical BPA, and styrene esters which contain at least 40% styrene, a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) that easily evaporates into the air, polyurethane does not contain BPA or VOC’s. TSE-EcoWind resins are 100% solids and are BPA and VOC-Free, with ultra-low emissions. They’re free of toxins and safe for the fiberglass worker, end-user and the environment.
“I’m very proud of our entire Composites Team,” said Rick Klingel, President of TSE Industries. “TSE is honoured to receive this prestigious award. This worldwide recognition confirms our belief that our TSE-EcoWind polyurethane resin system is truly revolutionary.”
TSE’s innovative filament winding system was developed in-house by TSE’s Composites Team headed up by Mark D’Souza, CASE Composites R&D Manager. Mark has been involved in Fiberglass Reinforced Composites and Advanced Composites for the last 17 years developing innovative products.