02 September 2014
02 September 2014
Gurit will be showcasing its latest product innovations and engineering capabilities at the China Composites Expo 2014, from 3-5 September 2014 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai, China.
In the mass transportation industry, Gurit believes weight reduction is a critical factor requiring a smart choice of materials. At the China Composites Expo, Gurit explains it will show its range of qualified performance prepreg systems and adhesives, suited to the manufacture weight-optimised laminate structures and meet the most stringent safety requirements.
Gurit states that featured on its stand will be a wheel cover from a new ‘Swing’ tram manufactured by PESA in in Poland using Gurit G-PET FR , fire retardant structural core material, as well as Gurit’s ST 70FR low temperature curing fire retardant epoxy SPRINT.
The company also explains its engineers will also be hosting a technical seminar on 'The Use of Advanced Composites for Mass Transit Rail Applications' to discuss how Gurit’s solutions are providing optimised performance for lightweight fire resistant rail components in high speed and metropolitan trains.
A cross section of a wind turbine blade will also be on the stand, manufactured at Gurit Tooling’s facility in Taicang, China using a wide range of Gurit’s materials including structural foam, PVC foam, thermoplastic and balsa wood core materials, as well as high performance epoxy adhesive and infusion systems and long-life SparPreg with Airstream.
In addition to its focus in the mass transportation and wind energy sectors, Gurit claims it will highlight its full product range and engineering services for applications across a growing range of industries.
Gurit will be presenting at stand A828 at the show.
The £50 million McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) nearing completion near Sheffield, UK, was inaugurated on 16 January.
Scott Bader is exhibiting its Crestabond structural adhesives at the Automotive Lightweight Technologies Expo in Tokyo, Japan, on 17-19 January 2018.
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.