01 March 2016
01 March 2016
During JEC World, Chomarat will unveil its new glass fibre reinforcement ROVICUT, which stretches to hug the curves of pipes and conduits that need to be rehabilitated, without sacrificing mechanical performance as well as presenting a new Sports & Leisure application for its carbon C-PLY line.
The Chomarat Group has developed ROVICUT in collaboration with Reline Europe, a leading manufacturer of sleeves for the in situ repair of pipes. It says that trenchless technology using cured-in-place pipes (CIPP) consists of manufacturing sleeves from glass fibre reinforcements, coating them with resin, installing them inside a damaged pipe system and curing them under ultraviolet light. The pipes are renovated without opening up a trench, so there is no noise disturbance or dirt, and road traffic is not perturbed. “ROVICUT is unique in the market, because the sleeve thickness is optimised to make it more lightweight, thus making it easier to handle and install, with faster UV cure. So there is a considerable economic advantage,” says Chomarat Sales Manager, Marlène Berthouze.
ROVICUT was designed specifically for Reline’s new Alphaliner 1800 line dedicated to large diameter pipes. Because it is stretchable, Chomarat explains that ROVICUT takes the exact shape of the worn pipes, increasing the mechanical performance without adding too much thickness to the pipe interior.
Launched in January 2016, the “Mythic 87” line of skis use Chomarat’s C-PLY multiaxial carbon reinforcements. These backcountry skis were first developed for competitive skiing, but are now available for all skiers.
The structure of C-PLY carbon reinforcement is optimised in terms of angles, ply weight and fibre alignment, so there is a perfect balance between strength and responsiveness, between high performance and weight. Chomarat explains that this makes for a more lightweight yet powerful ski.
“Thanks to the use of C-PLY, we lowered the weight of the skis by more than 25%, making it more comfortable for skiers and providing higher downhill performance. The combination of Dynastar know-how and the high-tech nature of C-PLY makes the ski the lightest one we’ve ever produced!” explains Dynastar Product Manager, Franz Marsan.
Chomarat products will be on display in Hall 5a, Stand H46.
Photo provided by Chomarat
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