30 May 2017
30 May 2017
The PYROS research initiative aims to develop sustainable, fire-resistant composites for use in the construction and public transport sectors.
During the project participants AITEX and AIMPLAS will examine the opportunity to develop composites using renewable raw materials, both in the polymer matrix and the reinforcing textile structure, as well as investigating the incorporation of flame-retardant additives and fireproof finishes typically used in the textile industry.
Scale-model demonstrators designed for use in the construction and public transport sectors will be produced using the sustainable composites developed.
The project objectives include:
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) selected a lightweight FiberSPAN fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge deck, manufactured by Composite Advantage, for the Rugg Bridge on Route 57.
One of the most challenging applications for methyl ethyl ketone peroxides (MEKP) occurs in gelcoats, reports Brazilian company Polinox. Hybrids of resins and pigments that protect and finish composite parts, gelcoats undergo important changes in their performance if the peroxide exhibits, for example, a high concentration of water. The company says defects such as roughness and early yellowing of the laminate can be avoided with the adoption of peroxides such as its Brasnox DM50.
ThermHex Waben and EconCore will exhibit at the IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition in Hannover, Germany, on 20-27 September 2018.