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:
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)’s composites research and development was on display when the Centre for Future Materials (CFM) held its inaugural Open Day.
A pair of multihulls built by Gougeon Brothers with WEST SYSTEM epoxy resin decades ago won races on the Pacific Ocean and Great Lakes in 2018.