07 November 2017
07 November 2017
Velox has announced the expansion of its distribution partnership with Low & Bonar to include the distribution of Low & Bonar’s Enka-Channel and Enka-Fusion resin infusion products throughout Europe.
“We are delighted about this new distribution agreement,” says Serge Gradys, Business Unit Manager Composites at Velox. “Low & Bonar is well experienced in industrial composites and we have successfully worked together in the French market for many years. Now that we have expanded our cooperation on the distribution of the two Enka products in Europe, Velox will be offering its customers further unique high performance materials.”
Enka-Channel is a flow feeder for resin infusion. It is said to ensure the optimal resin flow during the vacuum infusion process and results less resin waste. Velox reports that it has a high compression resistance, is easy to cut and can be quickly fixed in the mould.
Enka-Fusion is a flow media for resin infusion. According to Velox, it outperforms traditional meshes in resin distribution and guarantees a quick and even resin distribution. Short infusion times, an optimal resin speed and reduced waste of resin are reported to be further benefits of Enka-Fusion. Moreover, it is easily mouldable and very flexible.
The two Enka products are primarily employed in the marine and wind industries where, for example, they can be used in the production of wind turbine blades and catamarans.
“Compared to spiral tubes the main advantages of the Enka products are better homogeneity of the resin flow and less print through,” notes Gradys.
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