20 March 2018
20 March 2018
Diab's Divinycell core materials contributed to the JEC Innovation Award-winning Uljanik JSC SIEM Cicero project.
SIEM Cicero is a 7000-car car carrier vessel that features GRP composite structures for three of its cargo decks. The key benefits include reduced fuel consumption, increased payload and reduced production lead time.
“SIEM Cicero is the first extensive application of sandwich composite in the shipping industry, where each deck uses 125 m2 of Divinycell H100 and 475 m2 of Divinycell H80," reports Roger Jansson, Group Product & Marketing Manager at Diab. "With the use of innovative materials and technologies, we are able to reduce the environmental impact while cutting cost.”
Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) will install a sheet moulding compound (SMC) production line at its facility in Pouance, France, to support the need for its composite formulations in Europe.
Solvay has celebrated the groundbreaking of its Greenville, Texas, US, manufacturing footprint expansion that increases the site’s resin mixing capacity to meet the growing needs of commercial and military aerospace composite customers.
Covestro is pushing ahead with developing and marketing its continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites by introducing Maezio as brand name.