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Cristex Launch PVC Flexyfoam

  • Tuesday, 1st September 2015
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Cristex has launched its Flexyfoam range of PVC Foams, a closed cell, cross linked polymer foam that combines high stiffness and strength to weight ratios with toughness.

According to Cristex, the fine cell structure provides an excellent bonding surface compatible with most resins. It says that Flexyfoam is easy to use, can be worked with conventional tools and can be drilled, shaped or cut as appropriate, enabling engineers and composite designers to tailor laminates to meet the most demanding applications.

Flexyfoam is available in a range of thickness, 3mm – 75mm and a range of densities. In addition to the standard grade Flexyfoam, it can be supplied grooved/drilled and scrim backed.

Cristex explains that Flexyfoam has the following characteristics;

  • high strength and stiffness to weight ratio,
  • negligible water absorption,
  • low resin absorption,
  • resistance to chemicals,
  • high fatigue resistance,
  • non-friable,
  • thermal insulation,
  • high fire performance,
  • non-biodegradable.

It says that the Flexyfoam is suitable for the following applications;

  • marine – hulls, decks, bulkheads, super structures, interiors,
  • automotive and rail – roof panel, floors, doors, partition walls, side skirts,
  • wind energy – blades, nacelles, turbines, generators, housings,
  • recreation – surfboards, snowboards, skis, canoes, kayaks,
  • industrial – tooling, tanks, ductwork, containers, covers.

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