Polinox (Itupeva, Brazil), the largest manufacturer of organic peroxides in Latin America, reported on Sept. 3 that it has entered into an agreement with MVC (São José dos Pinhais, Brazil), one of the main composites molders in Brazil, to join the list of suppliers of raw materials for a $650 million project to construct 1,400 daycare centers in nine states for Proinfância. The program, promoted by the Brazilian Department of Education, is intended for the acquisition of equipment for the public school system.
By December, approximately 200 works will have started; all day care centers should be completed by the end of 2014. According to Gilmar Lima, general director of MVC, the total consumption of composites in this project will be 45 tons, divided between continuous lamination processes (24 tons), pultrusion (18 tons) and light resin transfer molding (RTM; 3 tons).
“Polinox’s choice is due to several factors, including the partnership with MVC and its attitude towards the composites market over the past few years, in addition to the quality and competitiveness of its products,” he says.
Roberto Pontifex, director of Polinox, points out that MVC is the composite molder that has contributed the most for the material to be part of major construction projects promoted by the Brazilian federal government. “It is always a source of pride to know that our products are specified by a company such as MVC.”