CEM to distribute SAERTEX's SAERfoam core material

Florida-based Composite Essential Materials (CEM) will serve the American market, targeting the marine and transportation end markets.

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Core material specialist Composite Essential Materials LLC (CEM, Port St. Luci, Florida) reports that it has been named an authorized distributor of SAERfoam, a core material manufactured by SAERTEX USA LLC (Huntersville, North Carolina). 

Nicolas Vernin, product manager - SAERfoam, says CEM is "an ideal partner. SAERTEX’ worldwide strategy is to offer, through its distributors, a local service with people specialized in core material.” SAERTEX has been working for the past six months exclusively with CEM promoting its SAERfoam range throughout the US market.

Nick Dan, CEO of CEM, emphasizes, “Composite Essential Materials is proud to be the chosen strategic partner for SAERTEX in the US. Equally, we chose SAERTEX for their cutting-edge innovation, professional staff and stellar performance. Together, we will breathe life into composites solutions.”

SAERfoam, comprised of PU, PE and PIR, combines through-thickness glass fiber reinforcements with an ultralight foam to create an optimized core material for infusion, resin transfer molding (RTM) and pultrusion processes.

The main advantage of SAERfoam, says CEM, is its stiffness to weight ratio, which is said to make it a candidate to replace PVC, PET and balsa wood. It can be tailor-made and customized, is easy to cut, has good impact resistance and is compatible with all resins. Over the years, it has become a well-established solution in the marine and transportation industry based on Bureau Veritas and Germanisher Llyod’s type approvals.