Bayer MaterialScience LLC (Pittsburgh, Pa., USA) will showcase at CAMX 2014 a dozen high-performance parts made from the latest Bayer polyurethane chemistries through collaborative developmental efforts with customers from the agricultural, residential, commercial and utility industries. Visitors to Bayer’s booth will see several pultruded parts from the framework of the giant, stout Sun Commander photovoltaic mobile electric generator to small, intricately detailed window frame inserts that add uncommon thermal insulation and strength to window frames. Also on display will be commercialized parts made of polyurethane through the long fiber injection, resin transfer molding (RTM), filament winding and Baypreg polyurethane spray laminate processes. Specific parts on display will include:
- A 10-ft/3m section of a utility pole manufactured through the filament winding process by RS Technologies.
- A 9.5-ft by 6-ft (2.9m by 1.8m) concept agricultural vehicle panel produced by Romeo RIM using the world’s largest Double Shuttle Long Fiber Injection System. Production parts can be robotically in-mold painted to customer specifications.
- Framework for Day & Night Solar’s Sun Commander, made of polyurethane, manufactured through the pultrusion process by Creative Pultrusions Inc.
- High-voltage transmission cross arms and accompanying utility poles manufactured through the pultrusion process by Creative Pultrusions Inc. and coated using Powder Coating Solutions’ technology.
- Window frames for a new Graham Architectural Products window manufactured through the pultrusion process by Deceuninck North America.
- Shipping pallets manufactured through the pultrusion process by RM2.
- Innergy window frame inserts manufactured through the pultrusion process by Deceuninck North America.
- Pipe piling, manufactured of polyurethane through the pultrusion process by Creative Pultrusions Inc. and coated using Powder Coating Solutions’ technology.
- Compressed natural gas storage vessel manufactured through the filament winding and RTM processes.
- Award-winning sliding door sill frame from Inoutic made via the pultrusion process by Deceuninck North America. This part won the “Innovation Award for Architecture + Windows, Doors and Facades,” presented during Fensterbau 2014.
- Automotive load floor and sunshade made via the Baypreg polyurethane spray laminate process by G&G Industries.
- Manhole cover made via RTM by GMI Composites Inc., an affiliate of EJ (formerly East Jordan Iron Works).
- Residential home siding panels made via the long fiber injection process.
- Working surfaces suitable for table tops made via the Baypreg polyurethane spray laminate process by SD4 Technologies.
- A residential front door with a composite skin designed and molded by JELD-WEN.
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