Axia Materials Co. Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea) will introduce its new LiteTex, LitePan and LitePreg products to the US market. This new continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite material was developed by using Axia's own polymer matrix resin and process technology and offers thermoforming capabilities. Axia can produce 3m wide continuous rolls of LiteTex, coiled in lengths of 190m or longer. LiteTex can be produced in various thicknesses with various reinforcements including carbon fiber, aramid fiber and glass fiber according to customer needs. Axia is able to offer single-structure LitePan composite sandwich panels in sizes of up to 3m wide and 12m long. Various thicknesses according to customers specifications can be applied. All of Axia's products have eco-friendly properties and no VOCs. Axia products will be distributed by Bercella USA Inc. out of its warehouse in Midlothian, TX, US.
In a joint effort, Axia and Bercella USA Inc. will focus on offering economic solutions in temporary housing, frameless buildings and mobile storage for the construction, mining and oil and gas industries. Bercella USA Inc., a subsidiary of Bercella SRL Italy, a leader in the field of composite materials for automotive, aerospace and defense, will show parts such as a race car body, a radar antenna and other solutions. LiteTex and LitePan will be used in the CAMX 2015 Axia display construction to demonstrate its performance and advantages.
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