Nederman LLC (Charlotte, North Carolina) is emphasizing its products and services to protect people, planet and products from the harmful effects of industrial processes. When composite materials are cut, milled, machined or polished, they release potentially explosive dust, particles and fibers. These combustible dusts are often small enough to enter human lungs, especially when the material is fiberglass. The dust can penetrate the skin and cause an eczema-like reaction. Lubricants and fluids used in the production of composite materials also generate organic substances and gases that are dangerous when inhaled. A clean production environment is essential for the quality and finish of the product. Nederman dust-extraction solutions are designed to help minimize contaminants and create a safe working environment. Nederman also has experience providing solutions for handling potentially explosive dusts.
Editor PickOOA composites in next-generation launch systems
As United Launch Alliance ULA replaces Atlas and Delta with next-generation launch rockets under the Vulcan name, supplier Ruag Space has been selected to provide lower cost/improved quality out-of-autoclave fabrication of Vulcan’s composite primary structures. Ruag will manufacture 5.4m payload fairings and 400-series interstage adapters for ULA’s Atlas V rocket.