SP-High Modulus (Isle of Wight, U.K.), the marine business of Gurit, has launched PVCell G-Foam, a closed-cell, cross-linked PVC foam. It is said to provide high strength-to-weight ratio for all composite applications. Other features include good chemical resistance, low water absorption and good thermal insulation capabilities. It is compatible with most common resin systems including epoxy, polyester and vinyl ester. Densities include G60, G80, G100, G130 and G200, with all standard cut patterns and finishes. PVCell G-Foam has secured industry certification from Germanischer Lloyd (GL) (G60-G100), Det Norske Veritas (DNV), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), and Registro Italiano Navale (RINA).
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This is part of a $10 million longer-term plan to expand production operations for molded structural composites (MSC).