Dow Polyurethanes (Midland, MI, US) will introduce the VORAFORCE TP 1200 series, a novel polyurethane solution that enables fast, energy-efficient pultrusion fabrication with low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. Dow says its new solution supports the fabrication of composites for a number of applications, including building profiles such as pilings and panels, window profiles, utility poles, heavy-duty polyurethane pallets for logistics and transportation applications, as well as ladder rails for consumer use. The Dow pultrusion system also is said to provide low pull-through forces during processing, enabling greater productivity for fabricators. VOC emissions are also said to be lower.
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.