Airtech Advanced Materials Group (Huntington Beach, CA, US) has introduced the Premium Multi-Valve 408 for bag-based composites infusion processes. It combines a male quick-disconnect and through-bag connector, eliminating threaded connections and potential leak paths. Stainless steel construction ensures corrosion resistance and long life. A high-temperature O-ring and a platinum cured silicone gasket help provide what is said to be a long service. It is interface-compatible with the Parker Snap-Tite 0.25-inch-style quick-disconnect. The valve mechanism and O-ring seals can easily be replaced to extend life.
Editor PickShape Machining launches ShapeTex preforming
Under the ShapeTex brand, Shape offers a capability to manufacture highly efficient, structurally optimized preforms with minimum waste to suit a wide variety of components across a range of industries.