DIAB International ABA world leader in providing sandwich technology solutions. The company partners with customers by providing a comprehensive range of structural core materials and a series of problem-solving support services that include process auditing, laminate design/engineering, process optimization, training and testing.
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Cored carbon air-supported vessel
Tuco Marine’s ASV a sustainable yet speedy craft.
Swedish show truck turns heads
Fifty-one years ago, Swedish car mechanic Sven-Erik Bergendahl, nicknamed Svempa, started his tow truck business with a 1957 Plymouth sedan that he transformed into a truck, and since then, Svempa has created eye-catching and souped-up tow vehicles for car and truck shows across Europe.
Airbus approves Diab’s Divinycell F foam core
Divinycell is used in first and business class seats as well as lavatory interiors, galleys, luggage bins and window frames.
Diab to develop PET foam with Nexam’s NEXAMITE technology
This collaboration, which begins in 2016, is aimed at creating a long-term supply agreement.
Electric ferry runs quietly with composites
Infused sandwich construction hull and superstructure panels offset battery system weight.
The first fully-infused boat hull in India a success
DIAB's Composites Consulting Group (CCG) assists Aquarius Fibreglas in designing the infusion of a 15.6m fast interceptor craft.
JEC Europe 2015: Product and exhibit previews
The world's largest composites trade show, JEC Europe, is coming up next week, March 10-12 in Paris, France. CW received from some exhibitors a preview of the products and technologies that they will have on exhibit at the show.
JEC Europe 2015 preview: DIAB
DIAB (Laholm, Sweden) will present its new, tough Divinycell HM-range of high-performance structural core, capable of absorbing high dynamic impacts and slamming loads and thus well suited for extremely demanding applications such as fast marine hulls.
Back-country boating: Carbon fiber ultra-lightens Adirondack pack canoe
Placid Boatworks (Lake Placid, NY, US) makes modern composite versions of classic, but relatively heavy, Adirondack pack canoes, using vacuum-infused carbon fiber. Here's how.
DIAB materials enable commercial fishing boat rebuild
Mundal Boat in Norway built, then expanded, the commercial purse seiner with cored sandwich construction.
Buoyant buildings: Modular design relies on cored composites
Arquitectura en el Agua’s (AEEA, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands) architects and engineers convert for metal to composites for their floating modular structures for marinas, harbors, restaurants, hotels and leisure centers.
DIAB to expand structural core capacity in China
DIAB reports that it plans to construct a new foam block production plant in China for the manufacture of structural core materials.
Public transit: Modular composites update Sao Paulo ferries
When the Brazilian state of São Paulo, through its state-controlled company DERSA, funded new composite superstructures for 12 existing car ferries, Barracuda Advanced Composites (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) specified materials and engineered the new design.
Swede preps for around-the-world journey in 10-ft sailboat
Sven Yrvind, 75, is planning to sail around the world in his 10-ft, 1.5-ton sailboat, which he made using DIAB Divinycell composites.
Flight simulator benefits from weight savings of cored composites
DIAB's Divinycell core helps save 300 kg in the Reality 7 flight simulator developed by L-3 Link Simulation & Training.
Why are suppliers morphing into fabricators?
CT managing editor Mike Musselman asks the question and examines the forces at work to make it a compelling trend. Part I of II.
Sportfishing yacht: Infusion optimized
This well-loved deepsea fishing brand has moved from Miami to a new facility, and to a state-of-the-art resin-infused laminate for its Bertram 64.
High-Performance Composites for Aircraft Interiors conference review
Colocated with Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, CompositesWorld’s HPC4ACI event focused on new material and processing trends that could drive more composites inside the aircraft.
The markets: Oil and gas (2014)
Composites are recognized as an enabling technology in deepwater drilling scenarios, because the materials are able to stand up to the harsh subsea environment while delivering lower overall system weight.
DIAB Australia, ATL Composites join forces for composites development
The partnership will focus on the supply and distribution of DIAB's core materials in the Australian region, through ATL Composites' distribution network.