LM Wind Power switches to low-styrene emission gel coat
Scott Bader provides a solution that has reduced styrene by at least 50 percent in LM Wind Power's workshops.
Biz Briefs: CT April 2013
News from Scott Bader, Lehmann & Voss & Co. and French Oil Mill Machinery Co.
Scott Bader acquires ATC Formulated Polymers
The acquisition expands the global reach of both companies.
Novel offshore wind energy system relies on carbon fiber sails
The 50-kW Nova project features a composites-intensive offshore, double-arm, vertical axes wind turbine system (VAWTS) that will investigate the affordability and feasibility of manufacturing this innovative energy system.
Italian racer uses foam sandwich design, Scott Bader adhesive
Boatbuilder Anselmo Mauri has manufactured Revolver 42, a polyhedric monohull speedboat, constructed using high-permforance composites, including foam core sandwich design and adhesive provided by Scott Bader.
Scott Bader Europe expands production capacity
Scott Bader Europe added mixers at its U.K. and French plants to increase gelcoats and structural adhesives production capacity.
New catamaran benefits from structural adhesives, vacuum infusion
Vacuum infusion, SAN sandwich foam cores and structural adhesives help reduce the weight of Mattia's high-performance catamaran yacht by 2,000 kg.
Fiberglass façade: GRP shapes modernize hotel in Spain
The exterior of the Vista Riviera hotel in Benidorm, Spain, has been transformed with a modern twist, thanks to the fiberglass expertise of Miraplas SL (Monforte del Cid, Spain).
High-performance urethane methacrylate
Scott Bader has developed Crestapol 1234, the company's latest urethane methacrylate resin system designed to compete with epoxies, poyimides, PEEK, PEI, PES, PEK and even cyanate esters.
JEC Composites Paris: 2011 Product Showcase
The news from this annual Parisian in-gathering of composites professionals is heavily weighted toward automotive lightweighting.
Scott Bader facilities achieve OHSAS, ISO certification
The quality assurance and operations teams of Scott Bader in the U.K. and The Middle East have received additional key ISO and OHSAS accreditations.
Primerless MMA, pultrusion resin, intumescent topcoat
Scott Bader Inc. has introduced three new products.
Cabin cruiser: Making the most of a mirror finish
The hull mirror-like gel coat finish on the Daedulus 30 cabin cruiser was achieved through a combination of Marine Concepts’ (Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, U.K.) mold design experience and fabrication techniques and materials provided by Scott Bader (Wollaston, Northamptonshire, U.K.).
Improved intumescent: Topcoat allows better laminate performance
Applied to a cured laminate surface, a new intumescent topcoat provides Wright Composites (Galgorm, Ballymena, Northern Ireland) a passive fire barrier that permits the use of a laminating resin with less fire-resistant filler, making possible a tougher part.
News briefs: Feb. 23, 2010
AOC, Ashland, CCP increase resin prices; AVK calls for papers; Diversified Plastics achieves ISO 13485:2003 certification; Goldshield renews its ISO 9000 certification; RINA approves Scott Bader materials; Axel Seifert, Michael Skinner launch composites enabling business; University of Alabama at Birmingham announces 2010 composites conference.
News briefs: Feb. 16, 2010
Brian Parker, Emilio Oramas named to new positions at AOC; Composites One to sell SIKA epoxies; Fibre Glast launches new website; Tom Haulik joins Hexcel from Sigmatex; Scott Bader to distribute for METYX Composites in Europe; SeaGen tidal turbine passes 1,000 hours of operation; cancellation makes Wisconsin Oven system immediately available.
People briefs -- HPC, January 2010
In the wake of Gurit’s (Wattwil, Switzerland) acquisition of High Modulus (Auckland, New Zealand), the latter’s CEO, Paul Goddard, will take the oversight of Gurit’s Asia/Pacific market, and High Modulus co-owner Richard Downs-Honey, will develop the High Modulus B3 SmartPac business. Graham Harvey, general manager, marine, at Gurit, will be at the helm of the combined SP/HighModulus marine business .
Engineering Insights: Not Your Father's EV
A stylish composite body makes the world's first all-electric sports car not only lean and green but efficient and fast as well.
Thermosetting pultrusion resin
Crestapol 1212 is a new thermoset pultrusion resin from Scott Bader Co. Ltd.
Scott Bader adhesive approved for yacht core bonding
Italian certification agency RINA SpA has approved Scott Bader's Crystic Crestomer 1196PA adhesive for use in
composite leisure craft deck and hull construction.
News briefs -- June 30, 2009
Bodycote Testing Group changes its name to Exova; Composites One receives safety award; Sunny Ltd. to distribute Jet Edge waterjet cutters in Japan; China's Jilin Petrochemical begins carbon fiber manufacture; LMI Aerospace names Jim McQueeney president and COO; Scott Bader launches new Web site; Virginia Tech's Jeremiah T. Abiade wins award for
research of thermoelectric materials and devices; IPS Corp. earns ISO 9001:2008 certification.
News briefs -- June 16, 2009
Ara Ashland names Mastergel Composites as distributor in southern Brazil; CCP, Interplastic raises prices $0.05/lb; ISU developing bio-plastics software; Jet Edge puts used equipment on its site; Lectra names Hervé Claverie as director of projects and strategic accounts; Scott Bader increases prices 4 to 6 percent; Sealant Equipment hires Ken Jacobs for marketing post; VISTAGY Inc. picks Joshua Fredberg as the company's first vice president of product management and marketing.
JEC Composites 2009 showcase
Despite the doleful state of the global economy, the turnout in Paris — exhibitors and visitors — proved surprisingly strong.
News briefs—Feb. 17, 2009
Arkema launches carbon nanotubes website; AVK seeks applications for innovation awards; Cray Valley will open third demonstration and training center in South Korea; High Modulus celebrates 30 years in business; ITW Plexus updates its website; Brazil's MVC picks LORD as best supplier in 2008; Morphic will test small-scale wind turbine with carbon fiber blades; Scott Bader launches Crestapol microsite; Toho Tenax reportedly begins layoffs at Tennessee carbon fiber plant; VISTAGY, ATK to host webinar on composites manufacturing automation.
Composite Hulled Land/Sea Vehicle Nears Launch
Once the stuff of James Bond movies, this U.K.-designed amphibious automobile soon will be manufactured in North America.
Styrene acrylic copolymer
Scott Bader Co. Ltd. (Wollaston, U.K.) has developed Texicryl 13-600, a new styrene acrylic copolymer designed for use in high-performance anticorrosion applications, particularly in automotive underhood environments. The product is alkyl phenol ethoxylate-free and, according to the manufacturer, is possibly the first
RTM, pultrusion resin
Scott Bader Co. Ltd. (Wollaston, U.K.) has introduced low-viscosity Crystic Crestapol 1210 resin for resin transfer molding (RTM) and pultrusion processes. Reportedly, the resin can be optimized to achieve cycle times of six to seven minutes for RTM. Rapid mold fill and demold are attainable, says the company, even
Peelable protective coating - 9/1/2007
Scott Bader Co. Ltd. (Wellingborough, U.K.) has developed Crystic Mouldguard, a peelable, tough, temporary protective coating for fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) and steel molds and composite moldings. It is designed to protect against the detrimental effects of storage or transportation. On decommissioned molds and
Peelable protective coating - 8/1/2007
Scott Bader Co. Ltd. (Wellingborough, U.K.) has developed Crystic Mouldguard, a peelable, tough, temporary protective coating for fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) molds and moldings. It is designed to protect against the detrimental effects of storage (or transportation) during periods of nonuse. Steel molds also can be
Bonding Technology: Thermosetting Structural Adhesives
A wealth of epoxies, polyurethanes and acrylics speed assembly and cut manufacturing cost in an ever-wider
range of composites applications.
JEC Composites 2007 Product Showcase
This years Parisian exhibition provides key evidence of the composites industrys unprecedented breadth and technical sophistication.
Passenger Safety: Flame, Smoke and Toxicity Control
Tried, true -- and some new -- FST-resistant products for manufacturers of composites in rail- and road-based people movers.
Distributors in the composites industry
More than "middlemen," they play a key role in successful projects for many fabricators.
JEC Composites 2003 SAMPE Europe Conference Review
Paris is the debut stage for a galaxy of composites industry innovations.
Riser Arch Trays, Mud Mats Provide Multiple Benefits
In 1999, 42 composite riser arch trays were supplied by DML Composites (Plymouth, U.K.) to Halliburton Subsea for the Norsk Hydro Troll C field riser support system, in 1,100 ft/340m of water. The trays, which sit atop two 260 ft/80m tall steel jacket riser support structures, cradle the flexible risers that c