The marine market is the most deeply penetrated of all end markets served by the composites industry. Yachts, sailboats and other craft make substantial use of gel coat, core material, glass fiber and, in some applications, carbon fiber.
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CW Editor-in-Chief Jeff Sloan says one concern at the otherwise positive initial membership meeting of the new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) was that the composites industry is quickly losing knowledge, as old-timers retire, that is not so easily replaced. Here's his prescription.Bellingham Marine and Pultron Composites develop new FRP thru-rod system CompositesWorld
The composite rod consists of a completely corrosion resistant ECR-glass fiber and a modified epoxy resin matrix.Unidirectional carbon fiber prepreg tapes just 15 gsm CompositesWorld
North Thin Ply Technology has developed a unidirectional prepreg tape with an areal weight of only 15 gsm, producing what is possibly the thinnest prepreg tape on the market.Magma Structures delivers massive superyacht masts CompositesWorld
The three carbon fiber composite free-standing masts are designed to withstand bending loads of more than 40 Mn and are being delivered to a German shipyard for a sailing superyacht.Hydrofoil technology meets the luxury yacht market? CompositesWorld
If Zephyous Charters gets its way, hydrofoil technology made famous by the 2013 America's Cup race will soon be available on a luxury yacht near you. All that's needed is a little money.