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VABO Composites: Dutch innovator excels in diverse applications CompositesWorld

From yacht masts and ship doors to front loader buckets and architectural projects, VABO uses resin infusion and ingenuity to push composites forward vs. metals.

Reichhold, Polynt to merge CompositesWorld

The group will become a global specialty chemicals player with significant presence both in North America and Europe. 

Full steam ahead for composite ship doors and hatches CompositesWorld

VABO Composites (Emmeloord, The Netherlands) has added to its wide range of composite products these ship doors and hatches that offer a 50% weight reduction vs. conventional steel doors.

Ashland unveils low-density, high-performance SMC CompositesWorld

Ashland's new Arotran 771 sheet molding compound (SMC) offers a specific gravity of 1.2, with good mechanical and physical properties. The company is targeting 1.0 specific gravity, which would put SMC on par with aluminum in automotive applications.

The markets: Corrosion-resistant applications (2016) CompositesWorld

Cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) liners for rehabilitation of corroding underground metal pipe has been a huge market for composites in recent years. Will a pull-through, inflatable cousin developed for pipe in corrosive undersea installations prove a similar boon?

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