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2/28/2018

JEC World 2018 preview: Exel Composites

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Exel Composites will showcase composite laminates aimed at next generation, 5G-enabled city infrastructure. These laminates play a key role in the LuxTurrim5G project on Smart City Digital Ecosystem Creation, where Exel is collaborating with partners including Nokia Bell Labs to develop smart lighting poles designed to create a telecommunications network fit for the world's rapidly growing urban environments.

Exel designed the composite laminates and pole structure, which functions as mast, architectural casing, weather protection and radome for the 5G antenna. The pole tubes are manufactured from glass fiber reinforced polyurethane resin using pultrusion. The laminate structure is designed to minimize the attenuation of the 5G mm-length radio waves as they travel through the pole wall. The lightweight composite pole also offers easy assembly and a longer life compared with steel and wood alternatives.

The LuxTurrim5G project has been shortlisted for a JEC World 2018 Innovation Award in the Smart Cities category. Visit Exel Composites in Hall 5, Stand Q13.

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