Core Materials

Balsa, honeycomb, foam and aluminum are the materials most commonly used as core in composite sandwich structures. Use of core increases thickness and stiffness of composite structures, with minimal weight penalty.
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The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2019)

NMMA’s top trends for 2018 include more accessible and versatile recreational watercraft for families, an increase in saltwater and freshwater fishing boat sales, and increased sales for cruisers. Electric propulsion and 3D-printed hulls and molds are also gaining momentum.

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The markets: Civil infrastructure (2019)

According to a report by the coalition Transportation for America (Washington, DC, US), titled The Fix We’re In For: The State of our Nation’s Busiest Bridges, there are 69,223 structurally deficient highway bridges in the U.S. alone — 11.5% of all US highway bridges — that require rehabilitation or replacement.

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New SAERTEX products offer fire protection

The company has released two new products in the area of fire protection for composites, SAERTEX LEO Coated Fabric and SAERcore LEO.