SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, will be exhibiting at the forthcoming marine trade exhibition METS, on stand 11.439. The event, the world’s biggest marine equipment show, will take place at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition Centre from Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18thNovember 2010.
SP-High Modulus will introduce its comprehensive range of marine composite products which now includes the B3 SmartPac solution. This is a versatile construction solution that helps builders manufacture composite components more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before.
The B3 SmartPac solution comprises of optimised structural design with pre-cut reinforcements and core materials, designed to reduce complexity and cost in production boatbuilding.
Corecell™ M-Foam is SP-High Modulus’ structural marine foam core which offers a complete cost-effective package comprising high shear strength, low weight and high elongation, low resin uptake for infusion processes and high temperature stability for prepreg processes. Now the performance leader for all marine applications, Corecell™ M-Foam offers a unique combination of properties such as chemical resistance, built-in toughness, fine cell size and unique ‘knife-cuts’ (which ensure resin absorption is very low, saving both weight and cost). M-Foam has been type approved by Bureau Veritas and Registro Italinano Navale (RINA). These compliment its previous accreditations by three awarding organisations including ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE), Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Germanischer Lloyd (GL).
Finally SP-High Modulus will be promoting the RINA approved, high-performance marine adhesive Spabond 540, designed for bonding large polyester and epoxyGRP structures. It’s extended working times, exceptional toughness and high strength make this adhesive ideal for bonding stringers/bulkheads, frames and hull-to-deck joints on medium to large production boats. This tough, gap filling adhesive offers low exotherm and shrinkage in thick bondlines and is available in a range of working/cure times.