Archive for May 2013

Composites Consulting Group recieves JEC Innovation Award

03 May 2013

CCG along with partners, UES Malaysia (Composite Military vessel builder) and Vee-Tek Australia Epoxy manufacturing company, have been notified of winning the Innovation award for Materials development at JEC Asia.

This award will be presented during the JEC Asia show in on June the 25th.

The project was to develop an infusible epoxy resin of high strength properties and with excellent FST capability to be used in Various composites projects, such as Civil , Marine, Industrial and Transport application.

CCG worked with both partners to test and evaluate, as well as developed the process for the infusion of the vessels. The infusion uses 3D infusion* to integrate all the Stiffener arrangements in the one step infusion process.

4 large 49 ft fast interceptors of 60 knots speed have been build using the resin systems and continuous improvement and testing of the FST properties has been ongoing to date.

We see that, due to recent fires on commercial vessels and the regulations related to some building codes, Composite vessels where less accepted in the market due to pole thinking they posed a larger risk to fire hazards. But with this development it can aid the sales of these vessels and give advantages of Aluminum and steel offerings. We also see we can now approach other areas in the future in the IMO or Solas categories.

It will also give us a product we can work with for Facade cladding projects that is highly cost effective and suitable with DIAB cores and advanced processing such as RTM and Infusion process.

Later this month CCG will hold epoxy training course at Shairco, a Composite civil fabricator in Saudi Arabia. We have set up a 15 days on-site program tailor made for Shairco. We will train their employees how to use these products and how to process them.

Test results and data sheets of the epoxy resin and Surface coating (Gelocat/ topcoat) will be available after the latest testing performed by a German independent Lab for FST testing.

Todd henry and Partners form Vee-tek and UES will be present at JEC to collect the award and to present on the project.

 

*3D infusion is developed by CCG and makes it possible to integrate stiffeners etc in one process instead of gluing stiffeners afterwards. By doing this one will save time, material and get a better structural integration.

 

Composite engineer recruited in India

03 May 2013

We wellcome Rimzath Ali to our CCG office in Chennai, India.

Rimzath has a long experience in composite manufacture as well as composite design. Rimzath will arrange inhouse and at customers sight training in Vaccum Infusion technology.

Composites in India is growing and we see a need for experienced engineers that can deliver knowledge and support to the market.

Please contact Rimzath for more info about Infusion training and composite engineering : rimzath.b@ccg-composites.com