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Pauger Carbon Composites designed and built the high performance 50 foot catamaran “Fifty-Fifty” just in time for the prestigious long-distance sailing regatta “Blue Ribbon” on the lake Balaton.
With the twin-mast catamaran design the Pauger team went for maximum power and lightest weight. The carbon fiber and epoxy infused sandwich hulls are cored with the new AIREX® T92 SealX. This recently introduced PET-based core material features the lowest resin uptake in infusion and thus further helped to keep the boat’s weight at a minimum.
The efforts of the design team and the sailing crew paid off double: not only did the team win this biggest in-shore sailing regatta; they also broke the long-standing speed record by completing the 150 km race course in just 10 hours and 13 minutes. With wind speeds of 10 knots the boat achieved speeds of 24 knots!
Dénes Paulovits, founder and manager of Pauger is extremely proud of this success: “We’re very satisfied with the new AIREX® T92 SealX as its extremely low resin uptake made it the lightest core material for our application”.
About 3A Composites Core Materials:
3A Composites Core Materials is a global organization with operations in Europe, North America, Ecuador, Brazil, India and China and is part of 3A Composites, a division of Schweiter Technologies AG.
The branded products AIREX® and BALTEK® have pioneered the sandwich technology for almost 70 years. These core materials are used by fabricators to make innovative lightweight sandwich structures for the wind energy, marine and transportation markets as well as other industrial applications. 3A Composites Core Materials is the global leader in answering the markets’ and users' needs for sustainable, lightweight and resource-friendly materials that enable end products to become lighter and thus be more energy efficient. In the wind energy market, its core materials are key to the growth in the generation of renewable energy.
Schweiter Technologies, a Swiss company with a strong tradition, focuses activities on innovative composite materials and high-quality machine construction. Shares of Schweiter Technologies are listed in the main segment of the SIX Swiss Exchange.
More information: www.corematerials.3AComposites.com