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Break-through sealing technologies reduce resin uptake of core materials by more than 50%

News International-French

11 Apr 2012

3A Composites Core Materials launched their new SealX technologies offering a dramatic reduction of resin uptake of the infused core materials. While this reduction is above 50% for their AIREX® T90 and T92 cores, it is expected to be above 80% for their BALTEK® SB and SBC balsa cores. Depending on sandwich design, resin uptake can constitute around 15% up to 40% of the infused core materials’ total costs.

This substantial resin saving is not only highly welcomed with regard to costs, it also translates into a remarkable weight reduction. Contrary to common understanding, PET-cored infused sandwiches can now become lighter than PVC or SAN solutions thanks to this new AIREX® SealX technology, thus bringing lightweight design to a new level.


3A Composites Core Materials introduced the products AIREX® T92 SealX and T90 SealX at JEC in Paris, while BALTEK® SealX was presented as a technology platform and will be launched later in the year.


“We were overwhelmed by the positive feedback of the hundreds of visitors and the respective customer interest in our SealX products at the JEC show, Paris. The market just waited for this kind of innovation and we are proud to once again significantly raise our products’ customer value”, says Philipp Angst, Director of Product Management at 3A Composites Core Materials.



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.


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