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Creative Pultrusions to market and manufacture Transonite panel system

News International-French

24 Apr 2014

Creative Pultrusions (CPI) and Ebert Composites Corporation (ECC) have entered into a manufacturing and marketing agreement, whereas CPI will house three Transonite production machines at their Alum Bank, Pennsylvania, manufacturing facility.

The Transonite panel will be marketed to an array of industries where lightweight, corrosion resistant, multidirectional Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) products are warranted.

Transonite is the result of several years of R&D, first conceived from a grant through the National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST), Advanced Technology Program (ATP).

Advanced proprietary FRP pultruded sandwich panels utilizing 3-dimensional skin connecting fibers. It is a customized product designed for the end use. The core material may vary (foam, balsa, phenolic, etc.), and a wide range of fibers, fabrics, and resins can be utilized for the composite skin. The overall thickness can vary up to 4 inches. Individual skin thickness may vary, and the density of 3-D fibers is adjustable. This creates a sandwich panel that can meet all strength, weight, and cost demands - regardless of the application.

The 3-D through-thickness fibers provide greater durability than conventional sandwich panels. Delamination, a common problem in traditional sandwich materials, is virtually eliminated with the 3-D reinforcements that tie the face sheets together. Additionally, it can be produced at any length, and width up to 8.5 feet. This provides large clean surfaces with no edges or seams.

Transonite delivers:

  • High strength
  • Lightweight
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Durability
  • Large panel size
  • Acoustic dampening
  • Insulative properties
  • High volume production
  • Fire resistant properties
  • Low cost

Transonite Solid Plate
Transonite Bar Stock is as strong as steel yet lighter. It can be pultruded up to 1 inch think, up to 8 feet wide, and at any length required.
Bar Stock made with this process, contains structural fibers spanning three orthogonal directions. This solid composite is ideal for machining small components, as it is quasi-isotropic.

This Bar Stock suits for use in corrosive and marine industries, and can easily be fabricated with CNC equipment using diamond tools or water jet. Additionally, because it has 3-D fibers, machined components hold together.

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