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New AIREX® T92 SealX wins 2nd place in the AVK Innovation Award 2012

News International-French

12 Oct 2012

3A Composites and Airex AG were awarded 2nd place in the 2012 AVK Innovation Award for the new AIREX® T92 SealX technology. This new surface sealing technology reduces the AIREX® PET core materials’ resin uptake by over 50%. Customers using AIREX® T92 or T90 can therefore save approximately 0.6 kg of infused resin per square meter resulting both in a lighter and cheaper product.

 “We are extremely proud to receive this prestigious prize”, says Roman Thomassin, CEO of 3A Composites Core Materials. “It is proof of our strong and successful focus on innovation and customer benefit, and it rewards the substantial investments in our R&D to push the technological limits yet further for better solutions”.


SealX can be ordered both for AIREX® T90 and T92 and is suitable for all resin transfer processes (e.g. infusion). Extensive testing has proven that all properties including fatigue and skin adhesion are unchanged by this novel surface sealing. In the meantime, SealX has already been successfully applied in wind rotor blades, sailing yachts and other high performance applications. Customers are delighted to receive a product that has better performance and reduces part cost at the same time.



About Airex AG and 3A Composites:

Airex AG belongs to 3A Composites Core Materials, a global organizational entity within 3A Composites with operations in Europe, North America, South America, Thailand, India and China. 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.



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