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RPC awarded for its light weight mine vent duct made out of carbon fiber

News International-French

27 Jun 2013

RPC have innovatively responded to market demand by developing a new innovative Fire Retardant and Anti-Static (FRAS) Light Weight Mine Vent Duct (or LWMVD) made out of carbon fiber.

After being announced as finalists, RPC were awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ at the PACE Zenith Awards in the Automotive & Manufacturing category for their innovative Light Weight (Carbone Fibre) Mine Vent Duct.

This product is a new generation of Mine Vent Duct, which is lighter and stronger than traditional solutions, including fibreglass ducts. RPC, with its know-how in composite, designed and developed a ribbed FRAS mine vent duct using carbon fibres. This new product can withstand a higher vacuum and is half the weight of its fibreglass counterpart.  This reduction in weight decreases WHS risks associated with handling of mine vent ducting during installation (i.e. less back injuries).

Tony Caristo, RPC’s Managing Director says “I am very proud of our achievements, it is rewarding to know that our hard work and innovation is being recognised in the engineering industry and by our peers”.