Gurit has launched a new range of G-PET structural foam. The new G-PET products are targeting mainly the global wind turbine blade manufacturing and marine markets. The new range offers a unique combination of properties, including class-leading shear elongation, finer cell size, excellent chemical resistance, and good adhesion, as well as high process temperature resistance. The new G-PET range is available in four new densities—80, 90, 110 and 135 kg/m3—with other densities possible upon request.
G-PET recyclable structural foam is a highly adaptable, thermoplastic foam offering a good balance of mechanical properties, temperature resistance, density and cost. The materials can be used for a wide range of applications and production processes. The new G-PET range comes with varying finishing styles including the following formats and combinations thereof: plain, pin hole, contour scrim, double cut, and vacuum infusion core. Knife cuts are available to minimize resin uptake during infusion. The product is available in standard sheets and tailored kits.
“We are pleased to offer our customers a portfolio of densities for G-PET with best-in-class toughness, a key property for the marine market,” says Sam Ang, Gurit’s program manager for core materials. “The balance of good properties, temperature stability, and cost addresses the needs of the wind energy market and allows customers in other markets to apply G-PET in a wide array of applications”.
In response to the demand for multiple core designs Gurit has extended its structural core product range. This material category now includes PVC, Balsa, and SAN as well as PET core types, all with a distinct range of properties, attributes, and all available in sheet form or as tailored pieces in kit format.
The companies of Gurit Holding AG, Wattwil/Switzerland, are specialized on the development and manufacture of high-end composite materials featuring bespoke physical and chemical characteristics. The comprehensive product range comprises fibre reinforced prepregs, structural foam, gel coats, adhesives, resins, and consumables, as well as certain finished parts, composite process equipment, and tooling. Gurit supplies growth markets in wind energy, tooling, transportation, and marine. The international group has production sites and offices in Switzerland, Germany, the UK, Canada, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, the Untied States, India, China, and Ecuador. Call +44 (0) 1983 828 320 or go online to www.gurit.com.