There is a new market research report out from QY Research Group on the “2010 China Wind Turbine Nacelle Cover and Nose Cone Industry”. The report, which costs $2,500 USD will go into detail on the manufacturing of composite nacelle covers, and will likely talk about the use of sandwich structures to make this product lightweight, yet strong.
The strong, stiff, and lightweight nature of sandwich panels make them an ideal fit for numerous applications. In yet another example, Business Wire reports that the new Ferrari JBL speakers utilize a sandwich construction:
“The diaphragms in the specially developed sound transducers feature a three-layer sandwich structure with pure aluminum backing to minimize distortion across a wide range of frequencies for particularly authentic reproduction of voices and instruments.”
In the quest for 100+ mpg cars, the weight needs to decrease, and it is no suprise composites will help do this. AutoBlog.com reports on Aptera’s new concept car and it notes that they are using composite sandwich panels in the construction.
Last I heard, Aptera was one of the final nine cars still in the running for the Automotive X-Prize competition. Good luck Aptera, if you win, I am sure it is because of the composite sandwich panels…
There is a recent article in Reinforced Plastics discussing the latest advances in composite sandwich panel core technology. It discusses bio-based materials, new foams, and hi-temp thermoplastic honeycombs.
A company has requested quotes for insulated prefabricated office buildings in be installed in Benghazi, Libya. For contact information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A manufacturing company that is expanding is in need of quotations for Sandwich Panel Roofing (area : 11,500 m2 (approx.)) & walls ( area : 6000 m2 (approx.)) with PU insulation.
For more information and contact info, email email@example.com.
According to the Neshoba Democrat, a Mississippi based company is going to be exporting insulated composite building panels to Africa…
Recreation vehicles, RVs, are a good indicator for the health of the economy. RV sales show strength in consumer spending, consumer confidence, and availability of financing.
Sandwich panel manufacturer AZDEL recently announced that with the recent upswing in RV demand, they have increased their capacity to 20 million pounds (100 million sqft). Source
By my calculations, this means their panels are weighing an average of 5lbs a square foot, which is a seriously robust panel… With weight being so important in transportation, perhaps new materials will soon help Azdel shed some of the extra pounds.
A company is in need of insulated panels for a project in Karachi. For contact please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the date of this post in your subject line…
Here is a great article describing the use of composite sandwich structures in cargo shipping vessels. It goes into detail describing the energy savings from from weight removal and the associated costs.