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Launched at the JEC World 2016 show to great interest, Polymat FR is an innovative 3D reinforcement textile developed by Scott & Fyfe specifically for high performance composite applications where strength, weight reduction and fire performance are critical parameters – for example, in the transportation, construction and marine sectors.

 

Intended for closed moulding processes including RTM & L-RTM, it’s uniquely designed core is composed from glass yarns knitted with an architecture that allows for fast resin flow even when combined with highly filled resin systems, leading to improved productivity, reduced rework and an ability to satisfy the highest levels of fire retardancy for composite parts, such as EN45545-2 for the rail industry (up to level HL3). 

 

In addition to the aforementioned benefits, the products novel knitted glass core also provides a significant contribution to the mechanical properties of the laminate versus similar ‘flow mat’ type products that utilise a polypropylene fibre core. Following structural tests completed on test panels produced under identical conditions, the following results were observed:

 

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Polymat FR offers engineers and designers a more technologically advanced solution to the challenge of creating strong, lightweight structures in GRP that still comply with the various fire and regulatory requirements. Thanks to its novel glass core, it may be possible to reduce laminate thickness, and thereby weight, whilst achieving comparable mechanical strength properties – particularly attractive benefits to the mass transit sectors” – Michael Harrison, Business Manager, Scott & Fyfe.

 

For further information please contact Scott & Fyfe on +44 (0)1382 554 000 or via www.scott-fyfe.com

 

 

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Written by Michaela Millar

After a brilliant week at JEC World 2016 in Paris, the Scott & Fyfe team are now back in the office and carrying on with conversations started at the show. Held in the new exhibition centre, Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, the general feeling was that this venue suited the increasing scale of the show perfectly and provided a great platform for exhibitors to showcase to the high number of professionals in attendance.

 

For Scott & Fyfe there was a real buzz at the show and this was reflected in the results. We received enquiries from over 30 different countries which combined amount to over £20 million of opportunities, a resounding success for Scott & Fyfe.

 

The new product ranges added in the past year played a key role in the success attracting both existing and new contacts. This really is a testament to the market-focussed approach undertaken by the company to ensure that the products introduced suit the market requirements perfectly. Examples of this include:

 

Polymat FR, the glass reinforcement material designed to meet the EN 45545-2 standard within the rail industry generated a strong interest. This is an all glass fabric with a highly engineered knitted glass core sandwiched between two layers of chopped strand mat.

 

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Polyform NCF, the range of multiaxial glass reinforcement materials which are designed to provide strength, drape and resin flow (permeability) in the configuration required for key markets such as wind energy, marine and automotive industry were also well received.

 

Polyform CSM, our leading brand of CSM which is available in both emulsion and powder versions.

 

Polyrov Small

Polyrov, a proven range of direct and multi-end rovings produced from E-CR glass that are well suited to processes such as pultrusion and spray-up methods.

 

We would like to thank everyone we met at the show. It was great meeting up with so many existing customers, partners and suppliers whilst there and it was brilliant to meet so many new faces. It will definitely be an exciting (and busy) few months continuing these conversations and, of course, if you did not get a chance to meet us at the show then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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We are excited to announce that Scott & Fyfe has appointed RSM Lining Supplies Global Ltd, the leading supplier of CIPP products, equipment and services as the distributor for the new Scott & Fyfe range of Alphashield products in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

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Alphashield is a new innovation in seamless glass textile liners for pipe rehabilitation. Developed especially for the rehabilitation of small diameter pipes with multiple bends of up to 90°, the 100% glass patented product offers a new solution for the rehabilitation of domestic and small industrial drains and sewers.

 

“We are delighted to have formed a partnership with RSM Lining Supplies Global Ltd” said Michelle Quadrelli, Business Director of the Pipe Fabric Technology Division at Scott & Fyfe Ltd.  “RSM has built a strong reputation for supplying quality products into the CIPP market and we feel that they have the necessary expertise and channels to effectively bring our Alphashield range of products to the UK, Irish, Australian and New Zealand markets.”

 

­“This is an exciting addition to RSM Lining Supplies ever expanding product portfolio and partnerships with industry leading brands” said Richard Davis, Managing Director of RSM. “The Scott & Fyfe range of Alphashield products provides a new innovation into the market which caters for the adapted needs of our customer base”.

 

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Scott and Fyfe are excited to announce their participation at JEC World Composite show in March where they will be promoting the next­ generation of Polymat FR, an all glass core mat for high performance fire retardant applications.

 

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Polymat FR offers improved resin flow characteristics, high conformability and ability to meet the highest level of fire performance such as EN45545-2 making it highly suitable for the manufacture of composite parts in the rail industry.

 

In addition, they will also be showcasing a full range of glass reinforcements including chopped strand mat (CSM), woven roving (WR), multiaxial non crimp fabrics (NCF), continuous filament mat (CFM) and single and multiend roving.

 

We invite you to visit our stand, hall 5A booth E16 to discuss how we can improve your competitive advantage.

 

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