Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s new HighFlow fabric enables the marine industry to deliver faster and more effective manufacturing
AHLSTROM-MUNKSJÖ, PRESS RELEASE, MARCH 7, 2019 at 11:00 P.M. EET
Ahlstrom-Munksjö introduces a new product from its HighFlow platform. HighFlow Marine glass and carbon fiber reinforcement fabrics are ideally positioned for the marine industry. HighFlow fabric delivers excellent resin infusion speed and minimizes air voids in the structure. Making the manufacturing process faster and more effective.
“We have seen manufacturers moving from open mold to closed mold processes. HighFlow platform is our response to the industry change. It delivers unrivalled resin infusion speed, minimizes air voids and reduces costs by up to 15%”, states Pekka Helynranta, VP Building and Wind. “We believe that this new fabric will become the product of choice in vacuum infusion processes”.
HighFlow Marine is the second product launch from the HighFlow platform, a range of high performance reinforcement fabrics designed to deliver unrivalled performance for manufacturing lightweight composite materials. We have the expertise to develop reinforcement fabrics with customized infusion speeds, without limitation of fabric construction or weight.
“Our glass and carbon fiber HighFlow products open up clear opportunities in marine, but also in other composite applications where improved and tailor-made resin infusibility constitutes a clear benefit. We are already exploring additional applications outside of existing Wind Energy and Marine markets”, says Pekka.
The HighFlow Marine product range consists of several unidirectional and biaxial reinforcement fabrics, with various infusion speeds for marine manufacturing. They are currently available in both glass fiber and carbon fiber versions.
For more information, please visit www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com/highflowformarine
Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to customers worldwide. Our offering includes decor paper, filter media, release liners, abrasive backings, nonwovens, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, food packaging and labeling, tape, medical fiber materials and solutions for diagnostics. Combined annual net sales are about EUR 3 billion and we employ 8,000 people. The Ahlstrom-Munksjö share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and Stockholm. www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com