Sika has introduced a new composite resin system, Biresin CR 122 into the aviation market. The resin has been approved according to the German Air Ministry, LBA/RHV, guidelines for use in light aircraft, powered gliders and gliders. The new resin system fills a gap which existed in the market for composite resins with this approval in that it is non-toxic. Biresin CR122 resin with hardeners Biresin CH122-3 and CH122-5 is suitable for the wet lay-up, resin infusion and RTM.
The basalt fiber has been put into mass production in mid June at Xinjiang Corps Nong Yi Shi. The first phase of the project annual production of basalt fiber and products will reach 3000 tons.
Basalt is a natural volcano molten rock. Under the high temperature melting it can be drawn into basalt fiber, which has special properties of high toughness, high temperature resistance, salinity resistance, insulating.
This new type of fiber can be melted in asphalt fiber, concrete fiber as well as the fire protection fibers.
Norderney, a tiny picturesque island in the North Sea, has been a popular German resort since 1797. In a multi-phase project, its marina will be protected from the area’s typical gales and high seas by ground-breaking 21st-century technology. The first such installation in the world, X-Line basalt fiber-reinforced docks from SF Marina are replacing 30-year-old aluminum units.
Typical concrete docks are reinforced with steel rebar, which is vulnerable to saltwater corrosion and ultimately causes the structures to crack. Revolutionary X-Line docks utilize basalt fiber reinforcement, similar to carbon fiber, developed through an agreement with ReforceTech.