Gurit will be exhibiting its composite materials for the marine industry at METSTRADE 2019, taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 19-21 November 2019.

 The company will introduce AMPRO, its multi-purpose epoxy which includes a bio-based system and natural flax fiber reinforcements.

According to the company, the epoxy be used for gluing, coating, laminating and filling. It has a low temperature curing hardener and 3:1 mix ratio by volume.

Gurit says that it will also showcase its ampliTex and powerRibs ranges of technical flax fiber reinforcements. powerRibs is a lightweight, natural fiber composite reinforcement grid, which, when combined with ampliTex technical fabrics, the full natural fiber layup can reportedly match the performance of carbon fibers in semi-structural parts.

The company has also reportedly been shortlisted for the event’s boat builder awards for business achievement for its work on a load sensing composite rudder project.

This story uses material from Gurit, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.