Acrosoma’s composite technology fits well with the activities of VDL Groep company VDL Fibertech Industries, located in Best, the Netherlands. VDL Fibertech specialises in carbon and glass reinforced composite parts for the medical, semiconductor, defence and automotive industries.

Stitched sandwich panels

In Acrosoma's 'stitched' sandwich panel technology the composite facing layers are sewn together through a foam core material.

Various combinations of foam core, reinforcement, resin and stitching fibre are possible. The standard Stitched Panel H60, for example, employs combined fibre mats (glass/carbon), vinyl ester resin, PET foam core, and aramid fibre stitch.

Acrosoma’s production of sandwich panels will remain in Lokeren, Belgium, under the name VDL Fibertech Belgium.

The sandwich panels will continue to be branded as Acrosoma Sandwich Panels.

VDL Groep, headquartered in Eindhoven, focuses on the development, production and sale of semi-finished products, buses and coaches and other finished products, and the assembly of cars. The family-owned company includes 84 operating companies spread over 19 countries.