Kerdyn core material (light blue) serves as the core of the blade, sandwiched between glass fibre-reinforced (fibres shown in grey) epoxy resin (yellow) skins. (Photo: BASF.)
Kerdyn core material (light blue) serves as the core of the blade, sandwiched between glass fibre-reinforced (fibres shown in grey) epoxy resin (yellow) skins. (Photo: BASF.)

As core material, PET foams offer exceptionally good mechanical properties and have a wide range of compatibility in terms of processing, BASF reports. With its ability to withstand very high temperatures and its very good chemical resistance, Kerdyn is said to be well-suited for use in composites.

High-quality PET foam panels are also in demand in the transportation, marine, and building/construction sectors, BASF points out.

Kerdyn will be launched at the JEC Europe 2013 trade show in Paris in March. (Read Reinforced Plastics' preview of the show here.)