Visitors from all over the world showed great interest in the new products on display. These included SAERfoam, an alternative to balsa wood, as well as a special focus on SAERTEX innovations in the field of carbon (CFRP) composites. Successful applications using carbon non-crimp fabrics were exhibited at JEC WORLD from fields such as marine, automotive, aerospace, and wind power.
SAERTEX introduced a new format entitled SPEAKER´S CORNER, where SAERTEX experts held short keynote presentations on material innovations. This attracted large crowds of visitors, especially the presentation on the “flying” carbon speed boats made by Swedish startup Candela. The new DIN SPEC 91326, which SAERTEX co-developed, and the fire-resistant SAERTEX LEO material system for railway vehicles received extremely positive feedback from trade visitors.
The show’s highlight was the Norwegian “Vision of the Fjords” project – a 41 m long tourist ferry made completely from carbon. At the show SAERTEX received the coveted JEC INNOVATION AWARD 2017 for its contribution to this project, alongside co-winning shipbuilders Brødrene Aa and two other partners.
By now, we all know that COVID-19/the Coronavirus has been declared a pandemic. It has dramatically affected all of us, and the news changes daily – even hourly. We want to reassure you that the health and safety of everybody inside and outside SAERTEX have the highest priority for us. We are closely monitoring the situation and want to update you on our business activities as they stand today, MAR 24, 2020:
The spread of the coronavirus has arrived to many countries with SAERTEX® activities. The health of everybody inside and outside SAERTEX has highest priority for us. We have taken dedicated measures to protect people on the one hand and ensure the delivery situation for our customers on the other hand. This is the status quo on MAR 19, 2020.
SAERTEX multiCom LP is pleased to announce the expansion of its US operations. SAERTEX multiCom plans to invest more than $20 million in a new manufacturing and warehouse facility near its current location in Huntersville, North Carolina. The expansion will retain 34 existing positions and allow SAERTEX multiCom to add 45 new jobs over the next five years.