In shipbuilding applications, SAERTEX products ensure significant savings in weight and energy. The energy balance is improved with the aid of our composites as a replacement for heavy metallic materials.
The SAERTEX LEO System represents a real milestone as an integrated material system for making components in the shipbuilding sector. It combines a high degree of fire protection with excellent mechanical durability, while being non-toxic at the same time. The SAERTEX LEO System is ideally suited for components for passenger and cargo ships, because the safety factor is particularly important at sea. This is true in terms of both mechanical performance and fire safety. It is especially the case for interior components, but also for external structures and other structural components – after all, there are always many people aboard ships.
LEO, our integrated composite system, perfectly combines these two safety-related issues while simultaneously benefitting from the unbeatable weight-savings offered by fiber-reinforced plastic components (in comparison with steel components). And less weight means enormous saving potential in terms of fuel and CO2 emissions.
In addition, maintenance expenses are significantly reduced because fiber-reinforced components do not corrode in the same way as steel.
The SAERTEX LEO System represents a milestone for components in the shipbuilding sector: it combines a high degree of fire protection with excellent mechanical durability and is additionally non-toxic in the event of a fire.
An overview of the advantages of the SAERTEX LEO System for the shipbuilding industry:
SAERTEX LEO COATED FABRIC integrates the highest levels of fire protection into the non-crimp fabric. This non-crimp fabric is equipped with a fire-retardant surface layer which allows the material to be processed using vacuum infusion technology in a single production step. In the event of a fire, the surface layer foams up and forms a thermally insulating protective coating on the laminate. LEO COATED FABRIC is available on a glass and carbon fabric basis and in various weight classes
Fire behavior of SAERTEX LEO COATED FABRIC according to IMO FTP in the shipbuilding sector: