Gurit introduces in their April 2020 Marine Newsletter, that the marine industry can save weight when using their Corecell material for forming curved panels on an adaptive mould.
The material and the thermoforming manufacture process has already been used in full scale production.
When thermoforming on an Adapa adaptive mould there is a 73% saving of resin compared to single cut foam and 138% compared to contour scrim foam.
Besides reducing weight of the ship construction, a resin cost saving is achieved as well.
Adapa contributed with an adaptive demo mould at the Compotec 2020 in Italy where Gurit’s distributor Resintex was showcasing how to thermoform curved Corecell in cooperation with Curve Works.