sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Lightweight Panel Solutions for European market
Lightweight Panel Solutions for European market

'DuFLEX Lightweight Panel Solutions can be supplied in plain sheets or CNC routed component packs'    Lorraine Murray    Click Here to view large photo

ATL Composites, based in Queensland, Australia and MuH von der Linden of Wesel, Germany have announced the formation of a joint venture company, vdL Composites GmbH to produce DuFLEX® composite panels for the European market.

The DuFLEX® panel technology was developed in Australia by ATL Composites. The panels consist of a choice of lightweight, high-strength core materials, laminated with a high performance, specially formulated, epoxy resin and reinforced with multi-axial E- fibreglass or carbon fibre. The product has become the industry standard for composite boat construction for leisure and commercial marine craft in Australia.

Von der Linden and ATL Composites are both well known and respected in the marine industry and both represent leading international brands of marine products in their home markets. 'It was the relationship that we shared through products such as WEST SYSTEM R epoxy and BALTEK R end grain balsa that first brought us together in 1987' said Lorraine Murray, a director of ATL. 'When we were originally looking for a distributor for DuFLEX® panels in Europe, von der Linden were a natural choice' she said. 'The product has been well accepted, however, the lead time to supply from Australia and the high cost of shipping have been limiting factors to its overall potential. We aim to address these issues through the establishment of the joint venture to manufacture in Germany'.

DuFLEX® panels produced by the vdL Composites will be manufactured using ATL’s proprietary sealing and laminating epoxies, and the production techniques will be the same as those used in Australia.

Production is in a climate controlled environment using state of the art equipment, and rigorous quality assurance processes will ensure that the finished product will look like and perform, in exactly the same manner, as panels that are produced in Australia. A team from the Australian plant have been sent over to train their German counterparts. Production is underway and European orders are already being fulfilled.

'We are excited about the opportunity to manufacture DuFLEX® here in Germany', said Mr Helge von der Linden, president of von der Linden. 'We see this as the key to unlocking the potential for the product in Europe and we will be actively talking to leading designers and boat builders over the next few months to make them aware of this important new development'. Mr von der Linden said that the new factory will produce standard panels, as well as CNC routed components, and complete boat kits. 'We will be targeting transportation and architectural applications for the product as well' he said.

vdL Composites will be exhibiting at leading boat shows in Europe later in the year including METS in Amsterdam in November.

Von der Linden GmbH factory Wesel, Germany, and production facility for the vdL Composites Joint Venture -  Lorraine Murray   Click Here to view large photo

Judel / Vrolijk designed 46 VEG powerboat, speced in 30mm DuFLEX/ SB100 balsa Strips for the hull, is currently under construction by Yachtwerft Heiligenhafen, in Germany. -  Lorraine Murray  

www.vdlcomposites.de
www.atlcomposites.com
www.duflex.com.au
www.vonderlinden.de


by Lorraine Murray

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=99020

11:05 PM Wed 27 Jun 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World























A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,


























2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4 by William Wagner, San Francisco














Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Solid Day 3 for US Sailing Team
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Una Etapa 0 complicada para todos
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature
GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown   
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial   
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video   
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light   
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead   
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins   
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect   
2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4   
Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2   
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ: Rios takes the Championship   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT