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SAMPE® – combined composites presence is a great success

Furthering their commitment to “Think Smart for Composites. Together!” the Performance Polymers, Industrial Chemicals, and Coatings & Additives Business Units combined their expertise in the area of composite materials and represented Evonik at the recent Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE®) Conference and Exhibition, held in Seattle, Washington (USA), May 17 – 20, 2010.

SAMPE showcased the latest technology, applications and materials for the advanced composites marketplace with dozens of educational sessions, a rich curriculum of tutorials and the largest exhibit floor dedicated to the material and process industry.

The Performance Polymers Business Unit was represented by experts from the ROHACELL® Product Line introducing new ROHACELL® HP that will further optimize manufacturing by improving sandwich construction in aircraft. The BU also showcased VESTAKEEP®, a high temperature thermoplastic polymer, and VESTAMID® HTplus intended for aerospace and automotive applications.

The Industrial Chemicals Business Unit continued its introduction of CALIDUR®, a new thermoset resin system for high-performance composites, as well as its Custom Manufacturing capabilities. Dianhydrides for polyimide and epoxy resin formulating were also offered.

The Crosslinkers Business Line showcased its composite expertise with VESTAMIN® high performance epoxy amine hardeners for composite parts such as wind blades and boat hulls, and VESTANAT® for high performance polyurethane gel coats.

A daily event at the booth was the raffling of an Apple iPod®. Pictured here is Ed Packer of Isotruss Manufacturing, presented with his winning gift by Dr. Thomas Sauer, Market Segment Vice President, Custom Manufacturing Agro, Industrial Chemicals.

All participants wholeheartedly deemed SAMPE a success, appreciated the proficiency of their fellow Evonik representatives, and look forward to exhibiting at the SAMPE Fall Technical Conference in October; another opportunity to further awareness of Evonik’s competencies and brands within the Composites Market!