Excellent strength to weight. An all-purpose grade used in multiple industries
High-temperature resistant core suitable for prepreg applications
High-performance core for extremely demanding applications such as fast marine hulls
Superior strength to weight. Used in multiple industries, including wind and marine
A PET core with excellent FST properties used in transport and construction industries
A recyclable core material used in a variety of applications such as domes and claddings
Well-suited for use as local inserts in the way of fittings, either tapped or bolted through
A thermoplastic core material designed to increase performance and decrease weight
An aerospace core available with comprehensive quality documentation and traceability
A sandwich core with excellent FST properties, suitable in commercial aircrafts interiors
Core material for subsea applications, used from sea level to 700 meters depth
A deep-water subsea syntactic foam used for depths from 700 to 10,000 meters
A core with excellent insulation properties, for low and cryogenic temperatures
Used in marine and wind applications in combination with foam
A selection of the most widely used and preferred finishing options
Qingdao Victall Railway Group is a well-known global supplier of transportation components. The company is particularly known for its locomotive interiors, integrated lavatory and metal processing. Now Victall Group enters the marine segment, extending their concept of locomotive interiors to luxury yachts. Its new VL550 is a stylish 55-feet boat built entirely in sandwich composite using Divinycell material.
Yacht buyers today demand innovative design features that maximize their onboard experience and comfort, and they want the latest operational technology and cutting-edge marine performance, as well. Composite materials can offer significant advantages when performance is part of the design brief.
Established in 2002, Qingdao Victall Railway and its affiliates are a leading Chinese manufacturer of modular products and parts for high-speed trains, intercity trains and other transportation equipment. The company also offers after-sales service at many Chinese locations, as well as a service network in Europe and North America. Qingdao Victall Railway employs more than 3,000 people through its four wholly owned subsidiaries and two rail-related joint venture operations.
Qingdao Victall Railway Group has a lot of experience from working with composite materials and with both Diab and CCG supporting the VL550 project, the success was given. CCG provided full support on all aspects of the construction and assisted with the laminating and infusion of the first yacht. Diab Technical service offered help on material selection. Several varieties of Divinycell were used and the mold for the VL550 was also made using Divinycell material.
The VL550 yacht is a stylish 55-feet vessel with a designed speed of 28 knots. However, when first launched in December 2014, the boat reached 31 knots with excellent acceleration performance. The driving experience is said to be very stable and comfortable.
Read more about Qingdao Victall Railway Group: http://www.victall.com/En/index.aspx
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