Composite Integration and METYX collaborated at the end of August on a commercial catamaran project at Damen, Antalya, Turkey. Founded in 1927, Damen is a world leading shipbuilder with more than 13,000 employees in 36 shipyards worldwide.
The three teams worked together to complete Damen’s first ‘Direct Infusion’, a technology developed by Composite Integration which has become a worldwide standard method for high quality, automated infusions in the marine, wind and aerospace sectors.
Using a Ciject Four, with In Mould Pressure Sensors (IMPS), Metyx fabrics and core materials, the 1,800kg vinyl ester infusion was completed in 4.5 hours. This 19m catamaran project will shortly be followed by a 29m carbon/epoxy catamaran in early October.