Composite Integration welcome Galen and Eskadra to the VRTM training course
Over the last twelve years the Composite Integration RTM and Infusion training course has been attended by a wide range of companies. This diversity helps enormously to make the training interesting and informative and the interaction between the attendees always adds an additional element to the event.
In December 2014 we were delighted to welcome several customers from Russia supported by our distributor Andrey Biryukov from Bang and Bonsomer.
Included in the group were two very prestigious and innovative composite manufacturers, Galen and Eskadra.
Galen was founded in 2001 by Engineer and inventor Valeriy Nikolayev, and is a highly innovative developer and manufacturer of composite products used mainly in the civil engineering, mining and the electrical energy sectors.
Expanding their capability in RTM is seen as a natural step in the technical evolution of the company.
As the recognised pioneer in the use of Basalt fibre reinforcements and nanotechnology in Russia and Western Europe, the company has more than twenty patents and a wealth of specialist manufacturing knowledge.
Products include light-poles, power transmission towers and corrosion resistant and insulative basalt composite wall-ties used in construction to connect facing panels to structural walls.
This innovation has proven technical advantages including huge reduction in thermal conductivity and has been used in thousands of energy efficient buildings in the UK.
The company has two plants in Russia and Belorussia supported by an expanding distribution network and technical partners worldwide including Kemrock in India and Top Glass in Italy.
Visit the Galen website: Galen
Eskadra are based in the Russian city of Perm and were established in 1995 by a group of composite professionals originally from the aerospace industry.
The company specialises in GRP components for the Russian automotive industry with its main customer being Kamaz, the world’s largest truck manufacturer. The moulded components include both exterior and interior parts such as radiator grills, dash panels and body panels.
Other products include infrastructure items such as municipal waste containers, products for leisure activities (such as boats) and ducting components.
The company has its own in-house design and development capability supporting their pattern and mould making facilities thus enabling highly agile and efficient production.
Developing an RTM capability is seen as an important step in the company’s development and will bring a new and exciting level of technology to a well respected manufacturer.
Visit the Eskadra website: Eskadra
Galen products used in the building of the Cheboksary river port station.
Kamaz truck with composite components manufactured by Eskadra