Composite-materials and engineered-textiles developer Chomarat will introduce a pair of developments at JEC World, March 8-10 in Paris. Products include the new glass fiber reinforcement ROVICUT™, which stretches to hug the curves of pipes and conduits that need to be rehabilitated, and a new sports and leisure application for its carbon C-PLY™ line.
The Chomarat Group developed ROVICUT in collaboration with Reline Europe, German manufacturer of sleeves for the in situ repair of pipes.
Trenchless technology using cured-in-place pipes consists of manufacturing sleeves from glass fiber reinforcements, coating them with resin, installing them inside a damaged pipe system, and curing them under ultraviolet light. The pipes are renovated without opening up a trench, eliminating noise, dirt and traffic interference.
ROVICUT was designed specifically for Reline’s new Alphaliner 1800 line dedicated to large-diameter pipes. Because it is stretchable, ROVICUT takes the exact shape of the worn pipe, increasing mechanical performance without adding too much thickness to the pipe interior.
Launched in January 2016, the Mythic 87 line of skis uses Chomarat’s C-PLY multiaxial carbon reinforcements. These innovative back-country skis were first developed for competitive skiing, but are now available for all skiers.
C-PLY carbon reinforcement is optimized in terms of angles, ply weight and fiber alignment for a more lightweight yet powerful ski.