Nylacast showcase engineered products for clean energy at All Energy 2018
All-Energy’s mission is to enable the UK renewable energy community to interact, conduct business, network and learn. With extensive experience in the delivery of engineered products for various energy projects, Nylacast showcased their engineering know-how and materials technology to members of the energy sector in attendance.
Nylacast exhibited the unique materials technology developed for various applications, helping to deliver benefits including low weight, low friction and corrosion resistance. Renewable energy technologies can gain substantial safety, performance and efficiency improvements through the use of this technology, assisting wind, wave and tidal energy to be more sustainable.
Having recently received the Rushlight responsible product or service award in London, the STORM mooring connector (Specialised Thimbles for Offshore Renewable Marine Energy) was also on display at the event. The STORM project focuses on developing a lightweight connector using advanced materials technology, specifically a hybrid material. Developed by Brunel’s Experimental Techniques Centre and the Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology, the material called Basaltium, forms the core of the innovative connector which is made from aluminium which has been recycled and strengthened through the use of tiny basalt fibres. This core is coated with a custom formulated cast nylon material designed and manufactured by Nylacast. The outer material adds a range of advantages including low friction, lightweight and corrosion resistance.
Damien McCormack, Managing Director of Nylacast Engineered Products also presented the benefits, capabilities and value to be created in the renewable energy sector through the use of materials technology. This presentation took place within the Clean Growth and Infrastructure showcase organised by Innovate UK.