The specialty chemicals company Evonik from Essen offers a broad portfolio of composite and raw materials. These are, for example, sold under the brand names VESTAMIN®, VESTANAT®, NANOPOX® and ROHACELL® and such composite applications can be processed in parts of the fiber, in the plastic matrix and the foam core. Furthermore, the company has the necessary raw materials as well as the extensive processing and process know-how. "For us, the SpeedFoiler™ is an excellent project to illustrate our expertise as a solutions provider for composites and it shows how the results can be transferred to other industries," said Dr. Hans Görlitzer, head of Business Development in the Evonik Crosslinkers Business Line.
The first co-sponsor of the planned Foiling World Cup is Loomion AG (www.loomion.com). The Swiss company, FinTech, specializes in communication solutions software for boards of directors and top management, building board portal solutions for well-known companies.
A new official supplier is SAERTEX (www.saertex.com), which will provide, among others, the carbon for the SpeedFoiler prototype. SAERTEX, which is headquartered in Saerbeck (Germany), is the world market leader in the production of multiaxial non-crimp fabrics and core materials for the production of fiber composites. With approximately 1,300 employees and twelve production sites on five continents, the SAERTEX Group has a global presence.
MEYER´S SOHN LOGISTICS
The logistics partner for the Foiling World Cup will be Fr. Meyer’s Sohn (www.fms-logistics.com). The long-established Hamburg-based company is one of the largest ocean freight carriers worldwide.