Cast Polyurethane for High Impact, High Wear Applications
Although ship and boat building design engineers have traditionally specified parts made of rubber, plastic or steel when durability is required, many are considering cast polyurethanes as a new alternative for demanding, high-wear, abrasion and impact applications. Cast polyurethanes, also broadly referred to as urethanes, are tough, elastic materials that combine many of the performance advantages of high-tech plastics, metals and ceramics along with the resiliency and flexibility of rubber parts and are ideal for ship/boat building components.
Superyacht Diesel Engine Soot Filter Orders for LiqTech
US-headquartered LiqTech International says it has has received a new $450,000 order for Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) from Emigreen B.V. Netherland, a firm that is expert in the emission control of industrial combustion engines. By integrating LiqTech's DPF products with the generator/engine set, 99.98% of soot particulates can be removed. LiqTech explain that environmental regulations are expected to get tougher with more rigorous enforcement in the future and the luxury…
Superyacht Industry Surges into 2013
The ultimate flavour of the superyacht industry going into 2013, after a somewhat tumultuous year amid seas of inclement weather and economic instability, is one of sweet success, with silver linings hidden in some unexpected corners, according to insider sources at Yachting Pages. European shipyards orders are thriving, due to the poor performance of the Euro on international markets. Though bad news in some quarters, the deflated currency has made the Eurozone’s shipyards and component parts incredibly attractive to buyers in markets such as Russia…