Diab has agreed to acquire Sabic’s Ultem foam production line and incorporate it into its Divinycell range. Plans are for Diab to develop the material technology further.
‘This will strengthen our position in the market, enabling us to offer even more fit for purpose core material,’ said Diab CEO Tobias Hahn.
Divinycell U is a recyclable polyetherimide (PEI) thermoplastic foam suitable for use in aerospace applications and features densities of 60 & 80 kg/m3. ‘Diab already has an excellent product for FST applications in Divinycell F,’ says Diab CEO Tobias Hahn. ‘With Divinycell U, we can broaden our offering to the aerospace market with a product that has even better fire properties.’
The company says that it will relocate the line to its manufacturing site in DeSoto, Texas, USA and start production in Q3 2021.
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