North West | Industry, manufacturing

Russian prepregs could supplant imports, shipbuilders believe

6 Jun '16
Products by Prepreg-SKM, a Russian company, can successfully compete with imports, specialists at Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard in Northwest Russia concluded following a series of rigorous tests, announced Composite Holding Co., the parent firm for Prepreg-SKM.

Prepreg-SKM focuses on carbon and glass fiber based technical fabrics and prepregs, and is believed to be able to supply more than $6m worth of polymer composites currently imported into Russia each year.

At Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard, they conducted comparative tests for products by Finland’s Ahlstrom and Russia’s Prepreg-SKM. New composite materials based on Prepreg’s carbon fiber fabrics were also tested. According to Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard CEO Vladimir Seredokho, the Russian products “showed very good results.”

Currently, ship hulls the Russian shipyard produces “are made from imported materials to a great extent.”
Publish in Twitter
Write to Facebook
Google Buzz
Write to LiveJournal
Show in MM
Share MK
COMMENT ON THIS STORY
Find Related Content

Locations:

Latest News: North West
12 Dec '16 | Energy, utilities | Technology & innovation
7 Jun '16 | Finance, business | Technology & innovation
 

Feature stories

7 Dec '16
In spite of all current problems and adverse external...
2 Nov '16
Search (News archive - 21023)
Advertising
ARCCoM
Advertising
RBTH_Kendrick
Advertising
Hi-tech Technopark Association of Russia
Advertising
ITMO University

Latest News

24 Jan '17
A collaborative team that brought together MIPT...
23 Jan '17
The top university in the Urals is developing what...
20 Jan '17
A scientific team at the Siberian Federal University...

Most read stories from last week

24 Jan '17
A collaborative team that brought together MIPT...
23 Jan '17
The top university in the Urals is developing what...