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November 2009

Extreme Testing

By All News, Industrial News, Marine News

The photos below show CST carbon fibre mast tip tested to destruction.

The tip was manufactured as a test product for the popular dinghy class utilising our filament winding technology. It shows the importance of manufacturing tubes with external 45 degree fibres which help stabilise and consolidate the internal unidirectional layers.

The application of external binding layers around a mast is centuries old and not to dissimilar to original techniques of wrapping rope around timber masts.

CST Extends Local And International Sales Network

By All News, Industrial News, Marine News

In a strategic move to build on the company’s core strength, and increase market growth in-line with its growing production capability and technical expertise, CST Composites have expanded their Sales network both interstate and internationally.

The recent appointments of Melbourne based Gerard Laffan and Tanya Redfern provides CST with a combined 30+ years of experience in the ANZ and ASEAN composites markets.  With Gerard’s role as Business Development Manager, and Tanya as R&D Commercialisation Manager, CST have strived for a winning formula to balance the shorter term penetration of existing markets, with longer term development required to challenge traditional materials in applications new to composites.

Contact in Melbourne can be made on +61 410 274 376 or email [email protected] for any written enquiries.

Also, CST extends its support to the dynamic North American market, opening an office in Newport Beach, California.  Local experience extends to Wind Energy, Aerospace, Military, Automotive and Mass Transit, Infrastructure, and Sporting applications.  Focus will be on providing local support for both new and existing customers, in the USA and Canadian marine and industrial markets.

The Californian office can be contacted on +1 949 861 1293.

CST Composites are a leading manufacturer and supplier of quality, high-end composites.  Established 12 years ago in Sydney, Australia, to manufacture filament wound carbon reinforced tubing for the marine industry, CST has expanded its production capabilities and technical expertise to allow it to supply high-end composite tubing and rod into a diverse range of industries and highly demanding applications.