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The composite sandwich monocoque construction method was developed by Plastisol. The composite bodies have an economic life of 40 years and all products come with a 10-year warranty. Using the most innovative production techniques paired with the versatility of the composite material enables Plastisol to tailor the vehicles to meet literally any customer requirement, while also keeping a particularly close eye on functionality and design.

The unique composite sandwich constructions are produced using a vacuum-injection process developed in-house, in which resin is injected into glass fibre and, where relevant, into the foam cores. Following curing, it results in an extremely strong ‘sandwich’ of materials, offering a wide range of advantages. It is even possible to make bullet resistance superstructures. See below for a list of the proven benefits of Plastisol’s composite sandwich constructions.

All products undergo extensive testing in Plastisol’s in-house certified testing facility to meet international standards, including ISO 9001:2000 and AQAP 2110. In addition, Plastisol works with trained production staff and has a high-tech Research & Development Centre to ensure a high level of quality and service for all products.

Plastisol’s composite end product is a thermosetting resin, also known as a thermoset. It is a non-emitting product and is therefore classified as non-hazardous for the environment. Its long economic life (40 years) and maintenance-free properties further reduce the impact on the environment. At the end of its life cycle, the end product can be disassembled and shredded into small particles, which can be reused in the construction industry.

The proven benefits of Plastisol’s composite sandwich constructions include:

  • Light-weight: Plastisol bodies are 35 to 40% lighter in comparison to traditional materials

  • Corrosion free: guaranteed corrosion proof and rust free

  • Weather proof: able to withstand even the most extreme weather conditions

  • Shock resistant: absorbs the force of an impact

  • Maintenance free: no maintenance other than regular cleaning required

  • Easy damage repairs: the composition of composite renders its repair far more convenient than that of traditional materials

  • Flame extinguishing: naturally fire-resistant material (fire only affects the varnish)

  • Bulletproof: bulletproof constructions can be manufactured for security reasons

  • Tailor made: all Plastisol products can be manufactured according to customer requirements

  • Economic life of 40 years: composite is a durable material which helps reduce the environmental burden

  • Recycling: at the end of its useful life, the material can be recycled and reused for various industrial applications

 

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