History of CASCELL® IH
Cascell® IH is a product line of closed-cell rigid foams based on polymethacrylimide (PMI) chemistry. PMI foams have been developed and used in various industries over the years.
1960s: The development of PMI foams began in the 1960s as researchers sought to create lightweight materials with high strength for aerospace applications. PMI foams were initially explored as a potential replacement for balsa wood cores in sandwich structures.
1970s: By the 1970s, PMI foams started to gain traction in the aerospace industry due to their excellent strength-to-weight ratio and good thermal stability. They were used in applications such as aircraft interior panels, wing structures, and radomes.
1980s-1990s: During this period, PMI foams continued to evolve, with advancements in foam formulation and manufacturing processes. The foams were refined to exhibit improved properties, such as higher strength, better dimensional stability, and increased resistance to temperature variations.
2000s-present: PMI foams have expanded their applications beyond aerospace and are now used in various industries, including automotive, shipbuilding, sports equipment, and general industrial applications. The foams' lightweight nature, high strength, and excellent thermal stability make them attractive for lightweighting initiatives and structural applications.
Application of CASCELL® IH
Cascell® IH, being a closed-cell rigid foam based on polymethacrylimide (PMI) chemistry, has various applications in the general industry field.
Automotive industry: Cascell® IH
can be used in automotive applications, such as structural components, interior parts, and lightweight panels. Its high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent dimensional stability make it suitable for reducing weight while maintaining structural integrity in vehicles.
Shipbuilding industry: Cascell® IH finds application in the shipbuilding industry for structural foam core materials in boat hulls, decks, bulkheads, and other marine structures. The foam's buoyancy, resistance to water absorption, and strength contribute to the overall performance and durability of the vessel.
Sports equipment: Cascell® IH is utilized in the production of sports equipment, such as lightweight paddles, surfboards, kayak parts, and other water sports gear. The foam's lightweight nature, strength, and stiffness make it valuable in achieving high-performance sporting equipment while minimizing weight.
Industrial applications: Cascell® IH can be employed in various industrial applications where lightweight and durable materials are required. It may be used as a structural foam in areas such as construction, infrastructure, and industrial equipment, providing strength and stability while reducing weight.
General structural applications: Cascell® IH's versatility extends to general structural applications where lightweight materials with high strength are needed. It can be used in components requiring stability, insulation, and resistance to temperature variations.