Excellent strength to weight. An all-purpose grade used in multiple industries
High-temperature resistant core suitable for prepreg applications
High-performance core for extremely demanding applications such as fast marine hulls
Superior strength to weight. Used in multiple industries, including wind and marine
A PET core with excellent FST properties used in transport and construction industries
A recyclable core material used in a variety of applications such as domes and claddings
Well-suited for use as local inserts in the way of fittings, either tapped or bolted through
A thermoplastic core material designed to increase performance and decrease weight
An aerospace core available with comprehensive quality documentation and traceability
A sandwich core with excellent FST properties, suitable in commercial aircrafts interiors
Core material for subsea applications, used from sea level to 700 meters depth
A deep-water subsea syntactic foam used for depths from 700 to 10,000 meters
A core with excellent insulation properties, for low and cryogenic temperatures
Used in marine and wind applications in combination with foam
A selection of the most widely used and preferred finishing options
D.S. Creative Housing, LLC ( Orlando, Florida) has recently developed the SafeHut, an entirely new type of portable shelter that offers radical improvements over existing models in terms of transportation, assembly and operational usage. Packed flat for transport and storage, it can be assembled in less than 10 minutes by 2 to 3 people to create a building that measures 6 meters long by 2.1 meters wide by 2.4 meters high (20 x 7 x 8ft.). When used as emergency accommodation it comes complete with a small kitchen area, a bathroom with toilet and shower and a set of bunk beds. The versatility of the SafeHut’s design means that it can be re-configured and re-used for countless other applications including temporary or portable medical facilities, site offices and accommodation for military and rescue services personnel. When a larger building is required SafeHuts can be readily linked together using a proprietary joining system.
Offering the ultimate in rugged reliability,
the SafeHut has been engineered to withstand
250 km/h (155 mph) winds, a 366 kg/m2 (75lb/ft2) snow load to the roof, a 366 kg/m2 (75lb/ft2) live load to the floor and 1.15G
lateral acceleration seismic load. At the same
time, with an all up weight of 907 kg. (2,000
lbs.) it is light enough to be airlifted to the
remotest and most climatically severe parts
of the world by helicopter.
The designers have been able to attain
this exceptional performance levels by producing
the SafeHut in sandwich composites
based on Divinycell P recyclable cores using
an industrialized manufacturing process
that combines the benefits of resin transfer
molding (RTM) and vacuum infusion. By
taking this processing approach the company
has been able to achieve high fiber
fractions and a high quality surface finish to
both the interior and exterior of the shelter.
The combination of Divinycell P and a special
resin system gives the shelter excellent
The use of sandwich composites also
provides the SafeHut with high insulation
values, ultra low maintenance throughout
its expected 30 year service life plus smooth,
corrosion-free surfaces that can be easily
cleaned and sterilized.
Diab and Composites Consulting
Group have been involved in the development
of the SafeHut from the outset, supplying
not only the structural core materials but
also working with the company’s design and
engineering teams to refine the laminates
and to optimize the manufacturing process.
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Diab has been at the leading edge of composite core material development for over sixty years, supplying a wide range of markets including marine, wind energy, transport, aerospace and industry.
Diab is wholly owned by Ratos.
Diab International AB
Drottninggatan 7, 5th floor
252 21 Helsingborg, Sweden
312 22 LAHOLM, Sweden
Tel +46 (0) 430 163 00