Core materials for navy vessels
Navy vessels have traditionally been made using stainless steel, but there is an increasing interest in composite materials which not only decrease the weight of the ship but also make it difficult for others to spot it due to the low radar transmission properties of our materials.
All structural components, hulls, decks, bulkheads, floors and masts, as well as transoms, engine beds and winch bases, can be made lighter, stronger and stiffer with our solutions.
Our core materials include many benefits, such as good service life and low resin uptake. They provide excellent fatigue and slamming properties in sandwich structures, which makes them particularly ideal for patrol boats, coast guard vessels and other special crafts that often operate in high-sea conditions and at high speed. The closed cells significantly reduce water uptake and offers good chemical resistance,
The products from Diab are easily formable and have great machinability, which, in combination with a wide range of finishes, offer a design freedom and surface treatment that is far superior to traditional materials. In addition, our kitting options make manufacturing easier and more accurate. The result is a durable vessel with long service life, reduced fuel consumption and low flammability. At the end of life, the GL-, DNV- and LR-certified materials can be recycled.