MEL Composites developed an innovative vacuum infusion technique for these high-speed patrol boats for border control tasks in the Middle East.

The new infusion strategy not only produced a significant reduction in the preparation time and volume of consumable material waste, it also helped to reduce overall styrene emissions; in line with the company’s commitment to environmental improvements.

MEL Composites defined the construction materials for the PVC foam and fibreglass sandwich laminate and also designed the infusion strategy that allowed the build team to complete the infusion of 1,200 kg of resin in just 60 minutes.