Navtec Launch TFC™ Carbon Rigging at METS 2011
Navtec, the rigging solution of Lewmar, have launched TFC™ Carbon Rigging at METS 2011.
Navtec Thermo Fused Carbon Rigging is the latest innovation in carbon-fibre rigging. Fabricated from an advanced, flexible, high-modulus carbon composite material with a thermoplastic base, Navtec TFC™ allows new options and enhancements that are currently unavailable with other rigid and felxible, thermo-set, carbon-fibre, composite rigging products. A high-strength termination process requires no addition of epoxy or other adhesive materials, permitting the use of smaller fittings to minimise weight and optimise shape to reduce windage.
Navtec TFC™ can be used with existing rod rigging, mast, and spreader interfaces, making conversion from rod rigging easy. Equipment upgrades using titanium fittings can further optimise the existing rigging package. Weighing one-third of the weight of equivalent rod rigging, Navtec TFC™ offers an extended life span and increased durability. For more information, visit Stand 11.101 at METS or click on http://www.navtec.net/.