Yearly Archives: 2016

In September we launched the new website for Accedoo! Using the brand name Accedoo, VABO produces certified composite ship doors and hatches. The demand of these products is enormous, not only from within the Netherlands but also from abroad we see an increased demand. At present, among others, we delivered products to South Africa and various…
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Saving on both weight and maintenance

Accedoo ship doors and hatches are lightweight high-end composite products and are a perfect example of saving on both weight and maintenance. For example, the weight of a door of 1800 x 650 is 41kg including the coaming and locking system. All doors and hatches are “plug and play” including locking system and coaming, this means…
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First acoustic tested doors shipped to South Africa!

Meanwhile, the first acoustic tested watertight doors on their way to a renowned shipyard in South Africa. With the acoustic test an attenuation was achieved of 38 dB over the entire frequency spectrum. Normally, good damping is only achieved by applying heavy products, our goal is to develop lightweight doors with a good acoustic damping…
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Mega Yacht Hatches

Accedoo introduces a new hatch that is intended for applications in yacht building. Hatches alike are widely applied to mega yachts. The Accedoo hatch is supplied including locking system, coaming and an optional gas spring. The hatches are manufactured in the range from 300x300 to 1500x1500 and all sizes in between (rectangle / square). Producing…
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New website for Accedoo ship doors and hatches

In September the new website for Accedoo will be launched! Under the brand name Accedoo, VABO produces certified composite ship doors and hatches. The demand of these products is enormous, not only from within the Netherlands but also from abroad we seen an increased demand. At present, among others we are have delivered products to…
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Dutch innovator excels in diverse applications

VABO Composites (Emmeloord, Netherlands) was started by director Arnold Vaandrager in 2001, with several small marine projects. It proceeded to various applications for fishing vessels, including replacing metal storage boxes with composites. But the local fishing industry slowed significantly, forcing Vaandrager to look for new opportunities. “We have had to excel in what is difficult…
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Full steam ahead for composite ship doors and hatches

VABO Composites (Emmeloord, The Netherlands) has added to its wide range of composite products these ship doors and hatches that offer a 50% weight reduction vs. conventional steel doors. Cost reduction, says Arnold Vaandrager, director of VABO Composites (Emmeloord, The Netherlands), is the most important factor in the commercial shipping world. To meet that need,…
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VABO Composites wins Innovation Award

Finally, the date arrived, April 8th the award ceremony of the “Flevopenningen 2016”. The ceremony of the “Flevopenningen 2016 innovation award” was led by Hans de Graaf, director SME ING Netherlands, director of ING Netherlands Business. He was particularly impressed by the clear vision, mission and strategy of VABO on innovation in all parts of…
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Nominated for the Innovation Flevomedal

We have great news. VABO Composites is nominated, along with two other companies, for the Innovation Flevomedal 2016. The final nomination was elected out of 25 companies that were recommended or who subscribed. The jury elected and visited 6 companies out of the 25. The nomination is based on our new developments including the composite…
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Building a lightweight composite mast

As main contractor VABO has started building a composite mast with canopy. This results in a weight reduction of nearly 40% compared to an aluminum version.

At this moment we are working on the engineering. All parts will be engineered as such that all preparations are included for final assembly, lifting and outfitting

The film shows a mast which has been previously realized by VABO.