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Consortium wins prestigious innovation award

VABO Composites, as part of a consortium, has won the JEC innovation Award 2015 for its composite bucket for a wheel loader. The bucket was especially deemed a successful innovation owing to its increased payload capacity due to weight reduction. The JEC Innovation Awards are presented annually at the JEC Europe Exhibition, the largest professional…
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Composite applications for the Maritime world

VABO Composites develops and manufactures maritime solutions including composite ship doors. Increasingly strategic choice are made to use a product made of composite materials. If you know and understand the benefits of the material virtually everything is possible... Read the entire article  
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Consortium including VABO Composites win major composite award JEC 2015

The hybrid composite solution in the category '' heavy machinery '' gives the consortium NLR, VABO Composites, ICO, Kuiken and Gurit the JEC Innovation Award 2015. The award is won by the development of a lightweight loading shovel for a wheel loader. The result was achieved by adding different disciplines and collaborate! The success of…
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VABO Composites at Seatec Italy 2015

Seatec is the International Exhibition of Technology Subcontracting and Design for Boats, Yachts and Ships. The fair is held in Marina di Carrara 4 , 5 and 6th February. VABO Composites will present the lightweight composite ship doors and hatches. The first series of these lightweight doors and hatches are to be supplied to Italian shipyards…
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HUBS for boulevard Emmen

Municipality Emmen is currently redeveloping the city center. One of the projects will be realized at VABO Composites with the production of  HUBS (meeting points). These are organic shaped canopies built in composite material and placed on Boulevards. In total, nine will be placed. The HUBS provide an opportunity to wait for each other and offer shelter from the sun or rain.

After thorough preparation and strength calculations, carried out by ICO Innovations, VABO Composites will soon start the production of the HUBS. The HUB will be outfitted with LED lights at the edge and underneath the canopy.

This beautiful project, which is in line with earlier architectural projects like the shells for the Louvre and the "Clouds" in London, will be done in cooperation with the municipality of Emmen. The design for this project was carried out by CM3.

CompoWorld annual conference

The last annual conference ''Composites Production'' was a great success. During these days we announced our order to produce ship doors (to be produced in 2015) for an Italian shipyard. Watch this film clip for more information.

Furthermore, VABO Composites as a company was rewarded with an innovation voucher for the development of a flexible mould system allowing to produce several products in a single mould system.

We received another voucher, shared with Hoekman Shipbuilding, for the Master Plan Sustainable Fisheries. This voucher is to develop a modular system for a composite wheelhouse for fishing vessels.
We look back at a very successful annual conference in 2014.

Megayacht radarmast

VABO Composites worked in recent time on a large scale international project. With 12meters tall and 230m2 the project was enormous. In cooperation with Mouldcam Heerenveen who performed the complete engineering and construction of direct molds VABO was responsible for the construction and assembly of the fiber-reinforced radar mast including all the piping.

The mast is constructed from two semicircular uprights in which three platforms for the radar domes and electronics. The parts are assembled before transportation by sea to the yacht at the wharf.

We, as VABO Composites are very proud to be able to make a product like this radar mast for a foreign leading international wharf. Such large scale complex fit perfectly into our strategy.

Composites in Production

For the 3rd time CompoWorld organizes the annual conference. This years theme is "Composites In Production '. There are a lot of developments and even more the explore in the field of automation in the composites industry. What can you expect? Both days starting at 09.00 there is an opportunity to visit several booths. There…
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Lightweigth manipulatorvalve

The manipulator valve is an component for parcel placing machine made by Verbruggen. Verbruggen offers solutions for palatalizing parcels in various sizes and dimensions, including sacks of potatoes and onions. These machines are sold worldwide. The manipulator, previously a heavy moving part has been replaced by composite. The product is built in a lightweight composite…
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