High-Tech hull manufacturing
The vacuum infusion process is a technique that uses vacuum pressure
to drive resin into a laminate. Materials are laid dry into a mould and
the vacuum is applied before resin is introduced. Once a complete vacuum
is achieved, resin is literally sucked into the laminate via carefully
Vacuum infusion process reduces the need for resins by up to 70%, which allows for a substantially lighter hull. It also provides a number of improvements over traditional laminating process. These benefits include better fiber-to-resin ratio, less wasted resin, very consistent resin usage, unlimited set-up time and the process is cleaner. Working conditions are good, too.
“Vacuum infusion process is a form of high-tech hull manufacturing”, says Nisse Luoma, who has more than 20 years of experience in vacuum assisted laminating.