Gurit presents: ‘Sailrocket – Pushing the Boundaries of Speed and Innovation’ at the Construction Materials Pavilion, METS 2013, Amsterdam
19 November 2013, Zurich, Gurit (SIX Swiss Exchange: GUR), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of Composite Materials, Systems and Engineering will be exhibiting at METS 2013 in Amsterdam from 19-21 November.

Presenting Sailrocket – Pushing the Boundaries of Speed and Innovation

On Wednesday 20 November, Paul Larsen the team leader and pilot of the world record breaking Sailrocket project will present at the Construction Materials Pavilion in association with Gurit.

Entitled ‘Sailrocket – Pushing the Boundaries of Speed and Innovation – in association with Gurit’ the presentation will show how the Vestas Sailrocket 2 smashed the outright speed record and took sailing into a “supersonic” era. Gurit Composite Materials supplied SE 84 and SE 70 carbon prepregs, Ampreg 22 laminating epoxy systems and Spabond adhesives along with innovative processing and ideas to help the Sailrocket team reach its goal.


Paul will present an overview of the project and how the use of Gurit’s advanced composite materials helped to ensure the revolutionary yacht was light and strong and more crucially, very fast. For more information on the presentation program visit: In addition visitors can study a scale model of Sailrocket 2 on the Gurit stand EL.30.


Core Kitting
Gurit will also be highlighting its structural core kitting solutions at METS. The kitting service can be used with Gurit’s full range of core materials (Corecell™, PVCell™, G-PET™, G-PET™ FR, G-PET™LITE and Balsaflex™). Using core kits can optimise a boat build by reducing waste and in-mould time, improving core fitting tolerances and increasing product quality. Gurit will be displaying an example of their core kitting services on the stand.


When Performance Counts – Composite Materials and Engineering for the Global Boatbuilding Market
On stand EL.30 Gurit’s sales and technical staff will be showcasing the composite material and engineering experience in the marine industry that has been built over 30 years. Alongside a scale model of the Sailrocket project and a core kit there will also be a range of Gurit literature and samples available. We look forward to welcoming you to METS 2013.   


Vestas Sailrocket image credited to Helena Darvelid/Vestas Sailrocket