British company won the “Queen Innovation Award” for its fiber splicing technology
Recently, Airbond, a British company engaged in the fiber splicing business, won the “Queen Innovation Award” for its splicing technology. This is the second time the company has won this award since 2013.
In the past, despite the high longitudinal strength of the fibers, the use of compressed air to splicing carbon fibers or glass fibers together often shattered the fibers, which is determined by the brittleness of the fibers.
According to Airbond, the new equipment developed is the world’s first because of the new accessories that can be used to effectively control the air and stitch the composite together. This technology hides the splices in a rugged molded case and protects them for durability. The outer casing material is very cheap, and if it needs to be covered with resin, the outer casing can be considered as a consumable, and the splicer itself remains the same.
“Fiber splicing technology has been slow to develop over the decades,” said Graham Waters, head of marketing at Airbond. “If you use it improperly, it will lead to a lot of product waste, which will turn high-quality fiber into waste. Airbond has developed a proper splicing method through a large investment. We are honored to receive the ‘Queen Innovation Award’.”
The UK’s “Queen’s Award” is the UK’s most prestigious business award for awarding British companies or organizations that have achieved outstanding business success in innovation and international trade and are leaders in sustainable development practices.