Materials

Why ALUMINIUM??

The use of ALUMINIUM Alloys as basic materials for a freefall lifeboat has many advantages:

 

  • The most suitable material to withstand the forces and loads 
    involved with the freefall drop
  • Compared to GRP it does not loose its orginal strength even
    after > 20 years of extensive use
  • High strength to weight-ratio
  • Long duration of life
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Minimum of maintenance required
  • Non toxic and infintite recyclable without loss of quality
  • Freedom of design and easy to fabricate

Aluminium contributes to a sustainable world by this unique combination of features. 

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