01 August 2009
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One-piece hockey stick wins fans

An innovative one-piece hockey stick, made using a new third generation toughened high end resin system from Huntsman Advanced Materials, looks set to be more widely used after the recent World Ice Hockey Championships.

Designed by Composite Busch SA, the stick was used by the Swiss ice hockey team and has won widespread praise from the Russian, Austrian, Latvian and French teams.

Patented Huntsman nanotechnology gives the hockey stick extra strength, enhancing the all important features of good stick and blade slashing properties as well as bending, resistance and torsion features needed in championship games. The one piece design also allows the energy released by the player to be delivered, smoothly, directly and more efficiently onto the puck.

Araldite's NanoTech Composite RTM system is able to withstand shock without developing micro cracks making it ideal for any sector where highly exposed parts need protection such as in high contact sports and in the automotive area.


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Paul Gay

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