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CUSTOMER SERVICE ~ JOB OPENING

 

Date:         06/23/14
Title:         Customer Service Representative


Hours:      Full Time 8am to 5pm (est)

Company overview
Vectorply is a privately owned company with headquarters in Phenix City, AL.  Vectorply employs approximately 100 employees between administration, sales and production.  Vectorply produces more than 300 different styles of reinforcement fabrics for a wide variety of composites applications.  The company operates a factory in Alabama and contracts manufacturing with partners in China and England. 

 

Position ~ Customer Service Representative

 

Vectorply is a dynamic market driven company with a strong focus on exceeding our customers’ expectations.  The customer service responsibilities are very diversified, handling every aspect from order entry to customer delivery.  One of our mission statements is, “make it easy for our customers to do business with us”.  Vectorply is looking for a motivated, professional business person willing to work hard and be part of a winning team.

 

Job requirements

  • 4 year undergraduate degree (business preferred)
  • 2 years Customer Service Experience (preferred but not mandatory)
  • Ability to communicate well with others and work cohesively in a team environment
  • Outgoing personality with strong initiative
  • Strong verbal, written and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint applications
  • Support & assist outside sales functions of regional managers
  • Flexibility to work unscheduled time when necessary

 

Please forward all resumes to Employ@vectorply.com

 

3/10/2014

Trevor Gundberg, Vectorply's Director of Composite Engineering, is very excited to be meeting with some of our biggest customers and suppliers at the upcoming JEC Conference in Paris, France!

Vectorply continues to be interested in all of the new materials and process technology regarding the advanced composites market.

If you are planning to attend and would like to meet with us, please contact Trevor directly at tgundberg@vectorply.com to set up a meeting.

For more information regarding the conference, please see the link below:

http://www.jeccomposites.com/events/jec-europe-2014

 

 

2/20/2014

Below is an in depth article from Composites Technology about the evolution of the famous Bertram 64 hull from a traditional hand laid fiberglass structure to a state-of-the-art vacuum infused composite laminate. Vectorply's VectorLam software was utilized in the design of the infused composite laminate schedules, and all of their fiber reinforcement fabrics were supplied by Vectorply to make this a seamless transition into 21st century boatbuilding.

www.compositesworld.com/articles/sportfishing-yacht-infusion-optimized#.UvkLDMxndsY.twitter

2/13/2014

Vectorply Corporation announces carbon multiaxial expansion in North
America


Phenix City, AL- Vectorply Corporation is pleased to announce the expansion
of its advanced product manufacturing capabilities with the installation of a
new Liba Max 5 machine. The state-of-the-art Liba Max 5, is the first
machine of its type in North America. The new Max 5 will expand
Vectorply’s domestic capacity for manufacturing multiaxial, spread tow
carbon fiber reinforcements. The installation of the Max 5 is Vectorply’s
most recent addition to its already broad range of carbon multiaxial fabric
capabilities. This new machine has the capability to make some of the
lightest weight non-crimp carbon fiber fabrics in the world. The investment
was made to support Vectorply’s growing domestic customer base utilizing
carbon multiaxial fabrics

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About Vectorply
Vectorply is a private company with headquarters in Phenix City, Alabama .
Vectorply makes more than 350 different styles of reinforcement fabrics for
an unlimited number of composite applications. Vectorply products are
produced in the United States, China and England. Vectorply products are
used in a variety of markets such as Aerospace and Defense, Marine,
Concrete Repair and Rehabilitation, Sports and Recreation, Wind Energy and
Transportation.


For more information about Vectorply’s expanding carbon fiber production,
please contact Trey Sawtelle, Co-President, at (334) 291-7704.

2/12/2014

Vectorply Sweeps All 3 Medals in Men's Snowboard Halfpipe... Captures Top Four Spots

Although Shawn White didn't complete the "three peat", 3 consecutive Olympic Golds in the men;s halfpipe (he came in 4th place), Vectorply is proud to announce that their fabrics were in all three rider's boards for the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

Gold: Iouri Podladtchiko, aka I-Pod (from Sweden) rides a Quicksilver board made by Mervin Manufacturing out of Washington.

Silver: Ayumu Hirano (from Japan) rides a Burton board out of Vermont.

Bronze: Taku Hiraoka (from Japan) also rides a Burton board.

Half-pipe-14

 

It was an exciting night for the men, with our own Shawn White showing just how strong Burton boards are (see picture below). Congrats to the winners and all that competed in the halfpipe event!

2/11/2014

Vectorply’s Director of Composites receives PE License

 

In December 2013, Vectorply’s Director of Composite Engineering Trevor Gundberg, received his Professional Engineering license from the Alabama State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.  The license was granted after Trevor had passed the 8 hour long Professional Engineering (PE) exam in Mechanical Engineering in late October 2013.  The PE designation provides Trevor legal authority to sign and seal engineering plans and drawings within the state of Alabama, but it also is a distinction that is highly respected within the engineering community.

 

Trevor, Director of Composites at Vectorply, leads their Engineering Department which provides a comprehensive suite of technical services, such as VectorLam and Finite Element Analysis, for customers who are developing new or optimizing existing laminates  “We really like working with customers to provide innovative solutions and ways to improve productivity and performance of their end use product”, says Gundberg.  “Whether it’s guiding new users through the free laminate analysis software VectorLam™ or conducting a detailed finite element analysis (FEA), Vectorply’s Engineering Department focuses on providing their customers the highest quality technical services available in the industry today”.

 

 

1/2/2014

Vectorply Corporation serves an integral part in the Closed Mold Alliance, providing cutting edge composite reinforcement fabrics and laminate design services.  From chopped strand mat to specialized carbon fiber multiaxials, Vectorply supplies the right reinforcement solution for your specific closed mold process.  Vectorply also offers customer assistance with the structural design of their products using our in-house VectorLam software and FEA capabilities.  Along with the other members of the CMA, Vectorply is there to help you with all of you closed molding needs. You can find out more on the Closed Mold process from the link below.

 

http://www.compositesworld.com/knowledgecenter/closed-Molding

 

12/05/2013

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT JOB OPENING

Vectorply Corporation is now looking to hire for the position listed below.

If interested, please e-mail a copy of your resume to Employ@vectorply.com

 

Date:    12/17/2013

Title:     Accounting Assistant

Hours:  Full Time 8am to 5pm (est)

 

Company overview

Vectorply is a privately owned company with headquarters in Phenix City, AL.  Vectorply employs approximately 100 employees between administration, sales and production.  Vectorply produces more than 300 different styles of reinforcement fabrics for a wide variety of composites applications.  The company operates a factory in Alabama as well as international manufacturing partners. 

 

Job description

  • Manage accounts receivables payments and collections on a daily basis
  • Credit management – researching potential credit references and provide references on current customers
  • Review, verify and record daily sales invoices
  • Reconcile and issue monthly price support requests
  • Support and assist with accounts payable and payroll functions
  • Support and assist with monthly financial reporting
  • Internal sales reporting
  • Valuation of finished goods inventory
  • Internal inventory reports
  • Manage slow moving inventory

 

Job requirements

  • 4 year undergraduate degree (business preferred)
  • 2 years accounting experience
  • Ability to communicate well with others and work cohesively in a team environment
  • Outgoing personality with strong initiative
  • Strong verbal, written and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint & accounting applications
  • Flexibility to work unscheduled time when necessary

 

7/25/2013

Vectorply Corporation was pleased to welcome Governor Robert Bentley and Mayor of Phenix City, Alabama, Eddie Lowe to our home office in July. They toured our facility and received a brief overview of the services that Vectorply offeres to not only the state of Alabama, but all over the world! Here are a few pictures from their visit!

 

 

 

 

Vectorply is now hiring for our Customer Service Department. Please e-mail resumes to thattaway@vectorply.com if interested.

 

 

5/20/2013

CUSTOMER SERVICE ~ JOB OPENING

 

Date:05/20/2013       

Title: Customer Service Representative

Hours:Full Time 8am to 5pm (est)

 

Company overview

Vectorply is a privately owned company with headquarters in Phenix City, AL.  Vectorply employs approximately 100 employees between administration, sales and production.  Vectorply produces more than 300 different styles of reinforcement fabrics for a wide variety of composites applications.  The company operates a factory in Alabama and contracts manufacturing with partners in China and England. 

 

Position ~ Customer Service Representative

 

Vectorply is a dynamic market driven company with a strong focus on exceeding our customers’ expectations.  The customer service responsibilities are very diversified, handling every aspect from order entry to customer delivery.  One of our mission statements is, “make it easy for our customers to do business with us”.  Vectorply is looking for a motivated, professional business person willing to work hard and be part of a winning team.

 

Job requirements

  • 4 year undergraduate degree (business preferred)
  • 2 years Customer Service Experience (preferred but not mandatory)
  • Ability to communicate well with others and work cohesively in a team environment
  • Outgoing personality with strong initiative
  • Strong verbal, written and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint applications
  • Support & assist outside sales functions of regional managers
  • Flexibility to work unscheduled time when necessary

 

Please forward all resumes to Employ@vectorply.com

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Check out this article about SAFEHUT...they use Vectorply reinforcements! For more info on SAFEHUT, visit their website:


http://www.safehut.com/


http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/safehut-solutions-unfold-your-very-eyes



 

 

 

 

 

 

6/29/2012

 

Check out this article...the pilings are made with Vectorply reinforcements!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/15/us/vast-defenses-now-shielding-new-orleans.html?_r=1&hp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6/18/2012

 

Vectorply is now offering VectorLam Webinar's! The next open one will be held on July 25th at 3:00 pm EST. Topics include: Comparing an open mold laminate to an infused laminate and Creating a cored laminate in vinylester. Space is filling up...contact us to reserve your spot!  You may call us at 334-291-7704 or you may contact Molly Ditzler (mditzler@vectorply.com) to reserve your spot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6/15/2012

 

Here is a part being infused with Vectorply's VectorFusion reinforcements and CCP OptiPlus tooling resin.  If you want to know more, give us a call!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6/8/2012

 

If you were not able to attend AWEA Windpower 2012, click here for a recap!

http://www.windpowerengineering.com/policy/awea-2012-show-recap/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6/1/2012

 

Here's a pic of one of the seven cars loaded and headed to New Orleans...all with Vectorply reinforced pilings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/25/2012

 

Vectorply material at work...

http://mediagallery.usatoday.com/This-week-in-space/s203002

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

5/23/2012

 

Some of the Vectorply Team will be at SAMPE 2012 in Baltimore, MD this week.  If you are there, be sure to contact us...we would love to talk with you!

http://www.sampe.org/events/2012BaltimoreMD.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/16/2012

 

Check out some of our Customer Service team helping with a panel being infused in our test lab...

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/9/2012

 

Congratulations to Dave's Custom Boats on winning the Dessert Storm Poker Run at Lake Havasau.  This boat is built with 100% Vectorply!  We are proud to be a part of Dave's Custom Boats' VICTORY!  Check out this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnVNSzvihOI 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/2/2012

Maine firm continues push into BRIDGE and PIER construction with two "firsts"

 

Harbor Technologies LLC (Brunswick, Maine) reported on Feb. 8 that it has manufactured the world’s longest composite vehicular-bridge support beam. Harbor Technologies constructed the beam for the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Safe and Sound bridge replacement project. Safe and Sound, which started in 2009, aims to repair and replace 802 bridges in five years. To date, 672 bridge projects have been completed.

This particular beam design was created for one of three Harbor Technology bridge jobs, a single-span bridge replacement over Sons Creek on highway 97 in Dade County, Mo. Supporting the bridge deck are 105.6-ft long by 6-ft wide by 5-ft deep (32m by 1.8m by 1.5m) Hybrid Composite Beams (HCBs) that are, reportedly, the world’s longest beams currently in use on a vehicular bridge. Harbor Technologies has been manufacturing HCBs, invented by John Hillman, since the first prototype beam was tested early in 2009. During the past decade, HCBs in a variety of sizes have been installed in Texas, New Jersey, Maine and Illinois.

The company also was in the news for recent work done on a project for Maine’s Down East Institute (DEI, Beals Island, Maine), home to Maine’s first public shellfish hatchery and a resource for education and research. Harbor Technologies built the components for a new, environmentally sound, all-composite pier structure that can handle a 30,000-lb (13,640-kg) heavy-truck load. The 100-ft/31m long, 30-ft/9.2m wide structure comprises piles, pile caps, decks and floats.

Using the HCB beams, the pier only required three “bents,” or transverse support frames, on nine pilings to achieve the necessary load rating. The reduced weight of the composite components allowed the onsite contractor to use smaller, less costly leased equipment during the installation, which was accomplished in half the time required when traditional materials are used. The new structure is expected to last at least 100 years with minimal maintenance, despite exposure to the harsh marine environment. DEI’s documentation of the installation process can be viewed at downeastinstitute.org/current-pier-project.htm

 

 

 

 

 

4/26/2012

 

Recycled Carbon Fiber Products

Materials Innovation Technologies (MIT, Lake City, S.C.) introduced MIT-RCF, a wet-laid, nonwoven blanket of randomly oriented, intermediate-grade carbon fibers, with areal basis weights of 50 g/m2 to 500 g/m2, which is made from unused prepreg scrap reclaimed from 787 Dreamliner production and currently resold in roll-goods form.  MIT is working on providing this materials in several varieties, including one that commingles thermoplastic/carbon fibers, stitch-bonded forms from Vectorply Corporation (Phenix City, AL) and a prepreg.  The carbon fiber prepreg in original form sells for about $35/lb.  MIT's roll-goods product goes for $20/lb.  When it is molded with epoxy, it offers a tensile strength of 369 MPa, tensile modulus of 37.6 GPa, flex strength of 556 MPa and flex modulus of 36.4 GPa.

 

For more highlights from COMPOSITES 2012, please visit the below link:

 http://www.compositesworld.com/articles/composites-2012-highlights

 

 

 

 

 

4/19/2012

 

 

Vectorply is pleased to announce that Megan Breimann has been promoted to Vectorply's "Sourcing Supply Chain Manager"...Congrats Megan!

 

 

 

 

4/12/2012

 

 

know everything. create anything. VectorLam CIRRUS...the best gets better. Download your copy today!

 

 

 

 

4/5/2012

 

This week Vectorply celebrated being in business 20 years!

Vectorply started operations in 1992 as Tech Textiles USA, a 50/50 joint venture between a North American textile company and a British Compnay called Tech Textiles Ltd.  The British company's interest was purchased in 1995 forming Johnston Industries Composite Reinforcements Inc.

In 2002 the current management group along with an Atlanta based private equity firm purchased the company and changed its name to Vectorply Corporation.

Vectorply has had a very successful first 20 years and the entire Vectorply Team is excited to see what the next 20 years will bring.

 

 

   

 

3/27/2012

 

The winner of our Shortbus Skimboard enjoying a nice day at the beach with his new board...thanks Shortbus!

 

 

 

3/20/2012

 

BALANCE STRENGTH AND FLOW with VECTORCORE....

Introducing the latest addition to our product line...VectorCore products are structural reinforcements for the closed mold industry.

  • Ideal for RTM, LRTM, vacuum infusion, and other closed mold processes
  • High permeability
  • High conformability
  • Much better mechanical properties than standard all chop reinforcements
  • Much better laminate cosmetics than standard continuous fiber reinforcements

If you want to know more...give us a call!

 

 

 

3/12/2012

 

Vectorply is honored to be selected by the members of IBBI as an Outstanding Partner for 2011.  The Outstanding Partner award was presented to Tamir Levy, Director of Sales for Vectorply, by Tom Broy, President IBBI, during the 2012 IBBI Conference held in St. Louis, Missouri.

Thank you IBBI Member Company's for voting Vectorply as an Outstanding Partner!  Here's to another great year!


 

 

 

 

3/6/2012

Congressman Mike Rogers visited Vectorply's facility on February 24th to discuss the importance of the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) as part of the payroll tax extension bill.

At the end of last year, AWEA (American Wind Energy Association) fought hard to extend the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) as part of the payroll tax extension bill. The federal legislators heard them loud and clear - and were included on the short list of provisions to be extended through that bill. In the end, Congress only negotiated a narrow two-month extension of the payroll tax provision. In an effort to show our legislator the importance of wind energy jobs, Vectorply invited Congressman Mike Rogers to visit our facility. Here are a few pictures from his visit.

 

 

 

 

3/1/2012

Vectorply is excited to be recognized as a top vendor to the IBBI after seven years of doing business!  Thanks IBBI Member Companies!

 

 

 

1/30/2012 

The winner of the Shortbus Skim Board is...Jeremy Tessier.  Congrats Jeremy! 

Please tell your friends and co-workers to "like" our facebook page and/or "follow" us on twitter for a chance to win our final prize...a radar waterski - strada 66" slalom ski.

 

 

 

11/01/2011 

The winner of the Burton Snowboard is...Steve Carreiro with Composites One.  Congrats Steve! 

 

 

 

 

09/21/2011

Vectorply Give Away Contest

Like us on Facebook and Win

 

To enter the contest, all you have to do is either "like" our Facebook page or "follow" us on Twitter…it's that simple! We will be announcing the winner of the contest on November 1st.Visit us at IBEX (booth 1426) to see these grand prizes in person.

 

Burton Custom Snowboard

 

 

custom flying v snowboard: This is a 2012 Burton Custom Flying V snowboard. Value - $529.95 Description: The addition of Squeezebox to the Burton Custom Flying V changes the game completely for rides like Mikkel Bang and Mads Jonsson. The thinner core underfoot transitions to thicker, more powerful areas between and outside your feet to optimize pop, snap and handling. Considering this Flying V is already Springloaded with rocker float and camber stability, along with the electrified edge control of Lightning Bolts and Frostbite, it's advisable you keep this board stored outside. For more details on this board, visit Burton's website: Click to visit site.

 

 

 

 

Shortbusshort bus skims skimboard: This is a special edition skimboard made just for our contest by Short Bus Skims. Description: It is 52" x 3/4". It is a high performance epoxy skimboard that is designed for beginner through expert riders. It is designed to have superior float while being very responsive in critical sections of the wave. These boards can be purchased through Natural Art Surf Shop in Buxton, NC and Outer Banks Boarding Company (OBBC) in Nags Head, NC. For custom orders, please contact shortbusskims@gamil.com For the latest skims, check out shortbusskims.weebly.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radar Water Skisstrada 66" slalom ski: This is a 2012 Strada, 66" slalom ski. Value - $1,429.99 Description: A new 45 degree torsional carbon layup has made the Strada more dynamic off the second wake and sturdier at the finish of the turn. The Strada sits atop the World Pro rankings as teh men's and women's #1 ski. The ski only weighs 3.6 lbs compared to other skis that weigh 8 lbs. Aaron Larkin has used the Strada skis for the past 5 years. He is the #2 rated slalom skier in the world and has won the past three pro tour championships on this ski.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/11/2011

Customer Service Job Opening

Date: 08/11/2011

Title: Customer Service Representative

Hours: Full Time 8am to 5pm (est)

 

Company overview

Vectorply is private company with headquarters in Phenix City, AL. Vectorply employs approximately 100 employees between administration, sales and production. Vectorply produces more than 300 different styles of reinforcement fabrics for a wide variety of composites applications. The company operates a factory in Alabama and contracts manufacturing with partners in China and England.

 

Position ~ Customer Service Representative

Vectorply is a dynamic market driven company with a strong focus on exceeding our customer's expectations. The customer service responsibilities are very diversified, handling every aspect from order entry to customer delivery. Our unofficial mission statement is, "make it easy for our customers to do business with us". Vectorply is looking for a professional business person willing to work hard and advance quickly as our company grows.

 

Job requirements

  • 4 year undergraduate degree (business preferred)
  • 2 years Customer Service Experience (preferred but not mandatory)
  • Ability to communicate well with others and work cohesively in a team environment
  • Outgoing personality with strong initiative
  • Strong verbal, written and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint applications
  • Support & assist outside sales functions of regional managers
  • Flexibility to work unscheduled time when necessary

 

Please forward all resumes to employment@vectorply.com

 

08/09/2011

Vectorply Introduces the Lightest Weight Carbon Non-Crimp Fabric Ever

Phenix City, Al – August 9, 2011 - Vectorply is extremely excited to introduce the lightest weight double bias carbon fabric to the market.  The C-BX 0300 (100 gsm) is our newest product in the VectorUltraline of reinforcements. 

 

“For the first time, we now have a product that is lightweight and offers better mechanical properties than traditional 1K woven carbon fabrics,” says Trey Sawtelle, Co-President of Vectorply Corporation.  “There are many composite markets such as aerospace, automotive, defense, and sporting equipment that can benefit from this new lightweight multiaxial fabric development.”

The breakthrough in the ability to spread carbon fiber tow into very thin layers provides a high performance reinforcement fabric at a lower cost, compared to a 1K carbon woven fabric of comparable weight.

 

Samples are available for immediate shipment.  Please call us at 1-800-577-4521 or visitwww.vectorply.com (search products) for more detailed information regarding the C-BX 0300.

Vectorply is a world leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of multiaxial composite fabrics.  Our products are widely used in Industrial, Marine, Sports & Recreation and Aerospace

 

Vectorply Ultra

 

05/04/2011 

A breakthrough on paper that's stronger than steel

 

Below is a link to an interesting technical paper on New Composite Material.  To learn more about this topic, please visit:

 

http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/news/2011/04/a-breakthrough-on-paper-thats-stronger-than-steel

 

 

04/12/2011 

Vectorply Corporation announces the promotion of Trey Sawtelle and Trevor Humphrey to co-President of the corporation

 

April 12, 2011 – Phenix City, Alabama

 

Vectorply Corporation announces the promotion of Trey Sawtelle and Trevor Humphrey to co-President of the corporation.

A leading manufacturer of non-crimp multi-axial composite reinforcements, Vectorply Corporation, announces the promotion of Donald W. Sawtelle III (Trey) and Trevor V. Humphrey to co-Presidents. Current President and CEO, Donald L. Massey, will continue as CEO and remain on the board.  Don will focus on strategic issues and be less involved in the day-to-day aspects of running the business.  Don Massey says, “I am really excited to make this announcement.  I am 100% confident Trey and Trevor have the experience and competitive drive to take Vectorply to the next level.”

Trey Sawtelle started with the company in July of 1994.  In 1996, he was named the West Coast Sales Manager and relocated to the company’s California office.  He returned to the Alabama headquarters office in 1999 as VP of sales.  In 2007, Trey’s responsibility was expanded and he was promoted to Senior Vice President.  In his new position as co-President, he will have added responsibility and authority for the overall direction and growth of the business.  Trey commented, “I look forward to leading Vectorply as we approach the many new and exciting market opportunities for composites.  My focus will be on the larger opportunities where Vectorply’s high quality products and service excellence brings us a competitive advantage.”

Trevor Humphrey started with Vectorply in October 1996.  During his 15-year tenure, Trevor has served in several key positions.  He started his career as a Field Sales Engineer.  In 1998, he was promoted to Vice President of Business Development and managed several large direct customers while developing new business worldwide.  In late 2000, he was promoted to Vice President of Operations and managed production, quality and plant engineering.  In 2007, Trevor was promoted to Senior Vice President.  His duties still included Operations with additional responsibilities to include raw material purchases and supply contracts.  In his new role as co-President, Trevor looks forward to contributing to the growth of Vectorply. His technical expertise of composite materials and applications will help position Vectorply to better serve our loyal customer base and expand opportunities in this exciting and developing composites market.    

Vectorply is a privately held company with headquarters in Phenix City, Alabama. Vectorply makes more than 350 different styles of reinforcement fabrics for an unlimited number of composite applications. Vectorply products are produced in the United States, China and England. These factories give Vectorply the capacity to produce more than 65 million pounds of quality reinforcements annually.

04/11/2011 

Fatigue Trends for Wind Blade Infusion Resins and Fabrics

Click on the link below for information on "Fatigue Trends for Wind Blade Infusion Resins and Fabrics".  This study was done by MSU and includes Vectorply fabrics.  For more information, please contact us at 334-291-7704.

 

 

http://www.coe.montana.edu/composites/documents/2010_AIAA%20SDM_%20fatigue%20trends%20final%201.pdf

 

 

 

 

03/30/2011 

Effect of Glass Fabric and Laminate Construction on the Fatigue of Resin Infused Blade Materials

To learn more about this topic, please visit:

http://www.coe.montana.edu/composites/documents/AIAA-2008-1346-Samborsky%20Agastra%20Mandell.pdf

 

 

 

03/24/2011  Seeing Below the Surface:  Engineers devise a new way to inspect advanced materials used to build airplanes

Below is an interesting article on how carbon nanotubes are used to check airplane composite laminates for internal damage:

 

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/seeing-below-the-surface-0324.html

 

 

03/8/2011  Vectorply awarded "Outstanding Partner" at IBBI Conference

Vectorply is honored to be selected by the members of IBBI as a top supplier for 2010.  The "Outstanding Partner Award" was presented with a nice plaque to Tamir Levy, Director of Sales for Vectorply, by Tom Broy, President of IBBI, during the 2011 IBBI Conference held in St. Louis, Missori.  The members voted based on product quality, receiving sound technical support, unmatched customer service and reliable supply.

Doing business with friends is easy.  Being recognized for all our hard work is just icing on the cake.  Thank you IBBI!!!

 

02/21/2011  Vectorply Corporation now on Facebook and Twitter!

Vectorply Corporation now on Facebook and Twitter!  Check us out!

 

01/21/2011  VectorLam™ Cirrus to be released at COMPOSITES 2011

Press Release: January 21, 2011 - Vectorply Corporation, Phenix City, Alabama, a manufacture of high performance composites fabrics, is unveiling its newest version of its laminate analysis software, VectorLam Cirrus. The new version will be available February 2, 2011 at www.vectorply.com. "We have taken VectorLam to the next level! Our new Cirrus version expands on its already powerful laminate analysis capabilities while also providing the user many more useful tools when comparing & evaluating stiffness, strength, weight and cost in our customers composite part," says Vectorply's Director of Composites Engineering, Trevor Gundberg (tgundberg@vectorply.com).  VectorLam Cirrus now incorporates a metric unit option on the Summary Page, hull side laminates on the DNV Page and more deflection limit options on the Plate Page.  The navigation between laminates from the "Build a Laminate" screen is also a new feature.  Vectorply will be unveiling VectorLam Cirrus and providing demonstrations during the upcoming COMPOSITES 2011 Show in Fort Lauderdale, FL, February 2-4 (Booth 1011).  Please visit Vectorply's new website starting February 2, 2011 and get your free VectorLam Cirrus download.

 

10/05/2010  VectorLam™ Software Expiration Update Procedure

This week, all VectorLam™ Blue and older software workbooks reached their expiration dates and have become unusable.  An updated version with an extended expiration date (VectorLamBlue.10.4.10) is now available for download from the Vectorply website.  To copy over saved laminates and materials fro...

 

02/17/2010  Shawn White Wins Gold

Shawn White won the gold medal in the Men's Snowboarding Half-Pipe at the Winter Olympics!  The snowboard he was riding was made with Vectorply fiberglass!

Way to go Shawn White! ...

 

American Shaun White is the defending Olympic champion and overwhelming favorite in Cypress, so does anyone have a chance to top him? Shaun White rides a Burton Snowboard made with Vectorply Fiberglass. Check out NBC Prime Time tonight (2/17) for a look ahead to the men's halfpipe competition on Day 6 of the Winter Olympic's.

 

http://www.nbcolympics.com/snowboarding/index.html

 

01/13/2010  COMPOSITES 2010 - ACMA - LAS VEGAS

Stop by our booth at COMPOSITES 2010 in Las Vegas located at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Our booth number is 816. Show dates are February 9-11. Exhibiting dates are the 10-11. We will also be a part in the main presentation and wind blade infusion demonstration. This will be going on inside the convention center on the 10th at 2:00 pm and the 11th at 1:00 pm. Stop by our booth for more details. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

12/01/2009  Happy Holiday's

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year from the entire Vectorply Team

 

10/05/2009  IBEX 2009 - October 12th - 14th - Miami

Stop by our booth at IBEX 2009 at the Miami Beach Convention Center! Our booth number is 1825. Look forward to seeing you there!!

 

09/17/2009  VectorWind from Vectorply Corporation: Specialized Reinforcements for the Wind Energy Industry

Due to the recent focus on renewable energy sources, such as wind power, composite manufacturers have been expanding their product ranges and capabilities. With this shift toward more highly engineered composite structures comes a need for specific reinforcements necessary to meet the stringent design requirements. VectorWind multiaxial reinforcements are now available from Vectorply which have been designed specifically for these applications.

 

The VectorWind product line reflects the most commonly used glass fiber reinforcements used in wind blade and nacelle manufacturing. Heavy weight unidirectionals and 0/90 degree biaxials in the 740gsm to 1840gsm (22oz/yd2 to 55oz/yd2) range are available for spar cap and root section applications, while double bias and warp/weft triaxials in the range of 425gsm to 1650gsm (12oz/yd2 to 48oz/yd2) are available for airfoil sections and shear webs. While wind energy is a relatively new technology, there are many installations that have been operational for several years and may need repairs and/or retrofitting. VectorWind reinforcements are also ideal for blade and nacelle repair; whether for newly produced structures damaged during transportation or older installations in need of an upgrade.

 

Every VectorWind product can be used in more advanced processing techniques such as vacuum infusion and prepreg/oven cure in polyester, vinylester, or epoxy resion systems. For a complete listing of Vectorply standard products, please reference the standard product booklet or vist our website at www.vectorply.com

 

08/25/2009  Updated VectorLam™ Software now Available on Website

(Phenix City, AL) Vectorply Corporation announced today that the current version of its popular VectorLam™ software has been updated to include new materials and analysis tools. Vectorply glass, carbon, and aramid reinforcements have been updated to the current standard product listing, and the core material database has been updated to reflect recent product line changes and new products. There are also additions to the database specific to infusion including new materials and updated properties for existing materials.

 

The updated software also contains a new "Stiffener" page, which will allow users to better determine deflections, bending moments, safety factors, and other properties for beams or hull stringers according to theory based on Det Norske Veritas (DNV) High Speed Craft rules. The updated version is currently available for download from the Vectorply website. Vectorply®, headquartered in Phenix City, Alabama, is a leading manufacturer of non-crimp composite reinforcement fabrics. For a complete list of products and services available, please visit www.vectorply.com.

 

For further information contact: Philip Steggall - psteggall@vectorply.com 401-965-5387 Trevor Gundberg – tgundberg@vectorply.com 1-800-577-4521 or 334-291-7704

 

02/18/2009  VectorUltra™: A Wide Variety of Advanced Reinforcement Solutions that are “Always in Stock”

VectorUltra™ from Vectorply Corporation: A Wide Variety of Advanced Reinforcement Solutions that are "Always in Stock" For performance driven composite applications, advanced reinforcing fibers such as carbon and aramid are a necessity. A wide range of these advanced fiber products are needed to fully optimize key physical and mechanical properties such as weight, thickness, stiffness and strength. Fortunately, Vectorply Corporation provides a wide range of reinforcements that can meet almost any requirement. Better yet, the standard VectorUltra™ products are always in stock and ready to ship. From unidirectionals to quadraxials, Vectorply Corporation supplies a wide variety of high strength, standard modulus carbon reinforcements.

 

These product range in weight from 4.5oz/yd² (150g/m²) up to 24oz/yd² (800g/m²). In fact, the C-BX 0450 product is the lightest double bias carbon fabric available on the market today. The lightweight double bias reinforcements are more drapeable and provide more reinforcing options than many standard 0°/90° wovens. Heavier weight carbon multiaxial reinforcements are also available.

 

These products can be used to replace multiple lightweight wovens. The C-QX 1800 and C-QX 2300 quadraxials can replace several layers of continuously rotated unidirectionals, which will save considerable lay-up time and fabric waste. Vectorply Corporation also provides hybrid aramid and E-glass double bias fabrics for lightweight impact resistant applications. The standard hybrids are provided for better processing (easier to cut) and lower cost than standard all-aramid reinforcements. For a complete listing of VectorUltra™ products, please reference Vectorply's standard product booklet or website at www.vectorply.com.

 

11/19/2008  Engineered Reinforcements for Composite Tank and Pipe Fabricators

Vectorply Corporation's Engineered Reinforcements for Composite Tank and Pipe Fabricators Composite tanks, pipes, scrubbers, and other structures are key components in safely handling, storing and the transportation of highly corrosive fluids and other hazardous products. Fabricating such large, and often complex structures, can be difficult with standard methods such as filament winding and spray-up fiberglass chop.

 

Vectorply Corporation's VectorMat™ (binder-free stitched chopped mat) and weft (90°) unidirectional materials are ideal materials for increasing production efficiencies. Both the VectorMat™ and weft unidirectional reinforcements are sufficiently robust to be pulled through resin baths and easily wound on traditional tank and pipe mandrels. The wide range of VectorMat™ reinforcements (available in areal weights from 1.0 oz/ft² to 4.0 oz/ft²) allow for rapid thickness build up, which aid in decreasing processing time and labor.

 

VectorMat™ is "binder free" allowing for a quick wet out and high conformability. Vectorply's weft unidirectional reinforcements are used to increase longitudinal stiffness of pipes and are commonly used to join tank sections together. Standard available areal weights are 9.22oz/yd² and 15.5oz/yd², and are available in various roll widths up to 100?. For a complete listing of Vectorply's standard products, please reference the standard product booklet or visit us on the web at www.vectorply.com.

 

09/11/2008  "Clear the air" with VectorFusion

"Clear the Air" with Vectorply Corporation's VectorFusion™ Vacuum Infusion Grade Materials Due to government regulations and competition among fabricators, switching from traditional open mold processing to vacuum infusion has become increasingly prevalent. In addition, vacuum infusion can also create numerous advantages within the workplace and with the use of VectorFusion™ reinforcements these advantages can be optimized. Vacuum infusion processing, or VIP, is ideal for reducing or eliminating potentially harmful VOC emissions, which creates safer working conditions and reduces the impact on the environment. Not only is VIP a "green" process, but the part-to-part consistency and overall laminate quality is greatly enhanced. Some forms of VIP, while eliminating VOCs, produce more solid waste in the form of surface flow medias and peel plies.

 

Using VectorFusion™ reinforcements eliminates the need for these sacrificial materials, lessening the environmental impact even more. VectorFusion™ reinforcements only selectively use continuous filament mats (CFM), which can use excessive amounts of resin. A combination of less CFM and resin means higher mechanical properties and less loss of laminate thickness. "Clear the Air" by using VectorFusion™ reinforcements in your next VIP project. For a complete listing of Vectorply standard products, please reference the standard product booklet or visit our website at www.vectorply.com.

 

06/20/2008  Expanding Product Line - VectorUltra and VectorFusion

Vectorply Corporation Expands VectorFusion™ and VectorUltra™ Product Lines to Meet High Performance Requirements Vectorply Corporation, being dedicated to improving the performance and reliability of their customers' composite structures, has expanded their standard vacuum infusion and advanced fiber product lines. VectorFusion™ vacuum infusion-grade materials, which merges high resin permeability with structural reinforcements, now includes a greater variety of multiaxial & 0°/90° channeled biaxial products. VectorUltra™ advanced reinforcement materials now include infusion grade products that utilize Micromesh™ for better resin impregnation while maintaining high fiber volume fractions.

 

The VectorFusion™ line now includes a wider range of E-glass fiber reinforcements from 18 oz/yd² (600 gsm) up to 108 oz/yd² (3700 gsm). The E-LTi 1800 channeled 0°/90° biaxial was added for use in infused lightweight sandwich laminates where thin skins are a requirement. The E-3LTi 5400 channeled fabric was also added to provide a suitable mid-range reinforcement between the E-LTi 3600 and E-2LTi 7200 products. Warp (or 0°) dominant biaxial reinforcements E-LTi 2500 and E-2LTi 5000 are excellent replacements for standard unidirectional fabrics in infused laminates for such applications as stiffener caps or localized reinforcement. For infusible E-glass fiber multiaxials, two versions of the 0°/+60°/-60° triaxial, E-TLYA 2712 and E-TLYA 3612 (+/-60°) , are now available as standard products along with the E-QXCFM 3510 quadraxial. The two triaxial reinforcements conform very well to complex mold shapes, requiring little to no darting or cutting and both utilize a lightweight 1.2 oz/yd² (41 gsm) A-glass veil for increased resin flow characteristics. For thicker sections requiring isotropic properties, the quadraxial E-QXCFM 3510 employs a 1.0 oz/ft² continuous filament mat (305 gsm continuous filament mat). As with all VectorFusion™ reinforcements, each of the above listed products act as its own flow media, and does not require sacrificial medias or cloths in order to be properly infused.

 

The advanced fiber VectorUltra™ line has added two infusion-grade carbon fiber reinforcements to its already wide range of standard products. The C-BXi 1205 double bias (±45°) and C-LTi 1105 biaxial (0°/90°) reinforcements use a very lightweight 0.5 oz/yd² (17 gsm) Micromesh™ non-woven veil in between the plies for increased flow rates and more importantly better fiber impregnation. The Micromesh™ also increases interlaminar shear strength and toughness, which has always been an issue with carbon fiber based composites. For a complete listing of VectorFusion™ and VectorUltra™ standard products, please reference Vectorply's standard product booklet or website at www.vectorply.com.

09/27/2006  Check out our New "Slow Moving Goods" Section

Vectorply would like to announce the addition of a new section to our website. Weekly, we will update a list of our first quality slow moving and off quality goods. You can find this list by going to the "reinforcements" tab then click on "slow moving goods" at the far right. Please note that these products are available on a first come, first served basis and that freight will be negotiated on a case by case basis.

 

08/02/2006  Vectorfusion Update

Vectorply Corporation has expanded its Vectorfusion line to include triaxials and quadraxials stitched to a special high flow continuous filament mat. The line of special infusion specific fabrics still includes the popular channeled multiplane fabrics. A new product brochure which includes "Tips for Successful Infusion" is available from Vectorply. Send us an e-mail request and we will send you the new brochure immediately.

 

07/05/2006  Exciting Carbon Product Announcement!

Vectorply is pleased to announce a new product to our advanced line of VectorUltra specialty fabrics. We are introducing a 6 oz/yd^2 +/-45 degree carbon fabric available in 50" width or any slit widths divisible by 50" (must utilize full width). This product is intended to compete with lightweight woven fabrics that are currently in tight supply. The differences are: C-BX 0600 is a tight construction (not gappy) knitted fabric stitched 5 gauge... not woven. C-BX 0600 is not the same cosmetically as a woven but will work well for inner plies as an alternative where cosmetics are not the reason for use. Sample swatches are available today. Give us a call -- we will be happy to answer any questions!