By Nick Gilbert
Umeco’s composite materials have been used by Ottobock HealthCare for producing prosthetic limbs for athletes globally. Umeco’s VTM 264 unidirectional carbon reinforced epoxy resin prepregs were selected in order to fabricate the blades that are being used by athletes such as Heinrich Popow and Kelly Cartwright.
Henrich Popow and Kelly Cartwright, successful long jumpers and 100 and 200 m sprinters, have been benefited by Ottobock’s composite design and manufacturing expertise at earlier international and national sporting events and desire to win more medals in the days to come.
VTM 264 is a 65°C to 120°C curing, toughened epoxy resin prepreg especially designed for oven vacuum bag processing. It can be used for medium weight woven and unidirectional reinforcements and full impregnation of light. This resin prepreg features intermediate viscosity and tack. Woven prepreg finds applications in the upper section and unidirectional prepreg can be used for the manufacture of the blade section.
Umeco is a supplier of materials to the sports and medical industries and the products are used across a broad range of sporting disciplines. Custom composite materials are developed by Umeco helping athletes in their performance. Umeco wishes all the very best to the athletes as they strive to win medals in their respective events