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Products

Masts

C-Tech manufacture a wide range of carbon fibre mast sections. Both high modulus carbon fibre (HM) and standard modulus carbon fibre (SM) are available.

Custom-built carbon masts are available on request

Booms

C-Tech manufacture a wide range of carbon fibre booms for different classes. A full list of all boom sections can be viewed on our booms page, or in each individual class section.

Carbon booms can be custom-built to suit almost any yacht or class.

Prods

C-Tech's carbon prods are manufactured for many different classes. Please see our prods page, or each individual class section for details.  
 

Spinnaker poles

C-Tech manufacture a wide range of carbon fibre spinnaker poles. Carbon poles can be custom built to suit almost any yacht or class.  Please see our spinnaker poles page for detailed information. 

Carbon tube

C-Tech manufacture a range of parallel or tapered carbon tube. Materials used are pre-preg carbon fibre, glass fibre or carbon/glass mix.

C-Tech can provide mandrel-wrapped carbon or carbon/glass tube in sizes from 5mm ID (inside diameter) to 150mm ID.  Bigger sizes are available in molded tube.  Visit www.carbon-tube.com for more information.

Sail battens

C-Tech manufacture the CT Sailbattens range of carbon fibre sail batten products suitable for monohulls over 50ft and multihulls over 35ft.

CT Sailbattens are hollow, rectangular, tapered, carbon fibre sail battens. Strong, light-weight and durable, CT Sailbattens are recognised as the best product on the market by world class sailors.  Visit www.sailbattens.com for more information. 

Sail-track

Plastic, glass and carbon sail-track is available from C-Tech.  Plastic track has maximum UV properties and is made from the highest-quality PVC with a high temperature resistance. 

  • White plastic sail-track suitable for small yachts up to 16ft and for use with awnings can be purchased in 3m lengths. 
  • Black plastic sail-track is available for yachts from 14ft to 30ft, and can be purchased in 5.9m lengths.
  • Glass sail-track is available with 12mm ID x 1.5mm wall thickness in standard finish.  This is available in 2.9m lengths. 
  • Carbon sail-track is available with 8mm ID x 1mm wall thickness in standard finish.  This is available in 2.5m lengths.

Custom Design

C-Tech has the design expertise and manufacture experience to take on almost any composite project. We have applied this knowledge to many applications within the marine industry and beyond. We love a challenge so give us a call with your next composite project.

 

Capabilities

 

Manufacturing Processes

C-Tech has a well-equipped 2000sqm purpose built factory that was built in 2010. C-Tech's manufacturing processes include:
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- Drawing
- Design
- Tool Manufacture
- Mandrel wrapping (male moulding)
- Female moulding
- Wet laminate
- Vacuum Infusion
- Oven and autoclave curing
- Complete fit-out, painting and finishing of products
- C-Tech offers a total post-production service by partner company Absolute CNC for the manufacture of CNC machined components, including aluminium moulds for proto-type or production runs
 

Ovens

C-Tech has three temperature cycle controlled ovens capable of curing up to temperatures of 180°C. 

Autoclave

C-Tech's pressure and temperature controlled autoclave can cure components up to 15.3m long and 1.44m in diameter in one piece.

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Max Internal Length:  15.3m
Max Internal Diameter: 1.44m
Max Temperature: 180°C
Max Pressure: 7 bar
 

Plotter

Eastman S125 Pre-preg cutter/plotter with a 1.5m x 10m flatbed.
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Wrapping Machines

C-Tech has a range of custom built mandrel wrapping machines – the latest, and largest was commissioned in June 2016. The wrapping machines improve quality of laminate consolidation and can handle tubes up to 1200mm in diameter, 13m long.

Clean Room

C-Tech has a world class 600sqm high stud positive pressure, humidity and temperature controlled clean room. This infrastructure for our Pre-preg work has increased capacity for production as well as further improving the quality of the manufacturing processes.
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CNC Machining and Mould Manufacture

C-Tech offers a total post-production service by utilising Absolute CNC for the manufacture of CNC machined components, including aluminum moulds for proto-type or production runs. 
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Materials

C-Tech processes over 30,000sqm of Pre-preg fibre each year. We use the latest materials available to satisfy the customers’ mechanical, chemical and heat requirements. Some of the materials used are:
- Pre-preg, Carbon fibre, E-Glass, S-Glass and Kevlar
- Epoxy and Phenolic resin systems
- Standard, high and ultra-high modulus carbon fibres
- Metals and alloys including titanium printed components
- Core materials including honeycombs and foam
 

Other Infrastructure

- 40ft refrigerated container for storage of Pre-preg at -15°C
- Forklift
- Spray booth
- Dedicated 100sqm grinding bay with a filtered extraction system.
- On site engineering workshop
- Large selection of mandrels and tooling

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