Supplying materials for the Punch Powertrain Solar Team
Punch Powertrain Solar Team
SHD Composites were asked to help with the supply of materials for the Punch Powertrain Solar Team from the University of Leuven to build a car for the 2015 Solar Challenge race from Adelaide to Darwin across some of the most demanding terrain of the planet. To meet this challenge, the team needed a light, tough and strong material and were particularly interested in making the vehicle as sustainable as possible without compromising on performance. In response, SHD supplied Textreme®, UD carbon prepreg and woven aramid fabrics using the revolutionary DF260 Cashew Nutshell Liquid toughened epoxy resin. The car and team performed superbly, taking a creditable 5th place in the race.