Vixen Composites introduces Vixen FRP products as next step in strategic plan
ELKHART, Ind. — Dicor’s Vixen Composites affiliate has taken the next step in its strategic plan to become a complete supplier of sidewall and other external panels and composites by introducing all new Vixen FRP products.
“When Vixen was formed a couple of years ago, the plan we had was to develop an unmatched range of products that would bring the newest and best FRP and composite technologies to the RV market,” stated Gregg Fore, president of Dicor Corporation. “We started by focusing on producing our Vixenite composite panels, which we have successfully introduced into a variety of non-RV markets, and quickly moved to work with manufacturers across the globe to develop RV specific FRP panel technology to improve the long term performance of RV exteriors.”
The new product lines are marketed under the name Vixen FRP, and are comprised of a family of products that address different application and finish requirements. The first product introduced will be FibroPlus™, specifically designed to boost the performance of RV sidewalls. FibroGloss™, an extra high-gloss FRP, will be introduced early in 2013, along with FibroGrip™, a non-skid material, and FibroTrans™, a translucent panel.
Vixen General Manager Gordon Frost said that FibroPlus and FibroGloss will be available in a variety of widths and colors and in rolls up to 200’ in length. Frost explained that “some competitive FRP products use general purpose resins with lower fiberglass content and may sell thinner panels, while Vixen’s products are constructed of a proprietary blend of resins and manufactured using new curing technology. They have a minimum thickness of 0.050. These are all important factors in the long term performance of the FRP.”
“After working with several global manufacturers, Dicor selected the Yucel Group to provide these specifically formulated FRP Products to Vixen Composites,” said Fore. “Yucel made a solid commitment to meet Vixen’s specifications and quality standards, expanded their facility for RV demand, and have proven technical ability along with the integrity and strong principles needed to satisfy both Vixen and its customers.”
According to Fore, these new products are perfect complements to the Vixenite Composite panels introduced earlier by Vixen. “With the addition of this family of FRP products, Vixen will now be able to offer sidewall products that meet the needs of the majority of RV products produced on an annual basis.”
For more information call Gordon Frost at 574-264-2699. Vixen FRP products will be part of the “Center for the Amazing” Dicor Corporation booth (North Wing Lobby, Hall 2A) during the National RV Trade Show in Louisville Nov. 27 to 29.
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