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Pat Conroy, the Minister for Defence Industry, and Carol Brown, the Assistant Minister for Transport and Infrastructure visit PFG.
Pat Conroy, the Minister for Defence Industry, and Carol Brown, the Assistant Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, visited advanced manufacturing company PFG to view the companies operations and experience The Sentinel 1100. The aim of the visit was to showcase the virtues of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) as a boat building material and how it compares to other materials used in boat building.
During their visit, the ministers experience The Sentinel 1100, a tactical response vessel, built using HDPE. A ride on the Derwent gave both Ministers the opportunity to observe the stability, durability, and resilience of the Sea Boat in action. HDPE has advantages over other traditional boat building materials such as aluminium, fiberglass, and composite materials. For instance, HDPE is highly resistant to abrasion, impact, and puncture, and requires minimal maintenance compared to other materials.
After experiencing The Sentinel, the ministers toured PFG’s workshop, where they observed how HDPE is applied in boat building. A display with various advantages of using HDPE over other boat building materials, including its exceptional buoyancy and stability in rough water conditions, its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions, and its resistance to corrosion, rot, and other forms of degradation was available.
Overall, the visit by the ministers was an opportunity to showcase the benefits of HDPE as a superior material for boat building. The Sentinel 1100 boat built using HDPE is a perfect example of how the material can be used to produce high-quality, long-lasting boats that require minimal maintenance and can withstand even the harshest weather conditions.