Aerostat material weathers extreme conditions

October 1, 2010

[Raven/Aerostar International] Sioux Falls, S.D., U.S.A. Raven Industries-Aerostar Division has completed successful flights and adverse weather testing of their proprietary High Strength Laminated Aerostat Material (HSLAM). Aerostar’s first TIF-25KTM HSLAM tethered aerostat weathered severe summer thunderstorms and extremely high temperatures without loss of helium or any damage to the aerostat. Aerostar is a supplier to …

Trade breaks for Pakistan after the flood

The EU foreign affairs chief urged EU states to back trade concessions to Pakistan, with growing concerns about the impacts of the devastating floods on the country’s economy and leadership. Supporters cite Pakistan’s strategic importance in the fight against Islamic militancy; some countries with competing textile industries oppose the breaks. The issue was debated again …