19 July 2001
19 July 2001
Dr. David Strangway, President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), announced an investment of $14.6 million to support the development of advanced research facilities at 29 Canadian universities. The Honourable John Manley, Minister of Foreign Affairs, participated in the announcement which took place at the University of Ottawa.
Under the New Opportunities Fund, the CFI Board of Directors approved an investment of $12.2 million to support 68 infrastructure projects at 23 universities. The projects will enable 92 new researchers at Canadian universities to have access to a wide range of advanced equipment and installations including $ 75,383 for X-ray equipment at the University of Prince Edward Island to develop polymer-graphite Nanocomposites for use in lithium rechargeable batteries.
LANXESS will open a new applications development and technical services (AD & TS) laboratory for polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) in Latina, Italy. This will be capable of supporting market needs in a variety of coatings and adhesives applications in leather and textile finishing, plastic, glass and metal substrates coatings, as well as glass fibre sizing.
Applications for composites in the sports and leisure sector will be showcased by various exhibitors at Composites Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November.
UK company Codem Composites has provided key bodywork components to support the F1 team Sahara Force India.