02 March 2001
02 March 2001
Valeo, a leading supplier of innovative components, systems, and modules for cars and trucks, will present 13 technical papers at the SAE 2001 World Congress March 5 through 8 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The technologies include Novel Use of a Composite Material to Limit the Loads in Windshield Wiper Systems, which explains new technology that can yield greater reliability, wipe quality, cost improvement, and mass reduction.
Valeo is focused on the design, production, and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for cars and trucks, and ranks among the world's top automotive suppliers. http://www.valeo.com
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.
Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).