03 May 2001
03 May 2001
Ashland Inc has completed the purchase of Neste Polyester’s business and assets from Dynea Oy, formerly Norkemi Oy, effective Apr. 30. Terms of the purchase agreement, which was announced Feb. 23, were not disclosed. The newly acquired business will operate within the Composite Polymers Division of Ashland Specialty Chemical Company, a division of Ashland Inc. Neste Polyester manufactures and markets high-quality unsaturated polyester resins and gelcoats for the marine, building and construction, and transportation industries worldwide.
Ashland Specialty Chemical Company, a division of Ashland Inc., is a worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals serving industries including adhesives, automotive, composites, foundry, merchant marine, paint, paper, plastics and semiconductor.
Research to develop a revolutionary high-performance composite metal hybrid stabiliser bar for trucks and trains has entered a new phase. The findings from the project to date show that the technology has the potential to spin out into other sectors such as aerospace and could see the UK take a global lead with this disruptive technology.
COBRA International is collaborating with Flite, the Australian-based electric foiling surfboard manufacturer, on Fliteboard and Fliteboard PRO – two state of the art, electric foiling composite surfboards that reach speeds of up to 45kmh.
Every year, JEC rewards the best cutting-edge and ingenious projects using and reinventing the use of composites in different categories, recognising the innovation and the full potential of composites.