23 August 2002
23 August 2002
The Chinese State Economic and Trade Commission has set the principal tasks for upgrading the country's chemical industry, which includes its composites industry.
Objectives are to bring devices, technologies and equipment in construction or transformation in major sectors up to the international levels of the 1990s; to promote the application of information technology and realize optimal control in the production processes of major enterprises and major products; to apply energy-efficient technology, pollution-free production and resource comprehensive utilization technology.
Priority areas for R&D of leading products and equipment includes the development of organic fluorine production technique, polycarbon, metaformaldehyde, poly-terephthalic, PCT, PEN, SPS, liquid crystal polymer, high strength organic fiber, composite material production technique, production technique of polyolefine materials for parts and components of automobiles, production technology and application technology of high adsorption resins, production technology of ultra-high articulation and ultra-high light sensitive film.
Bindatex is celebrating 10 years of partnership and delivering 50 tonnes of multiaxial fabrics to a global composites reinforcement manufacturer. The specialist slitting service enables the manufacturer to supply its customers with material in a wide variety of widths.
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.
Gordon Murray Automotive announces details of its first vehicle – the T.50 supercar.