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.
Cobra International will showcase a range of composite products at CAMX 2018, including carbon fibre components for the automotive, transportation, marine, water sports and luxury sectors.
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.