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.
Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned a Compcut 200 composite plate saw at Renault Sport Racing in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK.
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.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) selected a lightweight FiberSPAN fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge deck, manufactured by Composite Advantage, for the Rugg Bridge on Route 57.