28 March 2002
28 March 2002
With composites per capita consumption hovering around 0.015 kgs in India significantly lower than North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, India offers a tremendous growth potential for Glass reinforced composites.
Owens Corning India Limited (OCIL) is a joint venture between Owens Corning (OC) USA a fortune 500 company, a global leaders in glass reinforced composites, with Mahindra and Mahindra a leading Indian business group in the Automotive sector and American International Group (AIG). As a part of their sales, marketing and business development initiatives the OCIL team is supporting global composites value chain players (fabricators, resin manufacturers, specifiers, end users, consultants, service providers etc.) interested in growing their businesses in India. Those who are interested can contact Deepak Nimbalkar
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).