07 June 2002
07 June 2002
The ""European Composites Directory and Report 2002 / 2003"" is a new source book for the European composites industry.
Published by Materials Technology Publications, the directory provides comprehensive information on over 1500 European companies (and multinational companies with European offices) that manufacture and/or supply reinforced plastics, as well as manufacturers/suppliers of raw materials and equipment for the manufacture of composites.
Product types covered include plastics reinforced with glass fibre, carbon fibre and aramid fibre; materials listed include reinforcements (glass fibre, carbon fibre, etc.), resins, prepregs, cores, gel-coats, and additives.
Full contact details are provided for each company listed, and each entry also provides information on the products and services offered. Additional information includes listings of company internet sites, e-mail addresses, trade names, employee numbers, etc. A separate cross-reference section lists companies by the products and services they offer, under seven sections: 1) Materials; 2) Ancillary Products; 3) Composite Products; 4) Processing Methods; 5) Equipment; 6) Services; 7) Applications.
In addition, the publication includes an overview of the composites industry worldwide and its future prospects. The overview also details the key players in this dynamic market, and reviews end-user sectors such as automotive, aerospace, construction, marine, and wind energy.
Available now, the 257-page directory is priced at £120.
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.