10 January 2002
10 January 2002
Nanjing Julong Chemical Industry Co. has received a certificate issued by Ministry of Science and Technology ranking their ""1800-Ton Intensified High-Powered Nylon"" into State Torch Plan.
Nanjing Julong Co. started the research and development of the item ""1800-Ton Intensified High-Powered Nylon"" in 1999. The company mixed common nylon with fiberglass equably and put up mixed refining to get high-powered nylon. The main capabilities of Nylon 66 (AHO) of Nanjing Julong Co. reach the standards of Nylon ST801 of Du Pont. But the price of Nylon 66 is only 50% of foreign products.
The item has passed the scientific and technical authentication organized by Jiangsu Science and Technology Commission in July 2000. The products of Nanjing Julong Chemical Co. match the demands of lots of industries, such as automotive industry, electronics, home appliance industry, shipping, railway and machinery. The products can substitute import high-powered nylon or correlative engineering plastic. At present the product has been marketed in China to bring economic and social benefit to China.
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).