04 October 2002
04 October 2002
Diversified cComposites has acquired the production assets, technology, trademarks and personnel associated with Avia Composites of North Carolina. Avia Composites specialised in the manufactre of carbon fibewr pultrusions for aircraft, industrial and sporting goods applications, complimenting the carbon fibre pultrusion business of Diversified.
As part of the acquisition, Diversified Composites gets additional pultrusion equipment and a second manufacturing faciklity in close proximity to established diversified customers. In addition, Avia has developed unique carbon fibre processing technologies that permit higher that normal fiber volumes for improved properties and higher processing speeds.
In a joint venture activity, Diversified has purchased an Omniglass licence from Jeff Martin, to allow Diversified to make thin wall, complex profiles. Jeff Martin has joined Diversified in a prt-time role of VP Marketing for these complex profiles. Mike Yeats, formerly of Pultronex has also joined in a business development capacity, whilst Reggie Durhman and Sean Raymond have joined from Avia
Airex T92 structural PET foam core material from 3A Composites was selected for the construction of the Agena Marin taxi catamaran.
Scigrip has expanded its agreement with Biesterfeld Spezialchemie to include France and the French territories in Northern Africa, with immediate effect.
The next Marine-i Discovery Room event will shine a spotlight on composite materials and the vital role they will play in the marine industry in future.