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
Brazilian company Dilutec has developed a complete gelcoat portfolio for shipyards, for applications ranging from the manufacture of the boat mould to small repairs of the hulls and decks.
UK company Norco Composites has invested in a larger spray booth and a new cutting and kitting machine to enable the company to increase productivity in line with growing demand from its marine customers.
Hexagon Composites' subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has been selected to supply high-pressure hydrogen tanks for the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the US.