23 February 2003
23 February 2003
A new production line is being installed at COMAT for the manufacture of DExWin reinforced thermoplastic pressure vessels, which are mainly to be applied as pressure vessels in commercial vehicles. Production and implementation of the pressure vessels will take place in 2004.
Comat is developing DExWin products for the automobile sector and intends to manufacture pressure vessels for air suspensions. Integrated fittings provide an associated effect by decreasing the installation cost not just by an easy mounting but also due to a very competitive price.
On 17 December, Hans-Artur Bauckhage, the minister for trade and industry of Rheinland-Pfalz, awarded Comat an innovation award for the continuous production of fibre reinforced thermoplastic DExWin tubes.
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).