13 January 2003
13 January 2003
Metal Matrix Cast Composites (MMCC) has signed a strategic sales agreement with HC Starck to sell MMCC’s high thermal conductivity, low expansion graphite fiber reinforced aluminum and copper alloys via H.C. Starck’s global marketing network.
This move boosts MMCC’s sales potential while adding to H.C. Starck’s existing line of molybdenum and tungsten products. Robin Brumwell, President and CEO of MMCC, stated, “We expect our alliance with H.C Starck to dramatically enhance our ability to mutually develop and market our composite products in the highly competitive arena of the power semiconductor industry. HC Starck’s products and services clearly represent the highest quality and workmanship available in the power semi base plate industry and we are proud to be associated with this company.” Other application areas for graphite fiber reinforced alloys include lightweight space mirror substrates for advanced military optics systems, low expansion microelectronic packaging for microwave and T/R modules, support structures for aerospace and satellite applications, and high damping actuator arms for computer disc drives.
Renegade Materials recently celebrated General Electric’s first shipment of a GE Passport Engine shipset built with the company’s RM-1100 polyimide high-service temperature composite prepregs.
New Zealand company Revolution Fibres is tripling nanofibre production to meet increased international demand from a range of industries, from cosmetics manufacturers through to Formula One teams.
US company Web Industries has opened its first European sales office in Hamburg, Germany.