23 January 2004
23 January 2004
Armorcom is looking to acquire one or more established composites manufacturing companies on behalf of one of their clients.
They are looking for a US molder which utilizes traditional aerospace manufacturing practices, such as autoclave curing, compression molding, filament winding and/or companies using thermoplastic processing methods, such as rotational-molding, thermo-forming or injection molding.
The group will pay a cash price consistent with industry norms (up to $10M) and with controlling interest, negotiate with existing management (and/or owners) willing to stay on board, to continue running the company. It will also consider distressed companies with a long operating history.
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.