11 June 2004
11 June 2004
Alcan Composites and Cyclics Europe GmbH are to co-operate for the development and commercialization of Cyclics' CBT resin in key strategic markets.
CBT resin is an innovative plastic that allows new material combinations for the composites industry. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Cyclics, the manufacturer of CBT resin, has granted a global exclusivity to Alcan Composites for the marketing and sales activities for CBT(R) resin based composite materials targeting display and graphic arts, architecture markets, as well as general industry infrastructure applications. ""CBT resin with its unique characteristics will enable a considerable improvement to both process productivity and product performance, making it a very attractive new semi-finished material for future applications"", says Georg Reif, president of Alcan Composites.
""Our alliance with Alcan Composites helps us deliver our unique plastic resins to the architecture, construction and general industry infrastructure markets,"" said Roman Eder, Managing Director, Cyclics GmbH. ""Alcan Composites brings world class expertise in manufacturing technology and market access via their global distribution network.""
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.
Technical Fibre Products will showcase its Optiveil nonwovens at China Composites Expo in Shanghai on 5-7 September.