17 September 2004
17 September 2004
US textile manufacturer Milliken has the right to manufacture and market products based on the PURE technology throughout the world.
The Dutch based Royal Lankhorst Euronete Group will continue to market the products under the PURE trademark. PURE technology was developed by Royal Lankhorst Euronete Group b.v. in cooperation with the Technical University of Eindhoven.
Materials made with this technology are characterized by high stiffness, low weight, high impact strength, and 100% recyclability. The technology is based on 100% Polypropylene co-extruded tapes, which can be woven into fabric and compacted into sheet. Fabrics and sheet can be molded into various parts. The material is applicable to a broad range of markets, including automotive, consumer, piping, water sport and personal protective gear. Research also shows a potential for anti-ballistic markets.
The Royal Lankhorst Euronete Group, privately owned, is an international operating company specializing in high performance rope, technical yarn, recycled products, netting and yachting equipment.
Milliken & Company, located in South Carolina, USA, are one of the largest privately held textile and chemical manufacturers in the world.
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.
The Lightweight Technologies Forum will take place in parallel to Composites Europe, on 6-8 November 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany.