17 December 2004
17 December 2004
Advanced Composites Group (ACG) have been awarded with the Enterprise in Sport Award, for their contribution to the carbon fibre bikes used by the winning British cycling team in this years olympics.
Team GB Cycling team were equipped with carbon fibre bikes that were designed and built by ACG when they competed at the Athens Olympics in August 2004, winning 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze between them.
The latest achievement was awarded to ACG in recognition of the company's contribution to sport. The EMDA (East Midlands Development Agency) awarded ACG their Enterprise in Sport Award, which was collected by Dimitris Katsanis, designer of the bike, when he attended the BBC Midlands Sports Personality of the Year Event on Sunday 5 December 2004.
The bikes were built at ACG's structures division, Advanced Composites Components (ACC) where a skilled team of designers and laminators work on projects that range from aerospace and automotive prototypes to the design and build of tools for these and many other market industries.
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.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.