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Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Abaqus

20 May 2005

Dassault Systèmes is to acquire the composite design simulation software developer, Abaqus Inc, in an all-cash transaction approximating $413 million.


Acordis in Administration

20 May 2005

UK industrial fibre manufacturer, Acordis, has called in the administrators, with Deloitte confirming that it will run the business while restructuring and sales options are considered.



CTC Launch Composite Power Line Analysis Tool

20 May 2005

Composite Technology Corporation (CTC) have launched a Power Line Analysis Tool, called PLAT, to measure the effectiveness of the company’s composite power cables.




UK University to Showcase Thermoplastic Guitars

20 May 2005

British inventors are promoting a range of innovative acoustic and electric guitars made almost entirely from polymers under the name of Cool Acoustics Technology.


Toyota Develops Carbon Fibre High-pressure Hydrogen Tanks

20 May 2005

Toyota has developed 35MPa and 70MPa high-pressure hydrogen tanks for use in fuel cell vehicles made from carbon fibre.


New Zealand Windsurf Developer Automates Production with German Robots

20 May 2005

New Zealand’s Carbon Art International is completing a research and development project, with investment from Technology New Zealand, to automate its surfboard production using a German built robot.


Vermont Composites to Produce CFRP Fenders for Chevrolet Corvette

20 May 2005

Vermont Composites Inc., one of the largest suppliers of carbon fibre products in the US, has been awarded a contract from General Motors to produce 14,000 carbon fibre fenders for the Z06 Corvette.