19 August 2005
19 August 2005
Composite Products of Winona, Minnesota has become licensed by PlastiComp to employ the patented Pushtrusion technology in its molding operations. CPI is a leading molder of composite materials and will use the Pushtrusion technology to injection mold long glass fiber reinforced parts for structural applications.
According to Charles Weber, CPI CEO, “The Pushtrusion technology enables us to utilize Direct In-line Compounding on our injection molding machines which will reduce manufacturing costs and maintain or improve finished product performance.” Weber added, “This license is another step in growing the operating relationship between our companies.” PlastiComp CEO, Steve Bowen added, “CPI is an excellent molder and a real innovator in our industry.”
Composite Products, Inc. is a leader in the Direct In-Line Compounding industry for long-fiber reinforced thermoplastics. CPI serves industries such as automotive, agriculture, consumer electronics, and others. PlastiComp is the source for the Pushtrusion Direct In-Line Compounding process.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.
Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).