23 April 2007
23 April 2007
ATR Group and Oma Sud Sky- Technologies have announced today the launch of a joint venture, ATR Aerospace.
ATR Group, with headquarters in Colonnella (Teramo), has been operating for over twenty years in advanced composite materials technology, with particular experience in the automotive field.
“This corporate collaboration with an aeronautic industry – explains Eng. Umberto Pierantozzi, ATR Group President - ATR can accelerate the penetration of the aeronautic sector in a moment of great opportunities for composite material, fitting the experience and production capacity acquired in the automotive world to the standards of the aerospace world even through the competences of OMA SUD.
Oma Sud Sky-Technologies, is dedicate to the production of components for medium and large dimension commercial airplanes. Among the principal clients appear Alenia Aeronautica, Officine Aeronavali and Aermacchi, directly. “The opportunity to appear on the market with the potential to supply a ready for use product is certainly the best calling card for a highly specialized and complex sector as that of aeronautics – explained the President of OMA SUD Dr. Valter Proietti .
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.
Coriolis Composites has been selected by the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU), US, to provide a thermoplastics capable Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) system.
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.