23 April 2007
23 April 2007
Huntsman Advanced Materials has agreed a major sponsorship deal with Pescarolo Sport, one of France’s leading Le Mans teams, to supply advanced adhesives and rapid prototyping materials for the development of an innovative new car to race at the world-famous Le Mans 24hour Endurance Race in June 2007.
Huntsman Advanced Materials has a strong track record in prototyping track winning cars, having previously supplied Araldite adhesives and RenShape rapid prototyping materials for the TVR Typhon; for Hendrick Motorsports’ NASCAR racing cars and for Picchio in Italy for their Daytona race cars.
For the Pescarolo Sport project, Huntsman Advanced Materials will be supplying a range of products, including their latest tooling board – BM 5055 - and making their technical support team’s prototyping expertise available to the Pescarolo engineers:
Michel Elkoubi, who is overseeing the Le Mans development project at Pescarolo said “we are delighted to be working with Huntsman Advanced Materials on this very exciting new Le Mans car. There is a long way to go before we get to the track but with Huntsman Advanced Materials generous support – both products and technical expertise – I’m sure the result will be another winning car for the Pescarolo team at Le Mans in 2007.”
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.
With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.