30 April 2007
30 April 2007
The opportunity for non-residential composites construction markets including petroleum, mining, ethanol, and wind energy are robust and expected to grow.
This is what Owens Corning's Global Market Intelligence Leader Matt Lieser said in his keynote address to the American Composites Manufacturers Association's (ACMA) Conference on Construction, Corrosion, and Infrastructure. The conference was held April 25-27 at Harrah's Las Vegas. ACMA officials say they received a record number of registrations for both attendees and exhibitors.
In an advanced statement, Leiser said he would also elaborate on opportunities for composites in the Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) market, as well as how steel and aluminium pricing is forecasted to remain above historical averages of the early 2000s. This will create even more opportunities for innovative composite applications.
Kordsa, operating in tire, construction reinforcement and composites technologies market with its mission ‘We Reinforce Life’, has launched a new campaign with the slogan ‘Inspired from life, we reinforce life’.
Chomarat is developing its Coatings & Films business at its French sites. The Group has just acquired an extruder and a graining line to increase its production capacities and develop new, more efficient solutions, particularly in the field of TPO (polyolefin thermoplastics).
Group Rhodes, through its Rhodes Interform business, has developed a revolutionary new process that enables large monocoque components, particularly those produced by super plastic forming (SPF) from very thin material, to more accurately retain their shape on cooling.