26 February 2007
26 February 2007
Royal TenCate has received definitive approval from the Danish authorities for the acquisition of Roshield. The acquisition price amounts to EUR 34.7 million.
Roshield provides the European market with antiballistic vehicle protection and personal armour. The company developed itself as a strong partner for vehicle manufacturers for antiballistic protection, projects for vehicle protection being tailor-made and specifically designed for specific threat levels. Antiballistic protection is currently widely implemented in military vehicles, especially by countries which are actively involved in peace keeping operations.
Tencate say that the acquisition will provide an important contribution to the Aerospace & Armour Composites group. Recently Roshield won several orders, for approximately EUR 20 million, for the protection of existing army trucks (add-on armour) and antiballistic protection for different types of vessels.
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.