19 June 2007
19 June 2007
A new sprayable bag kit has been introduced by Airtech to replace the discontinued brush bag kit as a quicker and cleaner way to create a reusable silicone vacuum bag.
The sprayable multi-bag is a low viscosity paste and is designed for use with reinforcing materials to provide extra strength and durability. The ingredients will cure in thick sections and can be used on larger parts such as large boats, automobiles etc. The 750ml Cartridge is replaceable.
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).