29 May 2007
29 May 2007
Saint-Gobain Reinforcement & Composites has increased its European production capacity for Twintex by 25% at its Chambery plant, as of April 2007.
This latest investment in Europe follows an increasing market demand for the now well-established Twintex product range in various industries and all over the world.
Latest Twintex developments include the new Twintex pellets. This is a new type of highly concentrated long fibre reinforced pellet dedicated to LFT (Long Fibre Thermoplastic) structural component manufacturing, which are said to improve customers’ productivity and provide excellent mechanical properties.
Successful applications and customer partnerships cover all industries: energy with LPG gas bottles, solar panels, aeronautics with air cargo containers, sports & leisure with catamarans, and the automotive sector with door modules, front ends, truck bodies, etc.
Twintex is based on commingled unidirectional thermoplastic and glass fibres, to solve the problem of impregnating continuous glass fibres with thermoplastic resins at a low cost.
The sister ship of the renowned passenger ferry Vision of the Fjords takes sustainability one step further. A catamaran constructed from carbon fibre composite that runs entirely on batteries, Future of the Fjords will offer sightseeing with a minimum of environmental impact.
At the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA)'s third annual Infrastructure Day on 6-7 February 2018 34 ACMA members joined together to meet with over 100 Members of Congress and their staffs to advance legislation to drive investment in innovative material solutions for transportation, water and energy infrastructure.
Shoppers visiting the newly redeveloped Halls Head Central Shopping Centre will be greeted by a 3.5 m x 2.5 m core composite spiral ribbon representing the logo of one of the centre's owners.