18 March 2008
18 March 2008
TenCate Advanced Composites USA has closed of the acquisition of YLA and CCS Composites (USA).
YLA is a manufacturer of high quality thermosetting advanced composite materials. YLA is heavily focused on supplying the satellite and communications, aircraft, military, high temperature and energy markets. CCS Composites is a manufacturer of aerospace grade compression molded composite components used in commercial and military aircraft, satellite, oil and gas and industrial applications.
TenCate Advanced Composites USA is part of TenCate's Aerospace & Armor Composites group, a leader in the market for aerospace grade thermosetting composite materials and advanced antiballistic personal and vehicle protection which is utilized for military and law enforcement applications.
Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned a Compcut 200 composite plate saw at Renault Sport Racing in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK.
Alvant has been appointed to work on a two-year, £28 million project titled Large Landing Gear of the Future, which aims to deliver a 30% weight reduction and assist the aerospace industry’s drive to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Electric GT Holdings and SPV Racing recently unveiled the race-ready version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The car features lightweight body parts made using Bcomp's ampliTex and powerRibs natural fibre composite reinforcement products, contributing to a 500 kg weight reduction over the road edition.