20 May 2008
20 May 2008
Metyx Composites of Istanbul, Turkey and Composite Integration of Plymouth, U.K., co-sponsored and led the first RTM School in Mexico April 16-18, 2008.
Nida-Core of Port St. Lucie, FL, USA was also present at the event as a co-sponsor. The three-day RTM School, hosted locally by Grupo Quimico in Toluca, Mexico, attracted 40 attendees from Mexico and several other Latin American countries. The event was organized by EFA 2000, S.L. of Madrid, Spain. Industry Expert, Eckard Arlt, of EFA 2000, S.L. provided simultaneous English/Spanish translation of the entire event.
Stephen Williams of Composite Integration taught the majority the coursework, which focused heavily on Light RTM technologies, mold construction, and vacuum infusion. Ugur Ustunel of Metyx Composites also taught the group about multiaxials, RTM fabrics, the benefits of RTM, and showed success stories across various industries. There were many informative presentations on theory, materials, and industry best practices as well as demonstrations and some hands-on training. Metycore, a Metyx Composites product designed specifically for RTM and L-RTM applications, and Ciject Zero, a resin injection machine made by Composite Integration, were on-hand to give attendees a good understanding of the materials and equipment.
“We were happy to sponsor the school in Mexico. Attendees across various industries came to learn how to start producing end-products with RTM and/or how to improve on their current methods. Many came with specific questions, which helped make the event both interactive and particularly relevant to their needs,” stated Ugur Ustunel, VP New Business Development, Metyx Composites.
“There is need for ongoing training in the region. We at Metyx Composites, as well as our invaluable partner Composite Integration, are committed to offering our products, services, and support to Mexico. We have a growing presence in Latin America and will work towards the continued dissemination of know-how throughout the region,” concluded Ugur Ustunel.
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.
Technical Fibre Products will showcase its Optiveil nonwovens at China Composites Expo in Shanghai on 5-7 September.
Tecniplas is highlighting its composite equipment for the sugar and alcohol industries at the Fenasucro Trade Fair in Sertãozinho, Brazil, on 21-24 August.