05 September 2008
05 September 2008
Eurocarbon BV of Sittard NL ha appointed Cristex Ltd, Accrington, as their new UK agent.
“Since 1992 we have had a very successful relationship with David Carlton of Sedace Ltd” said Arnold Voskamp, MD of Eurocarbon. “David advised us that he wanted to retire and we took time to search out the right company to represent us for the sales of woven tapes, braids and preforms in the UK. Cristex has excellent introductions into the aerospace, automotive, marine and insulation markets and we look forward to increasing UK market penetration.
“The Eurocarbon product range dovetails very well into our existing product portfolio”, says Bruce Craig, MD of Cristex Ltd. “The prospects for Eurocarbon braided preforms in lightweight vehicle structures are very exciting and compliments our current push in resin infusion technology”.
“It’s been a long association working with Eurocarbon”, said David Carlton. “Way back in 1973, I sold Courtaulds Grafil carbon fibre to them. Then from 1992 I worked for them. Eurocarbon and Cristex will work well together and I wish them every success.”
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.
Coriolis Composites has been selected by the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU), US, to provide a thermoplastics capable Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) system.
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.