21 April 2009
21 April 2009
The Bodycote Testing’s European Technology Centre based in Linköping, Sweden has been approved by Nadcap for the testing of composite materials for the aerospace industry.
The laboratory is one of the first in the world to receive approval for this type of testing.
Bodycote Materials Testing’s UK laboratories in Lancaster and Newcastle, as well as in Plzeò in The Czech Republic and Centech in Toulouse have achieved Nadcap accreditation while the Bridgwater laboratory has achieved Nadcap approval for composites testing.
Bodycote Testing Group’s Bridgwater facility is also now able to offer testing services for measuring energy absorption and related impact properties of polymers, metals composites and resulting final components with the installation of a Dynatup 9250 system.
Ceramicx, Ireland, has completed an 1800 m2 expansion to its production facility, doubling capacity for the manufacture of infrared heating equipment for the composites industry.
Solvay has inaugurated a new centre in Wrexham, UK, for manufacturing structural adhesives and surfacing films for the aerospace market.
The new laboratory facilities of recently founded TPAC (ThermoPlastic composites Application Centre) were opened by Anka Mulder, President of Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands, on 14 September.