21 April 2009
21 April 2009
Dedienne Multiplasturgy has decided to convert their RocTool Cage System development licence to a production license lasting 7 years.
This will cover two aspects:
A first license for closed mould stamping and RTM processes. The immediate objectives are to pursue developments around the new generations of thermoplastic resin based composites. This will be done on the pilot installation based in Dedienne Composites and to be able to engage in industrial projects of medium and large volume.
A second license concentrates on plastic injection; it will allow firstly the development of new applications from the Group pilot installation, which is in the process of taking place, and to move thus to the large volume production phase.
The markets involved are aerospace, automotive, transport, sport and leisure.
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.