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.
Brazilian company Dilutec has developed a complete gelcoat portfolio for shipyards, for applications ranging from the manufacture of the boat mould to small repairs of the hulls and decks.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) selected a lightweight FiberSPAN fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge deck, manufactured by Composite Advantage, for the Rugg Bridge on Route 57.
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.