07 August 2009
07 August 2009
This partnership will allow both parties to jointly develop new composite technologies and applications in the field of automotive and advanced composites.
DSM plans to relocate a core team of experts from its Ludwigshafen unit into new offices at a technology park in Karlsruhe, close to ICT. DSM say that this will ensure an even stronger presence near key customers, giving them the ability to quickly deliver new innovations.
They will also concentrate R&D capabilities in the their main R&D centre in Zwolle, The Netherlands. As a consequence, DSM plans to stop operations at the Ludwigshafen site by end of 2009.
“We are very excited that DSM has decided to form this partnership with us, as we are proud to be able to work with the number one in the composite resins industry” says Prof. Frank Henning, Deputy Director of Fraunhofer ICT. “We value the personnel’s expertise and high level of commitment by DSM, therefore we would like to welcome DSM.”
“With Fraunhofer ICT’s proficiency and leading position in research and development in composites, we have found the ideal partner for joint applications and processes in automotive and other composite markets,” says Dr. Michael Effing, President DSM Composite Resins, “This partnership makes a significant contribution to DSM’s long-term commitment to focus on innovative and sustainable products and to composite solutions based on our customers’ needs.”
Composite products, based on polyurethane technologies from global chemical company Huntsman, are taking centre stage at a design exhibition at the Design Museum Gent, Belgium.
The Brazilian composite sector expects to close 2018 with a turnover of US$ 685 million, a high of 3.8% compared to the previous year.
Brazilian company Tecniplas has supplied two composite elution columns to mining company Leagold.