20 March 2009
20 March 2009
Dow Automotive will showcase its latest solutions for bonding of composite materials, as well as its epoxy and PU-based composites portfolio together with its engineering capabilities.
In the area of bonding, Dow Automotive will present a new milestone in joining composite materials by introducing its new two-component PU based adhesive, BETAMATE 2580. This adhesive is said to overcome the limited temperature resistance of traditional PU adhesives due to a high glass transition temperature. This will also be of specific interest for the commercial transportation where the joining of composite materials is one major aspect in working with composites.
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.
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.
Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).