03 August 2010
03 August 2010
Initial projections of the Brazilian Composite Materials Association (ABMACO) suggest a consumption growth of at least 10%, and Polinox has announced a new capacity expansion.
“In 2010, we may observe a higher increase than that projected by ABMACO, which may even exceed 20%”, says Roberto Pontifex, director of Polinox. “Civil construction, transportation and wind energy, the three main consumers of composites in Brazil, are experiencing excellent scenarios. More than that, several projects scheduled to start in the upcoming months will help keep consumption at a high level”.
The expansion capacity of Polinox requires a new area for the storage of peroxides. Therefore, the company recently acquired 5,500 m² of land next to the factory – the works have already started and the warehouse will be ready by the end of the year. “We will operate with a more comfortable margin, with products guaranteed in stock for more than thirty days. This will provide for even more ease to our customers, especially during high demand periods such as the current one”, he says.
Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned a Compcut 200 composite plate saw at Renault Sport Racing in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK.
Applications for composites in the sports and leisure sector will be showcased by various exhibitors at Composites Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November.
Electric GT Holdings and SPV Racing recently unveiled the race-ready version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The car features lightweight body parts made using Bcomp's ampliTex and powerRibs natural fibre composite reinforcement products, contributing to a 500 kg weight reduction over the road edition.