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Linkoping Organisations Collaborate on Composites

07 January 2011

A number of Linkoping based companies will collaborate with Linkoping Municipality and research organisations to develop production techniques and processes for composites.

To achieve this, a production technique centre in Linkping called Compraser will be established.

The companies involved in Compraser are Saab AB, Applied Composites AB (ACAB) which is a subsidiary of Volvo Aero in Trollhttan, RUAGSpace AB and Exova AB. They will collaborate with Swerea SICOMP, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Linkping University and be supported by Linkping Municipality through its business development company NuLink.

Up till now the companies have worked individually with research and product development. A situation they wish to change through the introduction of this production technique centre.

We contribute with our different skills and share the investment. Together we will be a very strong player in this area,"" says Torgny Stenholm, Chairman of Compraser and President of ACAB. ""With major companies and the Municipality backing us coupled with secured funding for a number of years to come, we have the opportunity to build a national meeting place for these important issues.""

We are extremely pleased that Compraser is now operational. It highlights the unique competence integrated with enterprising companies that Linkping has to offer. Investment in composite techniques has all the prerequisites to be highly successful, says Paul Lindvall (M), Chairman of Linkping City Executive Board.

Composite techniques are closely associated with competencies within the aviation industry and Compraser reinforces and further establishes Linkpings high technology profile, says Lena Micko (S) Linkping City Commissioner and Chairman of Svenskt Flyg.

Improved production techniques and more automation are necessary if the Swedish industry is to remain competitive. Collaboration between industry, academia and the public sector provide a good basis for developing the necessary production techniques "", Torgny Stenholm continues. ""Focus must be on solving industrial problems and developing industry-related production techniques and methods as well as testing and verifying products





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