11 July 2011
11 July 2011
Ahlstrom has taken another step in executing its growth strategy in Asia by starting production of specialty reinforcements for the wind energy market in China.
During the fourth quarter of 2011, Ahlstrom expect to start production of glass fibre reinforcements designed to strengthen wind mill blades at their Binzhou plant in the Shandong province on China's eastern coast. Ahlstrom will install multiaxial machines to its existing Binzhou site, which currently manufactures transportation filtration materials and employs 170 people.
""China has become a global power house in wind energy and through this investment we can better serve our global and local customers in the country. This gives us a good platform for further growth in the fast growing wind energy markets in China and elsewhere Asia,"" says Laura Raitio, Executive Vice President, Building and Energy.
The £50 million McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) nearing completion near Sheffield, UK, was inaugurated on 16 January.
Scott Bader is exhibiting its Crestabond structural adhesives at the Automotive Lightweight Technologies Expo in Tokyo, Japan, on 17-19 January 2018.
The use of composites within the rail industry is predicted to grow by up to 40% between 2015 and 2020 according to the Composites Leadership Forum, reports Fibrelite, a UK manufacturer of composite trench covers.