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.
Scigrip has expanded its agreement with Biesterfeld Spezialchemie to include France and the French territories in Northern Africa, with immediate effect.
Following its strategy to address composites end-use industries specifically, JEC Group is organising The Future of Composites in Transportation, a two-day event taking place on 27-28 June in Chicago.
EconCore will unveil the latest developments in its thermoplastic honeycomb core production technology at NPE2018 on 7-11 May in Orlando, Florida, US.