05 July 2011
05 July 2011
Last week, the Brazilian Boat Building Association (ACOBAR) held its second training session for the marine industry at University of Itajai, Univali.
200 students and local marine workers participated in the seminar, which took place in the boatbuilding hub of Santa Catarina, where large boatyards like Schaefer Yachts, Fibrafort and Azimut are located.
ACOBAR administration is actively pursuing training initiatives to improve composite manufacturing quality for the marine industry in Brazil. The goal is to enhance technical skills of individuals involved in boat production. The training initiative is headed by the Vice President of ACOBAR, Jorge Nasseh.
ACOBAR’s goal is to increase the level of qualifications in the industry and to market it as a competitive place to work.
ACOBAR explain that during the event they signed a training agreement with the Department of Technology at University of Itajai to offer jobs in the marine industry for graduates of the Marine Composite Construction Technician course. Due to the level of attendance, ACOBAR is scheduling another training session in Sao Paulo in October 2011.
Airtech Advanced Materials Group is introducing three new high temperature vacuum bagging materials for thermoplastic moulding processes up to 427°C.
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.
Technical Fibre Products will showcase its Optiveil nonwovens at China Composites Expo in Shanghai on 5-7 September.