31 May 2011
31 May 2011
Gurit has signed a significant parts supply contract for automotive body panels with an existing customer.
Based on this contract, Gurit will supply an existing customer with “Class A” advanced composite car body panels. The production uses Gurit’s patented SPRINT material technology among other technologies and processes.
The contract is worth some CHF 30 million at the minimum procurement volume agreed with the prestigious OEM will form part of a contract that will run from 2012 through to 2016.
Production will be located on the Isle of Wight (UK) at the existing Gurit facility, which will be expanded.
In co-operation with the customer’s design department, Gurit has also been awarded a supporting contract for aspects of composite design and development.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.
Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).