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AOC and MFG Create Composite Staircase

11 October 2011

A spiral staircase inside the Texas A&M University Health Science Centre has been made using a fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite that MFG Construction Products (MFG-CP) made into forms giving the concrete its structure and aesthetics. 


Ford and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Research Using Coconut Fibres in Vehicles

11 October 2011

Ford and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) are researching the use of coconut fibre reinforcement for moulded plastic parts to reduce the use of petroleum and make the parts lighter and more natural-looking.


ACG Prepregs Used in ALMA Radio Telescope Antenna Dish

11 October 2011

MTM57 Series prepregs and ZPREG product formats from Advanced Composites Group (ACG) are being used to build the collector dishes for the Atacama Large Millimetre Array's (ALMA) antennas.


UK Government to Invest in Graphene Commercialisation

11 October 2011

The UK Government has announced a £50 million investment in a Graphene Global Research and Technology Hub.


Amber Prepreg in FuturEnergy 10kw Wind Turbine

11 October 2011

FuturEnergy have designed a new 10kw wind turbine using Amber Composites' prepreg, which they say generates 50% more output at wind speeds of 6 meters per second than any turbine on the market.


Dassault Systèmes Acquires Simulayt

11 October 2011

Dassault Systèmes has completed the acquisition of composites simulation and advanced draping simulation technology provider Simulayt.


Total Group form New Composites Business CCP Composites

11 October 2011

CCP Composites has been formed to carryout all composites activities of the Total Group worldwide, specifically the production activities of Cray Valley, Cook Composites and Polymers and the distribution business Composites One.


Scott Bader Expand Crystic 'Rapide' 25kg Coloured Gelcoat Service into Germany

11 October 2011

Scott Bader have set up a new, coloured gelcoat mixing and delivery service for the German FRP composites market in Bodo Moeller Chemie's (BMC) facilities located in Offenbach am Main, near Frankfurt, Germany. 


Ansani Designs Develop Fibreglass Jeep Bonnet

11 October 2011

Ansani Designs have developed a new fibreglass bonnet for the Jeep designed to be lightweight, that improves engine-compartment space.


Datum Developments Create New Coating Process

11 October 2011

Datum have created a new coating process, Polcoat, for the deposition of fine polyimide films directly on to conductive surfaces, described as a key enabling material process for the protection conductive surfaces featuring miniaturisation.


Bayer MaterialScience Develop Polyaspartic Gelcoat Technology for Water Slides

11 October 2011

Bayer MaterialScience have developed a polyaspartic gelcoat technology that offers durability, colour and gloss retention, ultra-low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and quick return-to-service for restoring water slides.


Seifert and Skinner Sponsor Composite Pressure Vessel Symposium

11 October 2011

Seifert and Skinner (SS) are sponsoring a Symposium on Composite Pressure Vessels which will be held from 15th – 17th November, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Hasselt, Belgium.


TRFA Meeting Welcomes Record Number of Attendees

11 October 2011

The Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) met for their Annual Meeting in September, in Niagara Falls, Canada, which they say was attended by a record 144 attendees, along with 19 Table Top Showcase exhibitors and 14 Technical Paper Presentations.


Nova-Institute to Complete Market Study on Bio-Based Plastics

11 October 2011

Nova-Institute will carry out a worldwide market study on bio-based plastics titled "Bio-Based Plastics in the World - Capacities, Production and Applications: Status Quo and Trends Towards 2020" which they aim to start in December 2011.


Queensland To Develop its Fibre Composites Industry

11 October 2011

Queensland Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business, Jan Jarratt has launched the Bligh Government's Fibre Composites Action Plan 2011-2014.


HELD Technologie Launch Heather 5

11 October 2011

Held Technologies have launched a new double belt press available to hire for development tasks and production runs.