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PowerWind Concludes Framework Agreement for PowerWind 500

13 September 2011

PowerWind has concluded a framework agreement with the British investment company Albion Ventures and their partner for this project Infinite Energy; a Welsh based developer, for the delivery of several wind turbines of the PowerWind 500 type.


Formax’s Carbon Multiaxial Fabrics Chosen to Reinforce Lamborghini’s Latest Carbon Supercar

13 September 2011

Formax recently developed a range of materials that would combine drapeability, good structural properties, and a new method of binding the materials in a preform structure prior to injection to meet the requirements of the latest Lamborghini.


Premier Composite Technologies' Modular Fabrication FRP Stand Shortlisted for Blueprint Award

13 September 2011

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) has been shortlisted for the Blueprint Awardsforits all-composite stand for 100% Design London 2011.
The stand which is shortlisted for the ‘Best Stand Design‘ category has been designed by UNStudio and engineered, built and installed by PCT.
The Blueprint Awards, organised by Blueprint Magazine, are held each year at 100% Design London and, according to PCT, hundreds of designers enter these awards, now in their 15th year. PCT say the plaque is a mark of originality and quality from across the spectrum of exhibitors at the show that garners international respect from manufacturers and media alike.  This year's panel of jurors includes Johnny Tucker, Editor, Blueprint; Deyan Sudjic, Director, Design Museum; Alison Stafford, Director, Moooi;  Designer Hector Serrano;  Martin Saxby, LG Himacs, Benjamin Spriggs, Associate Editor, Sunday Times Style and Rebecca Stewart, Arup. The award ceremony will take place on the first day of the show on Thursday22nd September.
PCT and UNStudio are collaborating at 100% Design London 2011 to demonstrate the benefits of designing and building with advanced composite materials over more traditional materials such as steel and concrete. The design for the stand presents a construction based on the repetition of a single geometric module. Moulded from carbon and glass fibre and epoxy resin composite combined with a structural foam core, the repeated assembled units utilize the light weight and extreme strength of the composite materials and create the potential for highly customised architectural configurations.


CDI and Red Composites Launch New TIP Program

13 September 2011

CDI (Century Design Inc) teamed up with manufacturing process consultants Red Composites to launch the new implementation program TIP, at China Composites Expo 2011 last week.


SP-High Modulus Launches Pvcell G-Foam to Marine Market

13 September 2011

According to SP-High Modulus, PVCell G-Foam provides high strength to weight ratio for all composite applications. They explain that other key features include outstanding chemical resistance, low water absorption and excellent thermal insulation capabilities and that it is compatible with most common resin systems including epoxy, polyester and vinylester.


Advanced Composites Group Achieves a ‘First in the World’ with Nadcap Approval

13 September 2011

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) is the first company in the world to go through a pilot audit and be granted Nadcap approval for composite prepreg manufacture to AC 7124 and AC 7122R.


Gerber Technology Launches GERBERcutter Z1 Automated Cutting System for Composites

13 September 2011

Gerber Technology has introduced the GERBERcutter Z1, their computer-controlled, single-ply cutting system designed to cut a wide range of challenging composite materials.


International Innovative Technologies Launch New Low Energy Milling Technology

13 September 2011

International Innovative Technologies (IIT) is launching its new patented low energy milling technology that is described as capable of meeting the fine grinding requirements of composites and other hard materials.


Composites Engineering Show to Discuss Results of UK Composites Collaborative Technical Development Programme

13 September 2011

A one year advanced engineering programme initiated by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is now set to be a highlighted theme setter for industry briefings at the Composites Engineering Show 2011 (CES).


Owens Corning Opening New China Composites Centre in Shanghai

13 September 2011

Owens Corning will open its China Composites Centre in Shanghai, China, in early 2012.


Formtech Composites and BAE Systems Design Composite Light Assault Bridge

13 September 2011

Formtech Composites and BAE Systems are working on a joint project to design, develop and produce a fully composite Light Assault Bridge as a Technology Demonstrator for Britain's MoD.


METYX Composites Creates New Tooling Centre

13 September 2011

Metyx Composites has created what they describe as a comprehensive, new Tooling Centre.


Hexcel Launches Chinese Website

13 September 2011

Hexcel launched a Chinese version of its website at the recent China Composites show that took place in Shanghai.


First Technology and Innovation Centre to Launch in October

13 September 2011

The first technology and innovation centre, which was announced in March, to focus on high value manufacturing is expected to formally launch in October.


Teijin Named on Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Third Consecutive Year

13 September 2011

Teijin Limited has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the third consecutive year.