04 December 2012
04 December 2012
Gurit, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced composite materials, is pleased to announce that its automotive business, Gurit Automotive Ltd, has been honoured with an award at the recent Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Industry Business Awards for Excellence. Gurit Automotive, a leading manufacturer of carbon composite body panels for the automotive industry based on the Isle of Wight, was presented with the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Employee Development Business Award. The awards were presented on Friday 23rd November, at Cowes Yacht Haven.
Martin Starkey, Automotive Managing Director, comments, "We are delighted to have won this award, Gurit Automotive operates in an industry that is at the cutting edge of product design and manufacture and we are truly committed to a comprehensive approach to our employee development. This award recognises all the hard work and dedication of the Gurit Automotive team”.
The award follows Gurit Automotive’s recent success at the Composites UK Innovation Awards 2012 in early November. Gurit Automotive was presented with the Composites UK Innovation in Manufacturing Award at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on the NEC Complex. The awards celebrated innovations in composite materials, design and manufacturing.
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).