13 November 2012
13 November 2012
Gurit Automotive has been honoured with the Composites UK Manufacturing Award at the Composites UK Innovation Awards 2012.
Gurit Automotive was presented with the award at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Birmingham NEC Complex, UK. The awards celebrate innovations in composite materials, design and manufacturing.
Martin Starkey, Automotive Managing Director, comments, "This award recognises the hard work and dedication of the Gurit Automotive team, from the development of innovative composite materials to the advanced manufacturing process we use today to manufacture our Class A composites body panels”.
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).