23 October 2012
23 October 2012
Molded Fiber Glass Construction Products (MFG CP) has manufactured 2,000 waffle forms for Canada’s Kitchner public library.
The waffle forms will be used to form a waffle effect in the ceiling of the newest two floors of the 25,000 square foot addition. The public library was built in 1962, when the city’s population was 70,000, now with an excess population of 215,000 renovations to library and additional parking were critical. The project broke ground September 2010 and will take approximately 2.5 years to complete.
“Our architectural forms are used throughout the US, Canada and Mexico in libraries, hospitals, aquariums, manufacturing facilities and college campuses; they are now being used to rebuild the San Diego’s New Central Library, Joe Kusiak, Sales Manager said. The library was designed to meet all future requirements and is being constructed to the highest standards of energy efficiency.”
Sumitomo Chemical reports that its polyethersulfone (PES) micro-powder additive SumikaExcel 5003P boosts fracture toughness and resistance to micro-cracking for fibre reinforced epoxy composites over a broad temperature range without negatively impacting dimensional stability, flame/smoke/toxicity (FST), creep resistance, modulus, impact, or yield strength.
Renault, Webasto, ARRK-Shapers and Polyscope Polymers won the People’s Choice award for the most innovative composite part at the 18th annual Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.