30 October 2012
30 October 2012
Gurit has agreed a new supply contract in Automotive from a prestigious new customer with its first supply contract into Italy.
The prototype deliveries will commence towards the end of 2012 and the multi-year series production will start in the first half of 2013. Gurit says the project will result in the manufacture of several components on the same platform and total sales in the region of EUR 3 million. These parts will be manufactured in Gurit's recently expanded automotive composite car body parts facility, based in the UK.
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).