11 September 2012
11 September 2012
In early 2013, Tygavac will be relocating to the Oldham Broadway Business Park, close to their current facility in Rochdale.
According to Tygavac, the newly acquired 126,000 sq ft building on a 6 acre site forms part of Airtech’s worldwide commitment to support growth in the aerospace, wind power, automotive, marine, printed circuit board and general composite industries.
Moving from its existing 35,000 sq ft facility will allow Tygavac to continue their planned investment into new equipment, enhanced R & D facilities and increased stockholdings. It will also support a growing workforce and an extended customer training programme. Kerry Lee, VP General Manager of Tygavac said “Expansion of this kind will give us the platform to pursue our strategy for growth and enable us to continue to support our customers and distributors with enhanced products and services.“
Tygavac says the expansion will allow it to meet its customers increasing demands and is seen as an important step in the servicing of its core markets.
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.
Coriolis Composites has been selected by the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU), US, to provide a thermoplastics capable Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) system.
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.