20 December 2013
20 December 2013
DIAB Australia and ATL Composites plan to strengthen their services to the composites industry, offering specialised core materials and other raw materials and services to a range of composite manufacturers.
By increasing local manufacturing capabilities in the region, the companies explain they will provide the availability of a wide variety of core types and finishes for advanced processing such as infusion, pre-preg and LRTM processing.
The partners say they will also offer advanced kitting of materials which include thermoforming and 5 axis machining. DIAB's Composites Consulting Group will strengthen the offering with structural engineering based in Sydney and the Gold Coast region.
Managing Director of DIAB Australia, Mr Todd Henry, commented "DIAB has a long history of being locally placed in the market in Australia since 1984 and will continue to have its Australasian headquarters and staff located here. We will continue developing lightweight innovative solutions and products for the composites industry and will develop and foster new segments and industries. We will continue to grow composites in non-traditional areas by introducing the benefits of such materials and engineering. We see strong synergies in ATL with DIAB and its business philosophy and we believe we can now provide the market with a first class offering of advance composite materials, services and solutions, through a highly skilled and dedicated team of people within our partnership."
Nicholas Cossich, Managing Director of ATL Composites said "We are extremely positive about the opportunity to work with DIAB Australia. DIAB are international leaders in structural core materials, and we have an established position as epoxy formulators and manufacturers of structural components for high performance structures. We see this alliance as key to strengthening both companies' positions in our existing markets, and expanding into the emerging composite markets of architecture and civil construction."
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