NetComposites Becomes Preferred Provider to RAPRA

08 October 2013

NetComposites has entered into an agreement with RAPRA, a not-for-profit organisation promoting the innovative use of polymers, to become a preferred consultancy provider.

Composites Evolution to Exhibit Low-Cost Biotex Jute Fabrics at Composites Engineering 2013

08 October 2013

Composites Evolution will showcase its Biotex Jute reinforcement range at the Composites Engineering show, which takes place on 12-13 November at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

JEC Announce Enriched Services and Strategic Alliance with Messe Frankfurt for North America

08 October 2013

JEC says that 2014 will feature significant new additions to their offering of capabilities to better serve American composites companies.

GOCarbon Fiber to Address New Opportunities and Challenges in the Carbon Fibre Industry

08 October 2013

The conference, which takes place in Seattle, US on 8-10th October 2013, will focus on changes in the carbon fibre industry.

DSM Wins CCExpo & JEC Innovation Award at China Composites Expo with Atlac 5200 FC Resin

08 October 2013

DSM received the award in the Raw Materials category for its Atlac 5200 FC GMP resin at the biggest trade fair in Asia for the composites industry.

Scott and Fyfe Launch a Range of Multi-Axial Reinforcement Fabrics

08 October 2013

Scott and Fyfe has announced a new range of multi-axial reinforcement fabrics.

AMT Composites Sign up to Distribute TeXtreme in South Africa

08 October 2013

AMT Composites has signed an agreement that gives them the right to distribute TeXtreme in the region. 

Andreas Martsman, Vice President of Marketing and Sales of Oxeon, says, “We are very pleased to have AMT Composites committed to distribute our materials and having signed up as an authorised distributor of TeXtreme. We believe that this brings benefits to the customers sourcing materials from AMT Composites, being able to select TeXtreme in the mix of composite reinforcements available.”

AMT Composites was founded 1989 and now have three branches and employs 38 people throughout South Africa. AMT Composites provide technical support and training on composite processing in addition to the distribution of various composite materials. 

“We are thrilled to add TeXtreme to our product range, for those customers looking for weight savings and better mechanical properties TeXtreme will provide us an extra edge” says Nigel Fotheringham, General Manager, AMT composites. 

TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon reinforcements are a unique kind of composite reinforcement suitable when looking to reduce weight and improve mechanical properties. TeXtreme is successfully used in NASCAR, Formula 1, Americas Cup and advanced aerospace applications as well as sporting good applications such as bicycles, skis and ice hockey sticks.

JETCAM wins Composite UK’s Innovation in Manufacture Award with CrossTrack Manufacturing Suite

08 October 2013

JETCAM was announced as the winner in the Innovation in Manufacture category of the Composite UK Trade Association awards for its CrossTrack Composite Manufacturing Suite.

TenCate Selected by Aerotron Brazil as Business Partner for Supplying Ballistic Protection for the Embraer KC-390 Military Transport Aircraft

08 October 2013

Aerotron Brazil says it has chosen TenCate Advanced Armour as its technical and industrial partner and the supplier of the materials and special processes.

PlastiComp Partners with DSM to Develop Bio-based Long Fibre Thermoplastic (LFT) Composites Based on EcoPaXX

08 October 2013

PlastiComp, based in Minnesota, US, has signed a partnership agreement with Royal DSM to develop bio-based Long Fibre Thermoplastic (LFT) composite materials for the automotive and other performance-driven markets. 

Engis Diamond to Showcase Cutting, Shaping and Finishing Products at Composites Engineering 2013

08 October 2013

Engis UK will be showing visitors to the exhibition a range of innovative diamond products that achieve the fast, consistent cutting, shaping and finishing of hard-to-machine composite materials.

Finalists of the Brazilian “Top of Mind of Composites Industry” Awards Announced

08 October 2013

With 21 categories, this year’s edition of the awards features a new market assessment round, and the introduction of the “Innovation” category.

Promoted by the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) and audited by Destaque Business Research, the “Top of Mind” is the main award of the Brazilian composites industry. 

The finalists in each category are as follows.

Polyester resin:Ashland – Elekeiroz – Reichhold; 
Epoxy resin: Dow – Huntsman – Maxiepoxi; 
Fiberglass: CPIC – Jushi – Owens Corning; 
Adhesives: Artecola – LORD – Masterpol;
Peroxides: AkzoNobel – Arkema – Polinox; 
Gelcoat: CCP – Morquímica – Reichhold; 
Molding composite: BMC do Brasil – FB Mix – Tecnofibras; 
Release agent: Axel – Chem-Trend – Redelease; 
Additives: Bandeirante Química – BYK – Polystell; 
Manual process: Fortlev – Marcopolo – Tecnofibras; 
RTM: Marcopolo – MVC – Tecnofibras; 
SMC: Fastplas – BMC do Brasil – Tecnofibras; 
BMC: BMC do Brasil – FB Mix – Techpress;
Pultrusion: Cogumelo – MVC/Stabilit – Stratus; 
Infusion: Barracuda – MVC – Tecsis;
Filament winding: Edra – O-tek – Petrofisa;
Continuous lamination: Doplast – Fibralit – MVC;
Manufacturers of molds: AJB – Belga Matrizes – DMG Indústria de Moldes;
Distributors: Diprofiber – Redelease – VI Fiberglass;
Innovation: Barracuda – MVC – Tecnofibras; and 
Composites industry: MVC – Redelease – Tecnofibras.