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Advanced Engineering 2014 Set to Break Records

Advanced Engineering 2014 Set to Break Records

12 August 2014

Organisers state this year’s Advanced Engineering UK group of events, to be held at NEC Birmingham on 11-12 November is already shaping up a...


NetComposites Look for Industry Survey Respondents

12 August 2014

NetComposites has launched its latest survey, aimed at helping it better service the needs of its customers, and is offering respondents the chance to win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers


Continental Structural Plastics to Acquire Magna’s Composites Operations

12 August 2014

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has signed an agreement to acquire the composites operations of Magna Exteriors.


Fraunhofer IPT Offers Configurable Tape Placement Head for Serial Manufacturing

Fraunhofer IPT Offers Configurable Tape Placement Head for Serial Manufacturing

12 August 2014

The Fraunhofer Institute for Production technology IPT is gearing up for action with its “Multi-Material-Head”.


Antelope Oil Tool Expands Product Offering with the Acquisition of Advanced Composites

12 August 2014

Antelope Oil Tool & Manufacturing ("Antelope") has acquired Advanced Composite Standoff SRL and Advanced Composite Systems SRL ("Advanced Composites").


Gurit Congratulates Frers Naval Architecture and Persico Marine on the Launch of the New Frers 60

12 August 2014

Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering have added a new design to its daysailers: Spectre, the first boat of the new Frers 60’ daysailer/racer.


SouthWest NanoTechnologies Names Ovation Polymers as a SWeNT Certified Compounder

12 August 2014

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT)  has added Ovation Polymers to its “SWeNT Certified Compounder” programme for its line of SMW Specialty Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) products.
 
According to SWeNT its SMW materials yield improvements in thermal and/or electrical conductivity and mechanical strength in composite systems with a wide range of industrial polymers, resins and elastomers such as polyethylene, polycarbonate, polyamide and polypropylene.
 
The company explains SWeNT’s Certified Compounder Programme recognises the proficiency of select partners in compounding SMW CNTs with such materials to create advanced composites for commercial application.
 
“The market for conductive thermoplastics is growing at a fast pace,” explains Ovation’s Interim CEO James Dye. “Customers are demanding composites with improved cleanliness, electrical, thermal and mechanical properties at the same time, in an expanding range of polymers. SWeNT’s SMW products have enabled us to meet these unique demands/specs for niche applications at right price/performance ratio. We’re pleased to be designated a SWeNT Certified Compounder and look forward to tackling new market opportunities engendered by the advanced composite systems we’re developing.”
 
Dave Arthur, CEO of SouthWest NanoTechnologies, commented “Ovation is a world-class compounder with extensive experience working with CNTs. Together; we’re in a great position to propel advanced nanomaterial composites to the next level, both technologically and commercially. We are pleased that Ovation Polymers has invested in developing an array of groundbreaking composite materials, including CNT master batch, using our SMW products.” 


Bayer MaterialScience at Fakuma 2014

12 August 2014

Bayer MaterialScience will showcase material solutions for key trends at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from October 14 to 18, 2014.


METYX Composites Announce Fourth Composites Summit

METYX Composites Announce Fourth Composites Summit

12 August 2014

METYX Composites will host METYX Fourth Composites Summit on October 22-24, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey.