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NetComposites to Bring Composites Industry Together at Composites Innovation 2014

NetComposites to Bring Composites Industry Together at Composites Innovation 2014

28 January 2014

The two day conference will showcase the latest research and technical developments in fibre-reinforced composites (FRPs).


Formax to Open Dedicated Automotive Production Facility

Formax to Open Dedicated Automotive Production Facility

28 January 2014

Formax plans to open an automotive production unit at its Leicestershire, UK, headquarters.


Mitsubishi Rayon Develop High-Performance Intermediate Modulus Carbon Fiber Pyrofil MR70

28 January 2014

Mitsubishi Rayon states that it has successfully developed a high performance intermediate modulus (IM) carbon fibre, Pyrofil MR70, which largely exceeds the performance of conventional IM carbon fibres.
  
The company claims the new product, MR70, is an innovative IM carbon fibre which has strength of 7GPa (1000ksi), a modulus of 325GPa (47msi) and exceeds MR60H, a conventional IM fibre of Mitsubishi Rayon, by 20% on strength and by 10% on modulus. This high performance was achieved by having been able to realise the precise control of the carbon-fibre microstructure and the exclusion of the defects by revisiting thoroughly from the manufacturing process of the precursor.
 
Mitsubishi Rayon has already started production in a domestic plant and started sample shipments to users such as for aerospace and sports-leisure applications.
 
The company will accelerate development of the market from which a further high-performance carbon fibre is demanded such as aerospace use, high performance industry use, and sports leisure use by extending user evaluations.


Clariant’s Exolit Ensures Protection for Renewable Polymers in Oyster Shell-Reinforced Polypropylene

28 January 2014

Clariantis is providing fire protection in the development of commercially viable, flame retarded thermoplastic composites based on renewable oyster shell fillers.


General Plastics Expands Line of Polyurethane Continuous Insulation Blocks

28 January 2014

General Plastics Manufacturing Company has added new products to its premier LAST-A-FOAM R-9300 Continuous Insulation Block Series.


Composite Solution for Cape Town Container Quay

Composite Solution for Cape Town Container Quay

28 January 2014

Aerontec has designed, manufactured and installed a special composite deck on one quay of the container terminal at Cape Town, South Africa.


HITCO Selects Plataine's Total Production Optimisation (TPO) FabricOptimizer to Automate Composites Cutting Processes

28 January 2014

HITCO Carbon Composites states it has selected Plataine Technologies Total Production Optimizer (TPO) FabricOptimizer solution to improve its manufacturing efficiencies through increased material yields and manufacturing throughput.


PSG Appointed as Loctite Distributor

28 January 2014

PSG states it has expanded their range to include MRO consumables such as paints, oils, lubricants, sealants and adhesives.


IYRS School of Technology and Trades Hosts MIT Students

IYRS School of Technology and Trades Hosts MIT Students

28 January 2014

The IYRS School of Technology and Trades hosted architecture students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 15 – 17 Janu...


Hexcel Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

28 January 2014

Hexcel Corporation has received a 2013 Boeing Performance Excellence Award.


AOC Announces Price Increase for US and Canada

28 January 2014

AOC has announced a price increase of US$0.04/lb in the U.S. and CN$0.09/kilo in Canada for all polyester resin, gel coat and pigment products. 


Forward Composites Awards AIC Maintenance Contract

28 January 2014

AIC Group has been awarded the maintenance contract for Forward Composite’s two autoclaves and three ovens.


Dassault Systèmes Launches the First Solidworks Application on the 3DExperience Platform

Dassault Systèmes Launches the First Solidworks Application on the 3DExperience Platform

28 January 2014

Dassault Systèmeshas launched Solidworks Mechnaical Conceptual on the 3D Experience platform.


Composite Advantage Expands FiberSPAN Line to Include Range of New FRP Trail Bridges and Bridge Decks

Composite Advantage Expands FiberSPAN Line to Include Range of New FRP Trail Bridges and Bridge Decks

28 January 2014

Composite Advantage has launched a range of new fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) trail bridge and bridge deck products.