30 September 2014
30 September 2014
With the head office in Brazil and offices in Chile and Argentina, ALMACO is the main regional representative of the composites production chain.
According to Gilmar Lima, president of ALMACO Brazil, the arrival of the entity to Colombia will contribute to making the Latin American composites sector increasingly representative. “Just as in Brazil, Chile and Argentina, the operations of the Colombian office will be supported by the pillars formed by education, innovation, relationship with government agencies and sustainability,” he commented.
Chaired by Rafael Ignácio Velez, ALMACO Colombia is established with 13 founding partners. “Our initial goal is to strengthen the dissemination of the material with the industry, government and universities,” said Esteban Tous, Director of the Colombian Association and Andercol, a manufacturer of resins in the region – owned by Inversiones Mundial Group.
The company states that in 2013, the composites industry in Colombia processed approximately 30,000 tons, and the main representatives were the manufacturers of pipes, poles and parts in general for the construction and transportation sectors. This year, the expected growth is 8%.
Scigrip has expanded its agreement with Biesterfeld Spezialchemie to include France and the French territories in Northern Africa, with immediate effect.
Following its strategy to address composites end-use industries specifically, JEC Group is organising The Future of Composites in Transportation, a two-day event taking place on 27-28 June in Chicago.
Dilutec has launched the Colorgel FR LE gel-coat, which complies with the UL 94 (V-0) plastics flammability standard and is characterised by the low emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).