28 July 2015
28 July 2015
FIPA is expanding its international distribution network to include a representative sales office in Poland.
As a provider of handling and automation solutions with a focus on vacuum, gripper and lifting equipment FIPA says that it has strengthened its market position in a dynamic growth market. It explains that Poland has a well-developed industrial market that economic experts see as having an enormous growth potential. The infrastructure is being continuously expanded and has already reached a high level.
According to FIPA, Eastern Europe’s strongest sales market is home to many companies from the fast-growing automotive and plastics industries in particular, having more than 15,000 companies which deal with the handling and processing of plastics. There are also wood, metal and glass-processing companies that can benefit from the FIPA product range.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.
Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).