15 September 2015
15 September 2015
During Composites Europe, NetComposites will be showcasing some of its latest nano and construction developments ahead of its conferences, Industrial Nanocomposites Conference (INC) 2015 and Composites in Construction Middle East (CompIC ME) 2016.
NetComposites works with a range of industrial-scale manufacturers of nanomaterials, to evaluate the performance of their novel materials in a broad range of composite applications. It also works with companies across the construction sector supply chain developing new materials and processing methods.
NetComposites will feature award winning project work from the BioBuild project including materials used in a biocomposite façade system; described as being the world’s first biocomposite self-supporting façade panel for construction.
Developments from the OSIRYS project will also be showcased. Midway through, the project has results from research into photocatalytic paints, fire retardant composites, bio foams, cork cores and nano-modified polymers. Outcomes relevant to construction sector are PFA (PolyFurfuryl Alcohol) resin prepregs, primarily reinforced with glass for durability but also with flax and jute reinforcements for internal or coated external applications.
In its final stages, the NanoMaster project is reporting exciting results related to graphene and expanded graphite production and the development of novel nanocomposite intermediates, whilst the Polygraph project aims to develop a process in which graphene can be produced and dispersed "in-situ" within thermosetting polymer resins, using relatively inexpensive expanded graphite as a starting material.
Visitors to Composites Europe will be able to register for the upcoming conferences, INC 2015 and CompIC ME 2016 at the NetComposites stand.
The Industrial Nanocomposites Conference takes place on 24-25th November at SpOrt Stuttgart, Germany. The conference will explore the current and future uses of nanocomposites in a variety of applications; defining the challenges being faced in mass production, use, and future innovations.
CompIC ME 2016, sponsored by Premier Composite Technologies, will explore the current and future use of fibre reinforced composites in construction; detailing innovations and trends in the industry, potential for weight saving on large span structures, economic advantages, whole life cost, architectural freedom and diversity, and challenging traditional architectural design.
NetComposites will be exhibiting in Hall 7, Stand D07.
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.
ZSK will hold its bi-annual technology showcase on 21-22 September 2018 at its Krefeld, Germany, headquarters. The Embroidery Technology Show assembles more than 25 exhibitors from around the world to discuss emerging trends in the embroidery manufacturing industry and demonstrate the latest products produced using techniques such as tailored fibre placement (TFP) or smart textiles.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.