09 February 2016
09 February 2016
By signing a new distribution agreement with GMS Composites, CHOMARAT continues to pursue its development strategy in advanced composite materials.
“With this new agreement, we are aiming to strengthen our position in the Pacific region. GMS Composites covers the whole of Australia and New Zealand,” said Pascal Joubert Des Ouches, Composites Business Director for ASEAN PAC, KOREA & JAPAN at CHOMARAT.
GMS Composites is based in Melbourne, Australia, in the heart of a region that it says is extremely dynamic in terms of its advanced composites industry. This new co-operation, the seeds of which were sown at JEC Asia 2015 (Singapore), will enable CHOMARAT to expand its range as it explains that GMS offers dry or pre-impregnated reinforcements.
“Distributing C-weave, carbon fabrics and C-Ply, Chomarat’s range of thin-ply carbon multiaxial reinforcements, will give us a real competitive advantage and strengthen our position as a partner for innovation in such markets as automotive, sports & leisure and aeronautics,” said Sam Weller, Managing Director of GMS Composites.
The Metyx Hungary factory, located in Kaposvár, has recently expanded its warehousing facilities, adding an additional 3,024 m2 of enclosed storage space for composite technical fabrics, packaging and FRP tooling.
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.
3A Composites Core Materials reports that its BALTEK SB balsa core has been ABS-approved for more than 20 years.