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.
Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) will install a sheet moulding compound (SMC) production line at its facility in Pouance, France, to support the need for its composite formulations in Europe.
Solvay has celebrated the groundbreaking of its Greenville, Texas, US, manufacturing footprint expansion that increases the site’s resin mixing capacity to meet the growing needs of commercial and military aerospace composite customers.
Covestro is pushing ahead with developing and marketing its continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites by introducing Maezio as brand name.