14 June 2016
14 June 2016
Gurit will open a wind blade mould production facility in Szczecin, Poland to help further increase its tooling market share in Europe.
According to Gurit, it has been serving European wind blade manufacturers with high-quality, cost effective wind blade moulds and related equipment since 2010. The new production facility in Szczecin, Poland, is hoped to improve customer proximity and enable even faster delivery times while maintaining the known cost competitive edge.
Gurit adds that the new site will complement the production center in Taicang, China, optimising the utilisation of core competencies and the efficient allocation of resources. Start of production in Szczecin is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2016.
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.
Premium Aerotec, Faurecia Clean Mobility and Solvay have launched the research group IRG CosiMo: Composites for Sustainable Mobility, which will focus on the development of materials and process technologies to enable the high volume production of thermoplastic composites for the aerospace and automotive markets.