24 May 2016
24 May 2016
With manufacturing relying increasingly on high performance adhesives and protective materials, Intertronics is welcoming visitors to its rebuilt Technology Centre at the company’s Kidlington, Oxfordshire, UK, head office.
Over the years, Intertronics says the Centre has hosted hundreds of customers to discuss their specific assembly and bonding needs – or simply to explore new possibilities. It explains that the rebuilt Centre – three times the size of the former facility – is custom-designed for demonstrations and trials of materials, dispensing technologies (including robots), curing devices and other equipment. Hands-on knowledge transfer is aided by the fully-equipped lab and meeting area with AV and presentation facilities. Small-scale seminars can also be accommodated.
Photo provided by Intertronics
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.