14 February 2017
14 February 2017
Gurit has signed a distribution agreement with Barracuda Advanced Composites for Non-Wind Applications.
According to Gurit, the agreement comprises distribution of its advanced range of prepregs and adhesives for the marine and industrial markets in Brazil.
Gurit says it is well positioned in the wind energy market and the Company’s range of advanced core materials, prepregs and adhesives are well-established worldwide across industries for applications which require high-quality, versatile, lightweight and durable properties.
Commenting on the agreement, Stefan Gautschi, General Manager Gurit Composite Materials, said, "Barracuda is well-established in Brazil and their experience in the marine and industrial sectors will help us to further develop our presence in the Brazilian market."
Jorge Nasseh, Barracuda Composites Chief Executive Officer said, “The association with Gurit and the Company`s experience in long life prepreg and adhesives will open up a new growing market in Brazil for marine and industrial applications during the next decade.”
Composites UK reports that its members are supporting the new 2018-2021 Safety in Manufacturing Plastics and Composites strategy (SIMPLC).
Composites are considered hard to join and researchers have predominantly focused on mechanical joining technologies including crimping, gluing, riveting or screwing. The Composites Europe exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November will show the advantages and drawbacks of each of these processes.
The Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) and the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University are commencing a study into the use of thermoplastic tapes in injection moulded parts. Companies interested in joining the study are invited to a kick-off event during Fakuma 2018 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, on 18 October.