06 June 2017
06 June 2017
Chomarat is sponsoring a €4 million project dedicated to developing high performance multiaxial carbon fibre fabrics for aerospace and automotive applications.
In the NCF HP² project Chomarat, Solvay, Mécanium and the University of Nantes, France, will aim to develop a new generation of multiaxial carbon fibre fabrics, together with the associated textile processes for producing thermoset composite parts for the aerospace and automotive industries.
“We are embarking on a 42-month adventure with our partners," comments Chomarat Group R&T Director Philippe Sanial. "Our group sets great store by the cross-pollination that occurs in collaborative projects. That is an integral part of our innovation strategy. The solutions that are developed will provide answers in terms of mechanical properties, weight lowering, and cost-effectiveness, which are priority criteria in aerospace and automotive!”
Chomarat has also announced that it is the first textile producer to join the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield, UK.
“Now that composites have demonstrated their technical performance, we must also demonstrate their technical and economic relevance," says Chomarat Group Managing Director, Michel Cognet. "Joining the AMRC gives us the opportunity to pass along our vision, and also to work with key players like Boeing, Rolls-Royce, and Airbus in developing the technologies of the future.”
LANXESS will open a new applications development and technical services (AD & TS) laboratory for polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) in Latina, Italy. This will be capable of supporting market needs in a variety of coatings and adhesives applications in leather and textile finishing, plastic, glass and metal substrates coatings, as well as glass fibre sizing.
Velox and its long-term partner SK Chemicals are introducing the Skyplete range of 3D printing filament materials to the European market.
Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned a Compcut 200 composite plate saw at Renault Sport Racing in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK.