06 June 2017
06 June 2017
Stonhard UK, a manufacturer of high-performance epoxy and resin floors, has achieved Level 4 Contractor/Installation Achilles Accreditation.
Achilles is one of the world’s leading global supply chain risk management companies. The accreditation allows participating corporations such as Aston Martin, Shell, Network Rail, ABB, Baker Hughes, Jaguar Land Rover and many others to minimise their buying risk, streamline and reduce cost of procurement using pre-approved suppliers.
As part of the supplier audit, Achilles reviewed Stonhard’s level of management controls, legislation and regulations compliance, risk management controls, quality management controls, training and competence, ethical behaviour and sustainability, supply chain management, and emergency preparedness.
Stonhard customers and prospects which participate in the Achilles programme can now save time and cost of procurement using a standard pre-qualification questionnaire.
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.