11 September 2018
11 September 2018
Creative Composites has installed a new painting facility at its UK site to enable it to achieve a high level of surface finish on composite automotive components such as exterior body panels.
“Creative Composites continues to invest heavily in our factory and facilities," reports Jonathan Holmes, Managing Director at Creative Composites. "This investment allows us to meet customer’s ambitious plans and continuous drive for a Class A surface finish on lightweight composite components. The installation of the new paint facility is a significant development, allowing us to deliver more finished parts to our automotive clients, ultimately saving them time and money.”
Creative Composites collaborates with customers on new applications for composite components. The company is currently located within a purpose-built 140,000 ft2 facility in UK equipped with moulding presses, CNC trimming cells and dedicated assembly areas. The company’s expertise in compression moulding SMC and carbon-fibre SMC serves a variety of industries including automotive, mass transit and off-highway.
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Composites UK reports that its members are supporting the new 2018-2021 Safety in Manufacturing Plastics and Composites strategy (SIMPLC).
ZSK will hold its bi-annual technology showcase on 21-22 September 2018 at its Krefeld, Germany, headquarters. The Embroidery Technology Show assembles more than 25 exhibitors from around the world to discuss emerging trends in the embroidery manufacturing industry and demonstrate the latest products produced using techniques such as tailored fibre placement (TFP) or smart textiles.
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.