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News for February 2012


University of Wollongong Develop ‘Bullet Proof’ Graphene

7th February 2012 0 comments

University of Wollongong(UOW) researchers have used graphene to develop a new composite material which can produce the toughest fibres to date described as even tougher than spider silk and Kevlar.

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Motive Previews the Bison Composite Pickup Design

7th February 2012 0 comments

Motive Industries has revealed its new composite pick up truck design titled the Bison which they describe as a showcase of what a global market highly efficient pickup can look like.

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New Coalition Supports Downweighting of Vehicles to Improve Performance, Fuel Economy and Safety

7th February 2012 0 comments

The Centre for Automotive Research (CAR) haslaunchedthe Coalition of Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM) to support efforts by auto manufacturers to aggressively down-weight vehicles to improve performance, fuel economy and safety.

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SMC/BMC Holds First Sustainability Conference

7th February 2012 0 comments

On 26-27 January 2012, the European Alliance (EA) for SMC(sheet moulding compound)/BMC(bulk moulding compound) held its first conference on sustainability of SMC/BMC based products in Brussels.

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True Temper Release High-Performance Golf Shaft Featuring TeXtreme

7th February 2012 0 comments

Golf shaft manufacturer True Temper recently released the new high-performance model Project X Black which uses TeXtreme Spread Tow Fabrics designed to reduce weight and simultaneously improve crucial performance parameters to achieve an ultra light high-performance shaft with the right feel.

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ESI Consolidates its Composites Manufacturing Simulation

7th February 2012 0 comments

ESI Group has released their PAM-RTM and PAM-FORM 2012, two numerical simulation applications dedicated to the manufacture of composite parts.

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Cabot Corporation Launches Treated Fumed Silica Cab-O-Sil Ultrabond 4740

7th February 2012 0 comments

Cabot has launched a new technical solution for the bonding paste market that sets new industry benchmarks for performance, ease of use and manufacturing efficiency.

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Pogea Racing Update 1959 Corvette with Latest Technology

7th February 2012 0 comments

Pogea Racing have modernised the ’59 model Corvette convertible to meet the requirements of a customer.

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Braj Binani Group Acquires Europe's 3B – The Fibreglass Company

7th February 2012 0 comments

Binani Industries has acquired a 100 per cent equity interest in 3B – The Fibreglass Company (‘3B’) from Platinum Equity.

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PRF Composites Approved Supplier of Safran Structil Aerospace Adhesives

7th February 2012 0 comments

PRF Composite Materials are now the approved supplier of Safran Structil Aerospace Adhesives for the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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