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News for July 2012


Atlas Inspire Aerospace Engineers of the Future

3rd July 2012 0 comments

Atlas Composites have signed up to inspire the UK’s composites engineers of the future at this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) event, after Atlas Composites’ Head of Engineering Andrew Taylor agreed to join the Tri@RIAT team, for the Lockheed Martin Warrior Engineering Challenge.

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Fibrelite Wins Exporter Award at the Yorkshire Business Masters Awards 2012

3rd July 2012 0 comments

Yorkshire based Fibrelite has won the Yorkshire Exporter Award, sponsored by Leeds Metropolitan University, judged by a panel that included The Bank of England.

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Paper Details Use of Natural Material Cork for Quiet Sandwich Composites

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A research team at the University of Delaware is investigating cork as an environmentally friendly solution for quiet sandwich composites. They recently published a paper on the work in Scientific Reports, an online, open-access research publication that covers all areas of the natural sciences.

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Michelman Awarded Grant for New Research and Development Centre

3rd July 2012 0 comments

Michelman has been awarded a $2.5 million Ohio Third Frontier Industrial Research and Development Center Grant for its new R&D centre that will be named the Michelman Advanced Materials Collaboration Center.

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Delastek Introduces Automation Solutions from Virtek Vision and Gerber Technology

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Delastek of Grand-Mère, Quebec has reported a 5 percent reduction in composite material cost since installing a Virtek LaserEdge laser templating system and GERBERcutter DCS2500 computer-controlled composite cutting system.

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Tissa and Victrex Developed Composite Fabric Improves Manufacturing Efficiency

3rd July 2012 0 comments

Victrex and Tissa Glasweberei have co-developed innovative composite fabrics to be marketed under Tissa’s brand name TIXPREF.

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JEC Further Expands its Services, Support and Expertise in the Americas

3rd July 2012 0 comments

After 55 years in the Americas, JEC Composites will further expand its offerings in the region this fall with the opening of its inaugural JEC Americas Composites Show & Conferences at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Nov. 7 – 9, 2012.

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Barracuda Signs Polyworx Software License

3rd July 2012 0 comments

Barracuda Advanced Composites signed a lifetime license with Polyworx to use the RTM-Works software for large infusion projects.

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Hexagon Composites Awarded TITAN Contract in Thailand

3rd July 2012 0 comments

Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Lincoln Composites, Hexagon Composites has been awarded a new contract to supply 55 lightweight TITAN transport modules to SC Group in Thailand.

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SP-High Modulus Appoints New North American Distributor

3rd July 2012 0 comments

SP-High Modulus has appointed Revchem Composites as a new distributor of SP-High Modulus branded products for the west coast of the US.

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