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News for August 2013


Cladding Panels from Steni UK Feature on a Redeveloped School

6th August 2013 0 comments

Composite cladding panels from Steni UK have helped meet the architect’s design for the colourful exterior of a redeveloped city school in Sheffield, UK.

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Composites UK Celebrates Achievements at the UK Industry Awards Dinner

6th August 2013 0 comments

On 12th November 2013 at the Crowne Plaza, NEC, Birmingham, Composites UK is celebrating the achievements of UK composites companies at the Industry Awards Dinner 2013 to coincide with the Composites Engineering Show (12 – 13 November 2013).

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United Parcel Service (UPS) Brings in Fibre-Reinforced-Polymer Shipping Containers

6th August 2013 0 comments

The containers are built with a revolutionary new panel material, MACROLite, a fibre-reinforced-plastic composite similar to the material used in ballistic body armour.

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Park Electrochemical Introduces New Composite Alpha Strut for Aerospace Applications

6th August 2013 0 comments

Park Electrochemical has introduced Alpha Strut, a new proprietary composite strut design.

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ZF Inaugurates Composites Tech Center for Lightweight Products

6th August 2013 0 comments

ZF has inaugurated the ZF Composites Tech Center at its location in Schweinfurt, Germany.

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HITCO Receives Excellence Award in Manufacturing Technology Achievement

6th August 2013 0 comments

HITCO Carbon Composites, a subsidiary of SGL Group, has received the 2013 Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award from The Composites Consortium (TCC) for its work in large-scale composite structures for US heavy lift launch vehicles. 

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Quickstep Completes Production Readiness Tests for Lockheed Martin C-130J Contract

6th August 2013 0 comments

Quickstep, a manufacturer of carbon-fibre composite components, has announced that it has completed all qualification tasks required by Lockheed Martin’s materials and process technical engineering testing programme.

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Base Group Sponsor Formula Student Team UBRacing

6th August 2013 0 comments

This year Base Group has sponsored the University of Birmingham’s racing team, UBRacing, as they took part in the Formula Student competition.              

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Second Quarter Sales Grow 5.5% in Brazilian Composites Sector

6th August 2013 0 comments

The Brazilian composites sector reported US$403million in sales in the second quarter, which corresponds to a 5.5% increase in comparison with the first three months of the year and 9.9% higher than in the same period of the previous year.

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NetComposites Announce Programme for ‘Design for the End of Life of Fibre Reinforced Composite Materials’ Event

13th August 2013 0 comments

NetComposites has announced the final programme for its latest workshop, which will look at the ways manufacturers are designing materials for easier deconstruction and recycling.

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