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News for August 2015


Dow Automotive Systems Partners with Clemson Engineering Students to Support Lightweighting Goals

Dow Automotive Systems Partners with Clemson Engineering Students to Support Lightweighting Goals

4th August 2015 0 comments

Following a successful partnership in 2014, Dow Automotive Systems is again collaborating on advanced technology and application ideas with students at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).

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Perfect to the Core, “Bajaca”, Stylish and Modern Cruiser

Perfect to the Core, “Bajaca”, Stylish and Modern Cruiser

4th August 2015 0 comments

Roger Hill’s latest creation, “Bajaca”, is a twin hull boat built in Divinycell core material, which according to DIAB, is the next-generation stylish family yacht that offers top performance and great fuel efficiency, being light and sleek, it is said to virtually slice through the water, giving a smooth and stable ride.

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IMDEA Materials to Validate Electric Curing Technology for Qualified Aerospace Epoxy Resin at AIRBUS Getafe Site

IMDEA Materials to Validate Electric Curing Technology for Qualified Aerospace Epoxy Resin at AIRBUS Getafe Site

4th August 2015 0 comments

IMDEA Materials, in cooperation with the R&T Materials & Processing unit of Airbus Operations, has completed the first validation trials at Airbus Getafe facilities of an alternative curing technology for commercial epoxy resins/adhesives by passing an electrical current through them.

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MARKOS Builds, Launches and Delivers High Speed Boats

MARKOS Builds, Launches and Delivers High Speed Boats

4th August 2015 0 comments

Polish composite manufacturer, MARKOS, has built, launched and delivered two high speed boats (RIB) ordered by New Madera RIBs.

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AIMPLAS Project COALINE Develops New Profile Manufacturing Method

AIMPLAS Project COALINE Develops New Profile Manufacturing Method

4th August 2015 0 comments

AIMPLAS, the Spanish Plastics Technology Centre, has reached the mid-point of the European project COALINE, in which research is developing a new profile manufacturing method by pultrusion for the building and automotive industries.

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Angstron Materials Secures Investment to Expand Business and Commercialise Key Products

4th August 2015 0 comments

Angstron Materials has secured $5 million in capital to increase manufacturing capacity for its single and few-layer graphene materials and bring key technologies to market.

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10th Anniversary for Composites Europe

10th Anniversary for Composites Europe

4th August 2015 0 comments

From 22-24 September, the 10th edition of Composites Europe will be held in Stuttgart, Germany, exhibiting a whole range of fibre-reinforced plastics, along with numerous innovations in the applications of automobile construction, air and space travel, boat construction, wind energy and the construction sector.

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New Fluoroelastomers Plant in China for Solvay

4th August 2015 0 comments

Solvay has begun production at its new fluoroelastomers (FKM) plant in Changshu, China, as part of its ongoing strategic site expansion, to meet booming demand for its specialty polymers from Asia’s fast-growing automotive industry and multiple other high-end markets.

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AIC Celebrates 25 years of Providing Worldwide Service to Industry

4th August 2015 0 comments

AIC is celebrating 25 years of providing services, huge hot drape formers and autoclaves to the advanced materials and composites industries.

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TenCate Supplies Compression Moulded Parts to Bell 525 Relentless Helicopter Program

TenCate Supplies Compression Moulded Parts to Bell 525 Relentless Helicopter Program

11th August 2015 0 comments

TenCate Advanced Composites has begun production of compression moulded parts for the Bell 525 Relentless helicopter program.

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