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News for January 2016


Building a Specialist Pilot Plant for the Production of High Value Nano-structured Powders

Building a Specialist Pilot Plant for the Production of High Value Nano-structured Powders

5th January 2016 0 comments

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and nine other European partners are collaborating in the design, scale-up and build of a high energy ball-mill (HEBM) pilot plant for the production and validation of innovative nanostructured powders.

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HMG Paints Joins Polygraph Project

HMG Paints Joins Polygraph Project

5th January 2016 0 comments

HMG Paints has joined the EU funded PolyGraph Project that aims to utilise the revolutionary properties of graphene to develop pioneering materials that are stronger, tougher and more flexible than ever before.

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DIAB Signs Agreement to Develop PET Foam with Next-gen NEXAMITE Technology

5th January 2016 0 comments

DIAB has signed a partnership agreement with Nexam Chemical to develop a unique, high-performance PET foam that incorporates Nexam Chemical’s NEXAMITE technology.

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JEC’s Experience Composites Sets Ambitious Goals

5th January 2016 0 comments

The new fibre composite and lightweight construction trade fair ‘Experience Composites – powered by JEC’ will take place in Augsburg, Germany, between 21-23 September 2016, for the first time.

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Multilayer PET Packages to Become Resins for Coatings and the Building Sector

Multilayer PET Packages to Become Resins for Coatings and the Building Sector

5th January 2016 0 comments

Barpimo and AIMPLAS are working on the development of new alkyd and polyester resins from multilayer PET packages wastes.

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Orbital ATK Awarded Contract by United Launch Alliance for Large Composite Structures

5th January 2016 0 comments

Orbital ATK has been awarded a contract from United Launch Alliance (ULA) for large-size composite structures to be used for the Atlas V and Delta IV vehicles in support of the current US Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles (EELV) programs.

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Primary Dispersions Working to Develop Graphene Based Epoxy Resins for the Aerospace Industry

Primary Dispersions Working to Develop Graphene Based Epoxy Resins for the Aerospace Industry

5th January 2016 0 comments

Primary Dispersions has extremely promising results from a UK collaboration that aims to commercialise specialist graphene based epoxy resins for the aerospace industry.

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Boats Built by PCT Participated in the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

Boats Built by PCT Participated in the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

5th January 2016 0 comments

For Premier Composite Technologies (PCT), the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race has been a great success, with three high profile, high performance race yachts, completing the grueling 628 mile race course, securing places in the top finishing fifteen boats.

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Hexcel Acquires Remaining Interest in Formax UK Joint Venture

5th January 2016 0 comments

Hexcel Corporation has acquired full ownership of Formax UK, having previously acquired a 50% interest in the privately-owned company in December 2014.

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GKN Aerospace Delivers Innovative Clean Sky Wing Structure

GKN Aerospace Delivers Innovative Clean Sky Wing Structure

12th January 2016 0 comments

GKN Aerospace has delivered innovative wing components as part of a major research programme to test and measure the benefits of ‘natural laminar flow’ (NLF) designs during trials on the wing of a flight test aircraft.

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