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News for June 2016


Flying Over the Water: Evonik Brings High-tech Sailing to a New Level

Flying Over the Water: Evonik Brings High-tech Sailing to a New Level

7th June 2016 0 comments

TeamGaebler and Evonik from Essen, Germany have joined forces to bring high-tech sailing to a new level.

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Lighter Traveling with LFI and First-class Surfaces

Lighter Traveling with LFI and First-class Surfaces

7th June 2016 0 comments

High strength, dimensional stability and fit accuracy, coupled with low weight, are the hallmarks of large-format composite components produced using the Long Fibre Injection (LFI) process from KraussMaffei.

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PPG Awarded DOE Partnership for Fiberglass Manufacturing Improvement Project

PPG Awarded DOE Partnership for Fiberglass Manufacturing Improvement Project

7th June 2016 0 comments

PPG will partner with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to use high-performance computers to help reduce glass fibre breakage during the fibreglass manufacturing process to improve yield, reduce waste and become more energy-efficient.

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Haydale and Flowtite Technology to Create Next Generation GRP Pipe Products

7th June 2016 0 comments

Haydale Graphene Industries has signed a new joint development agreement (JDA) to develop class-leading pipeline solutions utilising advanced materials technology including Haydale functionalised graphene based thermosetting resin masterbatches.

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Sicomin Extends Global Sales Reach With the Appointment of UAE and Turkish Distributors

7th June 2016 0 comments

Sicomin has appointmented two new distributors; Modest Marketing of Dubai, UAE and Tila of Istanbul, Turkey, both partnerships are effective immediately and will further support Sicomin’s growing global distribution network.

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Covestro at Solar Impulse Mission Control Center

7th June 2016 0 comments

Materials manufacturer Covestro visited the control center for the Solar Impulse 2 solar aircraft, which is attempting to fly around the world without fuel.

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TeXtreme Reinforces Record-setting New Aero Helmet from Giro

TeXtreme Reinforces Record-setting New Aero Helmet from Giro

7th June 2016 0 comments

Giro Sport Design has released an innovative new cycling helmet – the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS ­– that utilises TeXtreme carbon fibre fabrics to create a lighter, stronger and more rigid outer shell.

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Avcorp Awarded Follow-on Lockheed Martin Contract for F-35 Composite Work at Avcorp Composite Fabrication

7th June 2016 0 comments

Avcorp Industries has been awarded a contract extension with Lockheed Martin, the agreement extends into 2020 the current composite fabrication work scope, at Avcorp’s Gardena California facility, for F-35 wing skin panels, nacelle panels and body access panels.

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Best New Technology in Simulation-Driven Design: Altair HyperWorks 14.0 Releases Latest Free Student Edition

7th June 2016 0 comments

Altair recently released the latest HyperWorks 14.0 Student Edition, designed to make it the most comprehensive computer-aided engineering (CAE) suite available to aspiring structural and mechanical engineers.

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LANXESS Builds New Tank Farm and Unloading Station at Leverkusen Site

7th June 2016 0 comments

LANXESS has significantly expanded storage capacity for its phosphoric acid ester plant at the Leverkusen, Germany site, investing around EUR 8 million.

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