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News for 4 April 2017


New Clearcoat With Biobased Hardener for Automotive Manufacturing

New Clearcoat With Biobased Hardener for Automotive Manufacturing

4th April 2017 0 comments

A project team consisting of employees of Audi, BASF´s Coatings division and Covestro has now passed a new milestone: for the first time, a clearcoat containing a biobased hardener was applied to test bodies of the Audi Q2 under near-series conditions at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt, Germany.

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Henkel to Further Drive Growth Within Global Aerospace Industry

Henkel to Further Drive Growth Within Global Aerospace Industry

4th April 2017 0 comments

Henkel’s Adhesive Technologies business unit has started the construction of a new production facility for aerospace applications at its site in Montornès del Vallès (Montornès), Spain.

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NetComposites Enterprise Upgrades Nanocomposite Facilities to Further Extend its Consultancy Offering

NetComposites Enterprise Upgrades Nanocomposite Facilities to Further Extend its Consultancy Offering

4th April 2017 0 comments

To better support the increasing interest in the use of nano-scale additives for enhancing the properties of composite materials, NetComposites has recently completed a significant upgrade to their facilities for working with materials such as nanoclays, carbon nanotubes and graphene.

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Custom Composites Helps Advanced Velo Design Engineer Lighter, Stronger Trike

Custom Composites Helps Advanced Velo Design Engineer Lighter, Stronger Trike

4th April 2017 0 comments

Custom Composites has helped Advanced Velo Design to launch a stronger, lighter version of its high-performance recumbent trike.

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‘Smart’ Wings Offer a Composite, Economic, Eco-friendly Solution to the Threat Posed by Icing in Flight

‘Smart’ Wings Offer a Composite, Economic, Eco-friendly Solution to the Threat Posed by Icing in Flight

4th April 2017 0 comments

A £1 million-plus project to develop ‘smart’ composite leading edges for aircraft wings with embedded heaters to protect the wings against ice build-up, while reducing weight and boosting efficiency compared to existing systems has concluded successfully after crucial wind tunnel tests.

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Recycled Recoboard from Diab Forms Base for Maltese Plugs

Recycled Recoboard from Diab Forms Base for Maltese Plugs

4th April 2017 0 comments

Sustainability played an important part when Maltese chose recyclable Recoboard from Diab for their new plugs.

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Cathay Investments Makes Multiple Acquisitions With £24 Million Support from HSBC

Cathay Investments Makes Multiple Acquisitions With £24 Million Support from HSBC

4th April 2017 0 comments

Croydon-based Cathay Investments has acquired three new businesses, having secured a £24 million revolving credit facility from HSBC.

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Cygnet Texkimp Joins British Manufacturing Initiative

Cygnet Texkimp Joins British Manufacturing Initiative

4th April 2017 0 comments

A Government-led initiative to encourage on-shoring of UK manufacturing has awarded UK-based machine builder Cygnet Texkimp a £200k grant to develop machinery to manufacture lighter, stronger materials and parts for the international aerospace market.

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Huntsman Advanced Materials Reveals Future of Composites in Automotive Industry

4th April 2017 0 comments

Huntsman Advanced Materials (Huntsman) is releasing the results of its latest comprehensive survey into the use of composites in the automotive industry, which gauges customer needs and attitudes towards light weighting materials and technologies.

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ACMA Prepares Composites Businesses to Navigate Prop 65

4th April 2017 0 comments

As part of a 2016 ruling released by the California EPA, manufacturers, distributors, OEMs and importers of products containing styrene that are sold in California, US, have until 22 April 2017 to determine if styrene exposures associated with the use of their products are below the No Significant Risk Level (NSRL).

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