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News for June 2017


Web Industries Expands Development Centre to Focus on Thermoplastics

Web Industries Expands Development Centre to Focus on Thermoplastics

6th June 2017 0 comments

Newly expanded format processing facilities designed to enable the aerospace industry to take advantage of thermoplastic composite materials have been brought online at Web Industries’ Advanced Composites Centre of Excellence in Atlanta, Georgia, US.

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NTPT Highlights Sporting Applications

NTPT Highlights Sporting Applications

6th June 2017 0 comments

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has an exciting summer ahead with various sporting disciplines featuring Thin Ply Technology, from luxury sports accessories and motorsport to golf and sailing.

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Car Carrier Cuts Weight Through Diab Solution

Car Carrier Cuts Weight Through Diab Solution

6th June 2017 0 comments

By replacing three out of 13 decks with Divinycell sandwich panels, shipbuilder Uljanik cut the deck weight of car carrier Siem Cicero by 25%.

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Covestro Receives Chinese Certification for Polyurethane Blade Resin

Covestro Receives Chinese Certification for Polyurethane Blade Resin

6th June 2017 0 comments

Covestro has received DNV GL certification in China for its newly developed polyurethane resin system for manufacturing wind turbine blades.

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Independent Boat Builders Extends 3A Core Materials Contract

Independent Boat Builders Extends 3A Core Materials Contract

6th June 2017 0 comments

Independent Boat Builders (IBBI) has awarded 3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova a four-year contract extension as an IBBI preferred supplier to provide AIREX foams and BALTEK balsa core materials.

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Dominic James: Composites UK’s Outstanding Contributor

Dominic James: Composites UK’s Outstanding Contributor

6th June 2017 0 comments

Composites UK has recognised Dominic James with the award Outstanding Contributor to the Composites Industry.

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Norco Targets Defence Sector

Norco Targets Defence Sector

6th June 2017 0 comments

Norco Holdings is increasing its capability in providing lightweight composite structures to the defence sector.

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Brazilian Tank Design Should Consider Increased Wind Loads

Brazilian Tank Design Should Consider Increased Wind Loads

6th June 2017 0 comments

Climate change has brought a new concern to Brazilian companies that use tanks in their operations – increased wind loads – warns Tecniplas, a Brazilian manufacturer of composite tanks and equipment.

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Front Air Inlet Benefits from Additive Manufacturing

Front Air Inlet Benefits from Additive Manufacturing

6th June 2017 0 comments

CRP Technology has developed a new front air inlet for a Moto3 racing customer using WINDFORM materials and a selective laser sintering (SLS) additive manufacturing technique.

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Hexcel to Acquire Structil

6th June 2017 0 comments

Hexcel has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire all of the shares of Structil, a French supplier of high-performance composites to the aerospace, defence and industrial markets.

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