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News for 16 May 2017


USQ Composites Research Employed in City Hall Refurbishment

USQ Composites Research Employed in City Hall Refurbishment

16th May 2017 0 comments

University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia, research into the use and benefits of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bars to reinforce concrete has been adopted in the design of the Toowoomba City Hall refurbishment project.

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Eastman Unveils Engineering Bioplastic

Eastman Unveils Engineering Bioplastic

16th May 2017 0 comments

Eastman Chemical Company is introducing TRĒVA, a versatile, cellulose-based thermoplastic said to combine high performance with sustainability.

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Ironjaw Boosts Injection Press Clamping Force

Ironjaw Boosts Injection Press Clamping Force

16th May 2017 0 comments

Ironjaw is launching a clamping force ‘booster’ system for injection presses which is reported to increase the capacity of the press, enabling 30-60% more clamping force.

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Teknor Apex Expands Engineering Thermoplastics Line

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Responding to market need for high-performance engineering thermoplastic products, Teknor Apex has begun the globalisation of a range of technologies developed in Europe but until now not widely available in the Americas or Asia.

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Airborne and TenCate Sign Agreement for Satellite Systems

Airborne and TenCate Sign Agreement for Satellite Systems

16th May 2017 0 comments

TenCate Advanced Composites and Airborne have signed a long-term supply agreement under which Airborne will use composite materials supplied by TenCate to create the substrate panels of the Advanced Rigid Array (ARA) Mk4 solar array system for satellites.

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German Designer Creates Furniture Using Covestro Materials

German Designer Creates Furniture Using Covestro Materials

16th May 2017 0 comments

Furniture designer Thomas Schnur has created a unique piece named ‘The Factory of Ideas’ using a range of innovative, sustainable materials to showcase Covestro’s product portfolio.

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Ensinger Acquires Swiss Composites Specialist

Ensinger Acquires Swiss Composites Specialist

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Ensinger, Germany, has acquired Swiss company next composites, a processor of thermoplastic composites.

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Brazilian Composites Industry Sees Sales Fall in 2016

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In 2016, sales in the Brazilian composites industry totalled US$810 million, 4% lower than in the previous year, reports the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO).

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Waterjet Machine Brings Fast Return on Investment

Waterjet Machine Brings Fast Return on Investment

16th May 2017 0 comments

A waterjet cutting machine from Water Jet Sweden has delivered efficiency and savings, and a fast return on investment, for automation specialist Concept Sweden.

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The Gill Corporation Completes NADCAP Audit

16th May 2017 0 comments

The NADCAP Management Council has awarded The Gill Corporation accreditation for AC 7114/1 and AC7114 Rev J – Nadcap Audit Criteria for Non Destructive Testing (NDT).

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