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News for October 2017


NetComposites Rebrands Consultancy, Training and Innovation Business as Coventive Composites

NetComposites Rebrands Consultancy, Training and Innovation Business as Coventive Composites

3rd October 2017 0 comments

To further clarify its products and services NetComposites has rebranded its consultancy, training and innovation business as Coventive Composites. This is designed to provide a clear differentiation from its news, information and conferencing services, which will continue to operate under the NetComposites brand.

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Airbus BLADE Demonstrator Makes First Flight

Airbus BLADE Demonstrator Makes First Flight

3rd October 2017 0 comments

Airbus’ A340 laminar-flow ‘BLADE’ test demonstrator aircraft has made its successful maiden flight as part of the EU-sponsored Clean Sky project.

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Owens Corning Invests $50m in French Composites Facility

Owens Corning Invests $50m in French Composites Facility

3rd October 2017 0 comments

Owens Corning has announced plans to invest $50 million to rebuild a glass melter and expand production capacity by approximately 25% at its composites manufacturing facility in Chambéry, France. The company says this investment will support growing demand for thermoplastics in Europe.

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Aliancys Resins Employed in FB Design’s High Speed Boats

Aliancys Resins Employed in FB Design’s High Speed Boats

3rd October 2017 0 comments

Aliancys’ Atlac and Synolite resins are being used for the manufacture of FB Design’s high speed boats.

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Tecniplas Exhibits Solutions for Sanitation Sector

Tecniplas Exhibits Solutions for Sanitation Sector

3rd October 2017 0 comments

Tecniplas will present its composite tanks and equipment at the National Exhibition on Sanitation and Environment (Fenasan) on 3-5 October in São Paulo, Brazil. 

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UK Launches Composites Technician Apprenticeship

3rd October 2017 0 comments

2017 is a year of growth and opportunity for UK composites manufacturers with the launch of the new Composites Technician Apprenticeship, reports association Composites UK.

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Hexcel Completes Structil Acquisition

3rd October 2017 0 comments

Hexcel has completed the acquisition of all of the shares of Structil, a French producer of high-performance composites to the aerospace, defence and industrial markets.

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Granta Design Joins Altair Partner Alliance

3rd October 2017 0 comments

The Altair Partner Alliance has announced the addition of Granta Design’s CES Selector, a tool for materials selection and graphical analysis of material properties, to its software offering.

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Teijin Supports World Solar Challenge Teams

3rd October 2017 0 comments

Teijin Aramid has announced that its para-aramid fibre Twaron will be deployed in the solar-powered vehicles of the KU Leuven and University of Michigan teams taking part in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

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Biesterfeld Plastic Presents E-Mobility Portfolio

3rd October 2017 0 comments

Biesterfeld Plastic will be presenting its products for the e-mobility market at this year’s Fakuma exhibition on 17-21 October.

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