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News for September 2017


DSM Tests Hydrogen Storage Tank Concept

DSM Tests Hydrogen Storage Tank Concept

5th September 2017 0 comments

DSM is introducing a materials solution for high-pressure composite tanks for use in hydrogen storage.

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British Marine Supports Composites UK’s Marine Showcase

British Marine Supports Composites UK’s Marine Showcase

5th September 2017 0 comments

Composites UK has secured the support of British Marine for its next sector showcase Composite Materials in Marine Applications.

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Victrex Joins Thermoplastics Centre to Further Aerospace Research

Victrex Joins Thermoplastics Centre to Further Aerospace Research

5th September 2017 0 comments

Victrex has joined the ThermoPlastic Composites Research Centre (TPRC), Enschede, The Netherlands, as a Tier 1 member with the aim of addressing industry needs regarding costs, speed of manufacturing and assembly of aircraft components.

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High-Performance SMC Study Launched

High-Performance SMC Study Launched

5th September 2017 0 comments

A consortium of international companies has come together to drive the future of sheet moulding compound (SMC), an established, cost-efficient material for the production of lightweight components.

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Airtech Introduces Tooling Prepreg

Airtech Introduces Tooling Prepreg

5th September 2017 0 comments

Airtech Advanced Materials’ Beta TX670 DISCO Prepreg combines benzoxazine resin technology with a triaxial fabric reinforcement and is said to provide benefits for tool makers building complex and high rate moulds.

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Western Sydney University Unveils Solar Car

Western Sydney University Unveils Solar Car

5th September 2017 0 comments

Western Sydney University has unveiled its new solar car, which will compete at the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in October.

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Porcher Industries Acquires US Plant

Porcher Industries Acquires US Plant

5th September 2017 0 comments

Porcher Industries subsidiary BGF Industries has completed the acquisition of a new US plant to help satisfy increasing demand from automotive OEMs for the manufacture and supply of glass fibre insulation materials, automotive exhaust components and subassemblies.

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CAMX Announces Startup Competition Finalists

5th September 2017 0 comments

The fourth annual Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) – taking place in Orlando, Florida, US, on 11-14 September – will feature the show’s first xC Startup Award.

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Gurit Completes Acquisition of PH Windsolutions

5th September 2017 0 comments

Gurit has announced the completion of its acquisition of PH Windsolutions.

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Covestro Targets Bio-Based Resin for Timber Construction Elements

5th September 2017 0 comments

Covestro is participating in a project to develop bio-based resin reinforcing layers for solid wood construction materials to replace the petrochemical products used to date.

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