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News for August 2018


ZSK Enhances Tailored Fibre Placement Technology

ZSK Enhances Tailored Fibre Placement Technology

7th August 2018 0 comments

ZSK has developed a tailored fibre placement (TFP) process designed to cuts cost, wastage and manufacturing times for carbon composites, while offering new possibilities for improved component design and enhancing end of life recyclability.

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Lightweighting Innovators Honoured with 2018 Altair Enlighten Awards

Lightweighting Innovators Honoured with 2018 Altair Enlighten Awards

7th August 2018 0 comments

Altair  annual thand the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) announced the winners of the 6Altair Enlighten Award at the 2018 CAR Management Briefing Seminars (MBS) in Traverse City, Michigan, US.

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CRP Presents 3D Printed Space Applications at Smallsat Conference

CRP Presents 3D Printed Space Applications at Smallsat Conference

7th August 2018 0 comments

CRP USA will exhibit solutions for the space industry manufactured using 3D printing and the Windform family of composite materials at the 2018 Small Satellite Conference taking place at Utah State University, Logan, US, on 4-9 August.

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Cevotec Develops Fibre Patch Placement Concepts for Aerospace

Cevotec Develops Fibre Patch Placement Concepts for Aerospace

7th August 2018 0 comments

Cevotec reports that it is further developing its fibre patch placement (FPP) process in cooperation with leading manufacturers of components for the aerospace industry.

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Covestro Introduces Brand Name for Thermoplastic Composites

Covestro Introduces Brand Name for Thermoplastic Composites

7th August 2018 0 comments

Covestro is pushing ahead with developing and marketing its continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites by introducing Maezio as brand name.

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Premium Aerotec, Faurecia and Solvay Launch Thermoplastic Composites Consortium

Premium Aerotec, Faurecia and Solvay Launch Thermoplastic Composites Consortium

7th August 2018 0 comments

Premium Aerotec, Faurecia Clean Mobility and Solvay have launched the research group IRG CosiMo: Composites for Sustainable Mobility, which will focus on the development of materials and process technologies to enable the high volume production of thermoplastic composites for the aerospace and automotive markets.

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Solvay Breaks Ground on Aerospace Composites Facility Expansion in Texas

Solvay Breaks Ground on Aerospace Composites Facility Expansion in Texas

7th August 2018 0 comments

Solvay has celebrated the groundbreaking of its Greenville, Texas, US, manufacturing footprint expansion that increases the site’s resin mixing capacity to meet the growing needs of commercial and military aerospace composite customers.

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Continental Structural Plastics Adds SMC Line in France

Continental Structural Plastics Adds SMC Line in France

7th August 2018 0 comments

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) will install a sheet moulding compound (SMC) production line at its facility in Pouance, France, to support the need for its composite formulations in Europe.

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AOC and Aliancys Form Global Composites Company

7th August 2018 0 comments

AOC and Aliancys have announce the official creation of a new combined company named AOC Aliancys, which will be a global supplier of polyester and vinyl ester resins, gelcoats and other materials used in the composites industry.

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US Congress Introduces Legislation to Advance Composites in Infrastructure

7th August 2018 0 comments

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has announced that both chambers of Congress have introduced new legislation that takes steps to improve the resilience of the US energy grid, surface transportation and water infrastructure through the promotion of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites and advanced materials.

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