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News for February 2018


Airtech Introduces Triaxial Fabrics for Tooling

Airtech Introduces Triaxial Fabrics for Tooling

6th February 2018 0 comments

Airtech Advanced Materials’ TMGC-TX triaxial carbon fibre fabrics have been developed for use with Airtech Toolfusion resins and are said to deliver lower cost composite moulds with superior performance.

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Cevotec Offers Carbon Tape for Automated Fibre Placement Processes

Cevotec Offers Carbon Tape for Automated Fibre Placement Processes

6th February 2018 0 comments

Cevotec reports that cevoTape is individually manufactured and tailored to major automated fibre placement (AFP) processes, offering a new option for series production at reasonable economics.

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R-Tech Hosts Composite Testing Course

R-Tech Hosts Composite Testing Course

6th February 2018 0 comments

R-Tech Materials is teaming up with Zwick Roell to run an introductory training course on mechanical testing of composites.

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Diab’s Laholm Facility Switches to Biofuel

Diab’s Laholm Facility Switches to Biofuel

6th February 2018 0 comments

Diab has signed an agreement for the supply of hot water and heat with energy company Adven. By switching to biofuel, Diab’s production facility in Laholm, Sweden, will be 100% fossil free by 2019.

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Burgmann Expands Braiding Capacity

Burgmann Expands Braiding Capacity

6th February 2018 0 comments

Burgmann Packings Composites has announced an expansion in braiding capacity at its plant in Dublin, Ireland.

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NIST Report Addresses Barriers to Adoption of Composites in Infrastructure

6th February 2018 0 comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a Roadmapping Workshop Report that suggests ways to facilitate wider adoption of composites in infrastructure applications including dams, bridges, highways, railroads, harbours and waterfront structures, utility poles and buildings.

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Gillfab Panels Qualified for A380 Cabin Floor Replacement

6th February 2018 0 comments

The Gill Corporation’s Gillfab 4505 and Gillfab 4605 composite sandwich panels have been qualified by Airbus for use as replacement cabin floor panel material in A380 aircraft.

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ANSYS Spurs Productivity with Release 19

6th February 2018 0 comments

The next generation of the ANSYS engineering simulation software is designed to simplify workflows and ensure accurate results, enabling users to deliver innovative products while reducing costs and time to market.

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AOC Increases Global Prices for Vinyl Ester Products

6th February 2018 0 comments

AOC has announced a price increase for all vinyl ester products in the amount of US$0.10/lb for global markets outside of the US and Canada.

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Aliancys Raises Prices of Polyester Resins

6th February 2018 0 comments

Aliancys has announced a price increase of €100 per ton for its unsaturated polyester resin product portfolio sold in Europe, the Middle East and India.

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