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News for 1 May 2018


Composites Innovation 2018 Speaker Spotlight: Dr Richard Collins, IDTechEx

Composites Innovation 2018 Speaker Spotlight: Dr Richard Collins, IDTechEx

1st May 2018 0 comments

With just a few weeks to go until Composites Innovation 2018 – Advances in Automation, NetComposites’ Communications Manager Siobhan Longhurst caught up with Dr Richard Collins of IDTechEx to hear his thoughts on automation and where the industry is heading.

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Chomarat Develops Carbon C-TAPE for Figaro Beneteau 3 Foils

Chomarat Develops Carbon C-TAPE for Figaro Beneteau 3 Foils

1st May 2018 0 comments

Chomarat has developed a unidirectional carbon fibre woven tape for its C-TAPE line, designed to facilitate series production, which is being employed in the foils of the Figaro Beneteau 3.

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Advanced Engineering Show Invites Speakers and Presentations

Advanced Engineering Show Invites Speakers and Presentations

1st May 2018 0 comments

Advanced Engineering, the UK’s annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals, is inviting exhibitors, visitors and associations to the 2018 conference programme.

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Engineering Doctorate Student Helps UK Firm win Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Engineering Doctorate Student Helps UK Firm win Queen’s Award for Enterprise

1st May 2018 0 comments

A University of Bristol Engineering Doctorate student has helped a UK business win its second Queen’s Award in five years.

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AIREX T92.100 SealX Demonstrates Cost Savings in Blade Infusion

AIREX T92.100 SealX Demonstrates Cost Savings in Blade Infusion

1st May 2018 0 comments

3A Composites reports that a leading wind turbine OEM’s study demonstrates that AIREX T92.100 SealX is more cost effective for blade infusion that alternative PET foam core materials, significantly reducing costs and time.

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Exel Composites Supplies Flax Fibre Profiles for Bio-Based Dutch Bridge

Exel Composites Supplies Flax Fibre Profiles for Bio-Based Dutch Bridge

1st May 2018 0 comments

Exel Composites has supplied 6 km of bio-based composite profiles for an innovative bio-based bridge in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands, the first viaduct in the world to be renovated using bio-based materials. Exel’s structural profiles, manufactured using flax fibre reinforcement and bio-based resin, were employed to create the bridge’s eye-catching side screens.

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Solvay Specialty Polymers Introduces Additive Manufacturing Filaments

Solvay Specialty Polymers Introduces Additive Manufacturing Filaments

1st May 2018 0 comments

Solvay has launched three speciality polymer filaments, the first products in a planned broader portfolio of filaments and powders designed specifically for high-end additive manufacturing (AM) applications.

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Composites Leadership Forum Hosts UK Workforce Development Event

Composites Leadership Forum Hosts UK Workforce Development Event

1st May 2018 0 comments

The Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) is working to influence the UK government and other bodies to bring together support for composites and ensure growth and industrial success for the UK.

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Bitrez Opens Doors to Overseas Resin Producers as REACH Deadline Approaches

Bitrez Opens Doors to Overseas Resin Producers as REACH Deadline Approaches

1st May 2018 0 comments

As the REACH deadline for registering chemicals approaches, Bitrez is inviting overseas resin producers to use its UK-based production facilities

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30 Years for Polinox’s TecGlaze

30 Years for Polinox’s TecGlaze

1st May 2018 0 comments

Polinox reports that it has been supplying its TecGlaze mould release wax based on carnauba to the same formulation for 30 years.

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