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News for 8 May 2018


AMRC’s High-Pressure RTM Facility Ready for Collaborative Projects

AMRC’s High-Pressure RTM Facility Ready for Collaborative Projects

8th May 2018 0 comments

The Composite Centre at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) reports that its high-pressure RTM and composite press facility is now ready to host collaborative R&D projects with interested manufacturers from the composites industry.

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Composites UK Organises Renewables Showcase

Composites UK Organises Renewables Showcase

8th May 2018 0 comments

Composites UK is organising its second composites showcase of the year, this time covering the topic of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in renewable energy.

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RTP Company Introduces Light and Tough Thermoplastic Compounds

RTP Company Introduces Light and Tough Thermoplastic Compounds

8th May 2018 0 comments

RTP Company is introducing the new light and tough LT Compounds, a series of thermoplastic compounds said to weigh 5-10% less than typical filled compounds, but with equivalent mechanical properties and similar shrinkage values.

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Zircotec Develops Conductive Coating for Composite Battery Cases

Zircotec Develops Conductive Coating for Composite Battery Cases

8th May 2018 0 comments

Zircotec has developed a conductive ceramic coating that enables vehicle manufacturers to use composite battery casings for hybrid and electric vehicles.

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Microtex Prepreg Specified for Lightweight Folding Bike

Microtex Prepreg Specified for Lightweight Folding Bike

8th May 2018 0 comments

UK-based start-up Hummingbird Bike Company has designed a compact, composites-intensive folding bike. Made primarily of carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP), the new Hummingbird Bike is said to be the world’s lightest folding bike at just 6.9 kg.

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Cevotec Starts Cooperation to Serve Asian Market

Cevotec Starts Cooperation to Serve Asian Market

8th May 2018 0 comments

Together with an international group of companies and research institutions, German fibre patch placement specialist Cevotec has launched the Singapore-based Composite Application Centre (CAC)

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AOC to be Acquired by CVC Capital Partners

8th May 2018 0 comments

AOC’s parent company, The Alpha Corporation of Collierville, Tennessee, US, has signed a definitive agreement with CVC Capital Partners Fund VI to be acquired.

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Solvay Launches Carbon Fibre PVDF Tape for Oil and Gas Industry

8th May 2018 0 comments

Solvay is introducing Evolite F1050, a high-performance thermoplastic composite with continuous carbon fibre reinforcement, for demanding offshore oil and gas applications.

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ACMA Pushes for Industry-Wide Composites Recycling

8th May 2018 0 comments

On 12 April, the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) concluded its first Composites Recycling Conference with nearly 90 industry professionals, leaders and experts from around the world.

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Agility Fuel Solutions Introduces Large-Capacity Hydrogen Storage Systems for Trucks

8th May 2018 0 comments

Agility Fuel Solutions has announced the availability and ongoing development of large-capacity ProCab H hydrogen storage systems for trucks.

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