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News for September 2005


ACG Contribute to Second Abn Amro Volvo 70 Boat Launch

23rd September 2005 0 comments

Team ABN AMROs second Volvo 70 boat was recently launched with a revised manufacturing process which uses a laminated female carbon fibre mould tool.

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European Commission Contemplates Creation of European Institute of Technology

23rd September 2005 0 comments

A public consultation on whether and how to create a European Institute of Technology (EIT) has been opened by the European Commission.

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Use of High Temperature Resistant Plastics in New Applications Increasing

23rd September 2005 0 comments

A new report by Frost and Sullivan details the way in which high temperature resistant plastics are increasingly being used in environments that would have degraded previous generation polymers.

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Free Lunch Briefings on Global Composites and Pultrusion Industry Trends

23rd September 2005 0 comments

The market research company, E-Composites, are offering FREE lunch briefings on September 28th at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus to provide attendees with industry information on pultrusion and global composite trends.

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Materials Engineering Promoted in SAMPE Annual Students Seminar

23rd September 2005 0 comments

The eighth annual Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE) UK & Ireland Chapter Annual Students Seminar will provide students with an introduction to the world of materials engineering.

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CCP Introduce New Industry Solvents

23rd September 2005 0 comments

Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) have introduced ResinX r-t-u, a new resin emulsifier, and redi-SCRUB, a reduced cost cleaning station.

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Carbon Fibre Gripper Systems Developed for Improved Automation

23rd September 2005 0 comments

SAS Automation of Ohio USA, developer of light weight Robotic-End-of-Arm-Tooling for handling plastic moulded parts, has introduced a new line of robotic gripper fingers with lighter weight carbon fibre bodies.

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Dangers of Carbon Fibre Debris from Aircraft Crashes Exposed

26th September 2005 0 comments

Concerns on the health hazards caused by carbon fibre materials following aircraft crashes were highlighted at the recent Composites in Fire conference in the UK.

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EPM Technology Group Develop One-piece Thermo-composite Vehicle Tub.

26th September 2005 0 comments

UK’s epm: technology Group has made another novel thermo-composite development in producing a one piece vehicle tub. The component is lightweight, recyclable and is a complete vehicle structure measuring 1.8m wide & 4.2m long, also incorporating many of the vehicles interior features.

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Nuna 3's Aramid Solar Car Wins World Challenge

30th September 2005 0 comments

Delft University of Technology students scored a convincing victory in the World Solar Challenge for the third time in a row using a solar car constructed with aramid.

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