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Innovation Norway supporting project on biocomposites

13th Dec 2019

Norske Skog Saugbrugs and Borregaard are producing a new type of biocomposite that may be used in furniture, packaging and car interiors. Norske Skog and Borregaard will develop sustainable solutions related to plastic raw materials, fibre blending, technology development and testing of biocomposites. The effort is being supported by Innovation Norway.

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ELG Carbon Fibre, Huddersfield making C fibre bogie

13th Dec 2019

A consortium including British company ELG Carbon Fibre and the University of Huddersfield's Institute for Railway Research, is developing the world’s first carbon fibre bogie (CAFIBO). The new bogie is lighter than conventional bogies and optimises vertical and transverse stiffness. This bogie will reduce track wear and infrastructure maintenance...

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KCV to make composite parts for Carestream Health

13th Dec 2019

Kaman Composites - Vermont (KCV), a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation, has expanded its medical imaging customer base. It will manufacture complex composite assemblies for Carestream Health for their DRX product line. All composite detail parts and assemblies will be manufactured at the KCV facility in Bennington. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2020.

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Safran to get Halar ECTFE film from Solvay

13th Dec 2019

Solvay, an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, will supply Halar ECTFE high performance film for Safran's LEAP engine acoustic panels. The two have signed an agreement in this connection. Film made from Halar ECTFE with additional plasma treatment provides excellent adhesion to composite substrates and superior aesthetic surface aspects.

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AEC to take part in Airbus' Wing of Tomorrow programme

12th Dec 2019

Albany International has become part of Airbus' Wing of Tomorrow programme. For this, Albany International's subsidiary, Albany Engineered Composites (AEC), has signed a two-year Collaborative Research Agreement (CRA) with Airbus under which Albany's 3D reinforced composites technology will be applied to next generation wing substructure applications.

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DSM introducing bio-based feedstock for Dyneema

12th Dec 2019

Royal DSM, a science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has come up with new sustainability targets for Dyneema, the world's strongest fibre. These targets include introduction of bio-based feedstock and recycling of end products made with Dyneema. This is aimed at establishing a more transparent and circular value chain for...

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BMW Group's Dingolfing plant to produce BMW iNEXT

11th Dec 2019

The BMW Group is investing around 400 million euros in its Dingolfing vehicle plant for producing BMW iNEXT, which will become the plant’s first pure battery-electric vehicle from 2021. The plant has expertise in composite and lightweight construction and has been made capable of handling mix of steel, aluminium and CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced...

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Ford, McDonald's to use coffee bean skin in car parts

11th Dec 2019

Ford and McDonald's have joined hands to convert coffee bean skin into car parts. Coffee chaff, the dried skin of the bean, naturally comes off during roasting. The companies found that chaff can be converted into a durable material to reinforce certain vehicle parts. A major part of coffee chaff from McDonald's in North America is likely to be used by ...

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Scott Bader appointed sole distributor for Baycat

11th Dec 2019

Scott Bader, a global adhesives, resins and gelcoats manufacturer, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for United Initiators Baycat organic peroxides for the composite market throughout Europe. The partnership would mean that Scott Bader will be able to provide its customers with a curing agent matched to work with its resins range.

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