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Composite bridge in US' city demonstrates alternative for old bridges

14th Apr 2021

A new high-tech composite bridge in north central Tennessee is being seen as demonstrating the benefits of composite materials for rural bridge work. The bridge has been constructed under a partnership led by the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI—The Composites Institute. It replaced a damaged, decades-old concrete crossing.

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Essity acquires distribution rights to Sorbact in Australia and NZ

14th Apr 2021

The leading global hygiene and health company Essity has acquired the distribution rights to the wound care technology Sorbact in Australia and New Zealand from the Australian company Bayport Brands. In 2020, sales of Sorbact in the region amounted to A$1.7 million (Australian dollar). Sorbact is used in wound care products to prevent and treat...

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IACMI's CEO among 25 leaders transforming manufacturing

12th Apr 2021

John Hopkins, the chief executive officer of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI-The Composites Institute, has found a place in the Smart Manufacturing magazine's list of “25 Leaders Transforming Manufacturing”. These leaders were identified after consultations among manufacturing experts from various industry...

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New Zealand’s tech company develops eco-friendly absorbent textile

12th Apr 2021

Technology company Confitex has developed an eco-friendly absorbent textile, providing a discreet, effective and sustainable alternative to single-use pads and liners. The new textile is unique since it is fully waterproof without the use of a layer of PU plastic, which is difficult to break down. It has been used in absorbent underwear for men and...

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US specialty materials manufacturer Neenah completes purchase of ITASA

12th Apr 2021

Neenah, a US-based global manufacturer of premium, performance-based papers, and specialty products used in a variety of applications, has completed the previously announced agreement to acquire Global Release Liners, SL, the parent company of Industrias de Transformacion de Andoain, SA (ITASA), from Magnum Capital and other minority shareholders.

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DSM completes sale of Resins & Functional Materials businesses

12th Apr 2021

Royal DSM, a Dutch multinational global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has announced the completion of the sale of its Resins and Functional Materials (RFM) and associated businesses to Covestro AG for an equity value of €1.6 billion. The proposed sale of RFM was first announced on September 30, 2020.

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Composites UK initiates process for 2021 industry awards

12th Apr 2021

Composites UK, trade association of the UK composites industry, has initiated the process for its 2021 industry awards. It has invited submissions from companies and individuals. The annual awards celebrate the achievements of the UK composites industry in terms of company efforts and individual successes. The awards were postponed last year due to...

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SK Group-Sinopec JV to start petrochemical production this year

9th Apr 2021

A joint venture between South Korea’s SK Group and China’s Sinopec plans to start producing petrochemicals at its new facilities in Wuhan in 2021 second half. Sinopec-SK Wuhan Petrochemical was set up by SK Global Chemical, a subsidiary of SK Innovation, and Sinopec in 2013. Production is projected to rise by 40 per cent once full capacity is achieved.

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US' Origin Materials, Sans to develop materials on C negative platform

9th Apr 2021

Origin Materials, the leading carbon negative materials company, and AECI Sans Technical Fibres, a leader in engineered thread for high-performance apparel and automotive applications, are extending their collaboration with a view to develop, industrialise and manufacture advanced materials built on the Origin Materials’ carbon-negative technology...

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