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Nukkua Weighted Blanket unveiled on Kickstarter

19th Oct 2019

The Nukkua Weighted Blanket with VentoFlo Cooling, a first of its kind thermoregulation technology that enables users to keep cooler longer with a weighted blanket, has been unveiled on Kickstarter. Nukkua is designed to enable natural ventilation in weighted blankets by including ‘breathe openings’, mapped based on the human body’s thermal heat map.

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Colloids supporting joint research with GEIC

19th Oct 2019

Colloids Group, manufacturer of innovative masterbatches, compounds, and performance enhancing additives, is financing a joint collaborative PhD research project with the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) at the University of Manchester. The centre specialises in the rapid development and scale up of graphene and other 2D materials...

Over 100 pioneers gather for networking at NIA 2019

19th Oct 2019

Over 100 R&D and innovation managers, product developers, researchers and students from Europe to the Middle East, India and North America gathered for an intense conference programme and networking, at The Nonwovens Innovation Academy 2019 (NIA), held at Deutsche Institut für Textil and Faserforschung (DITF) in Denkendorf, Germany from October 16-17.

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FACC gets innovation award by Airbus

18th Oct 2019

FACC has been awarded with an "Innovation Award" by Airbus. The award was given to FACC for its outstanding innovative performance towards development of a major component as part of the "Airbus Wing of Tomorrow" project. The objective of the project is to develop a composite aircraft wing for maximum performance and manufacturing efficiency.

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Bombardier wins MacRobert Award 2019

18th Oct 2019

Bombardier has won the MacRobert Award 2019 for developing an innovative, resin-infused advanced composite aircraft wing, which currently flies on the Airbus A220. This is the only certified commercial aircraft wing designed and produced with resin transfer infusion (RTI) rather than pre-impregnated carbon fibre used on other aircraft programmes.

FACC sales revenue grows 1.6% to €373.4 mn in H1 2019

18th Oct 2019

Sales revenues of FACC grew 1.6 per cent to €373.4 million in H1 of 2019 compared to €367.4 million in H1 of 2018. Reported earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) amounted to €16 million in H1 2019 (comparable period 2018/19: €28.5 million). FACC is a worldwide leading aerospace company in design, development and production of aerospace technologies.

Nonwoven fabrics displayed at ANDTEX. Pic: EJ Krause & Associates
EJ Krause & Associates to host ANDTEX forum in November

17th Oct 2019

EJ Krause & Associates has announced the dates for the second annual Southeast Asia Nonwovens and Hygiene Technology Exhibition & Conference (ANDTEX). The three-day event, which will involve companies in the industrial textile industry, will be held from November 11-13, 2020 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Thailand.

3D printer and boat. Pic: University of Maine
UMaine Composites Centre gets 3 Guinness World Records

17th Oct 2019

UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Centre has got three Guinness World Records for the world’s largest prototype polymer 3D printer, largest solid 3D-printed object, and largest 3D-printed boat. The awards were given n presence of more than 250 federal and state officials, business executives, University of Maine System leaders and community...

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Scott Bader, Shape make curved, c-fibre bumper beam

17th Oct 2019

Scott Bader and Shape Corp have collaborated to produce the automotive industry’s first curved, multi-hollow pultruded carbon fibre bumper beam for the newly unveiled 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The bumper beam is manufactured using Scott Bader’s Crestapol urethane acrylate resins, chosen due to their strength, toughness and lightweight...

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