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USQ, Austrak and Laing O’Rourke collaborate

15th Oct 2018

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Austrak and Laing O’Rourke are collaborating to develop composite technology in a $10 million project. The consortium has secured $3 million grant from the Australian government Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) initiative, to increase innovation and develop new technologies for industries in...

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Sika sets up new manufacturing facility in Querétaro

11th Oct 2018

Sika has opened a new manufacturing facility in Querétaro, Mexico. The new factory, which includes an integrated logistics centre, will manufacture and locally supply Sika's full range of acoustic treatments and body structural products for the growing number of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) assembly and component makers located in the country.

Courtesy: CRRCGC
CRRC unveils new carbon fibre metro vehicles Cetrovo

9th Oct 2018

CRRC has unveiled new generation of carbon fibre metro vehicles Cetrovo - the latest technological product in Chinese metro sector. Compared to the traditional metro vehicles, the new vehicles, developed with advanced materials and technologies, are lighter and energy saving. Weight lightening is the major route for energy conservation of metro...

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Fraunhofer sets up centre at Opole University

3rd Oct 2018

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has established its inaugural project centre at the Opole University of Technology in Poland. The centre, Fraunhofer Project Centre for Advanced Lightweight Technologies (ALighT), is the result of partnership between the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU and the Opole University of Technology.

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Gore displays next-gen fabrics at DVD 2018

20th Sep 2018

WL Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore), a global materials science company, is displaying next-generation fabrics at the ongoing Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) 2018 event in UK . Gore is exhibiting best-in-class Gore Military Fabrics for UK land forces, including durable, lightweight, comfortable military garments made with Gore Pyrad Fabric Technology.

Courtesy: GKN Aerospace
GKN Aerospace bags supplier award from Spirit AeroSystems

19th Sep 2018

For the second year in a row, GKN Aerospace, a global engineering business, has received a supplier award from Spirit AeroSystems, manufacturer of first-tier aerostructures. Spirit has recognised GKN Aerospace with a collaboration values partner award for superior performance at the 2018 Spirit AeroSystems supplier recognition in Wichita, Kansas.

Courtesy: Autoneum
Autoneum coming up with two new plants in China

19th Sep 2018

Autoneum is coming up with two new plants in addition to the eight existing ones in China. The ninth facility has opened in Pinghu (Zhejiang Province). Another plant in the northeastern city of Shenyang Tiexi (Liaoning Province) is already in the ramp-up phase. The plants will produce lightweight multifunctional components for noise and heat protection.

Courtesy: Inapal
Teijin acquires automotive composite supplier Inapal

29th Aug 2018

Teijin Limited, a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of environmental value, safety, security and disaster mitigation, has announced that it has agreed to acquire Inapal Plasticos SA, a leading automotive composite supplier in Portugal. The shares of Inapal will be purchased by Teijin Holdings Netherlands.

Courtesy: Lear Corporation
Lear sets up manufacturing seating facility in Flint

18th Aug 2018

Lear, a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, has set up a new manufacturing seating facility in Flint, Michigan. The facility will build seats for just-in-time delivery to the nearby General Motors Flint Assembly plant, and the General Motors Fort Wayne plant in Indiana. It will employ around 600 team members by the end of 2019.

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