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Courtesy: Owens Corning
Owens Corning takes over Guangde SKD

8th May 2018

Owens Corning has taken over Guangde SKD Rock Wool Manufacture, a mineral wool manufacturer in China. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed. SKD produces mineral wool insulation for the building and technical insulation market. Mineral wool is the primary insulation material in China with its lifesaving and fire protection properties.

Exel Composites to display composite innovations at JEC
Exel Composites to display composite innovations at JEC

1st Mar 2018

Global pultruder Exel Composites will display composite innovations designed to enable the next generation of smart, sustainable construction solutions at JEC World 2018 in Paris during March 6-8. There will be composite laminates aimed at next generation, 5G-enabled city infrastructure. Future cities will need to be smarter with high capacity networks.

Courtesy: UMass Lowell
UMass Lowell team creating sensor-laden textiles

16th Feb 2018

UMass Lowell scientists are collaborating with a research and development company to create new, cost-effective sensor-laden textiles - fabrics integrated with optical fibres and sensors - to monitor the structural health and integrity of vital infrastructures such as buildings and skyscrapers, roadways, bridges, tunnels, railway tracks, dams and...

Courtesy: Owens Corning
Owens Corning takes over Paroc Group

14th Feb 2018

Owens Corning, which develops, manufactures, and markets insulation, roofing, and fibreglass composites, has taken over Paroc Group, a leading producer of mineral wool insulation for building and technical applications in Europe. Owens Corning has got all regulatory clearances to complete the acquisition for an enterprise value of approximately €900...

Courtesy: Excel
Exel Composites joins hands with Eze Shoring

23rd Dec 2017

Exel Composites has joined hands with UK company Eze Shoring to develop lightweight solution for construction industry. Exel Composites' pultrusion expertise and manufacturing capabilities have enabled Eze Shoring to realise its new lightweight, easy to use trench shoring concept. Shoring is the process of bracing the trench walls to prevent collapse.

Courtesy: SIka
Sika starts producing concrete reinforcing fibres

22nd Nov 2017

Sika, a specialty chemicals company leading in the development of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protection in the building sector and automotive industry, has begun producing high-performance concrete reinforcing fibres for clients in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at its manufacturing facility in...

UMass Lowell team creates fabrics with sensors
UMass Lowell team creates fabrics with sensors

4th Oct 2017

A team of UMass Lowell researchers in partnership with a research and development company has created new, cost-effective textiles laden with sensors and optical fibres that can be used to monitor the structural health and integrity of vital infrastructures, including buildings and skyscrapers, roadways, bridges, tunnels, railway tracks, dams and...

Courtesy: Alpha Protech
Alpha ProTech joins hands with JX Nippon ANCI

30th Sep 2017

Alpha ProTech Engineered Products has signed an exclusive contract with JX Nippon ANCI, a manufacturer and seller of nonwoven mesh fabrics, to launch REX Wrap Fortis House Wraps with JX ALTA 360º Drainage Technology, a line of house wrap utilising the revolutionary JX ALTA 360 drainage technology. This announcement has been made by Alpha Pro Tech.

Courtesy: Fibertex
Fibertex Nonwovens to supply Formtex for bridge project

29th Aug 2017

Fibertex Nonwovens has been chosen as the supplier of Formtex for one of the largest bridge projects in the world. The 36 kilometer long concrete bridge is being constructed across the bay between Kuwait City and the Subiyah region. The bridge connects Kuwait City and the new Madinat al-Hareer (Silk City) in a $ 100 billion urban development project.

Courtesy: Fiberline Composites
Fiberline Composites and Schöck form joint venture

25th Aug 2017

Fiberline Composites and the German supplier of building components and systems, Schöck, have formed a joint venture intended to widen the use of glass fibre for reinforcement of concrete. The first task will be to etablish a new factory in Halle, Germany. The joint venture marks the culmination of a partnership that goes back more than 15 years.

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