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Oldcastle to use Weav3D composite technology

17th Nov 2020

Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH company and provider of infrastructure products, has given a go ahead for Weav3D composite lattice material for reinforcement applications in its polymer concrete and SMC composite products. Weav3D composite lattice is a completely non-metallic reinforcement material that provides high standards of durability and...

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Whale tail that saved Dutch metro fall has composites

11th Nov 2020

The whale tail sculpture that saved a runaway Dutch metro from falling into the bike path 12 metres below in the Netherlands, has the “tail” part, on which the metro train actually rested, made up of only composite material with no steel support, implying the load was taken by the composite material. The sculpture has been engineered by Solico.

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Teijin becomes part of AZL Partner Network

27th Oct 2020

The Teijin Group has become part of the AZL Partner Network for Lightweight Production Technology, a cross-industry network for joint business development and technology development. The network has been organised by service and engineering provider AZL Aachen and involves nine institutes and some 80 companies from the area of lightweight production.

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NCC joins hands with Network Rail to build footbridge

22nd Sep 2020

The NCC (National Composites Centre) has joined hands with Network Rail to investigate, design and build a composite footbridge. Under the partnership, Network Rail has become a Tier One Member of the NCC - the first rail infrastructure company to do so. This allows Network Rail the access to the NCC’s expertise, facilities and capabilities.

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Roy Thyroff becomes managing director for CU Bau

14th Sep 2020

CU Bau has appointed the experienced textile-concrete visionary Roy Thyroff, who is well connected in the industry, as managing director from September 2020. Thyroff will especially work in the area of use of fibre-reinforced materials in the construction industry. CU Bau is already promoting use of fibre-reinforced materials in the construction...

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Norco is composite supplier for MST for MOD contract

8th Sep 2020

Merseyside-based Marine Specialised Technology (MST) has chosen Norco as its main composite supplier for a £9.9 million contract with the UK Ministry of Defence. The contract is to construct two new vessels to replace the interim Gibraltar Squadron Fast Patrol Crafts. Construction of the two boats began in July and will be complete in about 18 months.

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Nemesis Yachts launches fastest luxury foiling yacht

3rd Sep 2020

Nemesis Yachts has launched a 332-feet futuristic hydrofoil catamaran design - world’s fastest luxury foiling yacht, able to break the 50 knots speed barrier, while flying on computer-controlled hydrofoils. The all carbon fibre Nemesis One has futuristic, yet comfortable interiors and looks more like a stealth fighter jet, than a conventional sailing...

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AIT Bridges’ composite bridge system for West Coast

28th Aug 2020

AIT Bridges, a division of Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT), a designer of composite bridge systems and structural components for commercial construction, has supplied the first composite arch bridge system to the West Coast, Washington. The bridge comprises 12 fibreglass composite arches and can be cut and then easily reassembled on site.

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Ceramic textiles market projected at $183 mn by 2027

24th Aug 2020

The global market for ceramic textiles, estimated at $103.5 million this year, is projected to reach $183.1 million by 2027, according to a recent report released by Reportlinker. It is projected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.5 per cent from 2020 to 2027. The Chinese market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 11.4 per cent.

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