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AIT Bridges adds tub girder to bridge designs

9th Aug 2019

AIT Bridges, a designer and supplier of composite bridge systems & structural components for commercial construction, has added a composite tub girder known as AIT CT Girder to its bridge system offerings. Developed in cooperation with University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, AIT arch bridge system is commercially available...

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ITA’s Martin Scheurer wins Hanns Voith Foundation prize

5th Jul 2019

ITA-doctoral candidate Martin Scheurer was awarded Hanns Voith Foundation Prize 2019 in ‘New Materials’ category in Germany with prize money of €5,000. He received the prize for his thesis ‘Development of a method for evaluating suitability of textiles for use in textile reinforced concrete’ which shows how textiles can be used in textile reinforced...

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Owens Corning introduces new solutions at AIA conference

11th Jun 2019

Owens Corning, a global leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials, presented new technologies that demonstrated how the company’s building science is advancing sustainability, safety, transparency and technology in buildings across North America at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 held recently in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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ITA designs road surface of textile-reinforced plastic

23rd May 2019

ITA with its partners has designed a new road surface layer which is made of textile-reinforced plastic. The research was part of the BMBF project "InnoPave - Innovative Pavement". Commercially available Aasphalt road pavements have an average service life of eight years. Extensive laboratory tests indicate service life of more than 80 years for...

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Fibrelite designs new lightweight composite covers

14th May 2019

Fibrelite has designed a new breed of composite covers for drainage and sewerage companies. The new GRP access covers have an unrivalled strength to weight ratio and provide the same load-bearing performance as their conventional counterparts. Due to the lightweight properties of composite material, they are approximately one third of the weight.

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Siniat launches Securtex attack-resistant plasterboard

25th Apr 2019

Siniat, a dry construction material specialist, has launched Securtex – the first plasterboard-only system certified to security rating class 1 standard of Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175 and accredited by Secured by Design Police Initiative. Securtex integrates Chomarat laid glass scrim into its gypsum plasterboard and helps withstand intruder...

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Arvind announces JV with Turkish Polser AS

1st Feb 2019

India’s Arvind Ltd has formed a joint venture with Turkey’s Polser AS, a global leader in laminated composite panels, for manufacturing corrugated and plain fibre glass sheets to cater to the construction sector in India and abroad. Arvind Polser Reinforced Composite Panels Limited will have a 60:40 equity participation from Arvind and Polser...

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Owens Corning gets new facility in Blythewood

31st Dec 2018

Owens Corning, a developer and producer of insulation, roofing and fibreglass composites, has purchased an existing manufacturing facility in Blythewood, SC, to manufacture coated, non-woven products for various applications within the North American building materials industry. The $13.6 million capital investment is expected to create16 new jobs.

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USQ & Joinlox develop new composite repair technology

22nd Nov 2018

USQ and Joinlox have developed and commercialised a new type of composite repair technology for infrastructure rehabilitation after a 3-year collaborative project. This technology has been recognised by JEC Asia Innovation Award for the infrastructure and civil engineering category. JEC is a global industry organisation promoting composite materials.

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