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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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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.

Low-cost composite bridge to be constructed in US

18th Aug 2020

A low-cost, low-maintenance, technologically advanced composites bridge deck system will soon replace a damaged, decades-old concrete bridge just off a narrow, curvy rural road in north central Tennessee's Morgan County. The initiative aims at demonstrating effectiveness of fibre-reinforced polymer composite materials, or FRPs, in bridges across the US.

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Stuttgart's developed building elements enter use stage

8th Aug 2020

The novel fibre-composite building elements developed at the University of Stuttgart are now entering the application phase in architectural practice, after the success in a design competition for the new education and innovation centre Texoversum in Reutlingen. The façade elements will be manufactured by FibR, a spin-off from the University of...

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Naniwa Pump manufactures ultra-lightweight CFRP pump

30th Jul 2020

Naniwa Pump Mfg Co has manufactured an ultra-lightweight pump made of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics. The high durability marine pump has been supplied for the Kawasaki Heavy Industry built Jet Foil "Seven Islands Yui". The development of the pump was supported by a grant from The Nippon Foundation and the Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment...

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