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...
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.
20th Nov 2018
Chomarat, which has specialised in scrim reinforcements for construction materials for more than 50 years, has constructed a new pilot production line to develop its next generation of reinforcements. Unique in the market and designed entirely by Chomarat’s teams, this technological innovation was born by the group’s body of technological know-how.
9th Nov 2018
ETH researchers have developed a new technology by which they knit a textile that serves as the primary shaping element for curved concrete shells, by just pressing a button. They have used now the new technology to create a five-tonne concrete structure for an exhibition in Mexico City. The heart of the four metre tall curved concrete shell is...
11th Oct 2018
Kordsa presented KraTos synthetic fibres for concrete reinforcement, at the third International Roads, Bridges and Tunnels Fair (Road2Tunnel), at the Istanbul Congress Centre, Turkey, from October 3-6, 2018. The event shows engineering products in the fields of design, concrete, floors, and foundations, and huge drilling machines and lifting equipment.
28th Sep 2018
Teijin is building the world’s first structure made of advanced fibre-reinforced wood (AFRW), a structural timber product comprising layers of dimensioned timber and high-performance fibres bonded together with structural adhesives. Teijin developed the materials in 2015, and will construct the new building in Teijin’s Tokyo Research Centre in Hino...
5th Sep 2018
Morphosis has used reinforced fibre to weave a textile research facility’s façade. The folded facade of the Morphosis-designed Kolon One & Only Tower in Seoul is made from a high tech fibre used to make bullet-proof vests. Aramid, the material Morphosis chose for the interconnected sunshade system, is a reinforced fibre manufactured by Kolon.
27th Aug 2018
The University of Miami (UM) has got the Engineering Excellence Award and the Grand Conceptor Award from the Florida Engineering Society (FES)/American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (ACEC-FL) in recognition of the team’s contribution to the design of first concrete bridge on the UM campus reinforced with composite materials instead of...
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.