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Spooner to provide TAD system to Saint Gobain Adfors

27th Mar 2020

Leading specialist dryer and oven manufacturer, Spooner Industries, will supply a state-of -the-art TAD through air drying and curing system to Saint Gobain Adfors. The TAD is a key part of a new wet laid glass fibre mat line to be installed at the Litomyšl plant, scheduled to start mid-2021. The Spooner TAD system is designed to provide high...

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University of Borås develops new textile material

24th Feb 2020

A scientist in University of Borås has developed a new textile material which is lighter stronger, more heat and weather resistant, cheaper to manufacture, less chemicals involved, and recyclable, in comparison to the material currently used for textile bioreactors. The material may also be used in tents and structural buildings with inflatable...

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ORPE makes tunnel gate at Baikal railway in Siberia

25th Dec 2019

The tunnel portal sliding gate with large-sized wings produced by ORPE Technologiya is now placed in operation in the Baikal railway tunnel of the East Siberian railway (section Delbichinda - Daban). The strong and lightweight gate leaves from polymer composites will provide a stable microclimate in the engineering structure and the rolling stock...

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America Makes signs cooperative agreement with AFRL

16th Dec 2019

America Makes, the national additive manufacturing innovation Institute, has entered into a seven-year cooperative agreement (CA) with the Department of Air Force, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The CA is a cost-reimbursement/cost share agreement with a total funding up to a combined $322 million of government cost and America Makes cost share.

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MoistureShield launches new Elevate

29th Nov 2019

MoistureShield has introduced new Elevate, which provides advanced protection, beauty and durability within an entry-level budget, making capped wood composite decking affordable for contractors and homeowners. Elevate capped wood composite decking features a strong, protective cap which shields each board from impact, corrosion and harsh weather.

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USQ gets ARC fellowship for fire-retardant buildings

25th Oct 2019

A researcher from University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has got the Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship for developing potentially life-saving technology of fire-retardant thermal insulation foams for safer buildings. ARC Future Fellowships support mid-career researchers doing high quality research of national and international...

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Kordsa presents concrete reinforcement synthetic fibres

12th Oct 2019

Reinforcement leader Kordsa participated in 4th edition of International Road, Bridges and Tunnels fair, Road2Tunnel which was held recently in Ankara, Turkey. Kordsa informed construction industry professionals about key features and application methods of its innovative concrete reinforcement synthetic fibres KraTos PP & KraTos Micro, and their...

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Composite Advantage takes part in TAC event

11th Oct 2019

Composite Advantage participated in the Transport Association of Canada (TAC) conference and exhibition for the first time with its focus on bridge decks, rail platforms and fender protection systems. A high percentage of the attendees were owners of infrastructure, including engineers and managers representing parks, city, regional districts and...

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UAVenture Capital investing in C fibre technologies

1st Oct 2019

UAVenture Capital, a Tucson-based venture capital fund for commercialisation of discovery products, technology and services resulting from the University of Arizona, has invested in CarboShield, which has developed low-cost way to strengthen aging steel, concrete and wood bridges, and MediCarbone, which has come out with carbon fibre based cast.

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