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Courtesy: ETHz
ETH scientists knit concrete structure

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...

Courtesy: Kordsa
Kordsa shows KraTos synthetic fibres at Road2Tunnel fair

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.

Courtesy: Morphosis
Morphosis uses reinforced fibre to weave façade

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.

Courtesy: University of Miami
UM gets award from Florida Engineering Society

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...

Courtesy: Owens Corning
Owens Corning takes over Guangde SKD

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.

Exel Composites to display composite innovations at JEC
Exel Composites to display composite innovations at JEC

1st Mar 2018

Global pultruder Exel Composites will display composite innovations designed to enable the next generation of smart, sustainable construction solutions at JEC World 2018 in Paris during March 6-8. There will be composite laminates aimed at next generation, 5G-enabled city infrastructure. Future cities will need to be smarter with high capacity networks.

Courtesy: UMass Lowell
UMass Lowell team creating sensor-laden textiles

16th Feb 2018

UMass Lowell scientists are collaborating with a research and development company to create new, cost-effective sensor-laden textiles - fabrics integrated with optical fibres and sensors - to monitor the structural health and integrity of vital infrastructures such as buildings and skyscrapers, roadways, bridges, tunnels, railway tracks, dams and...

Courtesy: Owens Corning
Owens Corning takes over Paroc Group

14th Feb 2018

Owens Corning, which develops, manufactures, and markets insulation, roofing, and fibreglass composites, has taken over Paroc Group, a leading producer of mineral wool insulation for building and technical applications in Europe. Owens Corning has got all regulatory clearances to complete the acquisition for an enterprise value of approximately €900...

Courtesy: Excel
Exel Composites joins hands with Eze Shoring

23rd Dec 2017

Exel Composites has joined hands with UK company Eze Shoring to develop lightweight solution for construction industry. Exel Composites' pultrusion expertise and manufacturing capabilities have enabled Eze Shoring to realise its new lightweight, easy to use trench shoring concept. Shoring is the process of bracing the trench walls to prevent collapse.

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