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Schuler to present lightweight construction ways at JEC

20th Feb 2020

Schuler will present latest developments in the area of lightweight construction with composite materials and economic and reliable production solutions for high volume manufacturing at the JEC World, the leading show for composites, in Paris. This includes energy-efficient press with short pressure build-up time for production of thermoplastic parts.

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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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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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First lightweight 3D printed bridge in Netherlands

13th Sep 2019

Royal HaskoningDHV, CEAD and DSM have partnered to make the first lightweight 3D printed FRP pedestrian bridge prototype using a composite material. It comprises a glass filled thermoplastic PET (Arnite) and is combined with continuous glass fibres which are added in the 3D printing process. This provides high strength with versatility and...

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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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