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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
22nd Nov 2017
Sika, a specialty chemicals company leading in the development of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protection in the building sector and automotive industry, has begun producing high-performance concrete reinforcing fibres for clients in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at its manufacturing facility in...
4th Oct 2017
A team of UMass Lowell researchers in partnership with a research and development company has created new, cost-effective textiles laden with sensors and optical fibres that can be used to monitor the structural health and integrity of vital infrastructures, including buildings and skyscrapers, roadways, bridges, tunnels, railway tracks, dams and...
30th Sep 2017
Alpha ProTech Engineered Products has signed an exclusive contract with JX Nippon ANCI, a manufacturer and seller of nonwoven mesh fabrics, to launch REX Wrap Fortis House Wraps with JX ALTA 360º Drainage Technology, a line of house wrap utilising the revolutionary JX ALTA 360 drainage technology. This announcement has been made by Alpha Pro Tech.