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Courtesy: Owens Corning
Owens Corning gets new facility in Blythewood

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.

Courtesy: USQ
USQ & Joinlox develop new composite repair technology

22nd Nov 2018

USQ and Joinlox have developed and commercialised a new type of composite repair technology for infrastructure rehabilitation after a 3-year collaborative project. This technology has been recognised by JEC Asia Innovation Award for the infrastructure and civil engineering category. JEC is a global industry organisation promoting composite materials.

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: Teijin
Teijin constructing world’s first AFRW building

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...

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.

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