11th Jun 2019
Owens Corning, a global leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials, presented new technologies that demonstrated how the company’s building science is advancing sustainability, safety, transparency and technology in buildings across North America at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 held recently in Las Vegas, Nevada.
23rd May 2019
ITA with its partners has designed a new road surface layer which is made of textile-reinforced plastic. The research was part of the BMBF project "InnoPave - Innovative Pavement". Commercially available Aasphalt road pavements have an average service life of eight years. Extensive laboratory tests indicate service life of more than 80 years for...
25th Apr 2019
Siniat, a dry construction material specialist, has launched Securtex – the first plasterboard-only system certified to security rating class 1 standard of Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175 and accredited by Secured by Design Police Initiative. Securtex integrates Chomarat laid glass scrim into its gypsum plasterboard and helps withstand intruder...
1st Feb 2019
India’s Arvind Ltd has formed a joint venture with Turkey’s Polser AS, a global leader in laminated composite panels, for manufacturing corrugated and plain fibre glass sheets to cater to the construction sector in India and abroad. Arvind Polser Reinforced Composite Panels Limited will have a 60:40 equity participation from Arvind and Polser...
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.
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.
20th Nov 2018
Chomarat, which has specialised in scrim reinforcements for construction materials for more than 50 years, has constructed a new pilot production line to develop its next generation of reinforcements. Unique in the market and designed entirely by Chomarat’s teams, this technological innovation was born by the group’s body of technological know-how.
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...
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.