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.
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...
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.
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.