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.
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.
29th Aug 2017
Fibertex Nonwovens has been chosen as the supplier of Formtex for one of the largest bridge projects in the world. The 36 kilometer long concrete bridge is being constructed across the bay between Kuwait City and the Subiyah region. The bridge connects Kuwait City and the new Madinat al-Hareer (Silk City) in a $ 100 billion urban development project.
25th Aug 2017
Fiberline Composites and the German supplier of building components and systems, Schöck, have formed a joint venture intended to widen the use of glass fibre for reinforcement of concrete. The first task will be to etablish a new factory in Halle, Germany. The joint venture marks the culmination of a partnership that goes back more than 15 years.