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Stuttgart's developed building elements enter use stage

8th Aug 2020

The novel fibre-composite building elements developed at the University of Stuttgart are now entering the application phase in architectural practice, after the success in a design competition for the new education and innovation centre Texoversum in Reutlingen. The façade elements will be manufactured by FibR, a spin-off from the University of...

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Naniwa Pump manufactures ultra-lightweight CFRP pump

30th Jul 2020

Naniwa Pump Mfg Co has manufactured an ultra-lightweight pump made of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics. The high durability marine pump has been supplied for the Kawasaki Heavy Industry built Jet Foil "Seven Islands Yui". The development of the pump was supported by a grant from The Nippon Foundation and the Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment...

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Netherlands to have circular composite footbridge

14th Jul 2020

Royal HaskoningDHV, DSM - a global purpose-led, science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living - and City of Rotterdam, have joined hands to design a new circular composite footbridge which is planned to be installed in Rotterdam by the end of 2020. The footbridge is to be constructed from a fibre reinforced thermoplastic called...

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Medical, geo, building textiles to grow post COVID-19

13th Jul 2020

In the situation that follows the COVID-19 crisis, an intense focus on safety and hygiene will aid the growth of medical textiles and as infrastructure development will take precedence, it will boost the growth of geo-textiles and building textiles, according to Sanjay Raut, president, technical and new businesses, Pune-based Garware Technical Fibres...

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Saertex supporting project on maritime technologies

9th Jul 2020

Saertex is supporting the BMWi-funded research project HyFiVE - Hybrid joining technologies for connections in maritime use - in which five companies and three scientific institutions have come together to develop new technologies for maritime use. These will evaluate new and efficient adhesive-free joining technologies for applications in shipbuilding.

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Fibrelite comes out with 2nd edition of case study book

10th Apr 2020

Fibrelite, manufacturer of highly-engineered glass reinforced plastic (GRP) composite access covers, has published the second edition case study book, a library of over 120 technical installations using Fibrelite's manhole and trench access covers as well as underground containment systems and sister brands KPS (piping) and OPW (fuelling products).

Spooner to provide TAD system to Saint Gobain Adfors

27th Mar 2020

Leading specialist dryer and oven manufacturer, Spooner Industries, will supply a state-of -the-art TAD through air drying and curing system to Saint Gobain Adfors. The TAD is a key part of a new wet laid glass fibre mat line to be installed at the Litomyšl plant, scheduled to start mid-2021. The Spooner TAD system is designed to provide high...

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University of Borås develops new textile material

24th Feb 2020

A scientist in University of Borås has developed a new textile material which is lighter stronger, more heat and weather resistant, cheaper to manufacture, less chemicals involved, and recyclable, in comparison to the material currently used for textile bioreactors. The material may also be used in tents and structural buildings with inflatable...

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Schuler to present lightweight construction ways at JEC

20th Feb 2020

Schuler will present latest developments in the area of lightweight construction with composite materials and economic and reliable production solutions for high volume manufacturing at the JEC World, the leading show for composites, in Paris. This includes energy-efficient press with short pressure build-up time for production of thermoplastic parts.

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