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UAVenture Capital investing in C fibre technologies

1st Oct 2019

UAVenture Capital, a Tucson-based venture capital fund for commercialisation of discovery products, technology and services resulting from the University of Arizona, has invested in CarboShield, which has developed low-cost way to strengthen aging steel, concrete and wood bridges, and MediCarbone, which has come out with carbon fibre based cast.

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First lightweight 3D printed bridge in Netherlands

13th Sep 2019

Royal HaskoningDHV, CEAD and DSM have partnered to make the first lightweight 3D printed FRP pedestrian bridge prototype using a composite material. It comprises a glass filled thermoplastic PET (Arnite) and is combined with continuous glass fibres which are added in the 3D printing process. This provides high strength with versatility and...

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ITA’s Martin Scheurer wins Hanns Voith Foundation prize

5th Jul 2019

ITA-doctoral candidate Martin Scheurer was awarded Hanns Voith Foundation Prize 2019 in ‘New Materials’ category in Germany with prize money of €5,000. He received the prize for his thesis ‘Development of a method for evaluating suitability of textiles for use in textile reinforced concrete’ which shows how textiles can be used in textile reinforced...

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Low & Bonar confirms sale of construction fibres business

3rd Jul 2019

Low & Bonar Plc, a performance materials group, is going to dispose of its Construction Fibres (CF) business for a cash consideration of €6.4 million to Adfil NV and Industria BV. Adfil BV will purchase the business & production assets and Industria BV will purchase the CF factory site. The net proceeds will be used to reduce the group’s net borrowings.

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Owens Corning introduces new solutions at AIA conference

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.

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ITA designs road surface of textile-reinforced plastic

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...

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Fibrelite designs new lightweight composite covers

14th May 2019

Fibrelite has designed a new breed of composite covers for drainage and sewerage companies. The new GRP access covers have an unrivalled strength to weight ratio and provide the same load-bearing performance as their conventional counterparts. Due to the lightweight properties of composite material, they are approximately one third of the weight.

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Siniat launches Securtex attack-resistant plasterboard

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...

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Arvind announces JV with Turkish Polser AS

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...

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