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Netherlands’ Strohm & Evonik get certification for composite pipe

31st Jan 2022

Strohm and Evonik have been awarded certification from DNV, attesting that the unidirectional Carbon Fibre PA12 tape “VESTAPE PA12-CF” (PA12) used for Strohm’s Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) is fit to use for dynamic sweet and sour hydrocarbons, water, and gas injection applications according to DNV-ST-F119. Strohm is Netherlands’ manufacturer TCPs.

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US’ MDOT pioneers in carbon fibre reinforced bridge beams

12th Jan 2022

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is leading the way in carbon fibre reinforced bridge beams - an evolutionary step forward - with the goal of a 100-year bridge in sight. Since 2001, MDOT has been collaborating with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) on researching carbon fibre reinforced polymer materials in concrete bridge beams.

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US’ Owens Corning acquires German nonwovens firm Vliepa

2nd Aug 2021

US-based Owens Corning has acquired Vliepa GmbH, which specialises in the coating, printing and finishing of nonwovens, paper and film for the building materials industry. The acquisition broadens Owens Corning’s global nonwovens portfolio to better serve European customers and accelerate growth of building and construction market applications in the...

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UK’s NCC designs propeller blade to reduce cost, improve performance

15th Jul 2021

National Composites Centre (NCC) has designed a prototype propeller blade using a process that has never been used before in this application, as part of a £20 million research and development programme led by Dowty Propellers. The four-year Digital Propulsion (DigiProp) programme was meant to develop blades which reduce costs but improve performance.

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UK's TRB Lightweight working on Piccadilly Line with Siemens

14th Jul 2021

TRB Lightweight Structures is to design and manufacture a unique emergency detrainment system in partnership with Siemens Mobility for 94 nine-car ‘Inspiro’ train sets for the London Underground Piccadilly Line. These state-of-the-art trains will replace outdated rolling stock that entered service in the 1970s, and will be fully assembled in the UK.

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US company Hempitecture setting up new facility in Magic Valley

11th Jun 2021

Hempitecture, a Sun Valley, Idaho-based company that manufactures and distributes sustainable building materials, is setting up a new facility in the Magic Valley. The facility will manufacture HempWool, a sustainable, high-performing fibre insulation for residential and commercial construction projects. The plant-based insulation product captures CO2.

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US company Avient helping lightweighting in transportation

2nd Jun 2021

Avient Corporation is helping replacement of metal or wood with its advanced composite materials that are valued for their exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, durability, dimensional stability and corrosion resistance, in transportation sector. Manufacturers around the world have embraced lightweighting to improve sustainability in transportation.

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French company Bostik taking over Edge Adhesives Texas

28th May 2021

Bostik is taking over Edge Adhesives Texas, a complementary asset in hot-melt adhesives and pressure sensitive adhesive tapes for residential construction. The acquisition expands Bostik’s offerings in high performance adhesives in the US. This is in line with Arkema’s strategy of bolt-on acquisitions in adhesives and deliver new products to meet...

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UK’s Magma supplies high-pressure composite riser pipe to HWCG

26th May 2021

Magma Global, manufacturer of PEEK and carbon-fibre composite m-pipe, has supplied the world’s first high-pressure composite riser pipe to HWCG’s storage location on the US Gulf Coast, completing its rapidly deployable Offset Flexible Riser (OFR) system. The m-pipe is meant to enhance HWCG’s rapid deployment emergency well containment system.

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