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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...