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Cygnet Texkimp, Manchester University collaborate

11th May 2021

Cygnet Texkimp and the Northwest Composites Centre (NWCC), part of the University of Manchester’s department of materials, are collaborating to assess Cygnet Texkimp’s Multi Axis Winder (MAW) and 3D Winder technologies against two alternative technologies braiding and traditional filament winding. The project will measure factors such as damage...

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Netherlands’ InfraCore, CMSI to bring FRP composite bridges to Canada

4th May 2021

InfraCore, leader in robust load bearing FRP structures for the infrastructure market, and CMSI, a company equipping Canada to meet infrastructure challenges in an environmentally sustainable manner, have signed a license agreement which brings fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) composite bridges, made using the patented InfraCore technology, to Canadian...

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French company Sicomin’s resins used in Mini 6.5 class yacht

2nd Apr 2021

GreenPoxy resins from Sicomin, a pioneer in the development of high-performance bio-based epoxies, are being used for producing a uniquely sustainable new Mini 6.5 class yacht, the Floki 6.5. Designed by Antoine Mainfray, Atelier Interface, a leading naval architect and bio-composite specialist, the 6.5m Floki showcases the latest in bio-composite...

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US company Arris gets Good Design Award

10th Mar 2021

Arris, a manufacturing tech pioneer enabling the use of high-performance composites in mass-market products, has been named the winner of the Good Design Award for its carbon fibre optimised truss structure with exceptional strength-to-weight characteristics and scalability. The structure is made up of continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic...

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Stratasys’ C fibre material for F123 Series 3D printers

24th Feb 2021

Stratasys has unveiled a new ABS-based carbon fibre material for its F123 Series 3D printers, the first composite material for the platform. Carbon fibre materials have been popular on Stratasys’ industrial-scale FDM 3D printers for end-use applications such as jigs, fixtures, and tooling. The properties of new material make it an alternative to metal...

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Grist Mill Bridge with AIT Bridges’ beams opens

24th Feb 2021

The replacement of the Grist Mill Bridge, which now has composite beams supplied by AIT Bridges, a division of Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT), a designer and supplier of composite bridge systems and structural components, has opened to traffic. The bridge, located on Route 1A, in Hampden Maine, has been opened after required load testing.

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Sicomin, Greenboats produce the first ever NFC nacelle

23rd Feb 2021

Sicomin, the leading formulator of bio-epoxy resin systems brand GreenPoxy, and Greenboats have partnered to produce the first ever natural fibre composite (NFC) nacelle for an offshore wind turbine. Use of NFC structures in wind energy lowers energy consumption in manufacturing and improves sustainability of the composite materials used in the turbine.

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Hexcel gets its HexPly M9 prepreg, DNV GL certified

11th Feb 2021

Hexcel, a leading advanced composites company which develops lightweight, high-performance structural materials, has received Type Approval Certification for its HexPly M9 prepreg materials from DNV GL. The addition of the HexPly M9 prepreg range to Hexcel’s DNV GL certified portfolio gives ship and boat builders optimal prepreg processing options.

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MCAM adds new resin formulations to KyronMAX line

29th Jan 2021

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials (MCAM) has added new resin formulations to its KyronMAX structural thermoplastic materials product line. The expansion of the product line is for applications in the medical, oil and gas, aerospace, automotive, and recreation market segments. KyronMAX compounds can be used to replace steel in a structural...

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