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Bindatex doubles capacity with new composite slitting line

14th Nov 2019

Bindatex, known for precision cutting of difficult to cut materials, has doubled its capacity by investing in a new composite slitting line. The new line has increased composites slitting capacity to 30 tonnes per year. The line can cut UD, prepreg, and composite materials to widths of just 3.175mm. The investment has also generated five new jobs.

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Kaman taking over Bal Seal

11th Nov 2019

Kaman Corporation is taking over Bal Seal for $330 million in cash. The two have entered into a definitive agreement in this connection. The transaction establishes a leading engineered products provider. With a larger portfolio of engineered products, the combined company will be better able to serve customers across a range of critical applications.

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Saurer Twisting Solutions to showcase new CableCorder CC5

2nd Nov 2019

Saurer Twisting Solutions will be welcoming customers and visitors at booth 4006, hall 6, from February 25-27 at the Tire Technology Expo 2020. Saurer will be presenting its innovative CableCorder CC5 at the fair. With a complete package of numerous innovations, the CC5 will demonstrate its technological leadership and associated customer benefits.

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First RF5 line starts producing filaments at PFN

16th Oct 2019

The first line of the new RF5 has started producing filaments at the nonwoven manufacturer PFN. Reifenhauser Reicofil has set new standards in quality, output, line availability, efficiency, and machine intelligence with the new technology for producing spunbond, meltblown, and composite nonwovens. The RF5 is also equipped with digital solutions.

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Fortify gets ACE award

11th Oct 2019

Fortify, a composite 3D printing company, has been selected for the ACE (Awards for Composites Excellence) award in the manufacturing category for equipment and tooling Innovation. The award was presented at the sixth annual CAMX (Composites and Advanced Materials Expo) by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) to Fortify.

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Polygon unveils line of PolyLube composite bearings

11th Oct 2019

Polygon Company, producer of composite tubing, bearings, and pneumatic cylinders, has unveiled its line of PolyLube high-performance custom-engineered and standard composite plain bearings (bushings), ideal for challenging applications in construction and mining equipment such as wheel loaders, excavators, back hoes, and compact track loaders.

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Monforts to show coating technologies at Techtextil India

9th Oct 2019

German textile machinery firm, Monforts, will be providing information on its coating and finishing technologies for the production of nonwovens and technical textiles at the Techtextil India exhibition, in hall 4, booth C52. The leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens will be held from November 20-22, 2019, in Mumbai,...

A novel material test sample being CMM inspected after CNC machining. Pic: Shape Machining Ltd
Shape Machining promotes Ryan Muller as MD

3rd Oct 2019

Shape Machining Ltd has promoted Ryan Muller to the position of managing director. Shape provides engineering, design, tooling and manufacturing services in a wide range of industries sectors that use carbon fibre with extensive in-house manufacturing and R&D facilities that allow a wide range of projects to be delivered right first time and on time.

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Jordanian company to buy Japanese nonwovens machinery

1st Oct 2019

Jordan's Al-Sanabel Converting Industries Company, a leading company in the Middle East in manufacturing of baby diapers, feminine napkins and adult incontinence products, and its German partner Kusters and Reifenhauser have signed an agreement with the Japanese company Hongda for purchase of fabric production systems worth JD20 million ($28.20...

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