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Close-up view of the PrimeDry Hood with Yankee at Cascades Tissue Group Wisconsin. Pic: Andritz
Andritz’s machinery at Cascades reduces energy input

17th Dec 2020

International technology Group Andritz has replaced and initiated the PM5 Yankee hood at Cascades Tissue Group’s tissue mill in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Andritz PrimeDry Hood has been specially constructed for low energy consumption and long durability. With this upgrade, production output of the PM5 has increased while energy consumption has...

Pic: Cygnet Texkimp
Cygnet Texkimp unveils fibre unwinding creel

16th Dec 2020

Fibre handling and converting specialist Cygnet Texkimp, a leading creel manufacturer, has developed a next-generation fibre unwinding creel that uses patented pneumatic technology to attain reliable tension. The Flatline Creel is meant to address the need for precision and uniformity in the high-end carbon fibre prepreg and multi-filament tow market.

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Symmetrix Composite collaborating with American Magic

3rd Nov 2020

Symmetrix Composite Tooling, a full-service composite tooling manufacturer, has entered into a supplier/technical partnership with New York Yacht Club American Magic. Utilising its large format CMS Poseidon 5-Axis CNC machine, the company created the patterns and molds for American Magic’s two AC75 foiling monohulls as well as the 26-metre tall mast.

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IRT Jules Verne initiates project called ZEBRA

30th Sep 2020

IRT Jules Verne has initiated a project called ZEBRA to develop 100 per cent recyclable composite wind turbine blades in cooperation with industrial partners. The project, launched for a period of 42 months with a budget of €18.5 million, aims to demonstrate the technical, economic and environmental importance of thermoplastic wind turbine blades.

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Toray sets up distribution centre for prepregs in US

25th Sep 2020

Toray Advanced Composites has set up a distribution centre for high-performance Toray AmberTool HX56 composite tooling prepregs in the US. This will ensure high speed of supply and regional availability of leading composite tooling technology. Manufactured at its thermoset centre of excellence in the UK, the tooling material will be fully stocked in...

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Korean scientists make wearable piezoelectric harvester

24th Sep 2020

Scientists at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a highly flexible but sturdy wearable piezoelectric harvester using the simple and easy fabrication process of hot pressing and tape casting. The energy harvester, which has record high interfacial adhesion strength, will help create embedded wearable electronics.

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PRF Composite launches new unidirectional glass prepreg

18th Sep 2020

PRF Composite Materials, a manufacturer and supplier of high-performance materials, has launched its new unidirectional glass prepreg. The company says that customer feedback on its unidirectional glass prepreg is encouraging, with the new material already being selected for high end, visual quality applications due to its exceptional surface quality.

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Andritz to supply complete spunlace line to Baoren Hezhong

24th Aug 2020

Andritz, an Austrian-based international technology group, has received an order from Zhejiang Baoren Hezhong Technology China, to supply a complete neXline spunlace line. The line is scheduled for installation and start-up during the third quarter of 2021. Andritz will provide a complete line with state-of-the-art equipment from web forming to drying.

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Autefa Solutions well prepared for CINTE/Techtextil 2020

21st Aug 2020

According to Autefa Solutions, a German company offering complete lines for the production of direct and crosslapped spunlace products, the spunlace sector is still competitive for end product manufacturers. The web forming process, consisting of injection card and crosslapper topliner series, is the key for high and consistent nonwoven fabric quality.

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