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Tarasafe unveils Tararc against arc flash fires

21st Sep 2018

Tarasafe, a leading brand of flame-resistant (FR) apparel, has unveiled Tararc, a product line that protects against arc flash fires and delivers superior comfort through fabric and design innovation, without compromising the safety of its wearers. Wearing arc-rated garments and PPE is the main line of defense against severe injuries due to arc flash.

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Harvard University team develops multi-joint exosuit

20th Sep 2018

Scientists at the Harvard University have developed mobile multi-joint exosuit which has been field tested through long marches over uneven terrain. Lab-based versions of soft exosuits can provide benefits to wearers, making them spend less energy while walking and running, but there is a need for fully wearable exosuits suitable for use in the real...

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GKN Aerospace bags supplier award from Spirit AeroSystems

19th Sep 2018

For the second year in a row, GKN Aerospace, a global engineering business, has received a supplier award from Spirit AeroSystems, manufacturer of first-tier aerostructures. Spirit has recognised GKN Aerospace with a collaboration values partner award for superior performance at the 2018 Spirit AeroSystems supplier recognition in Wichita, Kansas.

Courtesy: Ashland
Ashland sets up composites R&D centre in Shanghai

20th Sep 2018

Ashland has set up a composites research and development technical service centre in the Jinling Valley Sci-Tech Industrial Park, Shanghai. The new centre will leverage global talents and facilities to strengthen the company’s innovation and commercialisation efforts and serve as the Asia Pacific technical centre of its composites segment.

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Gore displays next-gen fabrics at DVD 2018

20th Sep 2018

WL Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore), a global materials science company, is displaying next-generation fabrics at the ongoing Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) 2018 event in UK . Gore is exhibiting best-in-class Gore Military Fabrics for UK land forces, including durable, lightweight, comfortable military garments made with Gore Pyrad Fabric Technology.

Courtesy: Fraunhofer
Fraunhofer Institute makes OLED elements for textiles

17th Sep 2018

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as a partner for customer-specific OLED (Organic light-emitting diodes) development and production has come up with OLED elements that can be integrated into textiles. These will be presented at the Electronics System Integration Technology Conference ESTC 2018.

Courtesy: Core Industrial Partners
Core takes over Midwest Composite Technologies

18th Sep 2018

Core Industrial Partners (Core), a Chicago-based private equity firm, has taken over Midwest Composite Technologies (MCT), a leading additive manufacturer of prototype and low-volume production components founded in 1984, establishing an industry technology 4.0 platform that it plans to build upon. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Courtesy: Hexagon
Hexagon names Jon Smith president Mobile Pipelines

18th Sep 2018

Hexagon Composites has named Jon Smith as president Mobile Pipelines. In his new position, Smith will head the global Mobile Pipelines unit, the industry leader in distribution systems of compressed energy gases beyond the pipeline. Previous to this, Smith was vice president and general manager, Smart Energy Americas for Honeywell International.

Courtesy: Autoneum
Autoneum coming up with two new plants in China

19th Sep 2018

Autoneum is coming up with two new plants in addition to the eight existing ones in China. The ninth facility has opened in Pinghu (Zhejiang Province). Another plant in the northeastern city of Shenyang Tiexi (Liaoning Province) is already in the ramp-up phase. The plants will produce lightweight multifunctional components for noise and heat protection.

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