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Woodward, Hexcel to merge to serve aerospace sector

15th Jan 2020

Woodward and Hexcel Corporation are merging to create a premier integrated systems provider - Woodward Hexcel - to serve the aerospace and industrial sectors. The combined company will focus on technology-rich innovations to deliver smarter, cleaner, and safer customer solutions. Woodward Hexcel will be headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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First Graphene unveils new graphene powders

3rd Dec 2019

First Graphene has unveiled the latest formulations of its PureGraph graphene powders. These are now available in production-scale volumes in standard lateral platelet sizes of 20, 10 and 5 micrometres. These are ideal for wide range of industrial applications, to significantly reduce weight and increase strength, thermal and electrical conductivity.

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Toray produces first porous carbon fibre

26th Nov 2019

Toray Industries has produced the world's first porous carbon fibre with a nanosized continuous pore structure. Using this fibre as a support layer could lighten advanced membranes used in greenhouse gas separation and hydrogen production and make them more compact, thereby enhancing performance. The company plans to further develop the new material.

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Texas Tech University produces Towelie for oil spills

25th Nov 2019

A Texas Tech University material scientist who proved that raw cotton works best to clean spilled oil in 2017, has now successfully turned the idea into a product – Towelie. The product has been used in a real-life situation when there was a minor oil spill in a National Thermal Energy Corporation plant in Vallur on November 2, and found to be...

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Lenzing offers advance technical solutions for India

19th Nov 2019

The Lenzing Group participated in Techtextil 2019 in Mumbai recently. At the show, Lenzing showcased its fibre innovations in industrial product applications for sectors of automotives, agri business and packaging as a specialty industrial brand for the Indian market. Techtextil is India’s leading international trade event for technical textiles.

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TUM, Oerlikon, create additive manufacturing cluster

16th Oct 2019

The Technical University of Munich (TUM), Oerlikon, GE Additive and Linde have joined hands to create an additive manufacturing cluster, a grouping of companies and organisations to conduct research on additive manufacturing technology, in Bavaria. This will help integrate AM into the manufacturing process and enable companies to use the technology.

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Arville fabrics add strength to rubber products

30th Sep 2019

Fabrics produced by Arville, a technical textiles specialist, are now used in diverse range of high-performance tyres, seals, diaphragms, gaskets, sheeting and flexible fuel tanks, which need an unseen textile matrix imbedded within the rubber. Arville fabrics provide strength to textile reinforced rubber products used in several industries across the...

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Tape inserts a hit in injection moulding parts: AZL Report

30th Sep 2019

Tape inserts offer enormous potential for injection moulding parts, according to a research analysis in a major consortial project led by Aachen Centre for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL), a leading engineering consultant in Germany; and the Institute for Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University (IKV), a teaching and research institute.

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NanoTextiles sees expanding market for nano textiles

19th Sep 2019

Increasing penetration in apparel, fashion, separation, catalysis, biomedical, energy and automotive, and more utilisation in the fabrication of products like membranes, photocatalysts and tissue engineering scaffolds will contribute to the market expansion of nano textiles, according to Thomas Ong P S, chief executive officer of Malaysian firm...

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