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Kelheim's Galaxy found effective in sanitary pads

27th Jan 2020

Kelheim's premium tampon fibre Galaxy has been found to be effective in sanitary pads, giving an eco-friendly alternative to synthetics. It can substitute up to 70 per cent of the synthetics in ADL (Acquisition-Distribution-Layers) in feminine hygiene pads. The amount of feminine hygiene waste is enormous which necessitates environment friendly...

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Point Blank unveils V2 Pro Performance System

27th Jan 2020

Point Blank Enterprises and First Tactical have jointly unveiled the public safety industry's first-ever fully integrated apparel and armour line, the V2 Pro Performance System. This allows law enforcement agencies to purchase a fully-integrated system featuring the V2 Pro-Performance armour carrier with NIJ compliant ballistics, shirt and pants.

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Aimplas contributes to European Mat4Rail project

24th Jan 2020

Aimplas has contributed to the recently completed European Mat4Rail project, under which new materials and components were developed to design the railway of the future. The aim was to reduce the weight of railway vehicles by replacing metal structural components with those of composite materials and increase vehicle capacity and passenger comfort.

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Bitrez produces new bio-based resins

24th Jan 2020

Bitrez, Europe's leading manufacture of specialist polymers and chemicals, will unveil a new family of regulatory compliant bio-based resins for the composites industry at JEC World 2020. The new bio-based resins are designed especially for composite applications and are REACH (registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals)...

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Kanfit shifts to its new facility

24th Jan 2020

Kanfit has shifted to its new facility in the Tsiporit Industrial Park in Northern Israel. The new plant will help the company expand its products and services to meet customer demands. Kanfit manufactures primary and detailed parts, sub-assemblies, and fit and fly assemblies made from composites and sheet and block metals, and the integration of both.

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Albany International appoints William Higgins CEO

24th Jan 2020

Albany International, a manufacturer of engineered components, has announced that its board of directors has appointed A William Higgins as president & CEO, to succeed Olivier Jarrault, who resigned by mutual agreement. Erkie Kailbourne, who currently serves as director, will return to his role as chairman of board of directors, succeeding Higgins.

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Covestro produces lightweight seat back for ENO.146

23rd Jan 2020

Covestro has joined hands with the Research and Development Centre of Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC R and D Center) to make a lightweight composite seat back for the Chinese car manufacturer's latest electric concept car, ENO.146. The backrests of the two front seats are made of Maezio CFRTP, the reinforced thermoplastic composite material from...

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SGL Carbon expands production for graphite components

22nd Jan 2020

Due to continuously increasing demand for advanced solutions and products made from graphite in the automotive sector, SGL Carbon has modernised and expanded its production capacities for specialty graphite automotive components at the Bonn site. As part of this, the company has also constructed a new, large hall for production of the parts.

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AMRC gets 3D weaving creel from Cygnet Texkimp

22nd Jan 2020

The Composites Centre at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has got a 3,000-position 3D weaving creel from the custom machinery manufacturer and fibre processing specialist Cygnet Texkimp. The creel will be used alongside AMRC's 3D jacquard loom to produce woven structures for automotive and aerospace...

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