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HRC setting up centre for composite parts in Changshu

30th Jun 2020

HRC has signed a new investment deal with the local government of Changshu city to set up a new serial production centre for manufacturing advanced composite parts to for the aeronautic, railway and other industries. The centre will be equipped with cutting-edge manufacturing technologies for both thermosetting and thermoplastic based composites.

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Scott Bader Australia acquires assets of Summit Composites

30th Jun 2020

Scott Bader Australia Pty Ltd, a manufacturer of adhesives, resins, gelcoats and speciality polymers, has acquired the assets of Summit Composites Pty Ltd, which has been distributing Scott Bader's products to the Australian market for over 10 years. Members of the existing Summit Composites team have accepted new jobs in Scott Bader Australia Pty Ltd.

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Arevo building CFRP additive manufacturing facility

15th Jun 2020

Arevo, the Silicon Valley company transforming composites production through digitalisation and automation, is constructing one of the world's largest high-speed continuous carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite additive manufacturing facilities. The plant will operate on a rapid-turnaround manufacturing-as-a-service (MaaS) model.

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Solvay, Leonardo enter five-year material supply deal

13th Jun 2020

Solvay and Leonardo have entered into a five-year material supply deal for programmes across aerostructures, aircraft, helicopters and electronics divisions. Under the agreement, Solvay will provide a broad range of materials including thermoset composites, thermoplastic composites and adhesives. The two will also collaborate in research and...

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Composites UK, Fluency Marketing unveil new conference

9th Jun 2020

Composites UK, the UK composites industry association, and Fluency Marketing, the advanced materials and advanced engineering focused marketing and conference provider, have unveiled a new international academic conference to focus on the development and application of fibre polymer composite materials across the construction and infrastructure sectors.

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Kordsa launches new generation fast press curable resins

9th Jun 2020

Kordsa, a leader in tire, construction reinforcement, and composites technologies markets headquartered in Turkey, has introduced new fast cure press curable visually fault-free prepreg systems which overcome the whitespot and waterspot problems, with its dicy-free formulation. Kordsa has 170 granted patents and 786 patent applications world-wide.

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Composite waste recycling needs new technologies: EuCIA

2nd Jun 2020

There is a need to deploy existing methods such as cement co-processing more widely to recycle wind turbine blades, composite waste recycling should be improved through the development of alternative recycling technologies, according to a report by WindEurope, the European Chemical Industry Council and the European Composites Industry Association.

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MakerBot introduces Method Carbon Fibre Editions

28th May 2020

MakerBot has introduced the Method Carbon Fibre Editions, stepping into the next level of 3D printing. The new Method Carbon Fibre Editions are designed to enable engineers to print stronger and more accurate parts for manufacturing tools, jigs and fixtures, and end-use production, and can be used to print metal replacement parts in some applications.

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Diab setting up PET foam production line in China

28th May 2020

Diab group is setting up a PET foam production line in Zhangjiagang to support growing demand of core material from wind industry in china. The production line will produce Diab's Divinycell PET range of products. The material is designed to meet blade designs in an optimal way with the aim to reduce the cost in wind rotor blade manufacturing.

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