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Germany’s Cevotec has new partner in GFM

3rd Aug 2021

GFM has bought a 49 per cent stake in Cevotec from early financial investors who exit their investments after five years of supporting the company from the onset. GFM is a leader in high-tech industrial systems tailored to individual customer needs. Automation specialist Cevotec has one of the most advanced production systems for complex fibre...

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Reactive Components opens new R&D centre in Leicester, UK

30th Jul 2021

Reactive Components Limited, a UK-based company delivering cost effective and timely products for the Composites market, has opened a new R&D centre in Leicester. The centre can handle projects in the areas of materials science, introduction to market, manufacturing scale-up, supply chain efficiency, product lifecycle and ‘new’ analytical services.

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SMC lines from Germany’s Dieffenbacher speeding up production

28th Jul 2021

Fully automated Dieffenbacher sheet molding compound (SMC) lines are becoming increasingly popular among the parts suppliers for the automotive, logistics and construction industries. This is because these lines speed up production, reduce scrap costs and increase output. SMC processes are used by automotive parts suppliers to make composite components.

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US engineered composites firm Albany reports Q2 FY21 sales of $235 mn

27th Jul 2021

Albany International, a US-based manufacturer of engineered components, has reported 4 per cent sales growth to $234.5 million in second quarter (Q2) of FY21 ended on June 30, 2021, compared to $225.9 million in the corresponding period of prior fiscal. The Engineered Composites segment's sales marginally improved to $74.6 million ($72.5 million).

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Mexican company Rassini selects Hexcel’s HexPly M901 prepreg system

27th Jul 2021

Rassini, a Mexican leader in composite vehicle suspension systems, has selected advanced composites leader, Hexcel's, HexPly M901 prepreg system, to speed up product development cycles. It provides an easy-to-process material solution that reduces overall time to market and enables effective early-stage design screening and cost-effective production.

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Italy’s ACS, Susta & U.Form to develop tech for composite materials

23rd Jul 2021

Italian companies Advanced Composites Solutions, Susta Srl and U.Form Srl have signed the CarbonForm agreement to develop press forming technologies for composite materials. The collaboration can lead to the possibility of mass-producing a much higher number of parts for automotive sector compared to traditional composite moulding technologies with...

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Composites Canada acquires The Paint Company

23rd Jul 2021

Composites Canada has announced the acquisition of The Paint Company. The Paint Company professionals travel all over the US to help clients take on the most difficult painting and coating projects. Composites Canada runs a high-end specialty coatings division from an additional production and shipping facility located in Brantford, Ontario.

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Texas A&M University’s 3D printable PCM composites can regulate temp

20th Jul 2021

Scientists at Texas A&M University have designed 3D printable phase-change material (PCM) composites which can regulate ambient temperatures inside buildings. These can be added to building materials, like paint, or 3D printed as decorative home accents, opening possibilities for passive temperature regulation in both new and existing structures.

I Kant Baltic Federal University produces new polymer nanocomposites

19th Jul 2021

Scientists at I Kant Baltic Federal University have produced new polymer nanocomposites with improved magnetoelectric properties. Polymer composites combine magnetic and electrical properties, and are being explored for various applications. Though some materials show better magnetoelectric effect, polymer-based composites are easier to produce and...

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