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Rockwood to supply parts for Babcock’s programme

1st Apr 2020

Rockwood Composites has earned an order for parts for 130 decoy launch systems for Babcock International's Eurofighter programme. Under the contract, Rockwood Composites is to supply parts for the towed decoy launch structure to be installed on the Eurofighter. Rockwood has been supplying aerospace, defence and nuclear sectors for over 25 years.

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€5-mn EU support for Turkish technical textiles project

25th Mar 2020

The European Union (EU) has approved a support grant of €5 million for the 'Transformation to Technical Textiles in Denizli' project in Turkey. Denizli Chamber of Commerce (DTO) president Ugur Erdogan said the project is a first in the history of the industrial city. Willing entrepreneurs can work in this centre and produce samples, he said.

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Neenah taking over Vectorply Corporation

13th Mar 2020

Neenah, a specialty materials company headquartered in Alpharetta and focused on premium niche markets, is taking over Vectorply Corporation, a portfolio company of MSouth Equity Partners for $155 million in cash. The two have signed a definitive agreement in this connection. Closing is expected to occur on April 1, and is subject to customary...

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FiberCore, Orenco collaborate on InfraCore technology

12th Mar 2020

FiberCore and Orenco Composites have signed a deal to license the InfraCore technology in the US. The partnership provides opportunities for both companies. Orenco will not only increase its market share in the US, but with its knowledge of the engineering and production of large composite products will also grow the InfraCore technology itself.

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Lanxess making composites from recycled polycarbonate

11th Mar 2020

Lanxess subsidiary Bond-Laminates is developing continuous-fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites with recycled polycarbonate. Half of the matrix for the new products is recyclates, produced during recycling of reusable polycarbonate water bottles. These products will be used in laptop covers and housings for smartphones, tablets, e-books, and...

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NCC opens additional lab of advanced composite facility

9th Mar 2020

The UK's National Composites Centre has completed the latest phase of the most advanced composite manufacturing facility. Part laboratory, part factory, the additional venue is the result of a two-year, £36.7 million research and development programme to use new digital technologies. It has the machines to reduce wing-build time from one week to one...

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TRB Lightweight Structures, Toyota collaborating

9th Mar 2020

TRB Lightweight Structures and Toyota Tsusho America have decided to collaborate and set up a joint venture to produce high volume composite parts for the automotive industry in North America. The new venture has opened a location near Lexington and will begin supplying composite battery enclosures to a Tier 1 supplier to the truck and bus industry in...

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Arkema to showcase advanced materials at JEC

6th Mar 2020

The Arkema group will showcase advanced materials and new solutions for composites at the JEC World 2020 which is to be held during May 12-14 in Paris. These innovations are meant to meet changing 3D production technologies and keep up with increasing demand for advanced composites in the construction, transportation, wind and sport sectors.

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Forward Engineering establishes FENA

6th Mar 2020

Forward Engineering (FE), a global engineering and consulting firm specialising in enabling cost effective inclusion of fibre reinforced polymer composites in serial mass-produced automotive structures, has set up Forward Engineering North America (FENA) and named Adam Halsband as managing director of North American operations headquartered in Royal...

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