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Business sentiment continues to dip: Composites Germany
Business sentiment continues to dip: Composites Germany

23rd Aug 2019

There is a continuing decline in business sentiment in Germany, says a latest survey. In the last study, 69 per cent respondents rated the business situation in Germany as generally or very positive – in the current survey this number has fallen to 64 per cent. In other words, 1/3 of respondents now view the current situation with some degree of...

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Manufacturing facility for composites set up at BEL

22nd Aug 2019

A new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for Composite Materials, Environmental Testing and Finishing, has been set up at the Navi Mumbai Unit of Navratna defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL). The new facility is expected to turnaround the fortunes of BEL’s Navi Mumbai Unit by boosting its manufacturing and testing capabilities in...

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CSP to reduce noise in 2020 Ford Explorer

20th Aug 2019

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), leader in highly-engineered, composite vehicle components, is providing Ford Motor Company with the industry's first composite, dual-wall-dash engine shroud for the 2020 Ford Explorer. This sheet molded compound (SMC) advanced composite shroud reduces the powertrain noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in the...

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SIS & FiberCore Europe install 4 composite golf bridges

20th Aug 2019

SIS, an Australia-based company specialising in the development and manufacture of sustainable products, and FiberCore Europe—Netherlands-headquartered company which makes bridges using fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP)—have completed the fabrication, supply and installation of 4 FRP composite golf bridges within the Australian & New Zealand marketplace.

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SGL Carbon corrects guidance, CEO Jürgen Köhler resigns

20th Aug 2019

The actual results of July 2019 of the business unit Composites – Fibers & Materials (CFM) of SGL Carbon has shown a significant deviation from its expectations. As a consequence of this, the chief executive officer Dr. Jürgen Köhler has informed the supervisory board that he has resigned from his mandate as chief executive officer effective August 31, ...

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Kordsa showcases KraTos at Sao Paulo Concrete Show

19th Aug 2019

Kordsa, the global player in tire, construction reinforcement and composite technologies markets, presented KraTos, its brand in construction reinforcement, at the Concrete Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil, recently. The Concrete show is the largest event of cement and concrete industries involving new and innovative products and technologies in South America.

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SGL Carbon group sales up 6% to €562 mn in H1 2019

19th Aug 2019

Group sales of SGL Carbon increased by approximately 6 per cent from €529.3 million in H1 2018 to €562 million in H1 2019, driven by organic growth in market segments Digitisation, Energy and Chemicals. Adjusted for a positive one-time effect of around €4 million in prior year, group recurring EBIT reached nearly €38 million, approx €2 million below H1 ...

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UC Riverside finds tech for lighter tougher composites

17th Aug 2019

Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have created a structure similar to the one found in a small crustacean, mantis shrimp, and discovered that manufacturing composite materials and components using this structure results in lighter, tougher, and more impact-resistant products. With this, composites could be manufactured at a lower...

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NCC seeking proposals for TPT programme

16th Aug 2019

The National Composites Centre (NCC) is seeking proposals for the NCC Technology Pull-Through programme from UK universities for projects starting in April 2020, in collaboration with the EPSRC Future Composite Manufacturing Research Hub (FCMRH). In its fourth year, the TPT programme helps transfer suitably mature technologies from academia to industry.

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