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BÜFA taking over AOC (UK)

17th Jan 2020

BÜFA Composite Systems, the German-based supplier of tailor-made unsaturated polyester resins and formulations, is taking over Manningtree-based AOC (UK), a UK supplier of composite products with over 25 years of experience in providing distribution and mixing service. The acquisition materialises on March 3. The UK company will trade as BÜFA...

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Röchling Industrial plans warehouse expansion project

15th Jan 2020

Röchling Industrial has planned a $4.9 million warehouse expansion project at Röchling Glastic Composites, Cleveland. This will be Röchling Glastic Composites' fourth expansion since the construction of its original facility in 1951. The expansion will add 26 new positions over a three-year period and strengthen company's market position in North...

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Surrey produces nano-barrier for CFRPs in spacecraft

8th Jan 2020

The University of Surrey has produced a multi-layered nano-barrier for carbon fibre reinforced polymers (CFRPs) which bonds with CFRP and eliminates the need for multiple bake-out stages and controlled storage required in its unprotected state. CFRP is used in current space missions, but its applications are limited because the material absorbs...

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ATL Composites gets new European distributors

3rd Jan 2020

ATL Composites has signed deals with new European distributors after exhibiting at this year's Metstrade Amsterdam in November, the company's seventh show with joint venture partners vdL Composites. The new distributors will stock a mixture of DuFlex/Foam and Featherlight panels with single and double layers of e-fibreglass skins to service local...

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EconCore enters into license deal with Japanese company

24th Dec 2019

EconCore, the technology provider for continuous production of thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich materials, has entered into a license deal with Japan-based Kotobukiya Fronte, a leading manufacturer of car interior components. The Japanese company has installed EconCore’s production technology to meet the market demand of weight and cost efficiency.

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Naval Group, UNSW use composites in marine vessels

21st Dec 2019

Naval Group Pacific, in partnership with the ARC Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) at UNSW Sydney, has shown how a carbon composite embedded with fibre optics could be used for structural applications in marine vessels. The composites can decrease the weight of the mast, which in turn will reduce the vessel’s...

AMRC setting up new facility in North West of England

21st Dec 2019

University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is setting up a new facility in the North West of England to boost Lancashire's reputation as an innovative region for advanced manufacturing and attract inward investors. The facility will have a focus on vehicle electrification, battery assembly and lightweighting technologies.

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TRB setting up composite manufacturing centre in US

19th Dec 2019

TRB Lightweight Structures is setting up a composite manufacturing centre in Richmond, Kentucky, as a joint venture with Toyota Tsusho America. The 40,000 square foot facility will have state-of-the-art robotics for high volume production of carbon fibre components using TRB’s press-forming process. It will initially focus on the automotive sector.

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Henkel, Fortify work together on additive manufacturing

19th Dec 2019

Henkel and Fortify have decided to unite their areas of expertise to drive the potential of additive manufacturing. Henkel has developed custom technology that enables durable, high temperature and high modulus resins. Through collaboration, Henkel has designed several formulations that allow Fortify to achieve new outcomes for industrial customers.

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