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Finland’s Exel Composites & Kineco join hands for pultrusion market

26th Oct 2021

Finland’s Exel Composites has signed an agreement to establish a joint venture to develop the Indian pultrusion market together with Kineco, India’s leading player in the advanced composites market. Kineco offers a range of products and integrated systems for diverse markets such as mass transit, aerospace, defence, infrastructure, and other industries.

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Fabric developed in US deactivates biological & chemical threats

26th Oct 2021

A research team in the Northwestern University in the United States has developed a versatile composite fabric that can deactivate both biological threats (like the novel coronavirus) and chemical threats, such as those used in chemical warfare. A material that is effective against both classes of threats is rare. The fabric is reusable as well.

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Scott Bader invests $16 million in North Carolina production site

22nd Oct 2021

Global chemical firm, Scott Bader, has acquired a new facility in North Carolina worth $16 million, as it strives to meet growing domestic and global demand for its market leading structural adhesives and gelcoats. Scott Bader is an expert in the manufacturing of adhesives, resins, gelcoats and functional polymers for a variety of markets around the...

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Swiss composites manufacturer Gurit achieves sales of CHF 361 mn in Q3

22nd Oct 2021

Gurit, a Switzerland-based manufacturer of advanced composite materials and composite tooling equipment, has reported 16.6 per cent sales decline to CHF 360.9 million (Swiss Franc) during the third quarter (Q3) of FY21 over the same period of prior fiscal. Sales of composite materials division plunged 20 per cent to CHF 169.2 million (CHF 207.8...

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Germany’s Ensinger launches new double-belt press composite machine

20th Oct 2021

Ensinger is expanding its portfolio in the field of thermoplastic composite materials. A double-belt press (DBP) has been put into operation at its production site in Cham. The system enables a wide variety of fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites to be manufactured efficiently. The German firm manufactures engineering and high-performance...

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American firm Hexcel continues growth momentum in third quarter

19th Oct 2021

Hexcel Corporation, a US-based leader in advanced composites technology, has reported a 16.3 per cent sales growth to $333.8 million in the third quarter (Q3) of FY21 ended on September 30, 2021, compared to the same period of previous fiscal. Operating income for the three-month period rose to $22.8 million over the loss of $37.6 million in Q3 FY20.

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Netherlands’ VABO Composites launches new maritime fire door

19th Oct 2021

VABO has launched a new maritime fire door that meets all the criteria for the 60-minute resistance test. The product of months of R&D, these FRD60 doors enhance the Dutch company’s portfolio for its commercial, superyacht, and naval sector client base around the world. The Netherlands-based company manufactures composite doors and hatches for...

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EuCIA highlights opportunities for composites under EU Green Deal

18th Oct 2021

Brussels-based European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) is organising a series of workshops in association with the European Commission to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by strategies set out under the European Green Deal in support of the Commission’s ambition of making the European Union (EU) climate neutral by 2050.

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Belgium’s Solvay unveils new epoxy prepeg for aerospace

16th Oct 2021

Belgium's Solvay has announced the launch of CYCOM EP2190, an epoxy-based system offering outstanding toughness in thick and thin structures combined with excellent in-plane performance in hot/wet and cold/dry environments. Based in Belgium, Solvay is an international chemicals company that provides sustainable technological solutions.

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