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Krayden takes over Northern Composites

2nd Mar 2021

Krayden, a Denver, CO-based leading distributor of specialty chemicals to the aerospace, electronics, transportation and industrial sectors, has taken over Northern Composites of Hampton, NH. Northern Composites is a distributor of premium quality composite materials and a manufacturer of Northern Composites branded vacuum bagging materials and...

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M1 Composites Technology attains Mach 5

27th Feb 2021

M1 Composites Technology, a Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO), has attained Mach 5, the highest level of the MACH initiative. The achievement brings real benefits for M1 Composites customers and demonstrates M1's ability to quickly develop new capabilities, maintain high quality standards, improved processes, and fast turnaround...

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Triumph selling Red Oak, Texas operations

19th Feb 2021

Triumph Group is selling its Red Oak, Texas operations to Arlington Capital Partners. The deal includes the Red Oak facility, together with Triumph’s thermoplastic engineering capabilities. Arlington Capital Partners will combine the Red Oak business with the composites facilities it is separately acquiring from Triumph pursuant to an earlier agreement.

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Hexcel develops HexPly XF surface technology

18th Feb 2021

Hexcel has developed HexPly XF surface technology that reduces shell manufacturing time within the wind blade surface finishing process. Addressing the limitations of current techniques, HexPly XF increases overall blade manufacturing efficiency by reducing time in the mold by up to two hours and banishing surface defects that require rework before...

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RWC shifts to its new headquarters

17th Feb 2021

Rock West Composites (RWC) has shifted to its new corporate headquarters in San Diego, California, a facility more than three times larger than its previous headquarters. As the company positions itself for significant growth, the move will help accommodate new staff, add manufacturing space, and grow capability for large-scale composites manufacturing.

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Solvay, Leonardo set up research lab for composites

12th Feb 2021

Solvay and Leonardo have joined hands to set up a research lab for the purpose of developing novel thermoplastic composite materials and production processes, crucial for the future of the aerospace industry. The partnership represents an important milestone in facilitating a step-change in composite part manufacture and in reducing environmental...

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Heraeus Noblelight becomes Tier 2 member of NCC

3rd Feb 2021

Heraeus Noblelight, the centre of excellence for flash lamp technology, is now a Tier 2 member of the NCC. This will enable Heraeus Noblelight to use state-of-the-art facilities at the NCC to investigate its humm3 thermoplastics layup technology. Heraeus will also participate in a project to test humm3 technology for thermoplastic Automated Fibre...

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Arris gets BIG Innovation Award

21st Jan 2021

Arris, a California-based manufacturing tech pioneer enabling the use of high-performance composites in mass-market products, has been selected winner of the BIG Innovation Award for its innovative approach to manufacturing. The BIG Innovation Annual Award recognises organisations, products and people that are bringing new ideas to life in innovative...

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Pultex to distribute Scott Bader's structural adhesives

19th Jan 2021

Scott Bader is collaborating with Pultex for distribution of Crestabond and Crestomer structural adhesives for composite applications in Germany. Established in 1991, Pultex has built long-term partnerships with customers in the German composite market. Therefore, it is strategically placed to distribute Scott Bader's structural adhesives across...

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