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Germany’s ThermHex Waben produces lightest sustainable sandwich panels

9th Mar 2023

ThermHex Waben, specialist producer of thermoplastic polypropylene honeycomb cores for lightweight sandwich panels and components, has announced its latest range of sustainable panels for lightweight applications. The applications cover a wide range of industries, including automotive, transport, wind and solar, logistics, B&C, and furniture.

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Swiss firm Gurit’s composite materials’ sales up 52.9% in FY22

6th Mar 2023

Switzerland based Gurit, a company that specialises in advanced composites, has reported a 52.9 per cent increase (at constant rates) to Swiss franc (CHF) 325.5 million in the sales of its composite materials segment in fiscal 2022 (FY22). The company’s net sales were CHF 499.5 million, an increase of 6.7 per cent year-on-year (YoY), for FY22.

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Zund’s heat sealing module bags US’ CAMX composites industry award

31st Oct 2022

The Heat Sealing Module (HSM) from Zund has bagged the Unsurpassed Innovation award at the recently held CAMX 2022 Composites and Advances Materials expo in Anaheim, California. The HSM facilitates the processing and handling of dry fibre materials with thermoplastic content. This new tool helps in the easier processing of these types of materials.

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France’s Saint-Gobain rebrands as Saint-Gobain Composite Solutions

19th Oct 2022

Saint-Gobain Films & Fabrics, a French leader in high-performance materials, is rebranding as Saint-Gobain Composite Solutions to better position the business for changes in the marketplace and to align with its core values. Saint-Gobain Composite Solutions will comprise the company’s familiar, yet refreshed brands Sheergard, Sheerfill, Onesuit, and...

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Swiss firm Gurit posts sales of CHF 234.8 mn in H1 FY22

17th Aug 2022

Net sales of Gurit, specialising in advanced composites, in the first half (H1) of fiscal 2022 were CHF 234.8 million, a decline of -7.0 per cent at constant exchange rates or -9.2 per cent in reported CHF versus prior year. For continued operations, the decline was -5.7 per cent at constant exchange rates in the first half of fiscal 2022.

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Collier’s HyperX software fits well in Korean wind turbine blade

11th May 2022

With the launch of its HyperX structural analysis software, Collier Aerospace is spotlighting the tool’s real-world application in sizing a 7.4-metre natural fibre composite wind turbine blade. The blade is developed by the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at Hongik University in South Korea and Samwon Millennia, a software...

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Switzerland’s CompPair & Decathlon complete FRP recycling project

9th May 2022

CompPair and Decathlon SAS have announced the completion of their joint fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) recycling project. This project is an industrial proof-of-concept (POC) of what is possible with HealTech: making FRP recycling more environmentally and, ultimately, economically viable. CompPair is a Swiss company in the field of self-healing...

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Thailand’s Cobra to show diversification into composites at JEC World

28th Apr 2022

Cobra, the manufacturer of advanced composite products for the watersports, automotive, marine, and industrial sectors, will highlight recent diversification into new composite markets at JEC World 2022, with exhibits ranging from VTOL drones to carbon fibre prosthetics. JEC will be held from May 3-5, 2022, at Paris-Nord Villepinte Parc des Expositions.

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Reifenhäuser shows nonwoven composites at ICE Europe in Germany

16th Mar 2022

Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating, specialists for cast film, sheet extrusion and extrusion coating lines, is displaying a new production process for cost-effective film/nonwoven composites with a low grammage at ICE (International Converting Exhibition) Europe, in hall A5, booth 1300, from March 15-17, 2022. The show is being held at Messe München.

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