19th Jan 2019
Owens Corning’s board of directors has elected Brian D Chambers, 52, current president and chief operating officer (COO), as new chief executive officer (CEO), effective April 18, 2019. Chambers succeeds Mike Thaman, who has served as chairman since 2002 and as CEO since 2007. Thaman will remain with the company in the role of executive chairman.
17th Jan 2019
Strongwell, the world’s leading pultruder of fibre reinforced polymer composites, has signed an agreement with Pipespain Sl for the distribution of Strongwell’s Extren fiberglass structural shapes and Plate, Safrail fiberglass handrail systems, and Duradek and Duragrid Phenolic pultruded fiberglass gratings in the countries of Spain and Portugal.
11th Jan 2019
AnalySwift, a provider of efficient high-fidelity modeling software for composites and other advanced materials, has launched its Academic Partner Program, through which it offers universities no-cost licenses for academic research. Its solutions offer advantage through drastic reductions in engineering time and handling of more complex composite...
8th Jan 2019
Park Electrochemical is expanding its aerospace manufacturing, development and design operations at the Newton City-County Airport in Newton, Kansas. The project includes construction of a redundant manufacturing facility next to Park’s existing Newton facilities, in part to support an aerospace customer. This doubles the size of Park’s existing...
4th Jan 2019
PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialised polymer materials, services and solutions, has acquired Fiber-Line, a global leader in customised engineered fibres and composite materials for $120 million. Fiber-Line’s leading technologies will complement PolyOne’s existing specialty composite solutions and wire and cable applications.
20th Dec 2018
University of Sheffield is collaborating with GKN Aerospace to boost new digital technologies in aerospace manufacturing. It has become a partner in GKN Aerospace’s new £32 million Global Technology Centre (GTC), funded by a £17m commitment from GKN Aerospace and a £15m commitment from the UK government, through the Aerospace Technology Institute.
19th Dec 2018
Kordsa, reshaping the industry with its innovative technologies, has developed a new generation fast press curable resin called CM14, which eliminates waterspot and whitespot problems, thus providing high visual clarity. The company is the global player of tire, construction reinforcement, and composites technologies market, headquartered in Turkey.
18th Dec 2018
A team of materials scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been able to increase the strength of composites several-fold with an interface that is modified by a molecular layer of “nanoglue, by oscillating loads at certain frequencies. The team included researchers from multiple disciplines, based in New York, Virginia, and Grenoble, France.
18th Dec 2018
Everyday use products, which are made using the latest polyurethane technologies from Everberg-based global chemical company Huntsman, have become the main attraction at a design exhibition at the Design Museum Gent, Belgium. Fibre-Fixed: Composites in Design, open until April 21, 2019, showcases products that use fibre-reinforced composite materials.