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UK’s Composites Evolution launches unidirectional thermoplastic tapes

25th Jan 2022

UK’s Composites Evolution has announced the launch of a new range of unidirectional thermoplastic tapes, to sit alongside its existing line-up of Evopreg prepregs. Composites Evolution is a global developer, manufacturer, and supplier of prepregs and thermoplastic tapes that are used for the production of lightweight structures from composite materials.

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Finaland’s Numobio project to digitise biocomposite design

7th Jan 2022

The goal of the two-year Numobio project (Advanced NUmerical MOdelling for rapid development of BIOcomposite applications) running within the ExpandFibre Ecosystem is to take a significant leap in order to digitalise biocomposite design for rapid and inexpensive development of new materials and products for a wide range of industry sectors.

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US’s Hexcel & Metyx unveil new carbon pultrusion technology

9th Dec 2021

US’ composites company, Hexcel, and Metyx are set to manufacture high-performance carbon pultruded profiles made from polyurethane (PU) resin and unidirectional carbon fibre for the wind energy market. Metyx is a manufacturer of high-performance NCF and woven glass and carbon, consumables, core, and fabric kitting, moulds, prototypes, and components.

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Canada’s Aluula launches new class of lightweight soft composites

7th Dec 2021

Aluula Composites, a developer of ultra-lightweight composite materials, has launched an entirely new class of lightweight soft composites. The Canadian company has made a patented proprietary technique for fusing disparate materials at the molecular level, removing the need for heavy glues while creating much stronger bonds between the laminated...

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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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UK’s Scott Bader establishes new office in Italy

23rd Oct 2021

UK-based Scott Bader’s new Italian office has been established to ensure they serve their growing base of Italian customers operating in various markets including marine, land transportation and building and construction. Scott Bader is a leader in the development of products for the composites, advanced composites, adhesives and functional polymer...

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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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