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MBCC signs MoU with Mandela Bay Development Agency

8th Apr 2019

Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) and Mandela Bay Composites Cluster (MBCC) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU). Under the MOU, the MBDA has resolved to prioritise the use of advanced materials including composites in selected products falling within its mandated area and to attempt to collaborate with the composites cluster.

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Norco to exhibit workboat project at Seawork 2019

6th Apr 2019

For the first time this year, Norco will be exhibiting a current Ministry of Defence, UK workboat project at Seawork 2019, at stand PB35, Hall 3, Port of Southampton, UK from June 11-13. Seawork is the largest international commercial maritime and workboat exhibition and conference held in a European working port environment every year in June.

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Arevo wins 'Startup Booster' competition at JEC World

1st Apr 2019

Arevo, the Silicon Valley global composite manufacturing company through digitalisation, won the prestigious ‘Startup Booster’ competition at the recently held 2019 JEC World tradefair in Paris. The competition featured 10 finalists selected from 120 applicants from 30 countries representing materials and manufacturing disciplines across the composites ...

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Boston Materials generates $1.75 million in funding

1st Apr 2019

Boston Materials, a Massachusetts-based startup that manufactures breakthrough Carbon Supercomposite products using a patented Z-axis reinforcement technology in a carbon fibre composite, has generated $1.75 million in initial funding led by Clean Energy Ventures with participation from SABIC Ventures and members of the Clean Energy Venture Group.

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WSU team devises way to recycle carbon fibre plastics

1st Apr 2019

Scientists at the Washington State University have a way to recycle carbon fibre plastics, used in everything from modern airplanes and sporting goods to the wind energy industry. The work reported in Polymer Degradation and Stability and Green Chemistry, mentions ways to re-use the expensive carbon fibre and materials that make up the composites.

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Norco appoints new production manager at composites centre

29th Mar 2019

Norco has announced that James Luby will become the new production manager of its dedicated composites centre located at Poole, Dorset, UK. Luby joined Norco in October 2018 as a project engineer and has been quick to make an impact in the business with his expertise and proactive attitude. Luby will be taking over from Steve Cox who joined Norco in...

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CFK Valley and Carbon Composites to merge

28th Mar 2019

German companies CFK Valley eV and Carbon Composites eV, are merging under the new name Composites United eV, expanding their global network for fibre-based lightweight construction. The merger was decided on February 2, 2019 by two general meetings, unanimously and without dissenting vote. The new association will be headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

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Edinburgh univ to build testing centre for tidal blades

27th Mar 2019

The University of Edinburgh and commercial partner Babcock International will build a £2.4 million engineering research facility in Scotland, known as Fastblade, to speed development of materials and structures for tidal energy, transport, etc. Fastblade will be first facility in the world designed to carry out large-scale accelerated testing of tidal...

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Cevotec and Coriolis Composites join FPC

27th Mar 2019

The Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) of SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV, at the SGL site in Meitingen, has completed one year. The centre has now been joined by two new partners Cevotec and Coriolis Composites. The plan is to set up a Samba Pro Prepreg processing line with Cevotec which will complement the FPC's services with the Fibre Patch Placement...

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