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UK’s GRP Solutions acquires Estakleen GRP Solutions

25th Feb 2022

GRP Solutions Ltd, a United Kingdom-based company providing comprehensive range of composite solutions and services, has announced the acquisition of Estakleen Systems Ltd. Estakleen is a UK-based supplier of acetone replacement products including EasyClean, supplied for several years by GRP Solutions, and the previously named Estakleen 70.

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John A Hopkins to step down as US’ IACMI CEO

16th Feb 2022

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has announced that John A Hopkins will step down from his role as its chief executive officer (CEO), effective March 31, 2022. Hopkins, who became the IACMI CEO in 2017, has set a high standard for innovation and creativity, and will now be actively involved in finding his successor.

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Swiss manufacturer Zund, Dutch firm Airborne expand collaboration

27th Jan 2022

Swiss cutting system manufacturer Zünd Systemtechnik and Dutch composite automation company Airborne have announced the expansion of their collaboration. As a result of this new distribution agreement, the customers will be able to benefit from the state-of-the-art digital production solutions for automated processing of composite materials.

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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.

Chinese firm Suntech to enter carbon fibre era

5th Jan 2022

Suntech will break through the ST series of high-speed rapier looms in 2022, positioning its strategic plan in the manufacture of special fabric looms. Suntech is known to keep pace with time and conduct in-depth research on the weaving of carbon fibre fabrics. In the future, it will use smart textile machinery to fully produce carbon fibre fabrics.

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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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