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NSR Containers Built in Divinycell Save Weight and Total Cost of Ownership

With help from DIAB and CCG, N.S. Rama Rao Body Works (NSR), Chennai, India, one of the country’s leading manufacturers of road tankers is ready to revolutionise the concept of lightweight and high-strength containers, using composite material instead of metal for the construction.

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NSR Containers Built in Divinycell Save Weight and Total Cost of Ownership

Prime Minister Unveils COMPipe - Revolutionary Weight Saving Technology

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Prime Minister Unveils COMPipe - Revolutionary Weight Saving Technology

Prime Minister David Cameron has attended the official launch of COMPipe, a new technology developed by Sigma Components as part of the €1.8m Clean Sky programme, which will deliver dramatic weight savings for aero-engines, reducing costs and CO2.

Free Sustainable Construction Materials Industry Interest Group to be Held at Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen

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On 17th September 2014, speakers from the BioBuild, LEEMA and SUS-CON projects will present some of the latest developments in sustainable construction materials with low embodied energy.

RAPRA Conference at Interplas Set to Deliver ‘More Profit from Plastics’

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RAPRA Conference at Interplas Set to Deliver ‘More Profit from Plastics’
How to get ‘more profit from plastics’ will be revealed at Interplas 2014, via a line-up of speakers in the ‘RAPRA’ conference session.

Material Data Management Consortium Focuses on Impact in Material and Product R&D

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There will be a fourth phase for the Material Data Management Consortium (MDMC), focusing on “Managing data for maximum impact in material and product research and development”. 

Latest Generation Composite Guards on Show at Innotrans

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Latest Generation Composite Guards on Show at Innotrans

Beakbane will be showcasing its latest lightweight composite guard technology for rolling stock applications at Innotrans 2014, 23 to 26 September, Berlin, Germany.

Hexagon Lincoln Receives New TITAN and SMARTSTORE Orders

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Hexagon Lincoln has received TITAN, TITAN XL and SMARTSTORE orders valued at approximately US$ 21 million.

Technical Fibre Products Announce JianYe and BluDot Group as Exclusive Distributor in China, Taiwan & Singapore

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Technical Fibre Products Announce JianYe and BluDot Group as Exclusive Distributor in China, Taiwan & Singapore

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has appointed the JianYe and BluDot Group as the exclusive distributor of its Optiveil, Optimat and Tecnofire nonwovens in China, Taiwan and Singapore.

Less Petroleum Required for Plastics Production Thanks to Bayer’s CO2 research

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In laboratory tests, Bayer Material Science’s research into carbon dioxide as a new raw material for making plastics has succeeded in significantly further reducing the need for petroleum at precursor level through the incorporation of CO2.

Sierra Nevada Corporation and Lockheed Martin Unveil First Dream Chaser Orbital Spacecraft Composite Structure

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Sierra Nevada Corporation and Lockheed Martin Unveil First Dream Chaser Orbital Spacecraft Composite Structure

Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems and Dream Chaser program partner, Lockheed Martin have unveiled the Dream Chaser orbital spacecraft composite airframe.

Composite Advantage Establishes FRP Bridge Installation Partner

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Composite Advantage Establishes FRP Bridge Installation Partner

Composite Advantage has established partner company FRP Constructors to provide critical on-site delivery and installation services for its Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite bridges and bridge decks.

Composites Evolution Materials Used in Lightweight Sports Canoe

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Composites Evolution Materials Used in Lightweight Sports Canoe

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax materials have been used successfully by German-based canoe designer Lake Constance in its “Felicity” freestyle canoe.

Registrations Now Open for Event to Highlight Opportunities for FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications

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Registrations Now Open for Event to Highlight Opportunities for FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications

Registrations for the Opportunities for FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications one-day event are now open; set to offer a unique meeting of minds, discussing key innovations in using FRP’s in transport applications.

MHI to increase Production of Composite Wing Boxes for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will investment in its production facilities for the 787 composite wing box at Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works and Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works in response to Boeing's plan to increase production rate of 787 from the current 10 shipsets per month to 14 shipsets by the end of decade.

Sigma Expands with RMDG Acquisition

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Sigma Components has acquired RMDG Aerospace in a deal with Tricorn Group valued at £1.1 million.

RTP Company Expands Thermoplastic Compounding Facility in Mexico to Better Service Automotive and Consumer Goods Industries

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RTP Company Expands Thermoplastic Compounding Facility in Mexico to Better Service Automotive and Consumer Goods Industries

RTP Company has installed a new state-of-the-art pultrusion line and is now producing Very Long Fibre (“VLF”) compounds at its facility in Monterrey, Mexico. 

Plataine Patent Office Multi-Dimensional Resource Optimisation in the Manufacture of Substantially Two-Dimensional Elements in the US

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Plataine has been granted United States Patent # 8,798,779, titled "Multi-dimensional resource optimisation in the manufacture of substantially two-dimensional elements".

Loop Technology Appointed Authorised Robotmaster Reseller

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Loop Technology Appointed Authorised Robotmaster Reseller

4D Engineering, the UK and Ireland Distributor for Robotmaster, has appointed Loop Technology, based in Dorchester, UK, as an authorised reseller for the Robotmaster range of CAD/CAM software, for Offline Programming of Robots.

RAMPF Announce Winners of RAMPF Innovation Awards

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RAMPF Announce Winners of RAMPF Innovation Awards

RAMPF Innovation Award 2014, and prize money, goes to developers of fast-curing polyurethane foam gasket.

Boeing Announces Education Partnership with American Air Museum

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Boeing has developed a new education and outreach partnership with the American Air Museum and the extension of the Boeing-Air League flying scholarship programme.

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