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FiberSPAN Decking Used in Rails-To-Trails Project to Renovate Abandoned Trestle Bridge

Composite Advantage’s FiberSPAN Fibre Reinforced Polymer bridge deck product has been used to repurpose an abandoned trestle bridge in Pennsylvania, US.

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FiberSPAN Decking Used in Rails-To-Trails Project to Renovate Abandoned Trestle Bridge

NetComposites Welcomes NGCC, EPTA and Composites Europe as Sponsors for Composites in Construction Event, CompIC

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NetComposites Welcomes NGCC, EPTA and Composites Europe as Sponsors for Composites in Construction Event, CompIC

NetComposites is pleased to welcome the Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC), the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) and Composites Europe as formal sponsors of its composites in construction event, CompIC.

Daher-Socata Chooses Tecnatom and Acquires a State-of the-Art Inspection System

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Daher-Socata Chooses Tecnatom and Acquires a State-of the-Art Inspection System

Daher-Socata has acquired a new inspection system which be used for the inspection of very complex pieces of its new BZ1 helicopter.

Terma to Field Aircraft Survivability Equipment on Dutch NH-90 Helicopters

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Terma has been contracted by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to integrate the Terma Modular Aircraft Survivability (MASE) Pod onto the Dutch air force NH-90 helicopters.

CompoSIDE Launches its Commercial Version Software

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CompoSIDE, the web based composites design engineering solution, has released its commercial version.

New 40 Ton Proppant Crush Test Press From Wabash MPI

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New 40 Ton Proppant Crush Test Press From Wabash MPI

Wabash MPI has introduced a new 40 ton Genesis Series Proppant Crush Test Press for use with high psi frac sand, resin coated sand and ceramic proppant.

Fibre Sizings Ideal for Heat Stability and Hydrolytic Resistance Critical Lightweight Automotive Composites

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Michelman is introducing a number of new fibre sizings to support advanced generations of engineered resin composites increasingly being used in automotive design and manufacturing applications.

Rhode Island Composites Alliance Receives Seed Funding

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The Rhode Island Composites Alliance (RICA), a newly formed partnership of companies and stakeholders focused on growing the composites industry in Rhode Island, US, has received $175,000 in funding from the Rhode Island Foundation and the van Beuren Charitable Foundation. 

George Hollingbery MP Opens New Consuta Training Centre at Hexion CCT

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George Hollingbery MP Opens New Consuta Training Centre at Hexion CCT

George Hollingbery, MP for Meon Valley, UK, recently visited the Hexion subsidiary Combined Composite Technologies to formally open a new Training Centre operated in partnership with Consuta Training. 

Royal College of Art Students Benefit from Dassault Systèmes 3D Creative Design Technology

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Royal College of Art Students Benefit from Dassault Systèmes 3D Creative Design Technology

Dassault Systèmes has entered a long-term relationship to sponsor incorporation of the CATIA Creative Design portfolio in the Vehicle Design curriculum at the Royal College of Art (RCA).

Markos Sets up a New CNC Department

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Markos Sets up a New CNC Department

Markos, the Polish composite manufacturer, has decided to set up a new CNC Department, including the purchase of a new CNC machine, build of a CNC machining workshop (ca. 500sqm) and employment of CAM engineers. 

L&L Bond Room Temperature Curing Structural Adhesives

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L&L Bond Room Temperature Curing Structural Adhesives

L&L’s A-K series of high performance structural adhesives, intended for use in structural bonding applications for vehicle assembly, cure completely at room temperature via a two-component technology system.

Bayer Show Efficient Application of Flexible Floor Coatings

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At the European Coatings Show from 21-23 April, 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany, Bayer MaterialScience is presenting new polyaspartic raw materials for solvent-free coating formulations that can be applied with a roller. 

Magnum Venus Products Customer Makes Largest Reusable Membrane with Flex Moulding Process

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Magnum Venus Products Customer Makes Largest Reusable Membrane with Flex Moulding Process

Magnum Venus Products (MVP) has moulded a 12 meter x 3 meter (36 m2) part using a reusable silicone membrane.

Levhoss Develops New High Performance Compounds for Automotive Gear Wheels

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Levhoss Develops New High Performance Compounds for Automotive Gear Wheels

Lehvoss North America has developed new thermoplastic compounds that make it possible to produce gear wheels that are more resilient when compared to acetal, nylon and PBT even at elevated temperatures.

Composites Reach the Antarctic

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Composites Reach the Antarctic

Fibrelite’s design and technical team were recently called upon to help an engineering team constructing a specialist waste water treatment system for a facility in the Antarctic.

CPI Work to Transform Food Waste into Graphene and Renewable Hydrogen

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CPI Work to Transform Food Waste into Graphene and Renewable Hydrogen

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is leading a European collaborative project that aims to transform food waste into a sustainable source of significant economic added value, namely graphene and renewable hydrogen.

Edra Equipamentos Prepares to Supply to the Oil and Gas Industry

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Edra Equipamentos will soon be the latest company to join the oil and gas industry after the company has decided to extend its expertise in composites moulding to the manufacturing of pipes, accessories and equipment for on and offshore platforms. 

Moog Test Controller Allows Inholland University’s Composite Lab to Test More Efficiently

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Moog Test Controller Allows Inholland University’s Composite Lab to Test More Efficiently

The Composite Material Laboratory at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences in Delft, Netherlands, has selected a Moog Portable Test Controller to be used for single-axis testing of composite materials such as fibre-reinforced polymers. 

Gurit Wins Multi-Annual Automotive Supply Contract

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Gurit has been selected as the supplier for carbon fibre based automotive body panels at a total contract value of more than CHF 30 million calculated on a multi-annual basis.

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