Construction on the second phase of the National Composites Centre (NCC) is now underway with a turf cutting ceremony attended by the Business Minister Michael Fallon.
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The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites (CIMComp) has completed a survey to understand the UK academic capability in composites manufacturing.
Companies from Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Europe along with their partners will receive trophies at JEC Asia Innovation Awards, taking place on 25 – 27 June in Singapore.
The Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures (CRC-ACS) was recognised for its role in building international markets for Australian Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in an awards ceremony on 16 May 2013.
To focus its development activities on topics that are more closely linked to its core business, Bayer MaterialScience is bringing its work on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to a close.
GKN Aerospace says it has successfully concluded a composite manufacturing and assembly research programme using out of autoclave (OOA) processes and materials and shaped woven preforms.
Formaplex have opened a new, 3,000 sqft composites R&D facility and added to its expert composites team in Hampshire, UK.
The development programme will use KORE carbon fibres, carbon nanotubes and Xolve’s graphene masterbatches.
At the beginning of 2013, the Shareholders and MARKOS Board of Directors decided to start building another production facility in Poland.
The launch of this new reinforcement impregnated with a flexible thermoplastic will take place on 11 – 13 June at the Techtextil Trade Fair in Frankfurt, Germany on Stand B98.
Fibrelite showcased their full range of covers at the Birmingham NEC’s Safety and Health Expo which took place on 14 – 16th May.
Gurit to Showcase Composite Solutions for One-Off Boat Builds at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Gurit will promote its epoxy laminating resins, adhesives and repair kits, as well as its composite panel boatbuilding system, at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show taking place in Gold Coast, Australia between 23 – 26 May on Stand 68.
FORMAX has launched a new recycling initiative at its UK production facility. Thanks to the creation of a dedicated Recycling Division and the installation of two bespoke machines, FORMAX say it is now able to reprocess the majority of its glass and carbon fibre waste.
Norco GRP has opened its purpose built Advanced Composites Facility in Poole, Dorset, UK, as part of its ongoing expansion strategy.
Two papers featuring work conducted within Natex, a project which included NetComposites as a partner, will be given at the 1st International Conference on Natural Fibers (ICNF) 2013.
Sandwich panels designed and supplied by Barracuda Advanced Composites of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have been implemented in the form of theatre acoustic coverage surroundings.
The 16th annual GO Carbon Fiber conference will be taking place from 8 – 10 October in Seattle, US.
Sales in the Brazilian composites industry have increased by 5.2% compared to the first quarter of the previous year totalling US$ 382 million.
Alex Hull’s Split Chair, engineered by URT, was shown at the 2013 Paris Art and Design (PAD) exhibition.
The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering’s (SAMPE) International Board of Directors has created a new SAMPE Global Board of Directors and a new SAMPE North American Board of Directors.