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Teijin’s Toho Tenax Advanced Carbon Fibre Technology Featured in Car Built for World Solar Challenge

Toho Tenax are supporting Kogakuin University in developing an advanced solar-powered car made with carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP).

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Teijin’s Toho Tenax Advanced Carbon Fibre Technology Featured in Car Built for World Solar Challenge

Composites Evolution Launch New Highly Intuitive Responsive Website

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Composites Evolution Launch New Highly Intuitive Responsive Website

Composites Evolution is pleased to announce the launch of its multi-device website; a comprehensive online guide to the use of its natural composites.

Ben-Gurion University Develops Efficient System for Producing Graphene for Energy Storage Applications

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and University of Western Australia researchers have developed a new process to develop few-layer graphene for use in energy storage and other material applications that is faster, potentially scalable and surmounts some of the current graphene production limitations.

NetComposites Welcomes Support from Archello for Advanced Composites in Construction 2015

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NetComposites is pleased to welcome Archello as a support partner for its seventh biennial Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC 2015) conference on 9th- 11th September 2015 at St John's College, University of Cambridge, UK.

CIMComp Funds Five Feasibility Studies to Develop Step-change Technologies

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CIMComp Funds Five Feasibility Studies to Develop Step-change Technologies

CIMComp is funding five new feasibility studies from their recent call for feasibility studies looking to fund TRL 1 to 2 research in the identified themes, which will facilitate fundamental step-change technologies for composites manufacturing.

New Gasketing Materials Selector Guide Streamlines Product Selection

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Dymax has released a new gasketing materials selector guide, that provides useful product information and simplifies the product selection process.

Amcor Expands Availability of Lightweight, Flexible Solar Front Sheets Made from Solvay’s Halar ECTFE Resin

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Films extruded from Solvay Specialty Polymers Advanced Halar 500 ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene (ECTFE) resin have helped enable two lightweight, yet durable photovoltaic (PV) front sheets developed by Amcor.

Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research Receives Boeing Performance Excellence Award

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Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research, (WMT&R) has received a Boeing Performance Excellence Award.

Altair Enlighten Award Nominations in for 2015

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There are 17 nominations for Altair’s 2015 Enlighten Award with the winner to be announced at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars in August.

FIPA Expands International Distribution Network

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FIPA is expanding its international distribution network to include a representative sales office in Poland.

Paraglider Harness Incorporates Ultra-Strong Sandwich Composite with Honeycomb Core

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Paraglider Harness Incorporates Ultra-Strong Sandwich Composite with Honeycomb Core

An extremely lightweight paraglider harness has been created for an extreme alpine crossing, using Tepex composite from LANXESS for the footboard, which has other major application opportunities in lightweight automotive construction.

SCIGRIP Solar Boat Dominates Leaderboard during Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup 2015

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SCIGRIP Solar Boat Dominates Leaderboard during Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup 2015

The SCIGRIP Solar Boat has put in an outstanding performance in the Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup hosted at the Yacht Club de Monaco on 9-11 July.

NetComposites Launch CompIC 2016 and Call for Papers

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NetComposites will present CompIC ME (Composites in Construction Middle East), an international conference taking place 9th- 10th February 2016 at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai and abstracts are now being accepted from potential speakers.

PRESCHE Project Confirms Quickstep's Superior Automotive Manufacturing Technology

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Quickstep Holdings has completed a German government-funded project that has confirmed its ability to manufacture niche volume carbon fibre composite vehicle parts more efficiently than traditional processes.

DIAB Improves Divinycell F Core Production Output to Satisfy Forecast Demand

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DIAB Improves Divinycell F Core Production Output to Satisfy Forecast Demand

With significant growth in its worldwide aerospace business, DIAB is ramping up production for high-performance composite foam core Divinycell F to meet forecast demand.

Gilde Buy-Out Partners Leads Consortium to Make a Recommended Cash Offer for all Shares of TenCate

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Royal TenCate and Tennessee Acquisition, a company controlled by a consortium of investors led by Gilde Buy Out Partners and also including Parcom Capital and ABN Amro Participaties, have jointly reached conditional agreement on an intended recommended full public offer for TenCate of EUR 24.60 (cum dividend) in cash per ordinary share of TenCate, subject to customary conditions (the "Offer").

First Birthday Marks Year of Success for Carbon Nexus

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First Birthday Marks Year of Success for Carbon Nexus

In just its first year of operation, Deakin University’s Carbon Nexus research centre has attracted industrial partners from nine countries, produced 75 batches of carbon fibre for research trials, and received nine local and national research excellence awards.

JEC Asia Conferences to highlight Composites Developments in Eco-Design, Simulation, Aeronautics, Automotive and HP Tanks

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JEC Asia Conferences to highlight Composites Developments in Eco-Design, Simulation, Aeronautics, Automotive and HP Tanks

JEC Group has revealed the program of its 5 conferences organised for the JEC Asia composites Show’s 8th annual session at the SUNTEC Center in Singapore October 20-22, 2015.

High Quality Functionalised Graphene

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Haydale and Versarien have formed a collaboration agreement to accelerate the development of their respective graphene projects.

Radici Novacips Measures and Discloses the Environmental Impact of its HERAMID Products

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Radici Novacips has measured and disclosed the environmental impact of both its HERAMID post-industrial engineering plastics and its polyamide waste and scrap recovery service.

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