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Sigmatex Awarded Government Funding to Accelerate Vehicle Lightweighting

Sigmatex has been awarded Government funding through the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) for a project that aims to produce higher volumes of composites in the UK to accelerate vehicle lightweighting.

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Sigmatex Awarded Government Funding to Accelerate Vehicle Lightweighting

NetComposites Launches Composite Essentials Live: the Online Training Experience

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NetComposites is launching Composite Essentials Live, its series of live online training modules, with the first absolutely free to attend.

Haydale Create Dedicated Graphene Inks Manufacturing Capability

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Haydale Create Dedicated Graphene Inks Manufacturing Capability

Haydale has a new 230m2 manufacturing area at its South Wales, UK, facility to keep up with rapidly growing demand for graphene inks.

Intertronics Thinky Mixer Improves Bonding Processes in Optical Instrument Manufacture

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Intertronics Thinky Mixer Improves Bonding Processes in Optical Instrument Manufacture

After engineers at optical instrument makers Gooch & Housego, who use a high specification UV cure adhesive in a military application, premixed microspheres to ensure bondline thickness and encountered problems in getting a homogenous dispersion of microspheres in the mix, they turned to Intertronics who was able to demonstrate a bench-top Thinky ARE250 mixer.

Sekisui Plastics USA Introduces New Heat-Resistant Piocelan Foam Grade

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Sekisui Plastics USA Introduces New Heat-Resistant Piocelan Foam Grade

Sekisui Plastics USA has introduced a new grade of Piocelan mouldable foam resin; a hybrid of styrenic and olefin components.

CIMComp Open Day Programme Announced

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The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites (CIMComp) will be hosting an Open Day on the 23 June 2015 at @Bristol in Bristol, UK.

SPE, Penn College of Technology, and Paulson Training Form Educational Alliance to Serve as Single Source of Plastics Information, Training and Certification

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The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), the Plastics Innovation and Resource Center (PIRC) of Penn College of Technology, and Paulson Training Programs have entered into an alliance to offer plastics professionals and companies a resource for educational information, training programs and certifications.

AGY Expand S-2 Glass Fibre Capacity

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AGY has expanded its capacity to produce S-2 Glass yarns and rovings.

Victrex PEEK Valve Plate Lasts Twelve Times Longer

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Victrex PEEK Valve Plate Lasts Twelve Times Longer

HuanTian Industrial and Victrex are developing a parts material standard for China’s reciprocating compressor industry.

Solvay’s Radel PPSU Outperforms Competitive Thermoplastics Enabling ELITechGroup to Upgrade Two Slide Stainer Carousels

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Solvay’s Radel PPSU Outperforms Competitive Thermoplastics Enabling ELITechGroup to Upgrade Two Slide Stainer Carousels

Radel PPSU’s superior chemical resistance, transparency and compatibility with ultrasonic welding make it the material of choice for demanding diagnostic tool applications.

High-Volume, Low-Cost Composites Production Showcase

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On the 29th April at the Warwick Manufacturing Group’s (WMG) International Digital Laboratory, the Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC) programme of projects will showcase ways to address the challenges facing the UK composites industry in the high-volume, low-cost manufacturing sector.

Dilutec Plans Gelcoat Capacity Expansion

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Dilutec has planned a 50% expansion in the installed capacity of the plant it operates in Senador Canedo, Brazil.

Hexcel Recognised for Engineering Excellence by Business Weekly

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Hexcel has been honoured by Business Weekly with its Engineering Excellence award, part of the publication’s annual business awards program.

CCG and Aquarius Fibreglas Develop the First Fully Infused Boat Hull in India

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CCG and Aquarius Fibreglas Develop the First Fully Infused Boat Hull in India

Aquarius Fibreglas has developed a fully infused boat hull, claiming it is the first of its kind in India.

Scott Bader Gains Daimler Group Supplier Approval for Advanced Composite Materials and Structural Adhesives

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Scott Bader Gains Daimler Group Supplier Approval for Advanced Composite Materials and Structural Adhesives

Scott Bader has recently become an approved composites materials supplier of moulding and structural adhesive products to all production facilities around the world which make up the Daimler AG Group of manufacturing companies: Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, and Daimler Buses.

Fibrelite’s Composite Access Covers Prove Perfect for Data Centres

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Fibrelite’s Composite Access Covers Prove Perfect for Data Centres

Fibrelite composite covers are in the midst of a hi-tech building boom where dedicated data centres are being built to house hardware meeting the demand for efficient and secure data storage.

JEC World, the New Name for JEC Europe Changes Location

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JEC World, the New Name for JEC Europe Changes Location

JEC has reported exhibitors and visitor numbers for JEC Europe 2015, held in Paris, 10 - 12, March to be up by 13%.

RocTool to Present Three Different Live Moulding Demonstrations at NPE 2015.

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RocTool to Present Three Different Live Moulding Demonstrations at NPE 2015.

RocTool will be hosting live moulding demonstrations at NPE 2015 this week in Florida, US.

Radical Innovation for Composite Tooling

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Compotool has released a new tooling board product that it says represents a radical new approach to composite tooling.

New Sensor Design has Improved Performance in Pultrusion

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As part of the European COALINE project, Synthesites are working alongside other partners to develop an in-line clean one-stage process, which is free of VOCs and small particles emissions, able to produce properly coated composite pultruded profiles by means of the development and integration of the sensing technology and advanced die design and microwave aided curing to foster an improved composite coating adhesion with a reduced labour and process cost.

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