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RocTool Sign License Agreement with Volvo Cars

RocTool has signed a license agreement with Volvo Cars focusing on the manufacturing of the IntelliSafe body part in the back of the central rear-mirror that contains the system’s radar. 

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RocTool Sign License Agreement with Volvo Cars

Biotex Flax Used to Improve Impact Performance for Bamboo Bike

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Biotex Flax Used to Improve Impact Performance for Bamboo Bike

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax has been used by Guapa Cycles to improve the impact performance of its ‘Urban One’ Bamboo bicycle.

Electrical Ferry Made in Divinycell Cruises the Stockholm Archipelago

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Ferry operator, Ballerina, has introduced a new, electrically propelled passenger ferry built in composite material, that runs smoothly, comfortably and with essentially none of the noise that accompanies combustion-engined vessels.

NetComposites Develops Natural Fibre LFT for Lightweighting

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NetComposites Develops Natural Fibre LFT for Lightweighting

NetComposites has developed injection mouldable long fibre thermoplastic (LFT) Flax/PP and Jute/PP pellets.

Hexagon Improves Range and Payload for Heavy-Duty Fleets with Lighter, Higher Capacity Tank

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Less than a year after the joint venture with Agility Fuel Systems was announced, Hexagon Lincoln, has produced it’s largest capacity and lightest weight vehicle tank to date.

Houston to Host the Next JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences

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Houston to Host the Next JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences

JEC Group will hold its 4th annual JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences in Houston, US, June 2-4, 2015.

The BioBuild Project Showcases Biocomposite Structures for use in Construction

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BioBuild, a European Commission funded project coordinated by NetComposites, will showcase biocomposite structures, including a building-façade panel, a cladding kit, a suspended ceiling and an internal-partition system, at EcoBuild which is being held at ExCel, London on 3-5 March 2015, from its stand N6042.

CrysticROOF BBA Premier GRP Flat Roofing System Specified for London King’s Cross Station

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CrysticROOF BBA Premier GRP Flat Roofing System Specified for London King’s Cross Station

The two flat roofs on either side of the central clock tower of the Southern Colonnade entrance at King’s Cross Station in London, UK, were refurbished due to extensive sagging and leakage problems.

PolyGraph Project to Discuss Challenges in Liquid Based Graphene Production at Graphene Connect – Materials and Production

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PolyGraph, a multi-partner EU project led by NetComposites in the UK, will be presenting at the Graphene Connect industrial workshop, Graphene Connect - Materials and Production, held at the Bizkaia Aretoa, Bilbao, Spain, on the 9th March 2015.

Gurit Reinforces its Long-Standing Commitment to High Performance Yacht Design Conference

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Gurit, a worldwide leading developer and manufacturer of advanced composites and technologies, is delighted to announce sponsorship of the High Performance Yacht Design (HPYD) Conference to be held in Auckland, New Zealand, at the Viaduct Marine Events Centre, from March 9-11, 2015.

Exova Wins Long Term Agreement With Böhler

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Exova Group, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has signed a five-year long term agreement with Böhler Schmiedetechnik.

Victrex Plans New World-Class Polymer Innovation Centre

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Victrex has received £1.3 million in grant funding from the UK government’s Regional Growth Fund, subject to satisfactory due diligence, for its planned Polymer Innovation Centre.

IYRS Friday Night Series: Conversations with Alumni

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On Friday, March 27, 2015, IYRS School of Technology & Trades will kick-off its Friday Night Lecture & Guest Series with stories from its own graduates who have taken their IYRS degrees to interesting and successful career experiences – both on and off the water.

Solvay Builds US Specialty Polymers PEEK Production Unit in Major Expansion Drive

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Solvay is building a new specialty polymers resin unit in the United States, significantly expanding its production capacity of PEEK (polyether etherketone) and solidifying itself as a leader in the industry with a unique site presence in both the United States and in Asia.

Career Day Comes on the Heels of Industry Growth

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Marine & Composites Industry Career Day, which takes place on March 7 in Newport, Rhode Island, US, comes on the heels of good news in the marine trades.

ContiTech Develops First Polyamide Rear Axle Transmission Crossbeam

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ContiTech Develops First Polyamide Rear Axle Transmission Crossbeam

ContiTech has developed a transmission crossbeam from fiberglass-reinforced polyamide BASF Ultramid for the rear axle, which is used in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

AMRC Researchers Invest in Rapier Loom

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AMRC Researchers Invest in Rapier Loom

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing (AMRC) are hoping to shed some light on the technology’s ‘dark arts’ with the help of some traditional Yorkshire skills.

Greene, Tweed Expands Manufacturing Capabilities for Ramp-Up of Xycomp Dlf Composites Production Programs

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Greene, Tweed Expands Manufacturing Capabilities for Ramp-Up of Xycomp Dlf Composites Production Programs

Greene, Tweed has commissioned additional state-of-the art composites manufacturing equipment to support the ongoing growth of production program awards for components produced from Xycomp DLF discontinuous long fibre thermoplastic composites. 

Advanced Manufacturing Breakthrough allows Greater Precision and Control for Injection Moulding

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Surface Generation has adapted its Production to Functional Specifications (PtFS) processes to improve the quality and efficiency of injection moulding manufacturing.

Michelman Chosen to Join Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

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Michelman has been chosen to be part of an elite, 122-member consortium that will make up the new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).  

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JEC Europe Composites Show and Conferences, 2015