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Fishing Boat Built in DIAB Composite Material

M/S Bluefin, a 35-metre purse seiner fishing boat has been built by Mundal Boat in Norway using DIAB composite material.

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Fishing Boat Built in DIAB Composite Material

Hexcel Acquires 50% Interest in Formax

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Hexcel has acquired 50% of Formax, a UK manufacturer of composite reinforcements, specialising in the production of lightweight multi-axial fabrics.

Broadwater Mouldings Creates New EAL Level 3 NVQ Apprenticeship Program for FRP Composites Production

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Broadwater Mouldings Creates New EAL Level 3 NVQ Apprenticeship Program for FRP Composites Production

Broadwater Mouldings has created a new composites engineering apprenticeship training program as part of a long-term management objective to maintain a well-trained workforce in the business for the future.  

Axson to Open New Technical Centre for Developing Innovative PUR Formulations

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Axson to Open New Technical Centre for Developing Innovative PUR Formulations

Axson is to open an Axson Merylithefiber Technical Centre for developing innovative PUR formulations. 

Cetim gets Nadcap Accreditation for the Fourth Time in a Row 

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Cetim, the mechanical technology institute, was Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defence Contractors Accreditation Program) accredited again without any non-conformity found after four days of thorough audit conducted by an American audit organisation. 

Exel Composites to Expand its Operations in Nanjing, China

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Exel Composites released its new growth strategy in November 2014 which shows growth in China will be accelerated by expanding the local sales network, R&D and manufacturing capacity, as well as offering an extended range of applications tailored to the local market. 

Professors Invention Offers Cost-Effective Solution for Strengthening Of Communication Towers

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QuakeWrap has successfully completed the strengthening of a cell phone tower using a patent-pending system that utilises fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) products.

 

Azerbaijan Investment Company and Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park Sign MOU with SouthWest NanoTechnologies for a Major Carbon Nanotube Project in Republic of Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan Investment Company and Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park Sign MOU with SouthWest NanoTechnologies for a Major Carbon Nanotube Project in Republic of Azerbaijan

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between the Azerbaijan Investment Company (AIC), Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park (SCIP), and SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) to begin long-term cooperation on a major carbon nanotube production facility. 

RTP Company Acquires Production Facilities from Alloy Polymers

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RTP Company, a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics, has announced the acquisition of three production facilities from Alloy Polymers, a provider of specialty, value-added thermoplastic compounding services. The three plants, located in Richmond, Virginia, Crockett, Texas and Orange, Texas, US will be merged with the previous RTP Company acquisition of Alloy Polymers’ Gahanna, Ohio US plant. Cary Street Partners LLC represented Alloy Polymers in both transactions. The group will be run as Alloy Polymers, a wholly owned subsidiary of RTP Company, and will be headquartered in Richmond, Virginia US.

Programme Announced for ‘CompIC’ Composites in Construction Event

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Programme Announced for ‘CompIC’ Composites in Construction Event

NetComposites has announced the final programme for its latest conference, which is set to examine ‘What are the biggest barriers to the use of composites in construction and what progress is being made?’

AECpolymers Structural Adhesives Big Winners on La Route du Rhum 2014

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AECpolymers Structural Adhesives Big Winners on La Route du Rhum 2014

The AECpolymes range of structural adhesives offered by Velox has played a part in the outstanding performance of the ocean-racing yachts participating in La Route du Rhum 2014. 

RTP Company Offers Thermoplastic Compounds Solutions to Global Shortage of PEI Polymer

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RTP Company is helping to address the global shortage of Polyetherimide (PEI) by offering a number of thermoplastic compounds that serve as viable alternatives. 

European Commission Funded Project ‘Stellar’ Invites People to Join Industry Stakeholder Group

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European Commission Funded Project ‘Stellar’ Invites People to Join Industry Stakeholder Group

Stellar, a European Commission funded project coordinated by NetComposites, is inviting people to join its Industry Stakeholder Group; a group which will be given first-hand project updates intended to create the opportunity to better understand the project, its development and potential outputs.

RAMPF Production Systems Develops Concept for Connecting to Database-Linked MES/ERP Systems

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RAMPF Production Systems Develops Concept for Connecting to Database-Linked MES/ERP Systems

For the first time, RAMPF has designed a complete production line including 14 individual process and production steps with comprehensive process monitoring and data gathering using a relational database.

Boost for UK High Value Manufacturing with Additional Government Support Announced

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Chancellor George Osborne has announced additional government support for the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, to help manufacturing businesses turn their good ideas into viable commercial applications which can be produced in the UK. 

AIC to Custom Build Autoclave for UTC Aerospace Systems

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AIC to Custom Build Autoclave for UTC Aerospace Systems

AIC Group has been awarded a multi-million pound contract by UTC Aerospace Systems to custom-build an 18 foot diameter autoclave with state-of-the-art control systems.

3A Composites Expands its Airex PET Foam Production Capacities

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Buoyant customer demand, new product launches, and penetration into new markets stand behind 3A Composites’ investment into increased production capacities of Airex PET core materials.

Quickstep Secures New C-130J Purchase Order from Lockheed Martin

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Quickstep Holdings has secured a new purchase order for an additional 12 sets plus spares of C-130J Super Hercules wing flaps from Lockheed Martin.

Sekisui Plastics USA to Build New $5.2 Million Manufacturing Plant 

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Citing increased customer demand for its products in the Midwest region of the US, Sekisui Plastics USA (SPUS) has chosen Kenton, Ohio, US, as the location for its new $5.2 million manufacturing facility.

Swedish Solar Energy Expert Midsummer Slashes CIGS Layer Thickness by Half for Reduced Manufacturing Cost

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Swedish Solar Energy Expert Midsummer Slashes CIGS Layer Thickness by Half for Reduced Manufacturing Cost

Midsummer has reduced its CIGS layer thickness to 800nm, which it claims is less than half of what other suppliers can offer.