DIAB Australia, ATL Composites join forces for composites development

The partnership will focus on the supply and distribution of DIAB's core materials in the Australian region, through ATL Composites' distribution network.

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DIAB Australia (Sydney, Australia) announced on Dec. 17 a new partnership agreement for the supply and distribution of its core materials in the Australian region with ATL Composites (Southport, Australia), a leading supplier of epoxy resins and manufacturer and distributor of advance composite materials. Through the partnership, the companies plan to strengthen their services to the composites industry, offering specialized core materials and other raw materials and services, including core kitting and engineering, to a wide range of composite manufacturers.

The companies will increase local manufacturing capabilities in the region, providing a wide variety of core types and finishes for advanced processing such as infusion, prepreg and light resin transfer molding (LRTM) processing. The partners will also offer advanced kitting of materials for thermoforming and 5-axis machining. DIAB’s Composites Consulting Group will strengthen the offering with structural engineering based in Sydney and the Gold Coast region.

Managing director of DIAB Australia, Todd Henry, says, “DIAB has a long history of being locally placed in the market in Australia since 1984 and will continue to have its Australasian headquarters and staff located here. We will continue developing lightweight innovative solutions and products for the composites industry and will develop and foster new segments and industries. We will continue to grow composites in non-traditional areas by introducing the benefits of such materials and engineering. We see strong synergies in ATL with DIAB and its business philosophy and we believe we can now provide the market with a first class offering of advance composite materials, services and solutions, through a highly skilled and dedicated team of people within our partnership.”

Nicholas Cossich, managing director of ATL Composites, says, “We are extremely positive about the opportunity to work with DIAB Australia. DIAB are international leaders in structural core materials, and we have an established position as epoxy formulators and manufacturers of structural components for high performance structures. We see this alliance as key to strengthening both companies’ positions in our existing markets, and expanding into the emerging composite markets of architecture and civil engineering.”