News Briefs: Aug. 30, 2011

EHA becomes EHA Composite Machinery GmbH; Gurit earns ISO/TS 16949:2009 certification; C. A. Litzler joins AFMA.

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EHA (Steffenburg, Germany), a manufacturer of filament winding machinery (under the previous brand name Bolenz & Schäfer/BSD), as well as prepreg and coating/impregnating production plants, coating lines and air flotation dryers, has changed its name to EHA Composite Machinery GmbH. The URL for the company's website has also changed: www.ehacomma.com

Gurit (Isle of Wight, U.K.) a manufacturer of carbon composite body panels for the automotive industry, has secured Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance approval for ISO/TS 16949:2009. ISO/TS 16949 is an ISO technical specification, which aligns existing American, German, French and Italian automotive quality systems standards within the global automotive industry, with the aim of eliminating the need for multiple certifications to satisfy customer requirements. ISO/TS 16949 details the management system requirements for the design/development, production, installation and servicing of automotive-related products. The new accreditation now identifies Gurit as well-structured, stable, and credible world-class automotive Tier 1 supplier, aligned to OEM processes.

Oxidation oven manufacturer C. A. Litzler Co. Inc. (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) has been elected to the High Performance Fiber Council. In June, the Council nominated Litzler to become a member of the American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA). The High Performance Fiber Council was created by the AFMA to work on public policy initiatives for U.S. producers and related firms.