Composites are used in building and construction, architecture and infrastructure applications, particularly as a reinforcing material. Lately, bridge construction has proven a particularly promising application.
Brazil-based Barracuda Advanced Composites will manufacture 27 sandwich composite tanks to contain a total of 5 million liters of water for the city of Rio de Janeiro's new aquarium.Composites the clear choice in telecom tower rehabs CompositesWorld
Tower permit difficulties spur repairs/upgrades of aging steel structures.Sea lion exhibit: Pultrusions renew seaside aquatic show venue CompositesWorld
When Hurricane Sandy devastated the New Jersey and New York City coastline, Strongwell Corp. (Bristol, Va.) pultruded new bleachers and decking for the New York Aquarium's storm-ravaged Aqua Theater on Coney Island.KraussMaffei demonstrates new process for panels CompositesWorld
A twin-screw machine produces wood-look panels made from rice husks and PVC, for weather-resistant applications such as facades or outdoor furniture.611 composite houses sold at Brazilian construction exhibition CompositesWorld
The Latin American Composite Materials Assn. says Brazilian composites manufacturer MVC sold 611 composite houses worth $7.5 million at the recent Feicon Batimat trade fair.