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Published: 12/11/2017

Composites enable handicap-accessible train platforms
MBTA needed a high-performance, corrosion-resistant replacement for the previous concrete structures. The agency found an attractive alternative with Composite Advantage LLC’s (CA, Dayton, OH, US) fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) deck panels.

Published: 12/11/2017

Kordsa acquires two US companies
Kordsa (Istanbul, Turkey), a Sabancı Holding (Istanbul, Turkey) subsidiary, announced December 6 that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Fabric Development Inc. (FDI, Quakertown, PA, US) and Textile Products Inc...

Published: 12/11/2017

Michelman announces partnerships with EFT and Mafic
This past week, Michelman announced that it will partner with Engineered Fibers Technology LLC (EFT, Shelton, CT, US) and with Mafic (Kells, County Meath, Ireland and Shelby, NC, US) to increase the performance and surface characteristics of its&nbs...

Published: 12/4/2017

Tecniplas produces monolithic tank
Tecniplas (Sao Paulo, Brazil), has just completed the production of a water reservoir tank for Catarinense Water and Sanitation Company (CASAN) in a single monolithic piece.

Published: 11/27/2017

Students develop composite sled prototype
IACMI enables art-to-part composite sled prototype project with University of Tennessee, Knoxville engineering students

Published: 11/27/2017

New wind industry report tracks 2017 wind turbine orders
A new report from Navigant Research (Chicago, IL, US) tracks all publicly announced wind turbine orders between January and June 2017, providing details on orders placed by region, country, and vendor.

Published: 11/20/2017

VELOX, Ilium Composites now partners
VELOX GmbH a European distributor of raw material specialties for the composites industry, has formed a new distribution partnership with Ilium Composites, a manufacturer of glass reinforcements.

Published: 11/13/2017

MHI Vestas repurposes power plant for wind blades
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S (Aarhus, Denmark) will repurpose an oil-fired power plant decommissioned in 2015 into a state-of-the-art painting and logistics facility for its record-breaking 80m turbine blades.

Published: 9/25/2017

AVK report predicts modest GRP growth in Europe
Glass-reinforced plastics (GRP) manufacturing in Europe is expected to expand by 2% in 2017, totaling 1.118 million tonnes. 

Published: 8/28/2017

Tepex Dynalite backseat over 40% lighter than steel part
Continuous glass fiber layers designed to withstand bending and torsional stress.