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Construction

New Tennessee FRP bridge to promote composites use for rural infrastructure

Embedded fiber-optic sensors to give IACMI and industry partners critical performance and safety data of composite bridge deck, promote federal, state and local adoption of composites.

Construction

Aramco, ACI launch new center to develop, promote nonmetallic material use for construction

Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials to develop, disseminate and adopt consensus-based standards for concrete design, construction and materials.

IMAGINE Act encourages composite materials use for infrastructure applications

Introduced bipartisan legislation to spur R&D and deployment of advanced materials for nationwide transportation and water infrastructure projects.

Construction

LafargeHolcim France acquires stake in 3D-printed concrete specialist XtreeE

XtreeE’s current portfolio includes high-performance, 3D-printed concrete applications. Next steps include R&D work in continuous fiber-reinforced concrete.

Construction

SIS, InfraCore sign agreement for InfraCore technology license

Long-distance signing of agreement opens way for further composites infrastructure construction in Australasia.

Consumer

Palari Group, Mighty Buildings to develop community of 3D-printed, zero-net energy homes

Palari to construct 15 eco-friendly homes via 3D-printed panelized Mighty Kit system, which delivers prefabricated polymer composite panels for reduced waste and setup time.

Construction

Arris wins GOOD DESIGN award for optimized composite structures

Company honored for innovative carbon fiber lattice-type truss structure design enabling the future of lightweighting across multiple industries.

Construction

Creative Pultrusions forms Creative Composites Group for enhanced FRP solution offerings

CCG is the umbrella entity for the U.S.-based composite companies that are now part of Hill and Smith, with the dedication to provide flexible engineered composite system capabilities for major infrastructure markets.

Construction

Covestro Desmocomp resin offers facade elements efficient thermal insulation

Construction equipment suppliers opt for composites to develop a facade fastening system that is more UV-resistant, sustainable and lightweight than aluminum elements.

Construction

Advanced Infrastructure Technologies launches third division for FRP composites

New operating division AIT Manufacturing currently offers GBar, GBolt, GMat, GCage and GWall composite products for the infrastructure industry.

Glass Fibers

Dura Composites appoints new United Arab Emirates GRP distributor

The partnership with UAE-based Sea Gulf Industrial Supplies will help Dura expand its global footprint and GRP products into the Middle Eastern industrial market.

Construction

AIT Bridges contributes composite beams to Maine bridge replacement project

The Grist Mill Bridge in Hampden, Maine has reopened after a project to replace an aging steel bridge span with one comprising five composite beams.

Construction

Teijin contributes to sustainability with infrastructure innovations

In light of climate change and increasingly aggressive environments, Teijin focuses on new, sustainable infrastructure technologies that will enable more adaptability.

Carbon Fibers

Memphis Area Transit Authority implements CFRP service ramps

CFRP ramps for rail trolley cars are 60% lighter and three times stronger than metal,  promote employee and public safety when onloading and offloading and are ADA-compliant.

Materials

The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2021)

Boat sales surge during pandemic, carbon fiber continues to increase with demand for electric power, foiling and performance, while progress is seen for glass fiber composites in ships, 3D printing and recycling.

Construction

The markets: Civil infrastructure (2021)

Composites are slated for growth in bridges, water treatment systems, rebar and other concrete reinforcement, offering longer service life, competitive costs and improved sustainability.

Construction

The markets: Utility infrastructure (2021)

Corroded metal infrastructure continues to be a problem, and composite materials, including new advancements in graphene nanotubes, are providing solutions. 

Construction

Composite Advantage restores swing bridge deck with FRP

Six fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) panels were prefabricated, and a sidewalk was also designed for the project. Deck length totaled 61.4 feet by 35 feet. 

Construction

ATL Composites contributes to concrete pillar remediation project

Six new support pillars incorporate Hexcel ZU300 UD carbon fiber and ATL’s Technirez R2517 epoxy resin with H2431 slow hardener that will protect against storm water issues.

Construction

WEAV3D composite material approved for infrastructure reinforcement applications

Durable, strong and resistant to corrosion, the thermoplastic-based lattice material is suitable for use in Oldcastle Infrastructure’s polymer concrete and sheet molding compound (SMC) composite products. 

Construction

Sojitz invests in IsoTruss composite telecommunication infrastructure

The lattice telecommunication structure is equipped with the structural capabilities for bending and torsion and is corrosion-resistant, an advantage to coastal areas.  

Compression Molding

Episode 33: Ethan Escowitz, Arris Composites

CW Talks checks in with Ethan Escowitz, co-founder and CEO of Arris Composites, to learn about the Additive Molding technology his company has developed.

Carbon Fibers

Building the Museum of the Future

FR composite panels provide structure, sealing and iconic facade for pioneering architecture in Dubai.

NCC, Network Rail join to construct composite footbridge

The U.K.’s National Composites Centre (NCC) and National Rail are teaming up to develop a composite footbridge with reduced cost and greenhouse gas emissions.

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