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BÜFA Composite Systems acquires AOC Ltd. from AOC Aliancys
Effective March 3, 2020, AOC Ltd. will operate under the name BÜFA Composites UK.
The markets: Automotive (2020)
As the global auto industry hurtles toward its confrontation with US fuel economy and European Union (EU) emissions standards in 2017, the pressure built to find more radical solutions to lightweighting.
Composites restore drinking water in historic Amsterdam
A fiberglass-reinforced liner helped resurrect a corroded waterline pipe.
AOC and Aliancys join forces
The two companies have merged to form a new global supplier of polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel coats and materials for the composites industry.
AOC to be acquired by CVC Capital Partners
AOC, global producer of resin chemistries for composites, has signed a definitive agreement with CVC Capital Partners to be acquired.
JEC World 2018 preview: Aliancys
At the upcoming JEC World 2018 trade show, Aliancys (Schaffhausen, Switzerland) will be presenting several new product innovations.
Composites give shape to new passenger bus
The VDL Bus & Coach Citea bus features composite structures fabricated using a vacuum expansion process (VEX) with specially formulated foaming resin compounds supplied by BÜFA Composite Systems.
Composite in Netherlands tunnel firewater system
The A2 motorway used to run through Maastricht. Now it runs under it. Composite piping helps make sure the tunnel’s firewater system is always ready.
Aliancys launches Neomould tooling resin
Aliancys (Schaffhausen, Switzerland) has introduced its new Neomould 2017-S-1 resin for manufacturing composite tooling.
Composites in high-speed marine
Italy-based FB Design’s high-speed boat sets a record on the Montecarlo-Roccella Jonica-Venice sea track.
The story behind the supplier-orchestrated effort that eliminated unacceptable defects levels in painted Class A SMC exterior auto parts.
SMC is on the upswing (and check out this design competition)
There’s a lot going on with sheet molding compound (SMC) right now, including a design competition for best SMC design, with the winner announced at Composites Europe.
Composites in Class A body panels: Evolution continues
Low-density SMCs lead the way as fiber-reinforced polymers make headway in auto components that must please the eye.
Class A composites: A history
Composites have made a lingering and increasingly positive impression in the for exterior automotive body panels.
Day One highlights from 2016 CFK Valley Stade Conference
Automotive and aerospace developments led Day One including bio-inspired designs, BMW 7 Series firsts and amping GLARE fuselage production to meet 70 aircraft/month.
Composite tanks best stainless steel over road, rail and sea
One-piece, filament wound containers cost less, hold more, last longer.
Composites in a very large gate
The Wilhelmina Canal in Northern Europe is getting a major upgrade from massive (6.2m by 12.9m), lightweight (24 MT) composite doors that are designed for up to 80 years of continuous in-water service.
Fine-tuning fiberglass: Smart fiber sizing
Some insights into those proprietary chemistries that can customize performance at the fiber/resin interface.
EPTA’s World Pultrusion Conference spotlights innovation
The European Pultrusion Technology Assn. (EPTA) held its bi-annual World Pultrusion Conference, March 3-4, in Prague, Czech Republic.
JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.
Bioresins: Not a tsunami, but more like a rising tide
This excerpt from an upcoming article in CW magazine shows that a lot of investigation is happening, and some promising applications are developing.
- Matrix resins, thermoset
- Vinyl ester
- Other thermosets
- Epoxy, toughened
- Unsaturated polyester
- Unsaturated polyester, bisphenol A fumerate
- Unsaturated polyester, DCPD-modified
- Unsaturated polyester, fire-retardant
- Unsaturated polyester, isophthalic
- Unsaturated polyester, low-VOC/no VOC
- Unsaturated polyester, orthophthalic
- Unsaturated polyester, terephthalic
- Gel coats
- Potable-water grades
- Coatings and sizings
- Casting resins
- Unsaturated polyester
- Resin additives & modifiers
- Coupling agents
- Low-profile additives