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Porcher Industries adds US plant

BADINIERES – Technical textile and composite supplier Porcher Industries has acquired new US facilities in a bid to cater to an increased demand for the company’s glass fibre insulation fibres and automotive exhaust components.

Composite flooring for German trains

FORST – German railway company Deutsche Bahn AG will use a lightweight composite flooring manufactured by industrial equipment specialist SMT for its fleet of 66 trains.

Composite testing facility opens in Asia

DÜSSELDORF – German composite components manufacturer Henkel has opened a new test centre in Yokohama, Japan, which caters to the design and production of new composite components for real-world applications.

Boom airliner to use carbon composites
Monforts to reveal advanced coating technology
Responding to the demand by the coating segment for composites and textile finishing, German machine builder A. Monforts Textilmaschinen will showcase its latest range of advanced coating machines at JEC World in Paris, which takes place on 8 – 10 March 2016 at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre.
New LFT line for China
As the rapid growth of long fibre thermoplastic composites continues in China, Dieffenbacher, headquartered in Eppingen, Germany, has secured a deal to install a new plant in the country with the capacity to produce around a million components annually.
Commitment to carbon
Ford and DowAksa are intensifying their joint development of cost-effective, high-volume manufacturing methods for automotive-grade carbon fibre.
Carbon parts in 30 seconds
In 2014 Dow Automotive Systems introduced commercial its ultra-fast, under-90-second moulding cycle time Voraforce 5300 resin formulation for carbon fibre composites.
Daimler approved Scott Bader
Scott Bader has recently become an approved composites materials supplier of moulding and structural adhesive products to all of the production facilities around the world which make up the Daimler AG Group of manufacturing companies.
Accelerating automation
Having secured a CHF 30 million contract to supply carbon fibre-based automotive body panels in January, Zurich-headquartered Gurit is to merge its Engineered Structures and Automotive businesses into the new Composite Components business unit.
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