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Marine leader backs bioresin
Campion Marine ? Canada?s largest fibreglass boat builder ? has announced that from now on it will manufacture all of its boats with Envirez bio-derived resin from Ashland Performance Materials.
Cork composites take to the skies
The Portuguese government is backing a new ?1.27 million research programme to develop new composites for the aeronautics industry based on cork. The consortium involved in the Aerocork project comprises aircraft company Dyn?Aero Ib?rica, Amorim Cork Composites, the University of Minho?s [Innovation in Polymer Engineering (PIEP) and CAD developer ActiveSpace Technologies (AST)].
Renewable plane set for first flight
The first 100% non-fossil fuelled aircraft has been unveiled in Zurich, Switzerland, and is scheduled to make its first test flights before the end of 2009.
Tree bark interests aerospace sector
The German Aerospace Center is testing the feasibility of using fabrics made from tree bark in new fibre composites which are said to show the extraordinary flexibility and high tenacity that aircraft materials demand.
Nanotubes boost structural integrity of composites
A new research discovery at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the US could lead to tougher, more durable composite frames for aircraft, boats and cars.
RTM process reduces VOCs and styrene emissions in TGV door production
Owens Corning and Stratiforme Industries have jointly developed a tough and lightweight composite door that will be employed on? French TGV high-speed trains.
DSM low weight aerospace resin awarded
Business Consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan has awarded its annual Product Innovation Award to DSM Composite Resins for Aeronite Turane resin designed specifically to meet the needs of aerospace manufacturers.
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