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EuCIA commits to sustainability

BRUSSELS – The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) has announced it will offer demonstrations of its Eco Calculator online tool at JEC World in Paris next month.

Positive feedback for Future of Composites

ILLINOIS – Global composites organisation JEC has reported positive feedback for its June event ‘The Future of Composites in Construction’ which took place in Chicago, Illinois, alongside Techtextil North America.

JEC opens composites startup contest

PARIS –The JEC Group has opened submissions for its ‘Startup Booster’ competition, which aims to encourage innovation in the global composites sector.

Silk sensor detects damage in composites

MARYLAND – Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States have developed a new sensor made of silk that detects damage to composite materials during its manufacture.

Wastewater recycling process launched for composites
Polymer materials supplier Covestro – formerly Bayer Materials Science – is said to be testing an environmentally friendly process for recycling saline process wastewater in plastics production, following the construction of a pilot plant at the company’s Krefeld-Uerdingen site in Germany.
Owens Corning to buy Ahlstrom glass fibre business
Composites manufacturing specialist Owens Corning has signed an agreement to acquire the building and wind business unit of Ahlstrom, the makers of AceBlade wind turbine technology; a solution for vacuum infusion, in a €73 million (U.
AceBlade Carbon for longer blades
Ahlstrom is launching AceBlade Carbon, a patent pending new unidirectional carbon fibre reinforcement for the wind energy market.
Growth predicted for wind power
Composite materials consumption in the wind energy industry will grow to a value of $4 billion by 2019 according to Lucintel.?
3D printing for new engineered cores
The blades of today?s wind turbines still have a decidedly low-tech material at their core ? balsa wood.
C-Grid comes to Europe
Chomarat has signed an agreement for the distribution of its C-Grid product range in Europe and the Middle East with Belgium-headquartered B&R Building Materials.
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