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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.
Handy app for composites from OC
Owens Corning has launched the first technical fabrics guide for composites in industrial, marine and leisure applications.
The outperforming polymer for tooling
The use of Victrex Peek polymer in composites is helping the oil and gas industry to successfully deal with the increasingly difficult operating conditions it now encounters by demonstrating capabilities beyond those of more traditional materials such as thermosets, aluminium, steel and titanium.
Lightweight skins for architecture
Nidaplast will showcase its Nidaskin range of composite panels for designers and architects at next month?s JEC Composites show in Paris.
PET core for new conservatory panel
AV Composites, based in Bouches du Rh?ne, France, has developed and patented a new aluminium composite panel for conservatory roofing that is 100% recycled and recyclable because its insulating foam core is made from recycled PET bottles.
Sensing technology under development
Advanced Composite Structures Australia (ACS) based in Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia has established a co-operation with Smart Fibres Ltd., of Bracknell, Bershire, UK, to co-develop the use of sensing technology in composites applications worldwide.
 
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