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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.
New addition to Bestwood range
Germany?s Erfurt is expanding its Bestwood range of wood polymer composites for decking. At last week?s Heimtextil show in Frankfurt, the company introduced the entry level Basicline which has a grooved surface and is available in a range of shades.
Notable year end for Vestas
Danish-headquartered wind turbine builder Vestas ended 2013 on a high by securing two orders in India from Powerica totalling 51.8 MW.
SGL sells rotor blade business
SGL Group is to sell SGL Rotec, its rotor blades for wind turbines business, to an as-yet unidentified strategic investor.
Building on water with Diab composites
Tenerife-based Arquitectura en el Agua (AEEA) is now employing composites as the basis for its floating construction units which serve as the base structures for floating marinas, harbours, restaurants and hotels.
DSM taps into wind power in India
Following a dramatic reduction in water consumption at DSM?s engineering plastics site in Pune, India, announced earlier this year, the site now plans to initially meet 25% of its energy needs with renewable energy.
Majestic roof for Medinah?s new station
The Haramain High Speed Rail project is a new high speed rail line in Saudi Arabia, running between the cities of Makkah and Medinah, with additional stations at Jeddah and the King Abdullah Economic City.
 
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