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Hemp cores for new UK homes
Work is scheduled to begin on the construction of over 100 new renewable houses featuring hemp-based structural composite cores in Norfolk, UK, in February.
European job cuts at LM Glasfiber
LM Glasfiber, the leading manufacturer of rotor blades for wind turbines, is to phase out large scale manufacturing at three factories in Europe ? with the loss of 900 jobs, mostly in Denmark.
Wood composites earn LEED points
The US Forest Stewardship Council has awarded chain-of-custody certificates to RedBuilt for its engineered wood products.
Rapid growth in hemp-based construction
A visit to the Innovation Park at BRE in Watford has been arranged as part of the Natural Fibres 09 conference, which takes place at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in London from December 14-16.
US Army commissions recycled bridges
Axion International Holdings has secured a $957,000 contract to construct two railroad bridges largely from 100% recycled plastics for the US Army. The bridges are to be built at Fort Eustis in Virginia ? home of the US Army Transportation Corps.
PV laminates for roofing membranes
Leading building products and composites manufacturer Johns Manvillehas formed a new company called JM E3 to integrate Energy Conversion Devices laminate technology intobitumen roofing membrane systems.
Natural starch adds strength
A new range of natural polymer starches designed to optimise the production of glass fibre yarns has been introduced by Celanese Emulsion Polymers.
EcoBarrier panels prove a sound investment
In a groundbreaking new and potentially huge market for composites, Centria?s EcoBarrier has been installed along a stretch of US highway.
Cost effective eco-composite sound barrier
US-based CENTRIA has introduced what it says is an inexpensive composite sound barrier that provides and an environmentally friendly alternative to precast concrete sound barriers on highways ? at nearly one-third of the material cost.
Recycled alternative to granite
Two US companies have teamed up to produce low impact cement-based composite countertop slabs made with 70% post-consumer and post-industrial recycled materials that can be used as an alternative to traditional granite tops.
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