Business

Formax collaborates with Gold Coast Yachts to develop all-carbon B53 catamaran

Custom carbon fibre fabrics developed by Formax enabled Gold Coast Yachts to achieve the challenging weight and engineering specifications for the B53 high-performance racer/cruiser.

Chairless Chair for improved ergonomics in Audi’s production plants

The company is testing a carbon-fiber construction allows employees to sit without a chair, so this technology improves their posture and reduces the strain on their legs.

A continuous fiber-reinforced polycarbonate composites with enhanced flame retardance

The Bond Laminates GmbH, a subsidiary of specialty chemicals company Lanxess, has expanded its Tepex range of continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic high-performance composites to include halogen-free flame-retardant versions with a polycarbonate matrix.

Johns Manville invests to support growth in engineering thermoplastics

The manufacturer of glass fiber products announced it will expand its glass fiber operations plant in Etowah, Tennessee, to service the increasing needs of the engineered thermoplastics industry.

Plexus MA515 for structural bonding

JEC Europe 2015 - Plexus MA515 is designed for structural bonding of small- to medium-sized composite and thermoplastic assemblies.

Room-temperature-curing elastic sealants and adhesives

JEC Europe 2015 - L&L’s A-J series is a range of high-performance, room-temperature-curing elastic sealants and adhesives formulated to meet the demanding requirements of the global commercial vehicles industry.

Automated hydraulic press with multiple heating zones

JEC Europe 2015 - TMP, A division of French, developed a six-post downacting hydraulic composite moulding press to be used in a specialized manufacturing process.

Roctool annonce un accord de licence avec Volvo Cars

Le concepteur de procédés innovants pour le moulage rapide des matières plastiques et composites annonce la signature d’un accord de licence avec Volvo Cars, le constructeur automobile suédois de premier plan basé à Göteborg. 

Olikrom lève 300 000 euros auprès de Starquest Capital et Pertinence Invest

OliKrom, jeune pousse girondine spécialisée dans la conception, la production et l’intégration de pigments « intelligents » est issue de l’aboutissement de recherches fondamentales menées à l’Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux (ICMCB) par Jean-François Létard, Directeur de recherche au CNRS.

Airbus A350 XWB makes its “première” in Paris

The A350 MSN2, one of Airbus’ five A350 XWB test aircraft, has landed at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport for the first time ever.