Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation held a rollout ceremony for the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet), a next-generation regional jet, at the Komaki Minami Plant of MHI's Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works in Aichi Prefecture.
Spheretex announced the signing of an Exclusive Cooperation Agreement for the sale of Spheretex core materials with NMG Composites Co., Ltd. of Tongxiang, Zhejiang to increase the awareness and sales of the Spheretex products as exclusive agent in Greater China.
Quickstep Holdings Limited, the manufacturer of high-grade carbon fibre composite components, announced that it has been awarded a grant of $1.76 million from the Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund (GRIIF) This is an Australian Government, Victorian Government and Ford Australia funded initiative under the Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund.
The provider of thermal processing solutions for advanced materials, has finalized a contract for a research scale carbon fiber processing line for use by a leading Carbon Fiber research institute in Asia.
Nanyang Technological University's Institute for Sports Research (ISR) has set up an international consortium to develop innovative materials and process for sports products with Arkema, Chomarat, Babolat (tennis racquet maker ) and Topkey (bicycle manufacturer).
Evonik Industries, Essen, Germany, has announced plans to build a new plant for their polymethacrylimide structural foam Rohacell in Shanghai, China, scheduled to begin operation in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Composite materials are favored in harsh environments such as the ones that can be found in the Pipes & Tanks industry encounters because of their unique resistance abilities and low weight. Here is a compilation of the recent announcements and more technical articles about this really interesting topic.