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Vanguard Space Technologies CEO, Frank Belknap says of the name change: "This reflects our increasing presence in the Space technology business and provides a singular, focused entity for our customers and suppliers." Over the past two years, Vanguard...
Published on: February 17, 2011
Receiving the Best of Show Award, was Corrosion Companies, Inc., Washougal, Wash., for its Composite Cargo Tanker with DuraShield continuity capability, filament-wound composite tank trailer which utilizes "Baltek" SB.100 balsa core. The inner liner in...
Published on: February 17, 2011
Transaction details are not being disclosed, and the sale is expected to close within the first quarter of 2011 pending regulatory and other approvals and notifications. Based on maleic anhydride-(MaH)-modified and functionalized polyolefin compounds, the...
Published on: February 15, 2011
            The 6th international conference on Composites in Fire will take place in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK from 9 - 10 June 2011. Sixth International Conference on Composites In FireThe Composites in Fire conferences exist to transfer understanding,...
Published on: February 14, 2011
A lightweight carrier fabric (Figure 1) is impregnated with the appropriate intumescing chemical to produce the FireShield® product sold to manufacturers (Figure 2).   Ready to use The manufacturer uses this product as a normal surface tissue to produce...
Published on: February 14, 2011
Demand for carbon fibre dropped in 2009, in lockstep with the global economy. Growth will remain feeble until 2012, and we won’t be seeing the 2008 level (30,000 metric tons) again before 2011. On the other hand, by 2015 the level should reach 60,000...
Published on: February 14, 2011
(Published on April 2010 – JEC Magazine #56)   On 30 September 2009, the first balsa-cored composite bridge deck installed in Louisiana (USA) was opened to traffic over the Pierre Part Bayou in Assumption Parish.   A fruitful partnership The project was...
Published on: February 12, 2011
(Published on February-March 2010 – JEC Magazine #55)   The finishing touches to the construction of the world’s largest solar-powered boat are being made at the Knierim Yachtbau shipyard in Kiel, Germany. The boat is due to be unveiled to the world on...
Published on: February 11, 2011
“The composites industry is moving fast,” says Mrs Frédérique Mutel, JEC Presidentand CEO. She comments: “Innovation is strong in four sectors. First, in environmental-friendly fully recyclable materials.Then, in advanced mould tooling.The third sector is...
Published on: February 10, 2011
...they are continuing the success story of AIREX® PET foams and rounding off the T92 portfolio with yet another attractive choice of density - as announced on the 27th of January 2011. Designed to meet the needs of very highly loaded applications AIREX®...
Published on: February 2, 2011