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JEC’s US Construction Event Receives Positive Feedback

Published: 25th July 2017

The Future of Composites in Construction, co-located with Techtextil North America, attracted 3096 visitors from around the world and 550 attendees to the symposium, reports JEC Group. The event focused on current and future developments in the use of composites materials in building and construction, showcasing innovative ways in which end-users such as architects and […]

A Joint Success in Bridge Repair Using Composites

The University of Southern Queensland’s (USQ) Centre for Future Materials (CFM) has partnered with Joinlox to investigate a prefabricated composite repair system with an easy-fit and self-locking mechanical joint called PileJax. This system works by wrapping the composite jacket around the damaged pier or column, and placing the joint key vertically along the seam to […]

Call for Papers Announced for CompIC Middle East 2018

Published: 11th July 2017

The call for papers has launched for the next edition of CompIC ME (Composites in Construction Middle East), an international conference taking place 14-15 February 2018 at the Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, UAE. The conference is being held amongst the composite flooded Dubai skyline, and will introduce and educate visitors on the current and […]

SGL Carbon Fibre Employed in University Of Stuttgart Architectural Project

Published: 27th June 2017

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, are researching a novel production process for architectonic structures based on SGL Group’s SIGRAFIL 50k carbon fibres. An initial installation from the project can currently be seen on the University of […]

JEC Book Focuses on Composites in Construction

Published: 13th June 2017

JEC Group is launching a book dedicated to the growing use of composites in architecture. The Future of Building: The Growing Use of Composites in Construction and Architecture includes 194 pages of information and 80 examples demonstrating the advantages of composites in this sector. “Composites are playing an increasingly bigger role in construction,” explains Frédérique […]

Décision Expands Composite Solutions for Architectural Projects

Décision is expanding its offerings to the global architectural market, having recently signed a number of prototype agreements with several international contractors for the manufacture of composite roofs and other structural elements. Whilst perhaps better known for its successes within the aeronautical and marine sectors that include Solar Impulse and various America’s Cup builds, Décision, […]

Dura Cladding Helps Landmark Development Achieve Sustainability Goals

Composite timber cladding from Dura Composites was chosen for a new retail, leisure and tourism destination at Rushden Lakes, near Northampton, UK. HPW Architecture led the design and development of the masterplan for the project, which is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and centres around restoring public access to a network of […]

Stonhard UK achieves Achilles Level 4 Accreditation

Published: 6th June 2017

Stonhard UK, a manufacturer of high-performance epoxy and resin floors, has achieved Level 4 Contractor/Installation Achilles Accreditation. Achilles is one of the world’s leading global supply chain risk management companies. The accreditation allows participating corporations such as Aston Martin, Shell, Network Rail, ABB, Baker Hughes, Jaguar Land Rover and many others to minimise their buying […]

PYROS to Develop Sustainable, Fire Resistant Composites

Published: 30th May 2017

The PYROS research initiative aims to develop sustainable, fire-resistant composites for use in the construction and public transport sectors. During the project participants AITEX and AIMPLAS will examine the opportunity to develop composites using renewable raw materials, both in the polymer matrix and the reinforcing textile structure, as well as investigating the incorporation of flame-retardant […]

AOC Introduces Fire Retardant Resin for Mass Transit

AOC has introduced Firepel K140-MTI, a high-performance resin system for interior mass transit and architectural and building applications. The one-part system is halogen-free and does not require antimony or aluminium trihydrate (ATH) to achieve its fire retardant and low smoke properties. Composites made from Firepel K140 are up to 30% lower in density than standard […]

USQ Composites Research Employed in City Hall Refurbishment

Published: 16th May 2017

University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia, research into the use and benefits of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bars to reinforce concrete has been adopted in the design of the Toowoomba City Hall refurbishment project. The non-conductive and corrosion resistant reinforcement was used for the annex extension instead of traditional reinforcement materials due to the proximity […]

USQ’s Centre for Future Materials Claims Equipment Grant

Published: 11th April 2017

The University of Southern Queensland’s Centre for Future Materials (CFM) has received a major equipment grant of AU$250,000 to boost its test equipment portfolio in composites. The funds were used to obtain a Simultaneous Thermal Analyser, large environmental chamber and a high temperature Hall effect measurement system. CFM explains that Simultaneous Thermal Analysers combine differential […]

Sicomin Supplies Complete Composite Materials Package for Gilded Domes of New Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Paris

Published: 17th January 2017

  Sicomin has supplied a complete package of composite materials to produce both moulds and parts for the 5 gilded domes of the recently inaugurated Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Paris. Working alongside Multiplast (part of the Carboman Group), main contractor Bouygues and engineering consultants Calcul Méca, Sicomin was able to support in realising architect Jean-Michel […]

Discover the Future of Composites in Construction Programme Announced for CompIC 2017

Published: 30th November 2016

NetComposites is pleased to announce the publication of the conference programme for CompIC 2017 which will set the scene for the future of composites in construction. Taking place at The Park Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 31 January – 1 February 2017, the conference will include sessions on Design and Analysis, Materials and Structures, Testing, and […]

NetComposites Announce Call for Papers for International CompIC 2017 Conference

Published: 12th July 2016

NetComposites will present CompIC (Composites in Construction), an international conference taking place 31st January – 1st February 2017 at The Park Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands. CompIC 2017 will explore and explain the success stories, advantages and obstacles of using FRP composites in construction applications. Abstracts of 250 words are now being sought from potential speakers on subjects […]

Inaugural CompIC ME Generates Great Interest

Published: 30th June 2016

NetComposites hosted the inaugural CompIC ME (Composites in Construction Middle East) conference in Dubai, UAE, on 9th – 10thFebruary. The event, sister conference to CompIC which is held in The Netherlands biannually, will take place on alternate years. The conference, sponsored by Premier Composite Technologies (PCT), opened with an interactive session which questioned the barriers […]

Inaugural CompIC Conference a Resounding Success

Published: 3rd February 2015

NetComposites’ inaugural CompIC, Composites in Construction, conference has been a resounding success with over 100 delegates from across the globe attending the event in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The day opened with an audience participation ‘post-it note’ session which questioned the barriers to composites in construction. The results of this session provided good talking points for the […]

NetComposites Welcomes NGCC, EPTA and Composites Europe as Sponsors for Composites in Construction Event, CompIC

Published: 21st January 2015

NetComposites is pleased to welcome the Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC), the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) and Composites Europe as formal sponsors of its composites in construction event, CompIC. The conference, which is set to examine ‘What are the biggest barriers to the use of composites in construction and what progress is […]

Programme Announced for ‘CompIC’ Composites in Construction Event

Published: 9th December 2014

NetComposites has announced the final programme for its latest conference, which is set to examine ‘What are the biggest barriers to the use of composites in construction and what progress is being made?’ The conference, which will take place on 3rdFebruary, 2015 at The Park Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, will look at the current and […]

Web Industries Launches New Composites Automation Development Centre

Published: 16th August 2011

Web Industries (WI) has opened a new Composites Automation Development Centre in the Atlanta, Georgia area. WI expect the 10,000 sq. ft. development environment will help their customers from around the world test new and emerging carbon fibre composite materials for qualification and use in the automated fibre placement manufacturing process. WI says that engineers […]

Carbon Fibre Gripper Systems Developed for Improved Automation

Published: 23rd September 2005

SAS Automation of Ohio USA, developer of light weight Robotic-End-of-Arm-Tooling for handling plastic moulded parts, has introduced a new line of robotic gripper fingers with lighter weight carbon fibre bodies. The company have designed the grippers using carbon fibre to make the overall workpiece gripper as lightweight as possible so that maximum speed and lowest […]