Author: CompositesPress

Chomarat invests in its Coatings & Films business: new extruder, new graining line

Chomarat, a leader in technical textiles and composite reinforcements, is developing its Coatings & Films business at its French sites. The Group has just acquired an extruder and a graining line to increase its production capacities and develop new, more efficient solutions, particularly in the field of TPO (polyolefin thermoplastics). These two technological investments are part of the €35 m...

Michelman Expands into Central Europe, Appoints Business Development Manager

Michelman, a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, has announced the appointment of Tomasz Machnik as the company’s new Business Development Manager for Central Europe.  Mr. Machnik brings extensive, flexible packaging experience and leadership skills to this position. He was most recently Export Manager for Alupol Films Sp. z o.o.; served i...

SGL Carbon and Airbus Helicopters agree on framework contract for more intensive collaboration

Framework conditions for the further development of innovative material solutions  Supply of textiles for components in Airbus helicopters  The helicopter manufacturer Airbus Helicopters Germany and SGL Carbon have been working together for years in the field of processing composite materials for aircraft doors of the Airbus Group. In the future, the cooperation with Airbus will be extended to app...

Chomarat obtains certification for environmental & energy management with iso 14001 and iso 50001

CHOMARAT, the specialist in composite & construction reinforcements and coated fabrics, has demonstrated the Group’s determination to pursue a sustainable process by earning environmental management (ISO 14001) and energy management (ISO 50001) certification for its French sites. “By obtaining both ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certification, CHOMARAT now has a tested and standardized framework for ...

JETCAM releases v20.25.00 of Expert Nesting software , v3.19 of JOC Automation software

2nd January 2019 – JETCAM today announced the launch of new versions of its core nesting software for CNC punch and profiling technologies, JETCAM Expert, and JETCAM Orders Controller (JOC) automation software. The latest release of JETCAM Expert benefits from several major enhancements. JETCAM’s JET-Cut and JET-Optimizer have both received numerous improvements over their first release, bas...

China Southern Airlines renews its partnership with STELIA Aerospace for its new B777-300 ER long-haul fleet

Toulouse, 10th December 2018 – After being selected by China Southern Airlines to equip its B777-300 ER in 2013 and its A330-300 in 2017, STELIA Aerospace has been selected by the Chinese carrier again for its new B777-300 ER long-haul aircraft.  China Southern Airlines has indeed decided to renew its partnership with STELIA Aerospace, by choosing the bespoke SOLSTYS Business Class seat for ...

SikaAxson becomes Sika Advanced Resins

Three years after its takeover, a new chapter begins for SikaAxson. The Business Unit has been renamed Sika Advanced Resins, marking a new step in the integration of the Sika Group. The name Sika Advanced Resins reflects the desire to highlight the synergies provided by the Sika Group, a global player in specialty chemicals for the construction and industrial sectors. “This new identity stre...

STELIA Aerospace takes over Portalliance Engineering and strengthens its position as an innovative Tier1 supplier on the aerostructure market

Toulouse, 22nd November 2018 – STELIA Aerospace has just accomplished its first external growth operation, by taking over Portalliance Engineering (PE), an SME founded in 2006 and focused on modelisation and digital simulation of structural calculation. The start-up employs 27 engineers and its revenue for 2017 was 2 million euros. STELIA Aerospace has been supporting Portalliance Engineerin...

Corporate Culture Award for Innovation goes to Covestro

16,000 innovators awarded Outstanding corporate culture honored / Start-up Challenge proves innovative way of working November 16, 2018 – To advance innovations and invest time in ideas in order to push the boundaries of what is possible together: This is the winning recipe for the Corporate Culture Award’s special award “Best Culture of Innovation”, which Covestro received...

Chomarat invests in a new laid scrim manufacturing technology to develop its next-generation reinforcements

Paris, 6 November 2018 – CHOMARAT has specialized in scrim reinforcements for construction materials for more than 50 years. Now, it has invested in a new pilot production line to develop its next generation of reinforcements. Unique in the market and designed entirely by CHOMARAT’s teams, this technological innovation was born by the Group’s body of technological know-how. Conceived for the...

Gurit Expands Award-Winning Line of Ampreg™ Wet Laminating Products

Zurich, Switzerland, November 13, 2018 – Advanced composites specialist Gurit today announced market launch of Ampreg ™ 31 and Ampreg ™ 36 resins and ancillaries. The new products complement Ampreg ™ 30 which has been recognized with the 2018 Composites UK Innovation in Materials Award. Just as Ampreg™ 30, the new Ampreg™ resins & ancillaries prioritize user health and safety. Featuring a robu...

GE Renewable Energy’s LM Wind Power Unit Inaugurates New Technology Center Americas Facility Near New Orleans

Company set to hire up to 100 new employees by 2021 Facility will drive research to make wind turbine blades lighter and more cost effective Center is part of NASA Michoud Campus, bringing world-class technical and logistical resources November 8, 2018, New Orleans, LA – LM Wind Power, a unit of GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE), today announced the inauguration of a new Technology Center Ameri...

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