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SGL Group extends funding for Carbon Composites Chair

Munich, February 24th, 2017 SGL Group extends funding for Carbon Composites Chair Successful partnership enters second phase SGL Group will renew its commitment to endowing the Chair of Carbon Composites (LCC) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), which began eight years ago. The agreement for a six-year extension was signed by TUM president Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann and the SGL Group̵...

Program and Keynoter Announced for the North American Pultrusion Conference

American Composites Manufacturers Association and the European Pultrusion Technology Association produce a conference focused on pultrusion technology in the composites manufacturing industry.   February 23, 2017 (Arlington, VA) – Nearly 100 composites manufacturing industry professionals will assemble in Atlanta, GA, on April 4 – 5, for the North American Pultrusion Conference, produce...

Composites Industry Makes Impact at Second Annual ACMA Infrastructure Day in Washington, D.C.

February 14, 2017 (Arlington, Va.) –The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) held its second annual Infrastructure Day on February 7-8, 2017, during which nearly 40 ACMA members joined together to connect the composites industry with dozens of influential policymakers and leaders. One of the top priorities of the 115th Congress will be to continue searching for solutions for the na...

New Dust Information Seminar Launched by Dark Matter Composites and Composites UK

Following on from two successful events in 2016, Dark Matter Composites and Composites UK are again teaming up to provide a seminar on risks, generation, capture and control measures for both carbon and glass fibre dust. The event takes place on 25th April 2017 at Dark Matter Composites’ facility in Redbourn, Hertfordshire, and builds upon the growing information contained in the Composites UK onl...

ACMA to Contribute to new Rochester Institute of Technology-led REMADE Institute for Clean Energy

January 25, 2017 (Arlington, Va.) – The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) is committed to be an affiliate member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) new $140 million Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute – a national coalition led by the Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance. ACMA participated ...

First Ever North American Pultrusion Conference

First Ever North American Pultrusion Conference will take Place April 4-5, 2017, in Atlanta December 14, 2016 (Arlington, Va.) – The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) announce the first ever North American Pultrusion Conference, which will take place April 4-5, 2017, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The event will bring t...

Passage of Water Resources Development Act Benefits the Composites Industry

December 12, 2016 (Arlington, Va.) – The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) commends Congress for passing the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act and sending it to the President for signature. Title I of the legislation is the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, which takes steps toward promoting critical improvements to our nation’s waterways, harbors, and ...

American Composites Manufacturers Association to Host Industry Leaders at 2017 Composites Executive Forum

December 8, 2016 (Arlington, Va.) – On January 11-12, 2017, at the Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C., the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) will host the 2017 Composites Executive Forum – an exclusive event designed specifically for composites industry leaders from all over the country seeking innovative business ideas and solutions. Many businesses in the composites indus...

SGL Group is Development Partner for High-Performance Fuel Cells in the Automotive Sector

-EU-funded project INSPIRE for the development of fuel cell technology in the automotive sector launched -SGL Group responsible for the development of “gas diffusion layers” based on carbon fibers -Dr. Gerd Wingefeld, Chief Technology Officer at SGL Group: “Participation in INSPIRE emphasizes our  claim to shape developments in the megatrends of mobility and energy supply”   Wiesbaden, Decemb...

Gurit Acquires BASF PET Business

Zurich, Switzerland, December 1, 2016 – Gurit (SIX Swiss Exchange: GUR) today announced that it has acquired BASF`s PET structural foam business for an undisclosed purchase price. The transaction comprises BASF`s PET operations in Italy, including its staff, operating assets and product IP in the form of an asset deal. This acquisition will strengthen Gurit`s structural core material product...

COMPOSITES EUROPE: now annually in Stuttgart

COMPOSITES EUROPE, since 2006 one of the most successful industrial trade fairs in Europe, will take place annually in Stuttgart from next year. So far Reed Exhibitions has organised the European Trade Fair for Composites, Technology and Applications alternately in Düsseldorf and Stuttgart. By changing over to this annual cycle at the Stuttgart location COMPOSITES EUROPE responds to the exhibitors...

Gurit Reports Aerospace Contract Renewal

On November 21, 2016 Gurit (SIX Swiss Exchange: GUR) announced that it has successfully renewed a supply contract for aircraft interior materials with Diehl Aircabin as existing aerospace customer.   The agreement with a leading cabin supplier for all Airbus planes has a term of 3 years and represents a business volume of around CHF 30 million over the full contract period.  About Gurit: The ...

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