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Newly established Rivertex Australia gets Gavin Hodgins as MD

13th Apr 2023

Rivertex Technical Fabrics has founded Rivertex Australia Pty Ltd, with Gavin Hodgins as managing director, to strengthen its presence in the Australian and New Zealand markets. The company has also joined the Specialized Textiles Association and will attend the SuperExpo 2023. At the expo, Rivertex Australia will showcase its sustainable product...

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Europe’s Ahlstrom launches new FibRoc solution for plasterboard market

20th Jan 2023

Europe-based fibre solutions company Ahlstrom has launched FibRoc plasterboard that is a protective and durable solution for high-performance plasterboard applications. This solution is a combination of glass, synthetic, and natural fibres. It is designed to offer dimensional stability and protection in application areas and reduce environmental impact.

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WSU researchers use disposable masks to make durable concrete

4th May 2022

Researchers have demonstrated the idea of incorporating old masks into a cement mixture to create stronger, more durable concrete. In a paper published in the journal, Materials Letters, a Washington State University research team, showed that the mixture using mask materials was 47 per cent stronger than commonly used cement after a month of curing.

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Scott Bader expands Crestabond structural adhesives to North America

7th Mar 2022

Scott Bader has announced its Canadian site, based in Drummondville, will begin manufacturing Crestabond structural adhesives in 2022. The expansion of its Crestabond production to Scott Bader ATC will allow Scott Bader to meet the growing demand for its high-quality MMA primerless structural adhesives within the North American market.

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IFAI tent expo displays innovations in tents and equipment at US

3rd Feb 2022

Hundreds of tents and rental professionals gathered at the recently held IFAI tent expo at Daytona Beach. Members of the Tent Rental Division and other industry professionals met in person for the first time in two years, driving near-record attendance at this year’s event. Tent Expo is a leading show for the tent rental and supply industry.

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Germany’s Fibrolux supplies 16 km of custom fiberglass pultrusion

1st Feb 2022

Fibrolux, a German leader of pultruded composites and a pultruder in Europe, has completed its largest civil engineering project. Fibrolux has supplied more than 16 km of a large-scale custom fibreglass pultrusion that enabled the refurbishment of the 1 km Marshal Jozef Pilsudski Bridge in Torun, Poland with double width pedestrian and cycling walkways.

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Netherlands’ Strohm & Evonik get certification for composite pipe

31st Jan 2022

Strohm and Evonik have been awarded certification from DNV, attesting that the unidirectional Carbon Fibre PA12 tape “VESTAPE PA12-CF” (PA12) used for Strohm’s Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) is fit to use for dynamic sweet and sour hydrocarbons, water, and gas injection applications according to DNV-ST-F119. Strohm is Netherlands’ manufacturer TCPs.

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US’ MDOT pioneers in carbon fibre reinforced bridge beams

12th Jan 2022

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is leading the way in carbon fibre reinforced bridge beams - an evolutionary step forward - with the goal of a 100-year bridge in sight. Since 2001, MDOT has been collaborating with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) on researching carbon fibre reinforced polymer materials in concrete bridge beams.

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Canada’s Fab-Form & Hagihara enter into fabric development agreement

9th Dec 2021

Canada’s Fab-Form has entered into a fabric development agreement with Japanese firm Hagihara. The agreement will enable both companies to research, test, and develop a unique fabric optimised for the Fast-Tube fabric column form. Concrete pressures in the fabric form induce tensile force in the weft direction only, not in the warp direction.

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