On May 17, Jiangsu Changhai Composites Co., Ltd. proposed to invest 6.347 billion yuan in a new 600,000 tons high-performance fiberglass intelligent manufacturing base project has attracted attention. The industry expects that the company is expected to be among the third largest fiberglass enterprises in China after the new project reaches production.
On 16 May, China Jushi's intelligent manufacturing base with an annual production capacity of 150,000 tonnes of glass fibre production line was successfully lighted up. It took 229 days, setting a new record for the fastest speed in the history of Jushi's mega production line construction.
Continuous Composites, a developer of composite 3D printing technology, has 3D printed power generator components for energy technology firm Siemens Energy. Using Continuous Composites’ proprietary Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D) process, the partners were able to manufacture the generator parts with drastic cost and lead time reductions.
SABIC’s concept using lightweight thermoplastics can potentially realize 30 to 50 percent weight savings per component, improve energy density, simplify the assembly process, reduce costs, improve thermal control and safety and enhance crashworthiness. Highlights of the concept include: Integration of individual batteries into pouch cells placed within a thin-walled housing molded with a 30 percent glass fiber filled, flame retardant (FR) SABIC® polypropylene (PP) compound. Integrated plastic-metal hybrid structures with STAMAX™ FR long glass fiber PP material for the battery tray.
Perma-Pipe announced it has been awarded a contract for a district heating and cooling network for a healthcare infrastructure project in Eastern Canada valued at over $4.5 million. The project will utilize Perma-Pipe’s premier engineered Multi-Therm® high temperature pre-insulated pipe system. The Multi-Therm® system consists of a galvanized and insulated steel carrier pipe enclosed by an outer insulated steel pipe protected by a fiberglass reinforced outer jacket.