Posts Tagged ‘applications’

Q&A with Mr. Iain Fergusson from Fillworth – meet them at booth 7/E45 in Stuttgart – COMPOSITES EUROPE show

August 24th, 2015 | By Angela in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Architecture, Automotive Industry, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, consulting, Design, Engineering, Exhibitors, Fiber, Innovation, Manufacturing, Marine, Technology | No Comments »

Q: Please introduce yourself. What are your responsibilities within your company Fillworth UK Ltd?

A: My name is Iain Fergusson, Sales Executive at Fillworth (UK) Ltd, responsible for sales and new business development of our range of Industrial Mixing Equipment. To the UK / European and global markets.

Q: Could you give us a quick overview of your company Fillworth UK Ltd?

A: Fillworth (UK) Ltd specializes in the design and manufacture of high performance, advanced technology industrial mixing machines and the associated processing technology.  We are positioned in the upper, quality segment of the market for this type of equipment, which is sold predominantly but not exclusively to the various branches of the composites and chemicals manufacturing industries.

We focus by tradition on some of the more demanding applications in adhesives, fillers and sealants, and this includes the processing of advanced composite raw materials. This latter places special demands on the technology and equipment used to achieve the desired end results.

Our USP is that as a specialist manufacturer we can adapt and customize our machines to individual customer requirements more so than is the case with some of our larger competitors.  Where this results in a machine that is more fit for purpose, the advantages in the long term are obvious.

Many of our machines are still in active service after 25 years, with only the occasional need of attention from our dedicated mobile service engineers. Read Full Post

Belgian quality in wire transformation and coatings – have a look at the interview with Mr Janssens from Bekaert

September 10th, 2014 | By Angela in Automotive Industry, AVK, Awards, Construction Industry, Exhibitors, Innovation | No Comments »

Meet BEKAERT at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 exhibition in Düsseldorf – booth number J30 in hall 8b

Q: Please introduce yourself. What are your responsibilities within your company?

A: My name is Peter Janssens, Innovation & Commercialization Manager at Bekaert. My focus is on creating new business for Bekaert in the composites industry. I’m currently working on lightweight crash structures for the automotive industry (EASI) and high-strength flexible tapes (Armofor) used in many applications including in high-pressure flexible hoses for the gas & oil industry.  As a company, we are active in many industries.

Peter Janssens

Peter Janssens

Q: Could you give us a quick overview of your company?

A: Bekaert is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coatings. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with headquarters in Belgium, employing 27 000 people worldwide. Serving customers in 120 countries, Bekaert pursues sustainable profitable growth in all its activities and generated combined sales of € 4.1 billion in 2013.


Q: You will exhibit the first time. Has your company always worked in the field of composites?

A: Bekaert has a long history of experience in reinforcing thermoplastic (PP, PE, TPU, PA, PET …) and rubber. Because we work in a wide variety of industries, you can find our innovative composites in numerous applications including: rubber and thermoplastic tapes for the oil industry, elevator ropes, heating cords, stainless steel fibers for shielding and many more.

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Magnum Venus Products (MVP) – the premiere manufacturer of composite application equipment with more than 60 years of experience. See what Mr Joe Jansen tells you about his company

August 27th, 2014 | By Angela in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Automotive Industry, Business, Electronics, Exhibitors, Manufacturing, Technology, Wind Energy Industry | No Comments »

Meet MVP at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 exhibition in Düsseldorf – booth number E61 in hall 8a

Q: Please introduce yourself. What are your responsibilities within your company…?

A: Hello, I am Joe Jansen, Advanced Equipment Sales Engineer for Magnum Venus Products (MVP).  My duties at MVP include determining requirements and developing solutions to customer composite fabrication equipment needs.  This can include but are not limited to filament winding, sheet impregnation, and FRP panel assembly equipment.

Mr Joe Jansen

Mr Joe Jansen

Q: Could you give us a quick overview of your company…?

A: Magnum Venus Products (MVP) is a world leading manufacturer of composite application equipment. MVP products consist of pumping systems, spray guns, filament winding systems, automated production systems and much more. MVP serves a multitude of manufacturers in a variety of industries such as automotive, aerospace, transportation, marine, railway, oil & gas, wind turbine, among many others. Along with our systems designed for composite application, MVP also has equipment that supports the foam and polyurethane industries, along with polyureas, adhesives, and epoxies.


Q:  You will exhibit the first time. Has your company always worked in the field of composites?

A: Yes, Magnum Venus Products has over 60 years of experience serving our customers, delivering highly customized solutions that support their composite manufacturing needs.  We have exhibited at Composites Europe in the past in conjunction with CT Platon, our distributor in the Netherlands.


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Q&A with Dirk Stübel, Sales Manager for Composites, P-D Glasseiden GmbH Oschatz.

September 20th, 2013 | By Thorsten Holtz in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Automotive Industry, Business, Design, Fiber, Innovation | No Comments »

Q: Please introduce yourself. What are your responsabilities within your company?
A: I´m now 5 years with P-D. My responsibility is in Sales for Carbon fibers and Glass fibers. P-D main focus is on Aerospace, Wind Energy, Automotive, Sports and Marine.
And in some cases industrial moulding. My personal focus are Aerospace industries suppliers.

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Automated cutting systems, material handling equipment and design software.

Oktober 18th, 2010 | By Thorsten Holtz in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, consulting, Cutting, Exhibitors, Product Demonstration Area, Technology | 1 Comment »

::: NEWSFLASH ::::: Exhibitor News :::::

BUFFALO, New York – October 13, 2010 – Eastman Machine Company, a U.S. based manufacturing company specializing in cutting equipment, announces that it has appointed RH Schneidtechnik (Solingen), Germany, to represent its line of Read Full Post

Structural Durability of Thermoplastic Composites

August 23rd, 2010 | By Thorsten Holtz in Allgemein, Automotive Industry, Business, Composite production, Exhibitors, Innovation | No Comments »

Functional and safety components of thermoplastic composites are being used more and more. It is therefore very important to have an understanding of the material behaviour and to develop adapted design methods.

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Fiber – reinforced composite panel goes Tour de France

Juli 22nd, 2010 | By Thorsten Holtz in Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, Exhibitors, Technology | No Comments »

The FRP panel with XPS-core combines the advantages of a lightweight construction element with outstanding insulation characteristics. Its smooth surface makes it the ideal material for the high requirements of the automotive industry.

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It’s all a façade – Composites in the building industry

Juli 19th, 2010 | By Thorsten Holtz in Allgemein, Architecture, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, Resources, Technology | No Comments »

One of the most established uses for composites is in the building industry. It has made use of fibre-reinforced structures for over 30 years now. The reason is that these fibre composite materials are suitable for use in countless building and construction applications. Pipes, sleepers, boards, blocks, linings, mats, cladding, posts, foundations, tanks, housings, containers, doors, coatings, shafts, adhesives, coverings, banks, bricks, boxes, walls, basins, frames, steps, gutters – the possibilities are virtually endless.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Dezember 18th, 2009 | By Thorsten Holtz in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Allgemein, Architecture, Automotive Industry, Awards, Biocomposites, Biomaterials, Business, Composite production, COMPOSITES Forum, Construction Industry, Exhibitors, General, Innovation, Product Demonstration Area, Software, Wind Energy Industry | No Comments »
Frank Mertz - Sales Manager @ COMPOSITES EUROPE

Dear reader, sympathizer and friends,

an eventful year is drawing to its end.
We would like to thank you very much for reading our blogpost, visiting our show or telling us what is going wrong or fine.

The year 2009 has the sub-title “year of the crisis”. But we never gave up. We always tried to find a solution – pretty often a creative solution. Our shoulders were closed against the vortex downward.

What will be in 2010 ? – Outlook.

Few days ago we saw that the first plane with extra-easy carbon fibers for Engine tail, Thrust reversing housing etc. is able to fly – and will save 20% of fuel.

In Copenhagen the world discusses over reduction of Co2 – We need stronger energy sources apart from the atoms energy – wind mills with especially long reinforced carbon fibres wings will play a serious role.

My last point: The weight of the battery in electric vehicles must become balanced somehow to protect the positive effects.

Fiber reinforcements are able to change characteristics of plastics. With reinforced plastics designers are able to design more beautiful things and it makes our life lighter. Who would like me a contradicting, if I said that: We improve the world with Composites!

We wish you and your familiy happy holidays as well as a healthy, peaceful and successful new year 2010!

Best regards,

Frank Mertz

Looking forward to your comment:
+49 (0) 211 90191 227


Completely hard – thanks to epoxy resin

September 14th, 2009 | By Angela in Aerospace Industry, Composite production, Exhibitors, Innovation | No Comments »

Araldite EP1000AB is a new, nano-hardened epoxy adhesive paste with good mechanical properties for joining and repairing aircraft structures (Photo: Huntsman). Epoxy resins are the elixir for numerous composite applications. They consist of polymers, which together with suitable hardeners produce a duroplastic plastic of high strength and chemical stability. When epoxy resin and hardener are mixed, after a specific time, curing of the originally viscose mixture takes place. Depending on the formulation and temperature, this time span can take a few minutes or may last several hours. In some cases, the curing time may also take several months.

The Krempel-Group, from Vaihingen, offers with the BD system, prepregs that are based on modified epoxy resins with high impact resistance and excellent dynamic properties. These can be processed into high strength structural components with all standard processes. The curing range is between 85 and 140 degrees Celsius, the maximum dimensional stability under heat is 125 degrees Celsius.

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