Reinforced Plastics Volume 59, Number 5 September/October 2015
stowage components and all interior monuments and adomes and panel edge filler as a replacement to PU foam.
DIAB says that it is making further planned investment in Sweden to support the company’s global market offering
of precision machining and shaping services. DIAB; www.diabgroup.com
The CRP Group, which makes Windform materials for additive manufacturing carbon fiber parts, has celebrated its 45th anniversary, including 20 years of additive manufacturing. Founded in 1970 by Roberto Cevolini as a company for CNC machining in the motorsport sector, the company has evolved over the past four decades to form the six companies (CRP Meccanica, CRP Technology, CRP USA, CRP Service, CRP Engineering and Energica Motor
CRP Group makes Windform materials for additive manufacturing carbon fiber parts.
Company) making business group.
Besides the development of Windform, the company has been involved in outgas tests for use in space, patch testing for the medical sector, fashion and design and testing of non-conductivity and expanding the use of materials for additive manufacturing. Windform XT carbon filled polymer is also celebrating its 10 years anniversary. The material is suitable for tough applications such as motorsport and space. CRP Group; www.crptechnology.eu
ISO certification for pultrusion specialist Creative Pultrusions has earned ISO 9001:2008 certification. The ISO 9001:2008 standard is used to certify quality management systems that focus on continuous improvement, customer satisfaction and the active involvement of both management
and employees in a process based approach. ‘Any company that has been through the certification process knows that achieving ISO 9001 certification is demanding,’ said Shane E. Weyant, CEO. ‘Each individual in our operations must be wholly dedicated
to the pursuit of quality. By scrutinizing our enterprise at every level, we assure that our customers are receiving superior customer service and the highest quality products.’ Creative Pultrusions; www.creativepultrusions.com
Record numbers attend Composites UK’s annual conference Composites UK says that achieve a record number of delegate registrations at its annual conference and automotive sector showcase events. The Annual Conference, held in May in Warwick, UK guided 75 attendees through the current opportunities and developments of the UK composites industry, also discussing the challenges faced by companies going forward. ‘We changed the theme of the conference in 2014 to be more industry focussed,’
said Claire Whysall, communications manager for Composites UK. ‘After listening to member feedback we refined the program to topics pivotal to their core business needs.’ At the Annual General Meeting, the Association welcomed two new members to its board of directors – Ben Wilson of MPM Limited and Clara Frias of the National Composites Certification and Evaluation Facility (NCCEF). Ben and Clara join nine other board directors taking
Composites UK forward for the commencing year. Composites UK is now planning its next events, which cover topics such as bioresins, thermoplastics, a further sector showcase on construction and new regional events highlighting business help available in different localities.
Composites UK; www.compositesuk.co.uk
3A Composites closes acquisition of PNG Balsa 3A Composites Core Materials has closed its acquisition of PNG Balsa, a manufacturer of balsa wood with plantations in Papua New Guinea. Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, PNG Balsa will operate under 3A Composites PNG Balsa Ltd. ‘The culmination of this acquisition marks a significant milestone in our industry and brings a bright future for
The acquisition brings a bright future for balsa as a lightweight core material.
balsa as a lightweight core material for wind-turbine, marine, automotive and other applications,’ said Roman Thomassin, CEO of 3A Composites Core Materials. ‘We can now expand our global footprint further to meet the increasing balsa demand from our customers worldwide.’ 3A Composites Core Materials; www. 3accorematerials.com
CRP Group celebrates 45 years