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The Wood-Plastic Composites Market

According to the Sawmilling SA website, a new study from India-based global market research firm Markets and Markets, “Wood Plastic Composite Market Global Trends & Forecast to 2021”, The wood-plastic composites market is projected to reach US$5.84 billion, at a...

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Composite Skills Training Breakthrough

R15-MILLION DTI PILOT PROJECT UP-AND-RUNNING It took a while to stick, but South Africa’s biggest ever composite training programme is finally up and running with the first 15 recruits enrolled in August at the Composites Training Academy (CTA) in Cape Town. “It...

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Carbon Fibre Super Car

Lamborghini introduced an even more powerful, faster and pricier version of the exotic V12-powered Lamborghini Aventador at an event in California on Thursday night. Called the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, its engine is tuned to produce as much as 770 horsepower. It can...

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Composites floating trophy for displaying innovation

Outstanding nominations which reflect world-class composite innovation have been received for the National Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards at the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show from November 7-9. Category E is the "Composites floating...

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4th Annual Global Composites Coalition Meeting Feedback

Andy Radford attended the on-line 4th Annual Global Composites Coalition Meeting on Tuesday 17 July.  It was hosted by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA). The four themes were life-cycle analysis and the circular economy, composites recycling and...

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Composites Cluster Board Member Nominations

The Composites Cluster is inviting submissions/ nominations for interested and qualified role players to act as board members The objective is to help shape the future of the cluster from an industry perspective. The Board meets quarterly. Suitable nominations to be...

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Public Workshops at the Composites Lab

Knives made at a public workshop at the Composites Lab at MakerSpace in Port Elizabeth. The fully equiped lab is aimed at promoting advanced technology with hobbyists and entrepreneurs. Action from the Composite Ring Making workshop at the Composites Lab at...

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Composites Presentation to IOM3 SA

We were thrilled to network with and make a presentation to The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Southern Africa (IOM3 SA)  about composites in South Africa and globally. While many raw material components for composites is mined,  composite material has...

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Advanced Manufacturing Awards Nominations Now Open

Submissions for the first national awards recognising excellence and innovation in Advanced Manufacturing are now open. A market access prize valued at R70 000 (Most promising “start- up or newcomer”category) and Prestigious accolades in several other categories will...

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Composites Sustainability Working Group

There is a need within the composites industry towards unpacking and understanding sustainability of our materials and approaches to how we use them, especially at "end-of-life" Sustainability includes reuse, remanufacture and recycling.  Bio-resins and lightweighting...

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Pipe Manufacturing Opportunity

A South African factory is looking for new owners. It would represent a significant loss to the South African industry if this factory closed down and were taken elsewhere in the world. The Composites Cluster would consider submitting syndicated bids on this factory...

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Skills Mapping Workshop

With the support of PlasticsSA,  the cluster successfully hosted a Mapping Composites Skills Workshop in Midrand Friday 11 May 2018. The participants were welcomed by Vanessa Davidson who also facilitated the session. She presented a skills mapping exercise consisting...

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