08/13/2012

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Dow Automotive Systems opens new technology centres for composites

[image_0]The Composite Technology Center in Freienbach offers infrastructure to develop composite applications paired with the appropriate joining technology. The 200 m2 laboratory is equipped with a large high pressure resin transfer moulding (RTM) machine for prototype production. It also offers development and testing facilities for resins and related adhesives. An Adhesives Training Center is also part of the Freienbach facility. In Midland, the company has created a centre to accommodate technologies associated with direct long-fibre processing, prepreg, preforming, compression moulding, and laminating. This 465 m2 site is co-located with key corporate research and development capabilities and is also situated in close proximity to the Dow Automotive Center of Competence for Adhesive Technology Development in North America in Auburn Hills, MI.  

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