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British bike manufacturer Orro has released the Terra C model road bike featuring sigmaIF – a combination of Innegra and Sigmatex carbon fibers.

Kingbird has launched a range of fireproof threads that use a fire retardant meta-aramid fiber.

Teijin Group says that it will be supplying materials and technologies will be adopted for a solar-powered, carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) vehicle.

Kordsa has developed new resin technology which reduces its curing time of nine minutes to three minutes.

Composite materials specialist Chomarat plans to launch a line of reinforced-concrete prefabricated wall panels.

Hexion Inc says that it has developed a phenolic resin for prepreg composites with a free formaldehyde (ULEF) content of less than 0.1%.

Hexcel has introduced two new carbon fiber products.

Roth Composite Machinery has introduced a new laboratory line for prepreg as well as organic sheet applications.

Global resin supplier AOC has developed Firepel K140-MTI, a resin system for interior mass transit, architectural and building applications.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has developed a lightweight composite pipe which can be used safely in aircraft fuel systems.

Tods Aerospace has completed an 18 month project to develop lightweight damage resistant composite fuel pipe assemblies.

Faurecia has acquired exclusive access to intellectual property to make composite hydrogen tanks from Stelia Aerospace Composites.

Electric care specialist TU/Ecomotive has built what it says is the world's first car made from biocomposites.

Scigrip, which makes adhesives, has achieved the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system.

Defense, shipbuilding, and engineering conglomerate company Damen Shipyards has recently demonstrated its new composite 2407 Water Bus.

Oxford Advanced Surfaces (OAS, has developed a new adhesion promotion surface treatment that can be cured using UV light.

Fiber specialist DSM Dyneema says that it has expanded its ballistic materials research and development capabilities for helmet applications.

Hexion Inc has launched two new waterborne epoxy resins.

Hexion Inc has developed a new Bakelite phenolic resin with a formaldehyde (ULEF) content of less than 0.1%.

Hexcel has won a contract to supply material for a supercar’s carbon fiber monocoque chassis.

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