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Composite applications news, October 2012

Hexcel reports strong 2012 third quarter results

Hexcel Corporation reports net sales for the third quarter of 2012 of US$391.6 million, 11.3% higher than for the third quarter of 2011.

ATK to manufacture A400M composite wing cover stringers

In a contract worth in excess of US$100 million, Airbus Military has selected ATK to produce composite wing cover stringers for the A400M military transpo

First Flight Wind consortium gets Crown Estate approval for offshore wind farm.

Honda Aircraft Company has commenced production of the HondaJet light business aircraft, which features a composite fuselage.

Composite materials supplier Gurit has announced a €3 million automotive contract from "a prestigious new customer in Italy."

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

BASF and TenCate Advanced Composites have entered into a strategic alliance to cooperate on the development, production and commercialisation of thermoplas

The railway station in the English seaside town of Dawlish has seen a corroded steel footbridge replaced with composite. This is the first composite bridge

French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, and Airbus President and CEO, Fabrice Brégier, have officially inaugurated the A350 XWB Final Assembly Line (FAL)

The composite vertical tail plane of the first flyable A350 XWB (MSN1) is the first A350 XWB component to be painted in the Airbus livery.

The Lotus Formula One (F1) race team has adopted Anaglyph's Laminate Tools software as its primary tool for the stress-based ply definition of its chassis

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) has built a 'composites city' to illustrate the numerous industrial applications of composite m

Austrian Tier 1 aerospace supplier FACC has acquired a CHARGER™ small flat tape layer from MAG for use in the production of primary and secondary structura

Bombardier Aerospace's first CSeries aircraft that will take flight is being manufactured in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada.

DSM is introducing a new resin featuring bio-based raw materials. By combining this resin with natural quartz minerals surfaces company has Compac created

Automotive supplier Montaplast of Germany is using BASF's high-temperature resistant 35% glass fibre reinforced polyamide (PA) Ultramid® Endure for a heat

SDE Energy has formed a joint venture with Green Energy International to develop the wave power plant along the coastline of the Republic of Ecuador.

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has selected Siemens PLM Software's Fibersim™ composites engineering software to support the production launch of the

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division has delivered the composite deckhouse for the destroyer Zumwalt (DDG 1000) to the US Navy.

Ford Motor Company has demonstrated a prototype carbon fibre composite bonnet for the Ford Focus which weighs more than 50% less than a standard steel vers

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

'Space tourism' company Virgin Galactic has taken 100% ownership of its sister company The Spaceship Company (TSC), by acquiring the 30% stake held by Scal

Over 40 organisations have joined forces to set out a long-term vision for the deployment of offshore wind in the northern seas and the economic opportunit

Siemens Energy has begun field testing of its new 154 m rotor for its 6 MW offshore wind turbine in Østerild, Denmark.

DTC Dutch Thermoplastic Components, Kok & Van Engelen, NLR National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands, TenCate Advanced Composites and VIRO have deci

Kaman Aerospace Group Inc and Kineco Pvt Ltd have signed a definitive agreement to form a manufacturing joint venture in India.

BASF and the SGL Group have announced that they plan to develop a composite material based on carbon fibre and a reactive polyamide system and intended for

At the Paris Motor Show, Ferrari unveiled a composite chassis for its upcoming limited-edition hybrid model.

As new production technologies lower carbon fibre cost, the global market for carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) will more than double to $36 billion i

GKN plc has completed the acquisition of Volvo Aero (the aero engine division of AB Volvo), creating an aerospace engine business with both composites and

Wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Wind Power has confirmed plans to construct a blade manufacturing facility in Brazil. It will be established in conjunct

Statoil and Statkraft collaborated on the £1 billion wind farm in a 50:50 joint venture.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of September.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

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