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Composite applications news, April 2014

FORMAX installs multiaxial machine dedicated to high volume automotive applications

As part of a €2.5m investment programme, FORMAX, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and specialty composite reinforcements, has successfully installed and co

CATIA Composites Design Applications assists BMW i3 electric car

BMW has used Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA Composites applications to help develop its lightweight and emission-free BMW i3 electric car – the world’s first mas

ATK has reached agreement on a $178 million contract award as part of the Air Force's Phase 1 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) buy from United Laun

Hexagon Composites' wholly-owned subsidiary Hexagon Ragasco has received an order worth EUR 12.7 million (around NOK 104 million) for the supply of LPG cyl

The latest offshore wind farm support vessel from UK boat builder CTruk is a 22 m composite catamaran designed to deal with rougher seas, longer transits a

270 MW South Kent Wind farm has the capacity to power approximately 100,000 Ontario homes annually.

The SkyPath – a proposed composite pathway for walkers and cyclists to be installed alongside New Zealand's Auckland Harbour Bridge – is currently awaiting

TenCate Advanced Composites and Performance Polymer Solutions Inc (P2SI) are partnering to develop and market high temperature prepreg materials to the aer

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

Exclusive agreement covers the supply of composite structures to produce the nacelle casings for Alstom’s Haliade™ 150-6MW wind turbine.

Airtech has developed Wrightlease 2R, an extruded fluoropolymer film coated with rubber-based pressure sensitive adhesive.

At the SAE World Congress in Detroit, USA, Granta Design has launched the Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium (AutoMatIC).

German company BCT GmbH has introduced new automated systems for composite post-machining and composite repair.

Aircraft engine manufacturer Safran and Albany International, a specialist in composite aerospace components, have opened a new plant in Rochester, New Ham

Voetsch Industrietechnik has developed recirculation air tempering ovens for reproducable production results to achieve good thermal treatment of carbon fi

The UK wind sector, which increased by nearly 50 percent to $5.9 billion, drove the increase.

Dow has added the VORAFORCE TW 1100 series of polyurethane systems to its product range.

Dutch company Airborne, a manufacturer of composite blades for tidal turbines, has established a legal presence in Cherbourg, France, to support the develo

Johns Manville has introduced a new chopped strand glass fibre for high performance polypropylene (PP) – ThermoFlow 636.

The offshore wind power joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is now operational. It will handle the further development of th

Owens Corning has introduced an enhanced WindStrand® Type 30® roving products range for weaving fabrics.

Polish GRP manufacturer Markos has increased its production volume of wind turbine nacelles (including hub covers) to 14 sets per week.

Morgan Advanced Materials has appointed Martyn Cook to the management team at its Composites & Defence Systems business based in Coventry, UK.

Borealis and Borouge have used Fibremod™ for the instrument panel carrier and airbag chute in the Jaguar F-Type, in collaboration with Dräxlmaier, the Tier

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