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Composite applications news, October 2014

BASF introduces carbon fibre reinforced Ultradur PBT

BASF is adding its first carbon fibre reinforced grade to its Ultradur® PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) portfolio.

Gamesa signs first wind turbine supply contract in Jordan

Deal calls for Gamesa to supply 33 G97-2.0 MW turbines at a facility being developed by Elecnor.

NASA is seeking proposals to develop and manufacture lower-mass alternatives to the honeycomb or foam core materials currently used in composite sandwich s

Airbus has announced a partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA, the defending champion of the America’s Cup, under which it will share its composites expertise.

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

Quickstep Holdings Ltd, an Australian manufacturer of carbon fibre composite components for the aerospace, defence and automotive industries, is establishi

Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) and the ThermoPlastic composites Research Centre (TPRC) in the Netherlands are collaborating to develop thermoplastic composi

Composites are to be used extensively in a new lighthouse project in Valencia, Spain.

The first customer Airbus A350-900, which will be delivered to Qatar Airways, has successfully completed its maiden flight.

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

Benteler-SGL is producing a glass fibre reinforced polyurethane leaf spring for the new Volvo XC90 SUV.

Boeing has announced that it is expanding the composites facility at its St. Louis, Missouri, site to accommodate the production of parts for its new compo

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex SE is extending its partnership with composite wind turbine blade producer Carbon Rotec.

Australian company Talon Technology claims to have developed the world’s thinnest and lightest carbon fibre/Kevlar hinge.

Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc's carbon fibre/epoxy car door structure won the People’s Choice Award for the Most Innovative Composite Part at the Socie

Initiative to support low-carbon electricity projects that aim to deliver new capacity much more cheaply than through the previous arrangements.

Nexam Chemical has introduced NEXIMID® MHT-R as an ‘easy to process’ polyimide resin for composite manufacturers and end users.

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

Airbus says the first A350 XWB aircraft for Qatar Airways is progressing towards delivery before year end.

DolphiTech has added a new model to its range of ultrasound cameras.

Automobili Lamborghini has obtained certification from independent inspection and testing body TÜV for its carbon fibre composite car repair service.

DowAksa has announced the use of its carbon fibre in the Volkswagen Transporter commercial vehicle prototype showcased at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014

Automotive supplier Magna International Inc says it has used its advanced composites and exteriors systems expertise to produce a lightweight composite lif

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