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Composite applications news, November 2014

Southern Spars, part of the North Technology Group (NTG) and a specialist in carbon fiber spars and rigging, has acquired Future Fibres, based in Valencia,

Inauguration of new Safran/Albany plant

Industrial partners Safran and Albany have inaugurated their new composite part production plant in Commercy, Eastern France.

IDG Europe has developed a new solar panel featuring Dyneema fiber suitable for defensive use.

New technology developed at the University of Southern Mississippi's school of polymers and high performance materials and Oregon State University uses nat

Amiantit Norway AS has signed a SEK115 million (€12.5 million) contract with Swedish municipal owned company AB Sydvatten to deliver Flowtite pipes for a 2

Composite Cluster Singapore (CCS) has conceived a technology that combines thermoplastic tape placement technology with robotics and laser technologies to

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

The UK composites industry celebrated its successes at the 2014 Composites UK Awards Dinner held on 11 November.

Composite Panel Building Systems (CPBS) has developed a fully composite structural insulated panel (C-SIP) suitable for insulating and sealing houses.

Chemical giant Henkel and Quickstep, an Australian manufacturer of carbon fibre composite components, have tested Henkel’s Loctite benzoxazine resin in hig

Siemens has updated its Fibersim composites engineering software with new functionality for bi-directional exchange of computer-aided engineering (CAE) and

NASA's Langley Research Center has installed a huge robotic arm that can move in pre-programmed patterns to deposit carbon fibers and epoxy to make aerospa

Boeing has signed a memorandum of agreement with Japanese composite supplier Toray Industries to expand its current contract for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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

Hexcel has opened a new £6 million research and technology (R&T) facility at its Duxford, UK site.

Wetzel Blade is developing a composite wind turbine blade, based on a space frame design, which can be easily transported and assembled on site, reducing t

A three-year industrial research project entitled ‘High-volume Lightweight Technologies for vehicle structures’ (HiLiTe) has been awarded funding by the UK

Ahlstrom says its AceBlade Carbon unidirectional carbon fibre reinforcement has superior fatigue resistance and enhanced mechanical properties.

3A Composites Core Materials and composites consultancy STRUCTeam have developed structural design software to help boat builders and designers optimise n

The Isle of Man has selected DONG Energy, Manx Tidal Energy Ltd and Tocardo Tidal Energy Ltd to develop an offshore wind farm and several tidal energy proj

The School of Engineering at Cardiff University and Haydale have announced new research demonstrating significant improvements in mechanical performance in

CTruk is planning to develop a new site to build the larger support vessels required for the latest offshore wind farm projects.

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

Composites UK, the accredited Trade Association for the UK composites industry, will support companies using composite materials in the marine and offshore

Toho Tenax has developed a carbon fibre prepreg that achieves rapid curing, enabling increased productivity in the manufacture of carbon fibre reinforced p

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

Automotive equipment supplier Faurecia has created a 50/50 joint venture with French agricultural cooperative Interval to develop and produce bio-sourced r

NetComposites is inviting speakers for its CompIC (Composites in Construction) conference taking place on 3 February 2015 in Amsterdam.

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

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