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Composite industry news, May 2009

Dow Epoxy will increase prices for its epoxy resins in Europe (including Turkey) from 1 June, or as contracts allow.

Advanced Materials, a division of Huntsman Corporation, has unveiled a new leadership team, effective immediately.

Celanese Emulsion Polymers, a producer of products for glass fibre sizing, unveils its new website.

The future of the Indian composites industry looks prosperous through 2014 and beyond, study says.

The developing world will outpace the developed world in purchases of industrial equipment in 2009, as most developed countries experience declines in gros

Resin supplier Reichhold is increasing prices on all products for the European composites industry.

The SAMPE 2009 conference and exhibition attracted 250 exhibiting companies and 3300 attendees to Baltimore, Maryland, USA, on 18-21 May.

Ahlstrom has issued a proposal to start negotiations on temporary layoffs at its glass fibre plant in Karhula, Finland. The Karhula plant produces speciali

Scott Bader UK’s new automated dispensing and mixing system can rapidly produce a 25 kg keg of gel-coat in any RAL, BS or colour-matched colour, offering a

The Closed Mold Alliance has launched a website aimed at companies looking to convert to closed mould composites manufacturing.

Owens Corning is selling its European composites distribution business to the Gazechim Groupe of France.

METYX Composites is organising its Second Biennial Composites Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, on 1-6 June.

Composite Integration Ltd has won two categories in the 2009 Cornwall Business Awards.

Firehole Technologies Inc, a provider of composite analysis and simulation software, is partnering with unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) specialist AeroMorpho

US demand for reinforced plastics is forecast to grow 2.8% annually to reach 3.6 billion lbs in 2013, giving a market value of US$7.4 billion.

Ashland Performance Materials will transfer the European production of its Modar® modified acrylic resins into its wholly-owned manufacturing facility in S

Ashland Performance Materials has begun production of polyester resins and gel-coats in India and has started customer deliveries in the country and surrou

Swedish shipyard Kockums has signed a licensing agreement with the Japanese shipyard Universal Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) giving USC the right to use K

US glass fibre reinforcements company AGY reports net sales of US$39.6 million for the first quarter of 2009, 31.7% down on the first quarter of 2008.

AOC LLC will increase prices on all resin and gel-coat products in the USA and Canada from 1 June.

Resin supplier AOC LLC will increase prices on all products in Europe and Asia from 1 June.

Core Molding Technologies, a US manufacturer of composite materials and products, reports a net loss for the first quarter of 2009 of US$660,000, compared

Bayer MaterialScience AG has started construction of a facility for the production of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in Chempark Leverkusen, Germany. The plant wi

Standards organisation ASTM is working on proposed new standards that involve fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) composites.

Pultruder Exel Composites reports net sales of €18.5 million for the three months 1 January-31 March 2009, 11.4% down on the 2008 first quarter.

DSM Composite Resins is increasing prices across its entire product range by 3-5%.

The European Parliament passed the €5 billion European Union (EU) Economic Recovery Plan on 6 May 2009, which will see investment in energy projects, broad

High Modulus, a supplier of composite technology and structural engineering solutions, reports significant revenue growth for the year ending 31 March 2009

A composite blower housing for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry has earned Premix Inc the 2008 Thermoset Durability Award from

For the first quarter of 2009, Owens Corning reports consolidated net sales of US$1.1 billion, down 21% from the first quarter of 2008. Sales in its Compos

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