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Composite industry news, June 2009

June's top five stories

These five stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of June.

Owens Corning has licensed its Twintex® glass thermoplastic composites technology to Fiber Glass Industries Inc (FGI).

Scott Bader is introducing its new website which covers the range of products and services offered by its Composites, Adhesives, and Specialty Polymers bus

US firm IDI Composites International has acquired the former Menzolit Compounds International sheet and bulk moulding compound plants in France and China.

The European composites industry association EuCIA has appointed Alisa De Backer as its new General Manager.

Hexion Specialty Chemicals will increase prices of its unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins in North America next month.

US firm Energetx Composites plans to start manufacturing wind turbine components following approval of a grant from the State of Michigan.

AGY, a US producer of glass fibre yarns and reinforcements, has acquired a 70% controlling interest in the Shanghai, China, based yarn manufacturing busine

Hexion Specialty Chemicals is realigning its North American composite resins and coatings manufacturing operations in order to enhance customer service, im

Pultruder Exel Composites is starting negotiations with staff on possible job losses at its plants in Finland.

Investment company Mubadala Development Company has announced the construction of its composites plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE, will start this month and that th

US moulder of composites products Premix is extending its manufacturing capacity with the addition of a 2000 ton compression moulding press.

Interplastic Corporation is raising the price of its CoREZYN® and Silmar® brand products, including vinyl ester, polyester and speciality resins, gel-coats

This year, the nova-Institut will hold its Biocomposites Congress as part of the annual AVK International Convention which is held alongside the COMPOSITES

Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) is increasing prices of its unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel-coats and Thermaclean® industrial cleaner

A training programme for the composites industry has been developed by the Dutch association for composites VKCN, and VAPRO, a consultancy specialising in

A flame retardant, flexible core material has been developed by Lantor BV. It is designed to support the development of lightweight composite solutions, es

The Polytec Group is closing the Swedish plant of its Automotive Composites Division.

Jeff Martin of Martin Pultrusion Group Inc has been named the Brandt Goldsworthy Pultruder of the Year 2009 by the delegates of the 2nd Global Pultrusion C

Resin supplier Ara Ashland has appointed Mastergel Compósitos as a distributor for the southern region of Brazil.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has released its 2008 Composites Industry Report.

Meridian Automotive Systems Inc has sold certain parts of its composites business to Decoma Composites LLC in response to the severe downturn in the North

Reichhold Inc is increasing prices of all unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins sold in North America for the composites industry.

Scott Bader is increasing the prices of Crystic® unsaturated polyester, DCPD and vinyl ester resins across all its European sites.

Composites Technology Research Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CTRM) is expanding its manufacturing facility in Melaka, Malaysia, in anticipation of business growth.

Abahsain Fiberglass Middle East has started production of ECR-glass fibre products at its new factory at the Bahrain International Investment Park.

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