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Composite industry news, July 2009

Polyamide compound an alternative to halogenated FR formulations

A 25% glass fibre reinforced polyamide (PA) 6 compound from Chem Polymer is designed to provide moulders with an alternative to halogenated flame retardant

Wind energy industry weathers the storm

The second quarter of 2009 presented the expected slowdown in wind energy project activity as banks underwent stress tests, governments reshuffled budgets

US companies Hamilton Sundstrand and Parkway Products Inc have formed a joint venture which will act as a low cost manufacturer for composite aerospace pro

Hexcel Corporation reports net sales of US$277.3 million for the second quarter of 2009, 22.9% down on the 2008 second quarter. Sales to the commercial aer

Gurit has announced that it is acquiring a majority share in a structural foam company in China. The transaction is expected to be closed in September.

Ashland Inc has announced preliminary results for the quarter ended 30 June 2009, the third quarter of its 2009 fiscal year.

Gibson Fiberglass is opening a new warehouse facility in Elkhart, Indiana, USA, in anticipation of economic recovery in the composites industry.

Pultruder Exel Composites plc has released its interim report for the first six months of 2009, reporting second quarter sales 14.1% down on 2008.

Hexion Specialty Chemcials expects to record sales of approximately US$950 million, an operating loss of $16-31 million and Segment EBITDA of $87-94 millio

The programme for the International AVK conference, which takes place alongside the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2009 trade fair in October, is now now available.

Reed Exhibitions has announced the dates for the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade fair in 2010.

Aircraft company Boeing reports second quarter revenues of US$17.2 billion, up 1% on the second quarter of 2008, driven by growth in defence programmes and

Glass fibre reinforcements supplier PPG Industries reports sales of US$3.1 billion for the second quarter of 2009, down 30% on the second quarter of 2008.

The market for composites in the North American automotive industry is expected to reach US$1581.1 million in 2014, according to a new report.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has announced that its annual conference and trade show will now be called COMPOSITES, the Composi

The new Board of Directors of the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) have taken up their posts.

Arkema has appointed Velox GmbH as distributor for its Graphistrength® multiwall carbon nanotube products.

DSM Composite Resins has announced a strategic partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) in Pfinztal, Germany, which will foc

Alliant Techsystems (ATK), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, has selected TenCate Advanced Composites USA as a supplier of composite prepreg material for the ma

German producer of polyester moulding compounds LORENZ Kunststofftechnik GmbH says that, despite the economic crisis, its business is continuing apace.

SABIC will start up a new plant in Belgium for production of STAMAX long glass fibre reinforced polypropylene (PP) composites and SABIC® PPcompound by the

Boeing is to acquire the Vought Aircraft Industries facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, USA. The Vought facility fabricates and assembles structu

US organisations AMT II Corporation and Douglass Aerospace LLC have agreed to team up to provide consulting services to the global aerospace and defence in

Resin supplier Reichhold has announced a price increase for all of its composites products sold in Europe.

Quickstep Holdings Ltd, Australia, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Composites Technology Research Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CTRM), a manufactur

Owens Corning is expanding capacity to produce technical fabrics at its facilities in China and India in order to support its wind blade fabrication custom

The European Alliance for Thermoplastic Composites (EATC) has launched a new website at www.eatc-online.com.

GE Global Research and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a carbon composites manufacturing Ce

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 generated more than US$2 billion in stimulus funding for US drinking water infrastructure projects. Thou

Swiss-based Composites Busch SA has developed a one-piece ice hockey stick that uses Huntsman Advanced Materials’ Araldite® NanoTech Composite RTM epoxy re

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