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Composite industry news, August 2009

Preview - COMPOSITES EUROPE 2009

A preview of the COMPOSITE EUROPE 2009 exhibition will be published in the October issue of Reinforced Plastics magazine.

Private equity firm Terra Firma has announced its planned acquisition of US wind energy developer Everpower Wind Holdings.

The installed capacity of flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) systems in China will rise from 365 000 MW this year to 723 000 MW in 2020, according to the late

Reinforced Plastics is now posting composites industry news and comment on the Twitter networking site.

Boeing has announced that it expects the first flight of the 787 Dreamliner aircraft to take place by the end of 2009. First delivery is expected in the fo

The US Department of Energy (DoE) is investing nearly US$300 million in its Clean Cities Grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support c

Ashland Performance Materials is increasing the price of its unsaturated polyester resins and gel-coats produced and sold in Europe, the Middle East and Af

Glass fibre reinforcements manufacturer 3B is exhibiting at the China Composites Expo for the first time this year, reflecting the company's plans to expan

A Cyprus windfarm has reached a €170 million financial close and construction is already underway.

Europe has fallen drastically behind North America on investment levels into the clean energy sector since 2003, the UK Carbon Trust says in its report Inv

Cray Valley has announced a price increase for unsaturated polyester resins sold to the composites industry in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Composite Technical Services Inc (CTS) has established manufacturing and R & D operations in Dayton, Ohio, USA, to provide 'green' products for the composi

Reichhold Inc has appointed Whitaker Oil as an authorised distributor for its composite resins in the Southeastern USA.

The UK government has agreed to support Airbus with up to £340 million repayable launch investment for the development of the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.

Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) has announced a price increase for its unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins, and gel-coats.

DSM Composite Resins has announced a price increase for its entire range of resins in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Hexion Specialty Chemicals has announced a price increase for its unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resin systems in North America.

Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) is introducing an alumina trihydrate (ATH) flame retardant (FR) product optimised for pultrusion and wet-mat based applica

Interplastic Corporation’s Thermoset Resins Division is raising the price of its CoREZYN® and Silmar® brand products, including its vinyl ester and polyest

Following personnel negotiations started in June, Ahlstrom has decided on temporary layoffs of staff at its Karhula plant in Finland. These are to adapt pr

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

Resin supplier AOC LLC will increase prices on all products in the USA and Canada on 31 August.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan talks up the prospects for renewable energy in South Africa

AGY is introducing S-1 Glass™ high performance glass rovings for use in long fibre reinforced thermoplastics (LFT).

Owens Corning reports consolidated net sales of US$1.2 billion for the second quarter of 2009, compared with $1.6 billion in the second quarter of 2008.

Verantis Corporation, successor in interest to Ceilcote Air Pollution Control, has announced the rebranding of Ceilcote’s pollution control products and se

DSM's net sales for the 2009 second quarter were down 20% compared to the same quarter of 2008, but were up 7% compared to the 2009 first quarter.

Core materials manufacturer DIAB has expanded capacity at its operation in Kunshan (Shanghai), China, to meet increasing demand for its products in Asia.

AOC LLC has announced a price increase on all resins, gel-coats, pigments, colorants and additive shipments for Latin America.

Ashland Performance Materials is increasing the prices of its unsaturated polyester resins, vinyl ester resins and gel-coats produced and sold in India.

JEC Composites has named the winners of the JEC Asia Innovation Awards Programme 2009.

The following five stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of July.

Reinforced Plastics magazine has published its editorial features programme and event distribution list for next year. (Deadlines available on request.)

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