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Composite industry news, September 2009

AOC has appointed Superior Oil Company as distributor for its full product line, including unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel-coats and pigm

Rio Tinto has entered into an agreement to sell Alcan Composites, part of the Alcan Engineered Products division, to Schweiter Technologies AG for US$349 m

In its 2009 market update for commercial aircraft, Boeing forecasts a requirement for 3770 new aircraft for the China region over the next 20 years, valued

McLaren Automotive has unveiled its new high performance sports car, the McLaren MP4-12C. The car is based around a carbon fibre composite chassis: the Car

Magnum Venus Plastech (MVP) has named Composites One China as its official distributor in China.

BP is selling off its wind power interests in India for 4.622 billion Rupees (~US$95 million), but says it will continue to focus on wind in the USA.

Cytec Engineered Materials (CEM) and Mitsubishi Rayon Co Ltd (MRC) have announced a strategic business collaboration to develop carbon fibre reinforced com

PPG Industries’ fibre glass business has announced a price increase for all thermoplastic chopped strand and thermoset dry chopped strand products.

UK firm Solomon has introduced structural bonding to the design of its refrigerated trucks, eliminating the use of mechanical fixings.

This year's China Composites Expo (CCE 2009), held in Shanghai on 2-4 September, attracted over 8249 visitors.

The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will receive more than US$6.8 million over three years to advance the production of

Owens Corning's glass fibre reinforcement facility in Vado, Italy, has been converted to the company’s patented boron and fluorine-free Advantex® technolog

The organisers of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy is seeking entries from "inspirational and innovative" local sustainable energy programmes from

Magnum Venus Plastech (MVP) has developed a new system for the injection of single component resins.

Masdar Institute of Science and technology has welcomed its first intake of 92 graduate students, representing 22 different nations.

US-based carbon fibre supplier Zoltek and wind turbine blade designer Global Blade Technology (GBT) of the Netherlands are joining forces to promote the de

Thermoplastic compounder RTP Company is introducing a line of bioplastic compounds that use resins derived from renewable resources.

Sensor Products Inc says its Pressurex® pressure indicating film helps achieve uniform contact pressure more consistently in resin transfer moulding (RTM)

Australian Composites Pty Ltd has developed a range of ultraviolet (UV) curing prepregs which have passed fire tests required for interior parts of trains,

ITW Plexus is exhibiting its range of high performance methacrylate adhesives at Bondexpo in Stuttgart this month.

Lectra and AB-Inventech have signed a cooperation agreement to promote automated production solutions for the wind energy and aerospace markets.

The US$2.2 million Zayed Future Energy Prize awarded every year for innovation, long-term vision and leadership in renewable energy and technologies is ope

Canadian company Acrolab Ltd says its Isomandrel technology allows a quick and controlled cure of thermoset filament wound pipe sections without the need f

Turkish polyester resin and gel-coat manufacturer Poliya has launched its new website.

Toho Tenax Co Ltd is exhibiting at China Composites Expo 2009 in Shanghai this week to support the expansion of its carbon fibre business in the Chinese ma

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

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