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Composite industry news, October 2009

High Modulus, a supplier of composite technology headquartered in New Zealand, has opened a sales office in Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA, to continue gro

BMW Group and SGL Group have formed a joint venture to manufacture carbon fibres and fabrics for the automotive industry.

An £8 million project that will produce tools capable of accurately estimating the energy yield of major wave and tidal stream energy has been approved by

A European project aimed at developing a novel recycling route for thermoset composites is underway in Europe. The EURECOMP project will focus on the solvo

SP, the marine business of Gurit, has appointed A. Anagnostopoulos & Co as the sole distributor for SP branded products in Greece.

The Carbon Trust is to inject up to £18 million in additional funding into the UK clean and renewable energy sector, providing a booster for clean tech sta

Professionals within the US solar electric industry value chain predict strong growth for their businesses over the next two years, and say more favourable

Boeing and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) have signed an agreement to work together on the production of composite flaperons for Boeing's 777 series aircr

Carbon fibre composites are not only helping with the lightweight construction of cars and aircraft, they can also benefit bicycles. At COMPOSITES EUROPE 2

Cars, boats and aircraft rely on lightweight construction, but to make sure that lightening the load does not come at the expense of safety, Fraunhofer res

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has commended President Barack Obama’s proposal for new measures to help small businesses access c

Around 7000 visitors are reported to have attended the second JEC Asia exhibition, which was held in Singapore on 14-16 October 2009.

Firehole Technologies Inc, a supplier of composite analysis and simulation software, has acquired the CompositePro software from Peak Composites Inc.

Cytec Industries reports net earnings for the third quarter of 2009 of US$12.5 million and net sales of $740 million.

The International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) will move to Kentucky in 2010, following seven years in Miami Beach, Florida.

DuPont Engineering Polymers is increasing prices for its standard grades of its Zytel® polyamide, Minlon® mineral reinforced polyamide and Zytel® HTN high-

Composittrailer NV, a specialist in large composite structures, has changed its name to ACROSOMA NV.

Lectra, a supplier of cutting systems and software for composite materials, will exhibit at the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade fair in Stuttgart this month.

The difficult global economy continues to impact year-on-year sales, but PPG Industries sees some business improvement over the first two quarters of 2009.

New appointments and staff changes – Exel Composites, Dieffenbacher, Umeco, Vermont Composites Inc.

Reinforced Plastics magazine will be exhibiting at the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show in Stuttgart this month.

German reinforcements producer SAERTEX and composites manufacturer KEMROCK Industries and Exports Ltd of India are planning to establish a joint venture co

BASF has expanded its application lab for epoxy resin systems at its Ludwigshafen site in Germany.

Hexcel has opened a sales office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to support its composites business in the Southern Asia Pacific region.

Chem-Trend has announced that its Chemlease® CPR semi-permanent release agent will be available in Europe and Asia before the end of 2009.

PPG Industries' TUFROV 4575 glass roving for long fibre thermoplastic (LFT) applications is now available to customers worldwide.

UK renewable energy provider Living Fuels, a subsidiary of AIM listed REG Bio-Power, is appealing to the UK Government to draw attention to discrepancies b

Composites Technology Research Malaysia (CTRM) and global aerospace supplier Goodrich Corporation have signed agreements that establish CTRM as a centre of

Is your company exhibiting at the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) trade show in Las Vegas on 9-11 February 2010?

Christensen Shipyards spin-off Renewal Energy Composite Solutions LLC (RECS) has received a US$1 million grant to cover the costs associated with transitio

Huntsman Advanced Materials is offering information on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) legislation via a n

The European Plastics Converters (EuPC) trade association is launching the REACH Club, a networking platform for anyone interested in REACH and its impact

Lantor BV is introducing a reinforced 3D flexible core material for use in the vacuum infusion and RTM Light processes.

Owens Corning is increasing production of dry use glass chopped strands (DUCS) at its Chambery, France, facility by nearly 50% in the 2009 fourth quarter.T

Sony claims its VAIO® X Series is the world's lightest notebook computer. It is housed in a lightweight carbon fibre chassis.

nidaplast composites will present its new ROVIpan™ core material designed for infusion processes at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2009.

The UK-based fuel cell developer Intelligent Energy has provided the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus with a multi-functional fuel cell auxiliary powe

Northrop Grumman Corporation has awarded a contract to produce composite air inlet ducts for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to Turkish

China has long since been criticised by the West as being intransigent on its response to climate change issues. But a new analysis by NGO Greenpeace compa

Xi'an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Ltd (XAC) of China is to acquire the majority of shares in FACC AG, a supplier of composite aircraft components ba

Reinforced Plastics magazine has established a Group on the LinkedIn professional networking site.

The European composites industry association EuCIA has published its latest newsletter.

Gurit has confirmed the closing of the acquisition of a majority stake in Chinese structural foam company China Techno Foam Co Ltd.

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