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Composite industry news, November 2009

Researchers at the University of Bristol in the UK aim to make use of a much wider range of vibrations from the environments we live and work in than is cu

VISTAGY Inc, provider of the FiberSIM® composites engineering software, has entered a strategic partnership with Maxoft Inc, a Korean supplier of virtual p

The UK government has announced a £22 million investment to advance the development of composite materials as part of its new UK Composites Strategy publis

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week:

Wind turbine blade maker LM Glasfiber has announced plans to phase out large scale manufacturing at two factories in Denmark and one in Spain, while contin

New appointments and staff changes – Axel Plastics, High Modulus, Outsourcing B2B Marketing, AOC.

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) is introducing a phenolic resin system available as a prepreg suitable for mass transit, industrial and construction ap

Carbon fibre supplier Zoltek Corporation has launched a new website.

Airbus SAS has selected the Alliant Techsystems (ATK) to produce composite structures and tooling for its next-generation A350 XWB (Xtra Wide Body) aircraf

US Energy Secretary Steven Chu is travelling in India and China as part of the Department of Energy’s (DoE) efforts to advance opportunities for internatio

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

3M is introducing an epoxy resin for carbon fibre composites called 3M™ Matrix Resin 3831.

Euroresins Europe Holding GmbH & Co KG is to be distributor for SAERTEX GmbH & Co KG’s non-crimp fabrics and SAERcore materials in Norway, Sweden, the UK,

VISTAGY Inc, provider of the FiberSIM® composites engineering software, and BETA CAE Systems SA, a specialist in computer aided engineering (CAE) software

Core materials manufacturer DIAB has signed a global distribution agreement with French syntactic foam producer BMTI, giving DIAB a complete product range

The European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) is looking for presentations for its 10th World Pultrusion Conference, which will take place in Barce

Energy Composites Corporation (ECC) has reached agreement with the City of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA, to develop two areas of land into a wind turbi

Australian Composites Pty Ltd has signed a partnership agreement with Sunrez Corporation, a US producer of ultra-violet (UV) curable resins, putties and pr

The strategy outlines an action plan to advance these industries, which are big users of composite materials, in Scotland.

The German Federation of Reinforced Plastics, AVK, presented its awards for outstanding developments in reinforced plastics at the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2009 t

The Biotex family of materials based on flax natural fibres was launched at the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2009 trade show in Stuttgart in October.

Gurit’s European patent covering the use of its SPRINT product in the manufacture of wind turbine blades and other markets has been upheld by the Technical

The COMPOSITES EUROPE 2009 trade show attracted over 6100 visitors to Stuttgart, Germany, on 27-29 October.

Quickstep Holdings has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman Systems intended to secure contracts to manufac

The hydropower industry in the United States could add 60 GW of renewable energy to the country’s electricity grid by 2025, while creating 700,000 new jobs

Improved productivity and enhanced product performance are reported to be two benefits pultruders have witnessed when using the new Crestapol® 1212 resin f

Fifty companies and organisations in the United States purchase 12.5 TWh a year of green power.

Resin supplier Reichhold has opened a resin manufacturing facility at Ranjangaon, in Pune, India.

Composite materials producer Gurit reports sales of CHF238.9 million for its target markets for the first nine months of 2009 (at constant currency transla

During the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2009 trade fair, the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) introduced several EU-financed projects on sustainable c

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

Gibson Fiberglass has announced a price increase for glass fibre direct and multi-end roving products, chopped strand, chopped strand mat, woven roving, an

Ocean Power Technologies has completed trials of its Underwater Substation Pod (USP) product in Spain, which is designed to facilitate the collection, netw

SAMPE's Fall Technical Conference and Exhibition 2009 in Wichita, Kansas, USA, on 19-22 October, attracted over 1350 visitors and more than 120 exhibitors.

Spirit AeroSystems Inc has officially opened its aerospace manufacturing and design facility in Subang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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