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Composite industry news, December 2009

Synergy Composites invests in autoclave

UK company Synergy Composites has invested in a new autoclave which will be used to manufacture advanced composite components.

Angstron Materials Inc, a producer of nano graphene platelets (NGPs), has been awarded US$1.494 million from the US Commerce Department’s National Institut

Advanced Composites Group Inc (ACG) has signed a long-term supply agreement with US F1 Team, the only US-based team to take the grid for the 2010 FIA Formu

A new partnership between automotive supplier Magna and the National Research Council Canada (NRC) will see the formation of a Composite Centre of Excellen

The Brazilian Composite Materials Association (ABMACO) predicts 3% growth for the composites industry in Brazil in 2010.

Chemicals company Celanese Corporation has acquired FACT Future Advanced Composites Technology GmbH (FACT), Germany, a producer of long fibre reinforced th

Gurit has confirmed the closing of the acquisition of Suzhou Red Maple Wind Blade Mould Co Ltd of China.

The Reinforced Plastics team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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

German wind turbine blade maker SGL Rotec GmbH & Co KG has announced a long-term agreement with BARD Emden Energy GmbH & Co KG for the delivery of blades f

As part of plans to develop its business in Asia, glass fibre reinforcements manufacturer 3B, of Belgium, has appointed Essen International as its non-excl

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its first flight yesterday at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, USA. Delivery of the first aircraft is scheduled for fourt

The global potential to produce biomass for energy in a sustainable way is sufficient to meet global energy demand, according to a paper by the World Bioen

Alcan Composites Core Materials is introducing an enhanced version of its AIREX® T90 polyethylene terephthalate (PET) foam core material which is designed

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

Australian Composites Pty Ltd has signed an exclusive supply agreement with Vivian Regina Brasil Ltda to distribute its UV curing prepregs into the transpo

Composites distributor Infiglass of Peru has been appointed a distributor for composites processing equipment manufacturer Fibermaq of Brazil.

Three manufacturing firms in the US state of Michigan have been awarded American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds to help them diversify

METYX Composites has invested in a MAX 4 multiaxial reinforcement production line produced by LIBA and has also started production of carbon fabric.

Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated US$34.7 million to establish a Carbon Fibre Technology

Owens Corning is doubling its capacity to manufacture glass fibre technical fabrics in Brazil to meet growing demand from the wind energy industry.

Swiss composite materials company Gurit has signed an agreement to acquire Suzhou Red Maple Wind Blade Mould Co Ltd of China, strengthening Gurit’s positio

Swiss composite materials supplier Gurit has acquired composite engineering and materials company High Modulus of New Zealand, creating a stronger presence

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

Nanocyl is installing a new reactor with a capacity of 400 tonnes/year for producing its NC 7000 carbon nanotubes.

Carbon fibre supplier Zoltek Companies Inc reports net sales of US$33.8 million for the quarter ended 30 September 2009, a decrease of 33% from the same qu

A coalition of 16 associations from around the world has issued a joint statement in Copenhagen, Denmark to underscore how hydrogen technologies can help t

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

Rio Tinto has completed the sale of Alcan Composites, part of the Alcan Engineered Products division, to Schweiter Technologies for US$349 million.

As part of the UK Composites Strategy launched last week, a competition is being launched that will see £5 million awarded to British business to develop i

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