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Composite industry news, January 2010

Hexcel Corporation reports net sales for the fourth quarter of 2009 of US$266.6 million, 7.9% lower than reported for the fourth quarter of 2008. Operating

Polystrand introduces 'green series' reinforcements

Polystrand Inc has announced the release of its 'green series' reinforcing tape which uses recycled polyolefin as the matrix.

Energetx Composites and Aeroblade have entered into a licensing agreement to design and produce utility-scale wind turbine blades for the North America mar

The German Federation of Reinforced Plastics, AVK, is inviting entries for its annual innovation awards competition.

Anaglyph has announced the release of version 4.0 of the Laminate Tools software application.

Distributor Composites One has announced that it will introduce a new line of formulated epoxy resin products manufactured by SIKA Corporation into the US

Eastman Machine Company is introducing a dual laser and blade cutting system for use by companies in the composites, aerospace, automotive, and industrial

Huber Engineered Materials engineers will present an educational session on fillers at the Composites 2010 show in Las Vegas next month.

Composites One, along with the Closed Mold Alliance and 10 industry partners, will host demonstrations of closed mould technology at the Composites 2010 tr

Mould release specialisst Zyvax is bringing its distributors together at a training event to highlight the latest environmentally friendly products, applic

Gurit has granted a non-exclusive license for its patented Sprint technology and products to Hexcel Corporation.

The European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) has published the programme for its 10th World Pultrusion Conference, taking place on 8-9 April 2010

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The UK government's UK Renewables Service is offering help to composites companies interested in becoming involved in the growing UK offshore wind energy s

Cutting systems manufacturer Eastman Machine Company will exhibit at the Composites 2010 exhibition in Las Vegas on 9-11 February.

In December, the Official Journal of the European Union published a notice of initiation of anti-dumping proceedings concerning imports of certain continuo

METYX Composites has announced the signing of an agreement making Scott Bader the exclusive distributor of its products in France.

Despite the global economic crisis, optimism remains for the future growth prospects of Eastern and Central Europe reports global engineering group Trelleb

Composite resin manufacturer Scott Bader has joined a UK sustainable resources project group which aims to identify new ways of manufacturing chemicals fro

The world’s first conference dedicated to carbon fibre recycling was held in November in Hamburg, Germany.

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MVP has designed an automated vertical winding system to speed up production time for Delta Environmental Products.

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, has appointed Navimo as a new distributor for the UK marine retail market.

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

Waterjet machine manufacturer Flow International Corporation has received approximately US$11 million of orders for Composite Machining Center abrasive wat

AOC LLC has announced a price increase for Mexico, Latin American and the Caribbean for all resins and gel-coats.

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AOC LLC has announced price increases for resins shipped from its European and Asia plants.

The marine energy industry is at a relatively early stage of development and maturity when compared to other renewable energy technologies, but the US Depa

Scott Bader is increasing the prices from its European production sites of all Crystic® unsaturated polyester, DCPD and vinyl ester resins, plus all gel-co

Reichhold has announced a 150 Euro/tonne price increase on all of its composite products sold in Europe.

VISTAGY Inc, developer of the FiberSIM composites engineering software, has announced a partnership with the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR

Composite materials developer Gurit is temporarily reducing the work force of its structural foam plant in Magog, Canada, by 125 people.

The siging of a political declaration in early December last year will see the countries cooperate on the development of a North Sea supergrid joining up c

AOC has announced a price increase for the USA and Canada for all resins and gel-coats.

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

Forecasting company IHS Global Insight has issued its top 10 economic predictions for 2010.

METYX Composites of Turkey has strengthened its expertise in the resin transfer moulding (RTM) sector with the addition of two new production lines.

Canadian storage tank manufacturer ZCL Composites Inc has acquired Dualam Plastics Inc of Montreal, Quebec, a specialist in composite products for use in c

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