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Composite industry news, February 2010

The New Zealand-based Technical Services laboratory of SP-High Modulus has achieved accreditation by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) for mec

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) announced its Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) at the COMPOSITES 2010 show in Las Vegas on 1

Sika Deutschland GmbH's Biresin CR83 epoxy resin has been approved by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for use in wind turbine, marine and industrial applications.

Composites distributor Terpol OY has signed a distributor agreement to supply Scott Bader's range of Crystic® products throughout Finland.

PPG Industries’ Fiber Glass business has restarted a furnace at its facility in Lexington, North Carolina, USA. It will support increased demand, particula

Hexion Specialty Chemicals will increase prices in North America for its unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins.

Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) celebrated its 20 year anniversary as a company on 9 February 2010.

In a contract which could be worth more than US$100 million, GKN Aerospace has been selected by Bombardier Aerospace to design and manufacture the composit

Owens Corning reports consolidated net sales of US$4.8 billion in 2009, compared with $5.8 billion in 2008. The lower sales were a result of weakness in th

The market for FRP pipes and tanks in India is expected to exhibit a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.8% for the period 2010-15, according to a rep

Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) is increasing prices for all gel-coats, unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins, as well as all cleaner mate

AOC LLC is increasing prices of all polyester resins, vinyl ester resins, gel-coats and colorants for shipments to and within Mexico, Central America, Sout

Reichhold Inc has announced a price increase for all unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins sold in North America for the composites industry.

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

Zyvex Performance Materials (ZPM) has announced an agreement to supply advanced resin systems for the Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats 2010 line of high per

The capital cost to install a 20 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) facility by 2015 will be US$7981/kW, according to a report from the Electric Power Research Ins

Lewcott Corporation is introducing new prepregs and adhesives for aircraft, marine and other interior applications.

AOC LLC is increasing prices of its polyester resins, vinyl ester resins, gel-coats and colorants.

Ashland Performance Materials is increasing the prices of its unsaturated polyester resins, vinyl ester resins, gel-coats, pigments and additives sold in N

Arkema Inc has introduced Luperox® IS 300, an organic peroxide initiator designed to speed up the infusion of large composite parts.

Federal agencies in the USA will provide funding over five years to develop new technologies in building energy efficiency.

Syrgis Performance Initiators Inc has started construction on a new laboratory facility designed to support its global organic peroxides business.

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) has announced the introduction of two additions to it range of bismaleimide (BMI) matrix systems. The new products are

China’s investment in wind energy last year kept the world’s overall investment in clean energy to 6.5% below the 2008 record, despite the worst recession

Imperium Inc is introducing the Acoustocam i600, a smaller, lighter version of the handheld portable ultrasound imaging camera currently used by companies

Sensor Products Inc says the use of its Pressurex® pressure indicating sensor film helps optimise the setup of ultrasonic welders, resulting in welds of g

Royal Ten Cate has agreed to acquire armour company AML UK Ltd. This acquisition will provide TenCate with access to the UK market for lightweight composit

Gibson/Jushi will present information on their Environmental Stewardship programme during the Composites 2010 trade show in Las Vegas next week.

Bayer MaterialScience has opened a pilot facility for the manufacture of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) at CHEMPARK Leverkusen, Germany.

Cytec Industries' Engineered Materials division has won contracts to supply carbon fibre composite materials for Bombardier Aerospace’s new CSeries and Lea

Gurit reports full-year 2009 target market sales of CHF307.3 million, 22.1% down on 2008, after a stable fourth quarter.

Distributor Resintex Technology will be highlighting the range of composites marine products available from Scott Bader and SP-High Modulus during the SEAT

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

Cray Valley has announced a price increase on unsaturated polyester resins for composites applications.

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

DSM Composite Resins has announced a price increase for its entire range of unsaturated polyester resins and gel-coat products.

Chinese glass fibre producer Jushi Group Co Ltd has established a sales and marketing office in Singapore.

AOC is launching its EcoTek 'green' resin technology for composites at the Composites 2010 tradeshow in Las Vegas next week.

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