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Composite industry news, March 2010

Software provider VISTAGY Inc has announced a strategic partnership with NS Solutions, a Japanese information technology specialist, to expand the use of i

The RCF Group is planning to launch a new company called Green Carbon Fibre Ltd which will supply a range of 100% recycled carbon fibre products for use in

The ASTM has approved a new standard addressing the tension testing of composite materials externally bonded to concrete and other structural materials for

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

Scott Bader is increasing the prices of all Crystic® unsaturated polyester, DCPD and vinyl ester resins, as well as all gel-coats, pigments, bonding pastes

A desalination plant in Barcelona has installed composite pipes and fittings manufactured by Spanish company Protesa using DSM Composite Resins’ Atlac® vin

Reichhold has announced the re-launch of its website in a new, more user friendly design, with improved functionality and more information to assist the us

A new epoxy resin system for filament winding has been developed by Sika Deutschland.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DoE) have outlined a series of steps to further strengthen the ENERGY STAR energ

A fast response, coloured gel-coat mixing and delivery service for the Spanish composites market has recently been set up by Grupo Plastiform in Madrid.

BROETJE Automation GmbH is introducing an automated handling system for fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) composites.

Triumph Group Inc has signed an agreement to purchase Vought Aircraft Industries Inc from private equity firm The Carlyle Group.

Balsa wood plantation Plantaciones de Balsa, Plantabal S.A., Ecuador, part of Alcan Composites Core Materials, has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineers (SAMPE) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) will combine their autumn compos

For the second successive year, UK composite marine engineers Tods Defence have received the ‘Suppliers Excellence Award’ from Raytheon Integrated Defence

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Australian advanced materials company Quickstep Holdings Ltd has signed a Manufacturing License Agreement (MLA) with global security company Northrop Grumm

Firehole Technologies has launched Version 4.0 of its Helius:CompositePro™ software.

Growth in the three renewable energy sectors last year was 11.4% over 2008, and their US$139 billion in aggregate revenue will reach US$326bn by 2019.

AAR Corporation has been selected by Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast, to design and manufacture composite flap track fairings for the wings of Bombardier's n

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

Composites testing company Bcomtesting has expanded its capabilities and services.

Seifert and Skinner & Associates Inc (SS&A) has announced the addition of Kristof Weckx to their roster of associates.

Testing services company Exova's laboratory in Anaheim, California, has acheived Nadcap accreditation.

Magnum Venus Plastech (MVP) has conducted its three-day Light RTM (LRTM) training course in India.

Proposed US legislation on energy efficiency would create more than half-a-million jobs within two years, according to the American Council for an Energy-E

Carbon fibre supplier Zoltek has been named 2009 Supplier of the Year by Vestas Blades AS, the blade manufacturing division of wind turbine maker Vestas Wi

New company Seifert and Skinner & Associates Inc will specialise in filament winding, software for composites, composite processes and product design, and

Reichhold has announced a price increase for all products for the European composites industry.

Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has purchased three machines from MAG Industrial Automation Systems to support production of its MS-21 series co

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

Simulation software supplier ESI Group has initiated the INFUCOMP European Research Consortium, in which 14 partners will aim to simulate liquid composites

Toho Tenax Co Ltd says it has developed a carbon fibre fabric that is less than half the weight of currently available lightweight carbon fibre fabrics. Th

As the result of a contract with new Chinese customer Envision, LM Glasfiber is establishing its fourth wind turbine blade manufacturing facility in China.

Airliner Oman Air has awarded a US$2.6 million contract to Spatial Composite Solutions, the Dubai-based manufacturer of crew training equipment, for two ne

The fifth COMPOSITES EUROPE exhibition will return to Essen in 2010 where it will be held alongside the ALUMINIUM World Fair on 14-16 September. The combin

TenCate Advanced Armor USA has won vehicle and personal protection armour contracts amounting to approximately US$25 million, with a contract option that c

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

Ashland Performance Materials is increasing the prices of its complete portfolio of resins and gel-coats produced and sold in Europe, the Middle East and A

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