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Composite industry news, April 2010

Japanese carbon fibre producer Toray Industries Inc and German car maker Daimler AG have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) to develop automotive p

SAERTEX has received Germanischer Lloyd (GL) approval for its SAERfix® EP self-adhesive fabrics, confirming their suitability for composite applications in

Hexcel Corporation reports net sales for the first quarter of 2010 of US$263.0 million, 14.4% down on the first quarter of 2009.

The Helios Foundation for Sustainable Development, a not-for-profit venture to improve access to affordable and sustainable energy for low-income communiti

Ashland Performance Materials has taken full control of its Brazilian joint venture company.

Syrgis Performance Initiators has announced a global price increase for its Norox®, Superox® and Andonox® ketone peroxide products sold to the composites m

From 1 May, Scott Bader will become the exclusive distributor of METYX Composites products in the UK and Ireland.

EconCore is producing honeycomb cores and sandwich panels made from bio-based plastics.

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Eastern Petrochemical Company (EPETCO) has signed a loan contract for 200 million Saudi riyals (US$54 million) from the Saudi Industrial Development Fund (

Wind power could reduce electricity prices according to a European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) study.

Ashland Performance Materials has announced the availability of its full line of high performance Enguard™ gel-coats in India.

Owens Corning has established an excellence center for technical fabrics at its manufacturing facility in Zele, Belgium.

The TungstenW Biometric wallet is made out of carbon fibre and features a biometric fingerprint reader which ensures only the owner can open the wallet.

Zoltek Companies Inc is forming a new subsidiary, called Zoltek Automotive Inc, to speed up the development of high-volume applications for carbon fibres w

DIAB has announced that it has reached an agreement with Gurit, producer of Corecell M-Foam, that Gurit shall remove all comparisons and references to DIAB

Glass fibre reinforcement supplier 3B and carbon nanotube (CNT) producer Nanocyl have signed a joint development agreement to develop reinforcement solutio

A design for a floating tidal stream power generator is claimed to solve the maintenance issues that plague existing offshore turbine systems, according to

AkzoNobel Functional Chemicals has announced a price increase for its range of curing agents for thermoset resins in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (E

Wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Glasfiber has changed its name to LM Wind Power.

JEC Composites reports 27 500 visitors to its 2010 exhibition in Paris on 13-15 April.

AOC LLC has announced a price increase for vinyl ester resins, unsaturated polyester resins and gel-coats in the USA and Canada.

AOC LLC has announced a price increase for all polyester and vinyl ester resins for Asia and the Middle East.

3B is launching a new pultrusion mat that is said to produce parts with more uniform colours, high gloss and low surface waviness, as well as high mechanic

Cytec Industries Inc's Engineered Materials division has been recognised as Supplier of the Year by The Boeing Company.

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

Owens Corning says its Composites App Challenge is designed find new applications for composite materials. Total competition prize money of US$250 000 is a

AOC LLC has announced a price increase for all polyester and vinyl ester resins shipped to and within Mexico.

DSM Composite Resins, through its subsidiary Euroresins Kompozit Ürünler Tic Ltd Sti (Euroresins Turkey) (ERT), has outlined plans for closer cooperation w

Ashland Performance Materials has announced a toll manufacturing and distribution agreement with Boytek Resins of Turkey. Boytek currently distributes Ashl

Cray Valley has announced a further price increase for all unsaturated polyester resins and their derivates sold to the composites and cast polymer industr

Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc has announced a price increase for all of its polyester and vinyl ester resins for the composites market in North America.

The UK Crown Estate is inviting expressions of interest for a tidal energy project in the Inner Sound between Caithness on the Scottish mainland and the is

Future opportunities for glass reinforced plastics in Brazil, Russia, India and China (the BRIC countries) are good, according to Chuck Dana, group preside

The first major solar facility in India will be used to power a stadium to be used in this year’s Commonwealth Games.

A solar powered airplane has taken its first major test flight from an airfield in western Switzerland.

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

A consortium of 23 companies led by GKN Aerospace has won a competition for a £5 million prize awarded to British business to develop innovative composite

The UK Government will invest up to £5 million for marine energy development in the UK.

Carbon fibre producer SGL Group and car maker BMW Group have announced that their joint venture, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers LLC, will build a carbon fibr

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

“Intractable by design, therefore significantly challenging to recycle,” is Jan-Michael Gosau’s assessment of the technological task of reclaiming carbon f

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