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Composite industry news, May 2010

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

Swedish producer of spread tow carbon reinforcements Oxeon is adding new capacity at its Borås facility.

Quatro Composites™ has acquired an additional autoclave and on-site freezer to support its composites manufacturing business.

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites industry, held its first Awards Dinner on the 5 May as part of its annual conference.

The iREMO project is developing process monitoring and control technologies for composite processing.

Coming out of the recession, European glass fibre manufacturer 3B says it is ready to pursue plans to globalise its business, focusing on markets where it

Far East Wind Power Corp has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Málama Composites to develop a collaborative agreement towards the production of en

A number of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Trade Access Programme (TAP) grants are available to help UK companies exhibit at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2010.

VEC Composite Technology has launched a new website featuring the benefits of its composite manufacturing process.

Around 5030 people attended the SAMPE 2010 conference and exhibition in Seattle, Washington, on 17-20 May.

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

SP - High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, has appointed REJA Sp.z.o.o as the sole distributor for SP - High Modulus branded products in Poland.

Amber Composites has announced that its UK facilities have achieved the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems.

Industrial inkjet solutions provider Xennia is showcasing the use of advanced composite materials in inkjet printing systems.

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

AOC has announced price increases for its vinyl ester resins sold throughout the world.

Dow Europe GmbH has announced a price increase for its epoxy products in Europe (including Turkey).

North American distributor Composites One and 3M’s Renewable Energy Division have formed an alliance under which they will target wind turbine manufacturer

Ashland Performance Materials is increasing the price of its Derakane epoxy vinyl ester resins, and other resins containing liquid epoxy resin, sold in Eur

Ashland Performance Materials is increasing the price of vinyl ester resins and speciality composite products in North America.

Magnum Venus Plastech (MVP) is introducing a new package of products designed to optimise infusion moulding which it calls the Flex Moulding Process.

US distributor Composites One will be distributing Zyvex Performance Materials (ZPM)'s Epovex, Epovex Adhesive and Arovex nano-enhanced composite products.

UK distributor CMS has been renamed AOC (UK) Ltd.

UK headquartered carbon fibre converter Sigmatex has opened its new facility in Shanghai, China.

Holland has been named the partner country of the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2010 trade fair.

Pultruder Exel Composites reports net sales from continuing operations of 15.7 million euros for the first quarter of 2010, down 15.4% on the previous year

Hexcel has named French company Gazechim as distributor of its aerospace products in Europe.

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

Vector Composites and Quickstep have been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by US Air Force for materials used in the F

SP - High Modulus has secured further approval from two leading certification bodies for its new marine foam core, Corecell™ M-Foam.

PPG Industries' fibre glass business has announced that it has restarted a furnace at its facility in Shelby, North Carolina, USA.

The Crystic® Crestomer® range of urethane acrylate structural adhesives from Scott Bader Composites now includes a product with a longer working time.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released roadmaps for solar PV and concentrating solar power (CSP), predicting that the two solar technologies co

Independent consultancy STRUCTeam Ltd, based in Southampton, UK, will offer design and material engineering services to the advanced composites market.

Redelease has been named official distributor of AkzoNobel organic peroxides in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, alongside VI Fiberglass.

Pipe producer HOBAS has opened a research centre for glass fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) pipe systems in Wietersdorf, Austria.

Composites manufacturer Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd has commissioned the first carbon fibre manufacturing facility in India.

More companies in the composites industry are starting using laser template projection systems to increase production throughput, improve quality and simpl

Japanese carbon fibre manufacturer Toray Industries Inc has signed a long-term basic supply agreement with European aerospace company EADS. The contract co

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

This September COMPOSITES EUROPE returns to Essen, where it will be held alongside the ALUMINIUM World Trade Fair to form the largest exhibition platform f

Australian advanced materials company Quickstep has secured new development contracts with a total value of over $500 000, including further collaborative

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

DSM Composite Resins is increasing the prices of its complete portfolio of resins with immediate effect.

Consultants Mott MacDonald and Halcrow will promote growing opportunities for the development of global tidal range energy projects.

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

Owens Corning reports consolidated net sales of US$1.3 billion in the first quarter of 2010, up 18% on the first quarter of 2009.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during April.

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