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Composite industry news, August 2010

FRP Services will distribute US mould release manufacturer Zyvax's products in China.

A five-year composites research programme with a focus on strengthening Australia's position in the international composites industry, is underway. This ex

Shell and Cosan have signed a US$12 billion joint venture (JV) agreement to produce and commercialise ethanol and power from sugarcane.

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

Wind turbine blade supplier TPI Composites Inc has announced plans to open a wind blade innovation centre in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA, to support its

Recycled Carbon Fibre Ltd has updated its existing website and launched a new site for its Green Carbon Fibre range of 100% recycled products.

Biofuel made from whisky by-products could be used to fuel cars, according to Edinburgh Napier University in the UK.

Celanese Corporation affiliate Fortron Industries LLC will increase production of Fortron® polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) at its Wilmington, North Carolina,

JD Lincoln, part of the Composites Division of Umeco plc, is introducing a surface improvement film for epoxy composites.

Chemicals distributor Univar has signed a distribution deal with Celanese Emulsion Polymers, a specialist in emulsion technology.

Biogas could be an important part of EU’s 2020 targets for renewable energy, and the EU project Sustainable and Innovative European Biogas Environment (SEB

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

A laser inspection technique for assessing bond strength of adhesively bonded joints has been developed by LSP Technologies Inc.

Australian company MIRteq has appointed Composites One as its exclusive distributor in the USA and British Columbia in Canada.

Airborne International BV has attracted a €9 million investment from Holland Private Equity to accelerate the growth of the company. The funds will be used

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing rules that will cut emissions of mercury and other harmful pollutants from Portland cement manufact

The Dow Chemical Company, through its Venture Capital group, has made a minority equity investment in wind turbine blade technology specialist Blade Dynami

Huber Engineered Materials has acquired the Kemgard® flame retardants and smoke suppressants business of Sherwin-Williams.

Gurit has completed the development of a new range of PVC structural foam core materials designed for use in the manufacture of wind turbine rotor blades i

Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc reports revenue of US$1.3 billion for the second quarter of 2010, compared to $947 million in 2009.

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

Atlantis Resources Corporation’s 1 MW tidal power turbine, the AK1000™, is due for installation at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), located in Ork

The partner country for COMPOSITES EUROPE 2010 is Holland and Dutch composites association VKCN will host the Holland pavilion, with support from the EVD I

Chemical companies can do more to support the automotive industry in going green whilst also opening new markets for themselves, says market research firm

U.S. Polychemical Corporation has introduced a saturated wipes version of its Acrastrip composite resin remover.

Norwegian EnSol AS is developing a solar thin-film technology to be used on windows with a potential to reach over 20% efficiency and be commercially avail

Carbon fibre producer Zoltek Companies Inc reports net sales for the quarter ended 30 June 2010 of US$42.4 million, an increase of 40% on the third quarter

Bio-oil could become a more efficient source of renewable energy with a potential of replacing fossil fuels such as diesel, according to a £1.4 million pro

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

Automated Dynamics has delivered a new piece of high performance composite processing equipment to GKN Aerospace in the UK.

SO.F.TER. will launch a new line of polyolefin based compounds reinforced with plant fibres during the K plastics show in October.

Owens Corning reports consolidated net sales of US$1.4 billion in the second quarter of 2010, up 13% on the second quarter of 2009. Sales in its Composites

US mould release agent manufacturer Chem-Trend is celebrating 50 years of business.

Ameron International Corp has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with HD Supply Utilities for the distribution of Ameron’s uPole® composite utility

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

A preview of the COMPOSITE EUROPE 2010 exhibition will be published in the September/October issue of Reinforced Plastics magazine.

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