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Composite industry news, October 2010

Gurit reports target market sales of CHF235.9 million for the first nine months of 2010, a 1.1% increase at constant rates over the first nine months 2009.

Composite materials manufacturer Hexcel Corporation reports net sales for the third quarter of 2010 of US$294.5 million, 14.5% higher than in the third qua

Rhodia is launching its Evolite™ by Technyl® range of polyamide-based continuous fibre reinforced materials at the K 2010 exhibition.

Oxeon's TeXtreme® high performance spread tow carbon fabric is being used in BAUER’s new SUPREME TOTALONE composite ice hockey stick to enhance its perform

Carbon nanotube manufacturer Nanocyl will showcase its new range of carbon nanotube (CNT) masterbatches at the K 2010 show in Düsseldorf this week.

3A Composites Core Materials has announced the completion of the Chinese translation of its website.

Albany Engineered Composites Inc is planning to construct a new plant adjacent to its Rochester, New Hampshire, USA, operations to support its aerospace pr

The European Plastics Convertors Association (EuPC) is urging plastics convertors to challenge their raw materials suppliers in court if they are faced wit

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

Toho Tenax Europe GmbH has began full operation of the fourth carbon fibre production line at its Oberbruch plant in Germany.

PPG Industries has announced a price increase on all glass fibre reinforcement and speciality yarn products in North America.

Reichhold Inc is increasing prices of all unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins sold in North America for the composites industry.

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne argued there was "no strategic case at this time for public funding" of a scheme to generate energy in the

Following a visit from a delegation from Uruguay, Ragasco AS is anticipating a contract for the delivery of composite propane storage cylinders to the coun

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Composites distributor GRPMS received yacht builder Sunseeker International’s Overall Supplier of the Year Award for 2010 during a ceremony held at the Sou

3M has signed a commercialisation and supply agreement with TenCate Advanced Composites USA Inc that allows TenCate to purchase 3M™ Matrix Resin for the cr

UK carbon multiaxial reinforcements producer Formax is investing in a new research and development facility with a focus on developing unidirectional fabri

SABIC Innovative Plastics is adding speciality polypropylene (PP) compounding to its Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, USA, site in the first quarter of 2011 to

Interplastic Corporation’s Thermoset Resins Division is raising the price of its CoREZYN® and Silmar® brand polyester resins, gel-coats, colorants and putt

International Energy Agency (IEA) calculations based on preliminary data show that China has now overtaken the U.S. to become the world's largest energy us

US company Vector Composites Inc has been granted a license to use the Quickstep Process for develop and manufacture of composite components for the aerosp

AOC LLC has announced a price increase on all polyester resins, gel-coat, pigments and additive products for the USA and Canada.

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

Gurit will double the manufacturing capacity for its PVCell™ G-Foam core materials in China. The products are designed for use in the manufacture of wind t

The Brazilian Composite Materials Association (ABMACO) is leading a project that will result in the formation of the Latin American Association of Composit

Automobili Lamborghini SpA and Callaway Golf Company have teamed up to develop technologies and materials designed to enhance the performance of their prod

Hydro will invest about NOK850 million to upgrade the Rjukan hydropower system in Telemark, southeast Norway between 2011 and 2015.

AOC LLC is increasing the prices of polyester resins, vinyl ester resins, gel-coats and pigments for Mexico.

Ofgem's prediction that the UK solar market is likely to reach 60 MW by the end of 2010 and 250 MW in 2011, has spurred Solar Power UK to extend its progra

US company Matrix Composites has been certified to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2004 Rev B, a quality management standard specifically written for the aerospac

Nammo Composite Solutions has obtained the AS 9100 certification for manufacturing of advanced composites for the aerospace industry.

AVK (the German Federation of Reinforced Plastics) presented its 2010 Innovation Awards during the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show in September.

Zircotec's plasma-sprayed zirconia-based coating, which protects composites from the effects of heat and abrasion in tough operating environments, has won

Ashland Performance Materials has announced a new distribution agreement with GRPMS to cover Finland. GRPMS currently distributes Ashland’s composites prod

VISTAGY Inc has sold its FiberSIM composites engineering software to SOLVER Company of Russia for use with a fibre placement system in designing composite

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

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