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Composite industry news, March 2011

3A Composites Core Materials launches BALTEK SBC

3A Composites Core Materials is unveiling its new BALTEK® SBC balsa core material this week.

UK company Amber Composites can now supply ROHACELL® high-performance foam core materials from Evonik Industries.

Ashland Performance Materials has announced an April price increase for its complete portfolio of unsaturated polyester resins and epoxy vinyl ester resins

C. A. Litzler Co Inc has acquired the technical assets of Western Advanced Engineering Company (WAECO) of Orange, California, a supplier of custom hot-melt

IPS Structural Adhesives is leveraging its merger with Holdtite Adhesives Ltd to create a new brand, expand production capacity and introduce new technolog

Oxeon is introducing +a/-ß variants of its carbon fibre TeXtreme® Spread Tow Fabrics, initially launching a +45/-45 product.

Zoltek Corporation has restructured its carbon fibre business into three units focusing on Wind Energy, Composite Intermediates, and Technical Fibres.

SP - High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, has signed a commercialisation and supply agreement with 3M for use of 3M™ Matrix Resin in high performanc

Senior figures from Indian Government and business have backed a new report by international NGO The Climate Group, which describes how a low carbon develo

The European Union has imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty of 13.8% on imports of certain continuous filament glass fibre products originating in China.

BASF Corporation has opened a new epoxy composite laboratory at its technical centre in Tarrytown, New York, which will focus on wind turbine blade applica

Reichhold Inc has announced an April price increase on all unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins sold in North America for the composites industry.

Interplastic Corporation’s Thermoset Resins Division is raising the price of its CoREZYN® and Silmar® brand resins, gel-coats, colorants and putties on 9 A

AVK (the German federation of reinforced plastics) is partnering with the CompoCycle composite recycling system developed by Zajons Zerkleinerungs GmbH.

Bayer MaterialScience has concluded a patent license agreement for the use of carbon nanotubes (CNT) with Hyperion Catalysis International Inc.

AOC LLC has announced a 7 April price increase for all polyester resins, vinyl ester resins, gel-coats and pigments for all shipments to, from, and within

Cray Valley is increasing the price of its complete portfolio of resins and gel-coats produced in Europe in April.

Scott & Fyfe Ltd has appointed Azelis Composites as distributor for its range of glass fibre reinforcements in the UK and Ireland.

Audi Concept Design has developed lightweight carbon fibre skis which may be ready for series production by this winter.

AOC LLC will increase the prices of all its products for the USA and Canada on 11 April 2011.

A study by SBI Energy shows that the thermal and digestion waste-to-energy market is to be unaffected by the global economic downturn, forecasting the annu

Applied Composites Engineering (ACE) has been appointed exclusive agent for Anaglyph's PlyMatch™ ply placement technology in the USA and Canada.

At the end of 2010, the market for composite products reached an estimated US$50 billion and it is expected to reach $78 billion in 2016, according to a re

The US solar market value grew 67% last year to US$6 billion despite the recession, according to a report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEI

Owens Corning has held the official opening ceremony of its new glass fibre production facility in the Yuhang Economic and Development Zone, Hangzhou, Chin

An ambitious vision for Europe’s energy sector over the next 30 years has been published by the European Commission.

Car maker Volkswagen AG has purchased an 8.18% stake in the equity of carbon fibre manufacturer SGL Carbon.

Axson Technologies, a specialist in the manufacture of epoxy and polyurethane resins, is opening a new production plant in China, and is planning to open a

Australian company Quickstep Holdings Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with helicopter company Sikorsky International Operations Inc aime

Core Molding Technologies Inc says it new Featherlite™ low-density sheet moulding compound (SMC) offers high surface quality and improved economics.

The first NATEX workshop on bio-composites for the textiles sector takes place later this month in Poland.

An extension of the Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures (CRC-ACS) has been launched in Australia.

DSM has announced a partnership with Indian company Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd for the production of speciality composite resins in India. DSM and

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