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Composite industry news, May 2011

The SAMPE 2011 conference and exhibition in California last week attracted over 7000 delegates.

A 10 km tunnel under the Niagara Falls has been drilled to increase the output of the hydropower plant, Sir Adam Beck Generating Station, in Ontario, Canad

MacLean Investment Partners (MIP) has acquired certain assets of Janco Composites Inc, headquartered in Mishawaka, Indiana, USA. The company will operate

Gurit has announced the signing of a "significant parts supply contract" for composite body panels with an existing automotive customer. The contract runs

BAE Systems has announced an agreement for the proposed sale of its Composite Structures business in Brea, California, USA, to EnCore Composites Holdings I

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (SGL ACF) – a joint venture between the SGL Group and BMW – has completed the Moses Lake, Washington, facility which will manu

To meet anticipated growth in demand for carbon fibre in Asia-Pacific, and especially China, the SGL Group has expanded its sales team in the region.

Core materials supplier DIAB has completed phase four of its Kunshan manufacturing facility, which doubles its capacity in Greater China.

This year's lower weight Brammo Empulse electric racing motorbike features structural components made from Amber Composites carbon fibre prepreg.

The Challenge Bibendum in Berlin saw Iveco trucks and buses running on Neste Oil’s NExBTL biodiesel.

Machine tool systems company MAG has acquired Forest-Liné Group, a French company specialising in CNC manufacturing systems for aerospace applications and

New company TULiPPS™ Solar BV has been established to commercialise a lightweight solar photovoltaic (PV) module that harnesses the benefits of automotive-

MRC SGL Precursor Co Ltd (MSP) has started its production of precursor (the raw material for carbon fibres) on schedule. The carbon fibre manufactured from

The Republic of Korea’s Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is establishing its first regional office outside the Republic of Korea at Risø DTU in Denmark

Advanced Composites Group Inc has been awarded US$1.967 million from the US Navy for research and development efforts in support of its out-of-autoclave pr

Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) is renaming its alumina trihydrate (ATH) business unit Fire Retardant Additives.

Kunststoffverarbeitung Wimmer GmbH and ORMAMACCHINE will be exhibiting at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2011.

Ticona has today announced it will nearly double production at its Celstran® long fibre reinforced thermoplastic (LFRT) manufacturing unit in Nanjing, Chin

Qatar is building a carbon neutral model stadium for the 2022 World Cup, which includes solar photovoltaics (PV) and solar cooling technologies.

Composite pipe manufacturer HOBAS and construction group PBG have won an International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT) No Dig Award for a sewer pr

An Aston Martin Vantage FlexFuel was running on bio-methanol (M60) at the British round of the Dutch Supercar Challenge at Donington Park, UK, 7-8 May.

Turkey’s Sanko has commissioned a 320 MW hydropower plant on the Seyhan River using Alstom hydropower technology.

Over the past few years Scottish tank producer Forbes has gradually increased its export business to now account for 20% of turnover.

Biofuels could be key for the aviation transport industry to reach its CO2 emission reduction targets, according to management and strategy consultancy Boo

DIAB and 3A Composites have entered into a licensing agreement for the manufacturing of PET core materials.

AOC LLC will increase prices on all products with shipments on and after 16 May for Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show is introducing a special exhibition area for universities and research institutes to present their latest work.

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