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Composite industry news, June 2011

A report commissioned by The Crown Estate, UK, and undertaken by BVG Associates, concludes that £2 billion will be spent annually on the manufacture of com

RCF to recycle GKN Aerospace carbon composite waste

GKN Aerospace has signed an agreement with Recycled Carbon Fibre Ltd (RCF) to recycle the uncured carbon fibre composite waste from its aerostructure manuf

From the latest generation of glass reinforced plastics to state-of-the-art carbon fibre applications in vehicle or aircraft construction – on 27-29 Septem

Bioenergy is already around double the size of nuclear energy globally, according to the World Bioenergy Association

This year, Airtech Europe in Differdange, Luxembourg, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

The cement kiln route is the most sustainable solution for waste management of glass fibre reinforced thermoset parts and is compliant with EU legislation,

Bayer MaterialScience LLC and Composites One have announced a distribution agreement under which Composites One will sell Bayer MaterialScience’s polyureth

AVK has released the programme for its 2011 conference, which takes place in Stuttgart this September, alongside the COMPOSITES EUROPE tradeshow.

Prepreg manufacturer Amber Composites has broken ground on a new building at its production facility in Langley Mill, Derbyshire, UK.

TenCate Advanced Composites and Toray Industries Inc have signed a long term agreement under which Toray will supply carbon fibres to TenCate for the produ

The UK's National Skills Academy Process Industries has announced a strategic partnership with Semta, the Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering an

Reichhold Inc will increase prices of all unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester composite resins sold in North America in July.

Stena Line’s passenger ferry, Stena Jutlandica, has seen the installation of two small wind turbines to supply electricity to the ferry going between Swede

Ashland Performance Materials is increasing the prices of its gel-coats and derivatives portfolio sold in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from Ju

UK companies GRPMS and Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) have entered into an agreement for GRPMS to distribute ACG’s product range in Scandinavia and Fi

The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has issued its annual call for parts and vehicle-engineering team nominations for its 41

Scott Bader believes its new Crestapol 1234 high temperature thermoset composites resin can outperform existing thermoplastic and thermoset materials offer

Gordon Holdings Inc, parent company of Polystrand Inc and Gordon Composites Inc, has announced plans to expand its Polystrand thermoplastic composites busi

Lincoln Composites has signed a US$5 million contract with Especialistas en Gas del Peru S.A.C. (EGP) for the supply of 40 ft TITAN™ high-pressure tanks an

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has signed a technology agreement with Italian acrylic fibre producer Montefibre SpA granting SABIC an internati

Boeing has officially opened its 787 Dreamliner final assembly building in North Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Assembly of first South Carolina-built 78

The US Department of Health and Human Services has listed styrene as a substance that is “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen” in its 12th Repo

Boeing's Defense, Space & Security unit has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with three Malaysian companies: Composites Technology Research Malay

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

JD Lincoln Inc, a member of Umeco Composites Structural Materials (UCSM) North America, has won a 2010 Boeing Performance Excellence Award.

Aluminium producer Alcoa has announced it has developed a new set of aluminium-based solutions for the aerospace market that are said to enable the buildin

Composite materials supplier Hexcel has opened a new sales office in Moscow, Russia.

AOC LLC has announced a price increase for all products from 22 June.

Energetx Composites of the USA and wind turbine blade designer Aeroblade of Spain have entered into a Manufacturing Master Supply Agreement through which E

Composites manufacturer Umeco has joined the National Composites Centre (NCC), a UK organisation aimed at bringing together business and academic expertise

Quickstep Holdings Ltd has developed a composites production machine that will be available for customers to purchase as an 'off-the-shelf' product.

Dow Europe GmbH and Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii AS have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the intent to form a joint venture to manufacture ca

The first COMPOSITES CHINA show will take place at the New Shanghai International Expo Centre on 13-15 July.

PPG-Devold LLC, which manufactures multiaxial fabrics for the composites industry at its Shelby, North Carolina, USA, facility, has received registration t

New appointments at ACMA, PPG Fiber Glass, and Janicki Industries.

AGY will increase prices of its E-glass yarn products in July.

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