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Composite industry news, September 2011

A ceremony marking the foundation of the Latin American Composite Materials Association, ALMACO, will take place today in Santiago, Chile.

Scrap metals processer ELG Haniel GmbH of Germany has acquired 100% of the shares in Recycled Carbon Fibre Ltd (RCF), a UK company which converts carbon fi

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

The Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT, Germany, and the University of Western Ontario, Canada, have set up a joint research centre to develo

The first open-access hydrogen vehicle refueling station in the UK has been officially opened at Honda’s car manufacturing facility in Swindon. The hydroge

China's fast-growing industrial parks could be an opportunities for companies wishing to enter or expand their presence in China, according to Lux Research

Gurit is combining its composite structural engineering skills with business development and rapid prototyping resources in a new business unit called Engi

G24 Innovations (G24i) and Skyco Shading Systems Inc will install a wireless shade system powered by G25i's Gen-3 indoor solar technology in over 8000 wind

Reichhold is increasing prices for gel-coat orders shipped on, or after, 1 October 2011 in Europe.

COMPOSITES EUROPE 2011 is set for a strong start on 27 September in Stuttgart with 25% more exhibition area and 20% more exhibitors.

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

The global market for prepreg is forecast to reach 152 907 tonnes, equal to US$7.29 billion, by 2017, according to a new report available from Global Indus

The BMW Group is planning to recruit around 3500 new personnel this year, including specialists in lightweight construction and electrical engineering, as

METYX Composites is adding a new Tooling Centre, featuring a 5-axis CNC machine, to its facility in Istanbul, Turkey.

To show its commitment to the growing importance of lightweight design in the automotive industry, BASF has established a lightweight composites team.

In the first half of 2011, composite materials specialist Gurit achieved net sales of CHF163.1 million, a 4.3% increase on the first six months of 2010.

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

Ahlstrom Corporation has started co-operation negotiations with employee representatives at its Karhula and Mikkeli plants in Finland with the aim of impro

The US Department of Energy (DoE) is awarding US$38 million over three years to accelerate the development of geothermal technologies.

Richmond Aerovac has opened an office in India to act as a communication channel between Richmond Aerovac in the UK and its Indian customers.

Owens Corning is showcasing an array of innovative composite applications at the China Composites Expo in Shanghai.

Owens Corning, a producer of glass fibre reinforcements for composite systems and residential and commercial building, will open its China Composites Centr

Beagle Technology Group has completed the £1 million composite upgrade at its facility in Christchurch, UK.

3A Composites is introducing the new AIREX® T90.60, its lightest structural PET core material.

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced over US$145 million for advanced solar technologies to “help shape the next generation of solar energy tech

LANXESS is investing €15 million in its glass fibre plant in Antwerp, Belgium, to expand production by 10%.

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (SGL ACF) – a joint venture of SGL Group and BMW Group – has officially opened its new carbon fibre manufacturing plant in Mos

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

Mecmesin, a UK company specialising in force and torque testing equipment, will demonstrate two new testing systems at The Composites Engineering Show in B

Insituform Technologies Inc, a specialist in technologies for rehabilitation of pipelines and other structures, has acquired the North American business of

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

Scott Bader Asia Pacific will exhibit its range of Crystic® high performance speciality resins, gel-coats and adhesives at China Composites Expo 2011 this

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