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Composite industry news, October 2011

Last week's top 3 stories

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

Scott Bader's Crystic Rapide gel-coat service expands into Germany

A fast response, coloured gel-coat mixing and delivery service for the German composites market has been set up by Bodo Möller Chemie GmbH in its facilitie

SP-High Modulus is exhibiting at the METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) in Amsterdam on 15-17 November.

Hexcel Corporation reports net sales for the third quarter of 2011 of US$351.8 million, 19.5% higher than for the third quarter of 2010, led by strong busi

German testing equipment manufacturer Zwick Roell is seeing growth in the composites market.

Owens Corning reports that consolidated net sales reached US$1.5 billion in the third quarter of 2011, up 22% from the same period last year.

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) will model the UK's tidal energy resources to improve understanding of the possible interactions between tidal ener

Dutch Thermoplastic Components (DTC) will exhibit a range of high performance continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic parts at The Composites Engineering

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

Specialist tooling company Manuplas will exhibit at The Composites Engineering Show 2011 this November.

Wind Energy Services Company (WES), a provider of composite repair and maintenance services for wind farms and part of Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG),

The new AXSON group unites BS Coatings, Revocoat and Axson Technologies to create a specialist in high performance polymer formulation.

LANXESS is strengthening its position in fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites, concentrating on hybrid composite sheet technology based on polyamide.

Patterns and Moulds Ltd will be showcasing its services at The Composites Engineering Show in the UK this November.

Ahlstrom Corporation is implementing a programme aimed at increasing annual operating profit by approximately 15 million euros from the year 2012. Around 4

Magnum Venus Plastech, a specialist in composites processing equipment, has restructured and rebranded to support a focus on new composites markets.

Gurit will be showcasing its extended core material range, as well as its carbon fibre and tooling expertise, at the China Wind Power 2011 exhibition in Be

The new Latin American Composite Materials Association ( ALMACO ) has announced that it will organise a trade show in São Paulo in the second half of 2013.

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

Huntsman will showcase a range of innovative materials and technologies for composite designs at The Composites Engineering Show in the UK this November.

FuturaGene and the Guangxi Academy of Sciences (GXAS) will collaborate on the development and optimisation of second generation biofuel production from woo

Scott Bader Ltd is exhibiting for the first time at The Composites Engineering Show 2011 in Birmingham, UK, in November.

Advanced Composites Group Inc (ACG) and JD Lincoln, members of Umeco Composites Structural Materials (UCSM), will be exhibiting at SAMPE Tech 2011.

Atlas Composites has become one of only three composites engineering firms in the UK to achieve the AS9100 Rev C quality management system standard for the

Composites Testing Laboratory Asia (CTL Asia) will be exhibiting at the JEC Asia show in Singapore this month.

Vermont Composites Inc has been presented with a Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) supplier excellence award.

The wind energy market is set to overtake aerospace as the largest user of advanced composite materials, accounting for nearly 60% of the market by 2020, a

Engineering and composite materials consultancy STRUCTeam has opened an office in Warsaw, Poland, to complement its established operation in the UK.

The tidal power industry is invited to join an initiative to help enable tidal energy to become a commercial reality at a ‘How to Build a Tidal Array in a

Hexagon Composites will exhibit at the 4th Asia Pacific Natural Gas Vehicles Association (ANGVA) Conference & Exhibition in China on 18-20 October.

CCP Composites comprises all the composites activities of the Total Group worldwide, including Cray Valley, Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) and Composit

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

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) will be exhibiting on the Umeco Composites stand at the JEC Asia exhibition in Singapore on 18-20 October.

Seifert and Skinner & Associates are sponsoring a symposium on composite pressure vessels in Belgium this November.

The European Pultrusion Technology Association ( EPTA ) is inviting presentations for its 11th World Pultrusion Conference taking place in Turkey next Marc

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) has completed the acquisition of composite pipe producer Ameron International Corporation in a merger transaction valuing Amer

Dassault Systèmes, a specialist in 3D and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, has acquired Simulayt Ltd, a provider of composites simulation tech

A total of 7121 visitors attended the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2011 trade show in Stuttgart on 27-29 September.

The European UP Resin Sector Group of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), which is currently composed of Ashland, CCP Composites, Reichhold and

At the AVK International Conference in Stuttgart this September, DSM Composite Resins unveiled a range of styrene-free resins.

At the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show in Stuttgart in September, 3B - the fibreglass company introduced a new direct single-end roving for long fibre thermop

Working with partners Technologycom Srl and Cimteclab Srl of Italy, US company Composite Technical Services LLC (CTS) has developed a bio-based epoxy resi

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