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Composite industry news, November 2011

Carbon fibre producer Zoltek Companies Inc reports a 38.6% increase in sales for the fourth quarter of its 2011 fiscal year (ended 30 September), over the

Teijin Ltd has announced plans to establish what it says is the world's first pilot plant for fully integrated production of carbon fibre reinforced thermo

The Advanced Engineering UK 2011 group of events, which included The Composites Engineering Show 2011, attracted nearly 7000 visitors to Birmingham on 9-10

Does your company manufacture, design or distribute products that come into contact with food or drinking water? This webinar on 1 December will discuss ho

US think tank Third Way says China has surpassed the United States as the top nation in total clean energy investments, attractiveness for renewable energy

Umeco plc exhibited its composites expertise at the official opening of the UK's National Composites Centre on 24 November.

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

Euroresins Europe Holding GmbH & Co KG and United Initiators have announced that their existing partnership for the distribution of CUROX® organic peroxide

GKN Aerospace plans to establish a new assembly facility in Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA, to perform assembly operations for the HondaJet business aircr

The UK Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, Dr Vince Cable, formally opened the National Composites Centre in Bristol

SABIC Innovative Plastics' new speciality polypropylene (PP) compounding operation at its Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, site will supply PP compounds and STA

American Fiberglass Tank Repair has launched a field service operation to focus on the repair of composite nozzles, composite tank leaks, shell cracks, as

Hexcel has commissioned two new carbon fibre production lines at its manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Quickstep Holdings Ltd is taking part in a joint development project supported by the German government and car manufacturer Audi to develop new manufactur

BMW AG has secured a 15.16% stake in SGL Carbon SE, strengthening its focus on the use of carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) in lightweight car manufa

Tods has become a member of the new National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK.

KraussMaffei has announced an order from BMW for a large number of injection moulding, reaction process and automation machines and systems.

Carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek Corporation has set up a new carbon fibre prepreg facility and technical centre just outside of St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

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

The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) has launched the Recycling & Sustainability Platform of the European Composites Industry.

Austerity measures could lead to a potential climate change funding gap of US$45 billion by 2015, according to Ernst & Young.

According to the new Airbus Global Market Forecast, Brazil is set to become the fourth largest domestic air travel market in the world, requiring 701 new p

Norplex-Micarta's NP572 composite consists of a high strength glass fabric with an epoxy resin and is said to offer excellent physical, mechanical and elec

The Isle of Wight – a peaceful, modest-sized island off the English south coast – plans to become a net energy exporter of energy by 2020, while halving re

Cabot Corporation has added graphene technology to its portfolio, through an intellectual property licensing agreement with XG Sciences Inc.

Ahlstrom Corporation has decided to close its glass fibre speciality reinforcements plant in Bishopville, USA.

Atkins has been named as an official engineering services provider to the UK's National Composites Centre (NCC) on a three year framework agreement.

China’s 12th Five-Year Plan demonstrates its resolve to accelerate the transition from manufacturing powerhouse to innovation engine, as the government’s 3

Siemens is expanding its industrial software portfolio with the acquisition of Vistagy Inc, a supplier of specialised engineering software and services wit

Bombardier Aerospace has announced that Atlasjet Havacilik AS of Turkey has signed a letter of intent to acquire 10 CS300 aircraft, with options on a furth

Airbus and its parent company EADS are assisting Abu Dhabi in its goal of creating a world-class aviation industry in a cooperation that includes the manuf

Boeing forecasts that airlines in the Middle East will need an estimated 2520 aircraft worth US$450 billion by 2030.

SP-High Modulus has appointed Best Link Trading Company Inc as a new re-seller for its products in the Japanese marine retail market.

GKN Aerospace has won a production contract with Honda Aircraft Company as supplier of the composite fuselage for the HondaJet business jet.

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

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) will be exhibiting at the Railway Interiors Expo in Cologne, Germany, on 15-17 November.

GrafTech International Ltd has acquired the business and assets of Fiber Materials Inc (FMI), a manufacturer of advanced carbon composite materials, for US

STRUCTeam has won two contracts for the design and structural engineering of large wind turbine blades for clients based in China.

Monteco Ltd, a Canadian company active in stormwater management, wastewater pretreatment and composites manufacturing, has integrated all of its water-rela

Innovative Composites International Inc (ICI) has purchased the assets of Eleison Composites LLC, a manufacturer of fibre reinforced thermoplastic skin mat

Creative Composites, based in Northern Ireland, has unveiled a new extension to its composites manufacturing facility.

Management consultancy Cast Strategies LLC has launched an initiative to assist US composite manufacturers enter the market in India.

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

Gurit will showcase the capabilities of its new Engineered Structures business unit at The Composites Engineering Show in Birmingham, UK, on 9-10 November.

TenCate Advanced Composites North America in Morgan Hill, California, USA, is expanding into an adjacent facility, which will focus on thermoplastic compos

The Light Composite Materials for a Sustainable Future Conference will be held in Brussels in January.

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG), GRPMS and Richmond Aerovac will be co-exhibiting at The Composites Engineering Show in Birmingham, UK.

Kaman Aerospace Group Inc has entered into an agreement to acquire Vermont Composites Inc, a manufacturer of composite aerostructures based in Bennington,

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Nearly 300 delegates attended the International AVK Conference in Stuttgart on 26-27 September 2011, the opening event of the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show.

Gurit reports net sales of CHF248.9 million for the first 9 months of 2011, an increase of 5.2% on the first nine months of 2010.

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