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Composite industry news, December 2011

Textile manufacturer Arvind Ltd of India and PD Fiber Glass Group, Germany, have formed a joint venture for the manufacture of woven and multiaxial glass f

Virtek Vision International Inc is celebrating 25 years of providing laser templating solutions to aid the assembly of carbon fibre composite parts.

Giorgio Vismara joins Gurit as General Manager Marine, while Wilfrid Gambade is appointed Business Unit Director, DSM Composite Resins.

Dow Europe GmbH and AKSA Akrilik Kimya Sanayii AS have signed a definitive agreement to form a joint venture in Turkey to manufacture and commercialise car

To achieve the goal of cutting emissions by over 80% by 2050, Europe's energy production needs to be almost carbon-free, according to the European Commissi

ITT Exelis has reached the halfway point in the construction of its new composites design and manufacturing centre for aerospace structures.

According to Composite Insights’ latest study, there is an enormous opportunity for unsaturated polyester resin in the fabrication of fibre reinforced plas

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

METYX Composites, a manufacturer of technical textiles and composites-related products, is building a new factory in Manisa, Turkey.

Scottish company Scott & Fyfe Ltd has appointed Fournier Matériaux Composites as distributor for its range of Polymat reinforcement products in France.

Park Electrochemical Corp has announced the opening of the major expansion of its composite aerospace materials, parts and assemblies manufacturing and des

The US solar energy industry saw a record 140% growth in installations in the third quarter (Q3) of 2011, compared to Q3 2010, thanks to utility-scale proj

Non-destructive testing (NDT) services provider X-Ray Industries has acquired Arcadia Aerospace Industries, a specialist in composite structures inspection

Lincoln Composites is participating in a US Department of Energy (DOE) project to reduce the costs associated with high-pressure hydrogen storage vessels f

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

Hunton & Williams and Penman Consulting have launched the REACH Product Stewardship Forum website to help companies navigate the processes, regulations and

Cargo Composites, a maker of thermoplastic composite air cargo containers, is to establish its new headquarters and assembly facility in Berkeley County, S

North American car maker General Motors (GM) and carbon fibre producer Teijin Ltd have announced plans to co-develop carbon fibre composite technologies fo

EADS Innovation Works and DolphiTech AS of Norway have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of a non-destructive testing (NDT) system for com

Siemens has completed its acquisition of Vistagy Inc, a supplier of specialised engineering software and services with emphasis on design and manufacture o

In its guidance for 2012, Hexcel Corporation projects solid growth in revenues and earnings.

Ministers from Ireland, the UK, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey have called on the EU to give its full backing to t

Diatex, a manufacturer of technical textiles and supplier of equipment for composites moulding, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

AIC Group is putting the finishing touches to making 125 tonnes of equipment operational for the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol. The project h

Huber Engineered Materials has announced a January price increase for its entire line of alumina trihydrate (ATH), magnesium hydroxide and cast polymer pro

FORMAX, a UK based manufacturer of glass and carbon fibre multiaxial reinforcements, has appointed Andercol as its distributor for Latin America.

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

SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch have agreed to terms on financing for SolarStrong, SolarCity’s five-year plan to build more than US$1 billion w

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

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