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Composite industry news, January 2012

The German Federation of Reinforced Plastics, AVK, is inviting submissions for its annual awards in the area of fibre reinforced plastics (FRP).

Gamesa is entering the electric vehicle and energy efficiency market, taking a stake in N2S, a Spanish start-up specialising in intelligent energy services

DTC, Instron, Pinette Emidecau Industries and Italmatic have joined the ThermoPlastic Composites Research Centre (TPRC) in The Netherlands.

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

American Colors Inc, a custom colour house serving the plastics and coatings industries, has appointed North Coast Chemical Sales as sales agent for thermo

AVK is inviting presentations for its annual conference, which is once again co-located with the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade fair in Germany.

Advanced Composites Group (ACG) Ltd and Richmond Aerovac will be co-exhibiting under the Umeco banner at the Seatec/Compotec 2012 shows in Italy this Febru

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

The Scott Bader Europe Composites Division has expanded the Crystic gel-coats and Crestabond structural adhesives mixer capacity of its plants in the UK an

Seifert and Skinner & Associates (SSA) has expanded its composites laboratory and opened a new testing facility and office in Hasselt, Belgium, enabling it

Resin supplier AOC LLC has announced a February price increase for all products sold in Europe.

Scott Bader Europe is increasing the prices of its Crystic® polyester, DCPD based and vinyl ester resins, Crystic® gel-coats, Crestapol® resins and Crestom

Reichhold will increase prices for all polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel-coats and bonding paste resins in February.

Vestas is cutting 2335 jobs around the world in an effort to streamline the business and cut costs, and warns an additional 1600 jobs could go in the USA i

AOC LLC has announced price increases for vinyl ester and unsaturated polyester resins, gel-coats and pigments in the United States and Canada.

Gurit has launched a new range of G-PET structural foam core material mainly designed for the wind turbine blade manufacturing and marine markets.

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

Hexagon Composites subsidiary Devold AMT is intending to move the remaining production of multiaxial reinforcements from its plant in Langevåg, Norway, to

UK company Elmira has developed a range of bio-based prepregs.

PlastiComp Inc, a compounder of long fibre reinforced thermoplastics (LFT), has purchased the Winona airport campus facility from Minnesota State Colleges

Japanese group Toray Industries Inc has purchased the remaining shares in carbon fibre manufacturer Société des Fibres de Carbone SA (SOFICAR) in France fr

Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc is increasing the prices for epoxy resin products in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Reichhold has opened a new facility for manufacturing resins in Tianjin, China.

Global R&D spending is set to grow 5.2% to US$1.4 trillion in 2012, according to the Battelle R&D Magazine Global R&D Funding Forecast.

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

The following 5 news articles published in 2011 were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the year.

The following 5 feature articles published in 2011 were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the year.

Hammerfest Strøm has installed its 1 MW HS1000 tidal turbine 100 ft under water at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, UK.

Snowboard manufacturer Fanatic Snowboards has built its new premium boards using TeXtreme® spread tow carbon fabrics from Oxeon.

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