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Composite industry news, March 2012

COMPOSITES EUROPE and ACMA strengthen partnership

The COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show and the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) are strengthening their partnership with the aim of advancing

TenCate has reached an agreement for the acquisition of Performance Materials Corporation Baycomp, a US company specialising in thermoplastic composites te

The new feed-in tariff scheme in Japan offers attractive returns for both solar and wind power projects, according to analyst Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Carbon fibre producer Zoltek Companies Inc and automotive supplier Magna Exteriors and Interiors have agreed an exclusive global collaborative partnership

Green Composites, a newly-created division of Green Marine Ltd, will focus on large composites projects.

ASTM International Committee D30 on Composite Materials has named Adam Sawicki, technical fellow at the Boeing Company, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, as chair

PlastiComp Inc has developed polyamide composite materials that exhibit up to twice as much resistance to impact forces as standard materials.

Poliya, Turkey, has signed a strategic partnership and manufacturing agreement with Novaresine, Italy, under which Novaresine will produce Poliya brand pro

Ashland Performance Materials will discuss the issues surrounding the use of cobalt in the room-temperature curing of unsaturated polyester resins at the J

Hexcel Corporation and Web Industries have signed a long-term supply agreement under which Web will convert Hexcel's HexPly® carbon fibre prepreg into slit

Reichhold has announced a price increase for all composites products in Europe.

TPI Composites Inc, a US headquartered supplier of wind turbine blades, and Turkish engineering, manufacturing and construction company ALKE INSAAT have fo

The Teijin Composites Application Center (TCAC), which will develop applications for carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites, will open in Auburn

The AVK (Federation of Reinforced Plastics), Germany, is inviting companies to submit entries for its 2012 Innovation Awards.

CREATEC GmbH & Co KG has developed a set of CREACOMP PT composite materials combining VICTREX® PEEK polymer with carbon fibre for use in wear resistant pum

The market for wood plastic composites (WPC) in Europe will reach almost 360 000 tonnes by 2015, an annual growth of 13%, according to a report from the Ha

GASTANK Sweden AB is now offering zero permeation composite compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders made using HiPer-tex™ glass fibre from 3B and an inner l

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

The US Department of Transport (DOT) has granted Lincoln Composites a permit that authorises the manufacture, marking, sale and use of its TITAN™ composite

DSM Composite Resins has announced a price increase for its complete portfolio of unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins in Europe.

Resin manufacturer Reichhold and cobalt specialist Umicore have announced their cooperation to introduce a sustainable alternative curing technology for un

Global resin supplier AOC is opening a new, expanded office and warehouse centre for distributor AOC (UK) Ltd and AOC Europe operations.

Thermoplastics compounder RTP Company has acquired the conductive compound product line of Clariant.

Reinforced Plastics and Owens Corning are hosting a free webinar on 19 April covering the use of glass fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) in corrosive environm

Toray Industries Inc has announced plans to increase production capacity for carbon fibre at its four sites in Japan, the US, France and South Korea.

Swiss companies 3A Composites and Bcomp GmbH have entered into a cooperation agreement for the development, production and marketing of engineered core mat

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

US Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) has introduced a measure to prevent a tax increase on American entrepreneurs and innovators in clean and renewable ene

The first International Conference and Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites (ITHEC) will take place on 29-30 October 2012 in Bremen, Germany.

High performance composites from TenCate Advanced Composites in Fairfield, California, USA, are being used in the manufacture of the mid-boom sunshield dep

Hexagon Composites' subsidiary Composite Scandinavia AB is intending to discontinue production of composite LPG cylinders in Piteå, Sweden.

Ashland Performance Materials is increasing the prices of its Derakane epoxy vinyl ester resins, unsaturated polyester resins and gel-coats portfolio sold

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

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