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Composite industry news, April 2012

Turbo Mach LLC, a subsidiary of North American Aircraft Services Inc (NAAS), has been renamed North American Composites.

Owens Corning reports consolidated net sales of US$1.35 billion for the first quarter of 2012, up 9% over the same period of 2011.

Hexcel Corporation reports net sales during of US$400.1 million for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 20.7% over the first quarter of 2011.

Adhesives supplier SCIGRIP has announced the appointment of Marineware as UK distributor.

Most clean energy technologies are not being deployed quickly enough despite technological progress, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), wh

Gamesa and Toyota Spain will boost the use of electric vehicles in urban Spain under a collaboration agreement.

Royal Engineered Composites is planning to install a new autoclave in November 2012.

Pepin Associates Inc has developed a discontinuous, unidirectional preimpregnated reinforcement tape (unitape), called DiscoTape™, which has the ability to

Conductive Composites Company has developed nickel chemical vapour deposition (CVD) coated nonwovens.

Supported by nova-Institut GmbH, Germany, the Wood-Plastic Composites Pavilion at COMPOSITES CHINA 2012 is co-organised by Reed Exhibitions and the China A

Canadian researchers are set to test fly aircraft using biofuel made with a new industrialised oil-seed feedstock engineered especially for biofuel product

Caterham Composites, the composites design and engineering arm of the Caterham Group, is expanding its bases in Germany and the UK.

Carbon fibre supplier Zoltek Corporation has agreed to sponsor Hungarian sailing team Team Fahajó when it competes in the IMOCA Ocean Racing World Champion

Boeing and Mubadala Aerospace have announced a 10-year direct contract for Strata Manufacturing, Mubadala's composite aerostructures facility in Abu Dhabi,

The SGL Group of Germany has completed the acquisition of an 86% stake in Portuguese acrylic fibre producer Fisipe.

It's two days to go to this free webinar covering the use of glass fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) in corrosive environments, which is being organised by Re

Clariant's Exolit® EP halogen-free flame retardants for epoxy resins are designed to achieve high fire safety levels in transport and construction applicat

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

At JEC Europe 2012, Hexcel showcased several new composites applications, including a fuselage panel for the Airbus A350 XWB and the roof of the Lamborghin

TenCate Advanced Composites has now joined the National Composites Centre as a Tier 2 member.

Cytec Industries Inc has announced plans to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Umeco plc, a UK headquartered provider of advanced composite materials

The United States Department of Energy (DoE) is to make up to $9 million available in 2012 to fund approximately 50 small businesses to advance innovative

Lennart Hagelqvist will take over as CEO for core materials supplier DIAB, following current CEO Anders Paulsson's request to step down from this position.

AOC's latest unsaturated polyester resin system, Firepel® K120, is halogen-free and fire retardant and is designed for rail, van and bus applications.

Seven weeks ahead of doors opening in Aberdeen, All-Energy 2012, one of the UK’s largest renewables exhibitions, has revealed three new “zones” that will b

PPG Industries’ Fiber Glass business has added three CHOPVANTAGE chopped strand fibre products to its portfolio.

Scott Bader Europe is increasing the prices for its resins and other manufactured composite products on 1 May 2012.

Reinforced Plastics magazine and Reed Exhibitions are inviting presentations for the Reinforced Plastics & COMPOSITES CHINA Congress 2012, taking place on

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

The JEC Europe 2012 trade show last month attracted a total of 32 256 visitors, up from 29 867 in 2011.

AIC Group and the National Composites Centre (NCC) have announced a new, two-part strategic partnership.

TenCate Advanced Composites has launched an iPad app focusing on its aerospace and industrial composite product line.

SGL Group, Germany, has signed a contract to acquire an 86% stake in Portuguese company Fisipe for approximately €25 million and will develop a production

Hexagon Composites subsidiary Composite Scandinavia AB has decided to stop production of composite LPG cylinders in Piteå, Sweden.

Energy ministers from 23 of the world's leading economies will meet in London from 25-27 April, to work together on accelerating the transition to clean en

Norplex-Micarta's RT571 is a high strength tubing composed of a heavy weave glass fabric with an epoxy resin system.

Turkish resin producer Poliya Composite Resins and Polymers (Poliya) has entered into a marketing and distribution agreement with speciality chemicals dist

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