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Composite industry news, May 2012

Jushi USA has announced a price increase for all its glass fibre reinforcements, including direct and multi-end roving products, chopped strands, chopped s

TenCate Advanced Composites has completed the acquisition of thermoplastic composites specialist Performance Materials Corporation (PMC) Baycomp.

New race car manufacturer McLaren GT plans to establish an engineering and vehicle assembly facility close to the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking

The administrators of Lola Cars and Lola Composites have cut 73 jobs at the two companies while the search for new owners continues.

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

As part of a press trip organised by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland on behalf of its COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 trade show, a group of journalists were invited t

Fiberspar Corporation, a US manufacturer of spoolable composite pipe for the oil and gas industry, has broken ground for a new sales and manufacturing cent

A new ASTM International standard covering damage resistance testing of sandwich constructions will be useful for designers of composite sandwich structure

Umeco’s Structural materials operations in Derby and Manchester in the UK have been awarded certification to aerospace best practice standard AS9100C.

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

Earnings in the Brazilian composite materials industry totalled US$366 million in the first quarter of 2012, up 2.5% growth on the first quarter of 2011, a

Lola Group Holdings Ltd has issued a statement announcing its decision to appoint an administrator to Lola Cars International Ltd and Lola Composites Ltd.

US Liner Company is re-launching its Bulitex and Bulitex Hybrid glass reinforced polypropylene composite sheet for the transportation industry.

Benteler-SGL GmbH & Co KG has invested €36 million in a new plant in Austria to manufacture automotive components made of carbon composites.

Representatives of the Serbian Government and Securum Equity Partners Europe have signed a memorandum regarding construction of what is claimed to be the l

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

Brazilian company Edra Equipamentos has created an ATM booth using composite resins partially derived from renewable resources from Elekeiroz SA.

Umeco will be promoting its new branding at the 2012 SAMPE 2012 trade show in Baltimore this month.

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

Carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek Companies Inc reports net revenues of US$47 million for the second quarter of its 2012 fiscal year, an increase of 26.7% o

A partnership between Chinese company Yingli Green Energy, EDF Consultoria and the State of Rio de Janeiro is bringing solar power to Brazil’s most presti

Bayer MaterialScience plans to establish a global wind energy competence and development centre at its site in Otterup, Denmark, to coordinate the developm

US business aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft Inc has filed for reorganisation under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code.

AGY has increased production of its S-2 Glass® fibre reinforcements by 20% to meet growth in demand from aerospace and industrial markets.

Composite materials supplier Umeco's stand at the All-Energy 2012 renewable energy trade show will feature a model of Renewergen Ltd’s Sea-Spider, a 70 m d

Swiss company Gurit and Sino Composite of China have signed a long-term agreement under which Gurit will supply balsa core materials to Sino for the Chines

University Racing Eindhoven (URE) has developed a hybrid composite wheel for this year’s Formula Student competition using Huntsman Advanced Materials' epo

Wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Wind Power says that although its 2011 financial results are in line with expectations for the year, they are disappoint

Total affiliate CCP Composites has sold its shares in North American distributor Composites One to GLS Composites Distribution Corporation, which is owned

Kaman Aerospace Group Inc and Kineco Pvt Ltd have announced an agreement to form a company in India to manufacture composite structures for aerospace, medi

Zyvex Technologies and ENVE Composites have announced an exclusive partnership to provide a bicycle rim for downhill mountain bikes that uses nano-enhanced

Amber Composites will feature in the UK government’s Make it in Great Britain exhibition, which takes place in London during the Olympic and Paralympic Gam

Hexcel has officially opened an extension to its prepreg facility in Stade, Germany, which will increase plant capacity to support increasing build rates f

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