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Composite industry news, June 2012

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, has appointed Revchem Composites as its new distributor for the west coast of the USA.

Michelman awarded $2.5m grant for new R&D centre

Michelman has been awarded a US$2.5 million Ohio Third Frontier Industrial Research and Development Center Grant for its new R&D centre, which will be buil

Victrex Polymer Solutions and Tissa Glasweberei AG have developed TIXPREF™ prepregs made out of unidirectional tapes formed from S2-glass or carbon fibres

Following the economic downturn that began in 2007, the US recreational boating market is beginning to recover with demand expected to grow 8% annually fro

Quickstep has opened its new manufacturing facility at Bankstown Airport, Sydney, Australia, which will supply composite components to aerospace companies

Zyvex Technologies, developer of nano-engineered materials, and NanoFabrix, maker of nanotechnology-based surface films, have announced a partnership to jo

ATL Composites of Australia and MuH von der Linden of Germany have formed a joint venture company to produce DuFLEX® composite panels for the European mark

Toho Tenax Co Ltd intends to roughly double its current annual production capacity for nickel-coated carbon fibre by 2013.

A 1MW tidal power device has started full export of power in Scottish waters, paving the way for ScottishPower, to deploy the technology in the “world’s fi

The European Union has committed to a “no regrets” long term policy framework to 2030 that would see an increased share of renewables in the energy mix.

The Hanwha Azdel division of Hanwha L&C Co Ltd of Seoul, South Korea, has announced a major capacity expansion for its SuperLite® reinforced thermoplastic

Toho Tenax Co Ltd has announced a collaboration with Indian company Hindoostan Technical Fabrics Ltd to develop and market carbon fibre fabrics for India’s

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

The consumption of composite materials by the Indian wind energy industry will reach 200 million lbs by 2017, according to a study by Composite Insights.

The Russian Union of Composites Manufacturers (UNCM) has joined the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) as an Associated Member.

Cytec Industries is restarting a project to expand carbon fibre manufacture at its Piedmont, South Carolina, facility. The company is also expanding prepre

Michelman has joined the National Composites Center (NCC), Kettering, Ohio, USA, to augment its fibres and composites development team with research, labor

PPG Industries’ Fiber Glass business has announced a price increase on all products in the Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

As part of its ongoing focus on lightweight components for the mass transportation sector, Airex Composites Structures, part of 3A Composites, is divesting

More countries throughout the world are set to embrace geothermal with others having significant potential to do so a new Geothermal Energy Association (GE

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

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