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Composite industry news, July 2012

Last week's top 3 stories

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

Dow Automotive Systems opens two composites development centres

Dow Automotive Systems is expanding its composite processing expertise with the opening of development facilities in Switzerland and the USA.

AGY, a US-headquartered producer of glass fibre yarns and reinforcements for composites, has announced that it plans to sell its continuous filament mat (C

UK company Composite Integration Ltd has moved to a new purpose-built facility, enabling it to expand production of its RTM, vacuum and infusion processing

SABIC’s Innovative Plastics says it is "significantly boosting" capacity for its STAMAX long glass reinforced polypropylene composite at its facility in Ge

Hexcel Corporation reports net sales for the second quarter of 2012 of US$399.2 million, 12.9% up on the second quarter of 2011.

German automotive and cycling components manufacturer AX-lightness GmbH is using Umeco’s MTM®49-3 prepregs to produce wheels for competition bicycles being

Automotive equipment supplier Faurecia has announced the acquisition of Sora Composites's automotive business, which generates annual sales of around €70 m

AIC Group has renewed existing maintenance and service contracts with Trelleborg, three Formula 1 teams and two aerospace component manufacturing companies

Cytec Industries Inc has completed its acquisition of Umeco plc, a UK headquartered provider of advanced composite and process materials, for US$439 millio

A preview of the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 exhibition will be published in the September/October issue of Reinforced Plastics magazine.

The programme for the International AVK Conference, which take places in Düsseldorf this October, is now available.

Umeco is forming a company in China to act as its Asian hub.

According to a new Frost & Sullivan report, the automotive carbon fibre composites market is likely to grow to US$95.50 million by 2017 at a compound annua

As part of a programme to grow its global engineering capability, GKN Aerospace has opened an engineering and technology centre at its Filton, UK site, nea

Developers of composite materials Hexcel and Herakles (Safran group) have granted textile machinery specialist Karl Mayer Malimo a license to produce machi

GKN Aerospace has established a new facility in Mexico to manufacture composite airframe structures.

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

Nanoledge, a start-up company focused on the high performance epoxy market, has sold its high performance resin business to AXSON, a specialist in high per

US demand for high performance composites will rise almost 15% per year to $10.2 billion in 2016, forecasts The Freedonia Group in a new report.

Energy security, and environmental and livability concerns drive government policy on green building technologies but eventually cost and affordability det

In its 2012 Current Market Outlook, Boeing projects a $4.5 trillion market for 34 000 new aircraft over the next 20 years as the current world fleet double

Stagnating economic growth, low profit margins and waning government support mean market consolidation and/or contraction in the global wind energy supply

Airbus has announced that it will establish its first US production facility. Located at the Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama, it will assemble and del

Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese, has announced that its Fortron Industries LLC plant in Wilmington, North Carolina, has set a new pro

The Dow Chemical Company and Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii AS of Turkey have announced the official formation of DowAksa Advanced Composites Holdings BV, a jo

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