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Composite industry news, August 2012

Umeco exhibits at China Composites Expo 2012

Umeco will exhibit its high-performance prepregs, process materials and tooling at China Composites Expo in Shanghai.

Resin supplier AOC is increasing prices for all products sold in Mexico from 10 September.

COMPOSITES CHINA 2012 attracted more than 3000 industry experts from around the globe to Shanghai in June.

United Initiators has announced the acquisition of organic peroxide manufacturer Syrgis Performance Initiators.

Ashland Performance Materials has named Assunção as its distributor for the states of Pernambuco and Paraíba in Brazil.

DSM Composite Resins is increasing prices of its unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins sold in Europe in September.

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

Flessak Energia Eolica Ltd (FEEL) of Brazil and Global Blade Technology (GBT) of the Netherlands have formed a new company GBT do Brasil Equipamentos Eolic

The Turkish Composites Manufacturers Association (TCMA) has joined the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA).

AOC LLC will increase prices for all products sold in Europe from 3 September.

GKN Aerospace has won a multi-million £ contract from Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division covering the design, build and supply of composite

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced that it is intensifying its cost reduction plans in order to prepare for a challenging 2013. It will

Scott Bader Europe is increasing the prices of its Crystic® unsaturated polyester, vinyl ester and DCPD resins, plus all other manufactured composite produ

Speciality chemicals company Interplastic Corporation has announced the acquisition of three gel-coat technologies from The Valspar Corporation.

The Brazilian composites industry saw sales of US$384.5 million in the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 4.9% on the first quarter, according to consu

Turkish company METYX Composites has aquired all the assets of LEDA's Mondavio, Italy, facility, as well as some of the assets of Advanced Composites Techn

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

Carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek Companies Inc has reported financial results for the third quarter of its 2012 fiscal year (ended 30 June 2012).

Ashland Performance Materials has announced a September price increase for its Derakane epoxy vinyl ester resins, unsaturated polyester resins and gel-coat

Reichhold has announced a September price increase for all unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins in Europe.

BP is to establish a $100 million research centre to lead work aimed at advancing the use of advanced materials across a variety of oil and gas industrial

Cytec Industries Inc has announced a strategic collaboration with vehicle manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover to develop designs, materials and manufacturing co

ZCL Composites Inc, a manufacturer of composite storage tanks for petroleum, water and chemical storage, reports revenue of $42.9 million for the second qu

Reichhold Inc has announced a September price increase for all unsaturated polyester resins, vinyl ester resins and flame retardant resins sold in North Am

Scott Bader Group and Satyen Polymers Pvt Ltd are forming a joint venture in India to manufacture unsaturated polyester resin gel-coats.

Owens Corning reports consolidated net sales of US$1.39 billion in the second quarter of 2012, compared with $1.45 billion during the same period of 2011,

Thermoplastic composites manufacturer Polystrand Inc plans to begin production at its new facility south of Denver, Colorado, in September.

AOC LLC will increase prices for all its products in the US and Canada in September.

Lightweight composites designed for mass production will be one focus of the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 in Düsseldorf on 9-11 October. Co-located with the ALUM

The global composites market will reach a value of US$62.6 billion in 2012, according to a report from Visiongain.

Although offshore wind is often the most talked about part of the wind sector, it is likely to account for no more than 10% of global installed wind power

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