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Composite industry news, September 2012

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) argues that EU electricity market rules must reflect the energy generation mix of the future

Spanish process automation specialist MTorres and US tool design and engineering company Pacifica Engineering Inc have signed an agreement under which MTor

Umeco will be exhibiting UBC’s Coren® urban bike with composite frame at the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 trade show in Düsseldorf in October.

Hexcel has officially opened an extension to its prepreg plant in Parla, Spain. This doubles capacity at the facility in order to support increasing build

Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc is raising prices for its base epoxy products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa Region.

Interplastic Corporation’s Molding Products Division has announced a price increase for its sheet moulding compound (SMC) products.

Owens Corning's new furnace at its glass reinforcements facility in Tlaxcala, Mexico, is now operational, more than doubling production capacity at the pla

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, a specialist in composite materials and structural engineering services, officially opening its new Asia Pac

AOC LLC has announced a price increase for all products sold in Europe.

CCP Composites is planning to add a new gel-coat manufacturing facility in North America.

Reichhold has announced a price increase on unsaturated polyester resins, vinyl ester resins, gel-coats and bonding pastes for the European composites indu

US composites industry distributor Associated Industries has become an approved Henkel distributor.

The current slump in sales of commercial vehicles globally can be found above all in Western Europe, Brazil and China, and overall, the industry is likely

Ashland Performance Materials is increasing the prices of its epoxy vinyl ester resins, unsaturated polyester resins and gel-coats sold in Europe, the Midd

Composite materials supplier Gurit and HAWART Sondermaschinenbau GmbH have agreed to cooperate in the production of mould and transport systems for wind tu

In 2011, Japan accounted for 7% of total installed PV capacity, according to a new research report.

Carbon fibre converter Simatex's facilities in the UK and US have been awarded the AS9100 Revision C quality standard for the aerospace market.

Tygavac Advanced Materials Ltd, part of vacuum bagging and composite tooling materials supplier Airtech Advanced Materials Group, will be moving to a new f

Speciality chemicals company LANXESS has acquired German company Bond- Laminates GmbH to strengthening its portfolio of lightweight materials for the autom

Belgium company Armacell Benelux SA and Sino Composite Co Ltd of China have signed a long-term agreement to jointly sell and distribute ArmaFORM PET foam c

Owens Corning has announced that its OptiSpray™ rovings, designed for spray-up processes in marine, sanitary, swimming pools and transportation application

Netzsch Japan K.K. has acquired Bruker’s thermal analysis instruments business in Japan. The financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed.

SWORL and Nexeo Solutions have teamed up to provide manufacturers a complete resource for implementing reusable vacuum bags into manufacture of composite p

The M. F. Cachat Company has formed a strategic marketing and distribution arrangement with US distributors Associated Industries Inc, Schibley Chemical Co

AkzoNobel and OM Group (OMG) have signed an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement for OMG’s Borchi® Oxy Cure accelerators. The agreement is limited to

Glass fibre reinforcements producer Owens Corning has opened its new China Composites Centre in Shanghai.

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has confirmed it is in talks with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries regarding a potential strategic cooperation.

New Zealand company Waikato Milking Systems claims to have manufactured the world’s first composite rotary platform for the dairy industry. It expects the

Gurit has announced the continuation of supplies of Gurit prepreg materials to an existing aerospace customer for the years 2012 to 2014.

Ashland Performance Materials is increasing South American prices for unsaturated polyester resins, epoxy vinyl ester resins and gel-coats sold into the co

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

Tokyo-based Toho Tenax Co Ltd, the Teijin Group's carbon fibre business, and Shanghai-based Teijin Aramid Asia Co Ltd, its aramid fibre business, will exhi

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