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Composite industry news, March 2013

Sigmatex introduces sigmaST spread tow fabric

Sigmatex is introducing its sigmaST spread tow fabric range.

Manufacturer of composites storage tanks ZCL Composites Inc reports record revenue of $170.4 million for the full year 2012, up 34% on 2011.

Car maker Daimler and the University of Stuttgart are researching new design, simulation and process techniques for lightweight composites.

The Altair Partner Alliance has announced that AnalySwift will be joining the programme, adding its complex composite modelling tool SwiftComp Micromechani

Autodesk Inc has completed the acquisition of Firehole Technologies, a privately-held company that specialises in design and analysis software for composit

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Carbon fibre producer Zoltek Corporation and Thermoplast Composite GmbH (TCG) of Germany are working together to develop carbon fibre thermoplastic tapes a

In a further move to expand its carbon composites business Toray Industries Inc has announced that it will purchase Dome Carbon Magic Ltd (DCM), a Japanese

On 20 March Chancellor George Osborne unveiled the UK government's 2013 Budget. Here is the response of two UK companies working in the composites industry

3A Composites Core Materials and wind turbine blade designer WINDnovation have entered into a strategic cooperation to develop improved core materials and

Medical technology company Ottobock has acquired an 80% share in Baltic Yachts of Finland, a builder of carbon composite sailing boats.

French industrial engineering group Fives has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MAG Americas, a global supplier of high-performance machining

BASF is collaborating with Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of Massachusetts (UMass) in the North Am

Turkish composite resins producer Poliya has announced that it is starting production in Russia in May 2013 to offer polyester, vinyl ester and high perfor

Interplastic Corporation’s Thermoset Resins Division is raising the price of its CoREZYN® vinyl ester resins later this month.

3A Composites Core Materials and theDow Chemical Company have announced a strategic cooperation to market core materials for the wind energy industry.

In this latest feature on ReinforcedPlastics.com investment banker Michael Del Pero of FocalPoint Partners LLC discusses some of the strategies companies i

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Ashland Performance Materials has announced a partnership with Russian distribution company Composite Trade to make its resins more accessible to the Russi

TenCate and BASF have welcomed Owens Corning as partner in their strategic alliance for thermoplastic automotive composites.

US pultruder Strongwell Corporation has announced a distribution agreement with Redwood Plastics of Canada.

The Hexagon Group, which includes subsidiaries Ragasco, Lincoln Composites, Hexagon Raufoss and Devold AMT, is renaming all its business units under the He

Thermoplastic composites specialists Cato Composites AS of Norway (Cato Norway) and Cato Composite Innovations BV of the Netherlands (Cato NL) are merging

Creative Composites has achieving accreditation to the TS 16949 global automotive quality standard.

Mitsubishi Rayon Co Ltd, Japan, is combining its existing businesses in the US – Grafil Inc and Newport Adhesives and Composites Inc – into a new company.

Carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek Companies Inc reports that it has received a request for a special shareholders meeting from a group of shareholders.

Boeing has become the founding industrial member of the University of British Columbia’s Composites Research Network (CRN), which aims to help Canadian sci

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

AOC LLC has announced a March price increase for all vinyl ester products in the US and Canada.

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