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Composite industry news, April 2013

Hexcel reports net sales for the first quarter of 2013 of US$416.5 million, 4.1% up on the first quarter of 2012. Commercial aerospace and space and defenc

The 579MW Antelope Valley Solar Projects – two projects co-located in Kern and Los Angeles counties in California – is being developed by SunPower and MidA

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

Australian company RPC Technologies, a specialist in the design, engineering and manufacture of composites, has created two new companies in South East Asi

ITT Exelis has sold its glass fibre reinforced pipe business, Specialty Plastics Inc (FIBERBOND®), to Future Pipe Industries Group of Dubai.

The rapid expansion of renewable technologies is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise bleak assessment of global progress towards low-carbon energy,

Arnaud Genis, Owens Corning group president, Composites, believes increased capacity utilisation will start to drive glass fibre prices up over the next ye

Cytec Industries Inc has announced net earnings for the first quarter of 2013 of US$33.5 million, compared to $53.1 million for the first quarter 2012.

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

TechniPolymers LLC is a new manufacturer of blended and formulated composite polymer products based in Dalton, Georgia, USA.

With the drive towards greater use of composites across a range of sectors, mergers and acquisitions will continue to reach record levels over the next few

PlastiComp Inc has installed a new long fibre thermoplastic (LFT) compounding line which will increase capacity by approximately 5 million lbs per year.

Gurit says the UVOTEC coating technology for its Balsaflex balsa core materials significantly reduces the quantity of resin absorbed during processing, wit

Johns Manville (JM) has introduced a new glass fibre for improved performance in structural thermoplastic composites.

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

Increased investment in new high speed rail (HSR) lines is creating growth opportunities for plastics and composites manufacturers, according to a new repo

TRB Lightweight Structures has launched a new website to illustrate its experience in producing lightweight composite products.

Supplier to the composites industry AIC has appointed a new agent in Shanghai to meet growing demand for hot drape formers, control systems and support ser

Intertek in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, has been recertified to the ISO 17025 quality standard and has added additional composites tests.

Element Materials Technology has acquired Sherry Laboratories, one of the largest independent materials testing businesses in the US.

At an investment of over BRL$60 million, glass fibre reinforcements manufacturer CPIC Brasil Fibras de Vidro Ltda, Brazil, a unit of Chinese company Chongq

Engineering simulation software expert ANSYS Inc has acquired EVEN - Evolutionary Engineering AG, a provider of composite analysis and optimisation technol

Reinforced Plastics has introduced a Guest Blog section on its website. Have you got something to say about the composites industry? Let us know.

Carbon fibre producer Zoltek Companies Inc has announced that it is starting a process to "explore and evaluate strategic alternatives to maximise sharehol

Unidirectional Celstran® CFR-TP continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic tapes supplied by Ticona were chosen to manufacture the sleds being used in the A

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of March.

Ashland Performance Materials is increasing the prices of its complete portfolio of epoxy vinyl ester resins in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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