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Composite industry news, July 2013

ORNL makes low-cost carbon fibre available to US companies

The US Department of Energy's Carbon Fiber Technology Facility operated by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is accepting proposals from companies that

Glass fibre manufacturer Owens Corning reports consolidated net sales of US$1.35 billion in the second quarter (Q2) of 2013, compared to $1.39 billion in t

Toho Tenax Co Ltd, the core company of Teijin’s carbon composites business, has established Toho Tenax Singapore Pte Ltd to strengthen the group's operati

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For the first six months of 2013 Gurit reports net sales of CHF129.7 million, a decline of 33.7% over the first half of 2012 as a result of a steep drop in

China's GDP growth decelerated to 7.5% in the second quarter (Q2) of 2013, one of the weakest growth rates since the global financial crisis, reports IHS G

Carbon fibre producer Toray has acquired a 20% interest in Plasan Carbon Composites (PCC), a manufacturer of carbon fibre parts for the automotive industry

Acorn Growth Companies and The Edgewater Funds have partnered to acquire UK-based Tods Aerospace & Defence Ltd to further expand the capabilities of AGC Co

Chem-Trend, a provider of speciality release agents for multiple industries, has acquired Zyvax, a supplier of release systems for the composites industry.

Cytec Industries has announed plans to consolidate its ex-Umeco sites in the USA. Cytec acquired Umeco last year.

Hybrid components and related technologies will be on display at HYBRID Expo 2013, a new exhibition taking place alongside the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show

Ashland Performance Materials has announced new distribution agreements for its composites products in Europe.

Cathay Investments Ltd has acquired composites distributor Umeco Distribution Ltd (formerly GPRMS Ltd) from Cytec Industries Inc.

According to Alison Cook, end user marketing manager UK, Ireland & Benelux at KIMBERLY-CLARK PROFESSIONAL, applying ‘lean’ principles can help companies im

Drew Walker has been named President & CEO of AGY, the US headquartered producer of high-strength glass fibre reinforcements.

Ashland India is sponsoring the India Composites Show for the second consecutive year.

Global investment in clean energy in Q2 was up 22% from Q1, due to upturn in the financing of wind and solar projects and a 170% surge in equity funding f

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As COMPOSITES EUROPE's official media partner Reinforced Plastics is very pleased to be able to offer our readers free entrance tickets to this year's show

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

With an increase in exhibitor numbers and exhibition surface, COMPOSITES EUROPE continues on its growth course. More than 400 exhibitors are expected when

In an interview with Reinforced Plastics, Robert Puyenbroek, Global R&D Director at DSM Composite Resins, emphasises the business' commitment to the develo

The European Alliance for SMC/BMC is holding a its second sustainability conference in Brussels this September.

Owens Corning has announced a US$130 million investment in a new North American facility to expand its glass nonwovens business.

FSE Inc, a US firm specialising in design, testing, inspection, failure investigation and preventive maintenance of fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) products

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