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Composite industry news, September 2013

Sizings manufacturer Michelman opens new European Technical Center

Michelman, a manufacturer of sizings for glass and carbon fibre, has opened its new European Technical Center in Windhof, Luxembourg.

Toray to purchase US carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek

Carbon fibre manufacturer Toray Industries Inc of Japan says it has agreed to purchase all outstanding shares in Zoltek Companies Inc, a manufacturer of la

NASA has selected six US companies to participate in a government-and-industry partnership to advance composite materials research and certification.

AkzoNobel Functional Chemicals is increasing the prices of its ketone peroxides in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa.

Four German composites associations have announced the foundation of a joint umbrella trade association called Composites Germany.

COMPOSITES EUROPE 2013 attracted 9171 visitors to Stuttgart on 17-19 September, up 30% on the previous show held in Stuttgart in 2011.

Toho Tenax Europe GmbH has won the AVK Innovation Award in the category of Innovative Products for its newly developed high-efficiency production technolog

This white paper from Kimberly-Clark looks at how organisations can adopt ‘Lean’ systems to get to grips with the problem of Volatile Organic Compounds (VO

AOC, LLC is to increase prices for all products sold in Europe by €80-100 per metric ton.

Sigmatex, a UK headquartered converter of carbon fibre, has created the Sigmatex Technical Excellence Centre (SigmaTEC) to meet growing demand for engineer

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

DSM Composite Resins has increased prices for its complete portfolio of Unsaturated Polyester/Vinyl ester resins sold in Europe, Middle East and India.

European companies Evonik Industries and SECAR Technologie have established a joint venture called LiteCon Advanced Composite Products to focus on the mass

AOC LLC has announced an October price increase for all composite products shipped to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

Australian companies RPC Technologies, a manufacturer of composite products, and Aquaterro Advanced Product Supplies, a provider of personal protection equ

US-headquartered TPI Composites has announced that it will be starting composite wind turbine blade tooling production at its facility in Taicang Port, Jia

Reichhold has announced an October price increase in Europe on all unsaturated polyester resins, vinyl ester resins and ancillary products.

Reed Elsevier has announced the winners of the 2013 Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge, which supports innovative solutions to improve sustainable acces

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Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has announced the closure of its composites centre in Gulfport, Mississippi, following the US Navy's declining use of c

AOC LLC has announced an October price increase in the US and Canada for all resin and gel-coat products.

Reinforced Plastics asked a selection of COMPOSITES EUROPE exhibitors what they see as the key issues facing the composites industry today, and how they ar

Scott Bader Europe has announced a price increase for its Crystic® range of unsaturated polyester, vinyl ester and DCPD resins, plus all other manufactured

The world is going through a low carbon revolution and the potential for composites to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is clear. But the difficulty of recy

According to the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), 62 countries now have biofuels friendly policies in place, by which ethanol production alone has r

The new COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show app for smartphones and tablet PCs offers a host of information, including hall plans, exhibitors list, and the suppor

Bayer MaterialScience has developed reinforced polycarbonates for the manufacture of thin, lightweight and durable laptop housings.

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