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Composite industry news, October 2013

Gurit achieved net sales of CHF 205.7 million during the first nine months of 2013.

US thermoplastics manufacturer RheTech Inc. has formed a strategic alliance with Eco Bio Plastics Midland, Inc. (EBPM) to use EBPM’s patent-protected techn

US demand for fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) composites is forecast to climb 4.7% annually to 4.3 billion pounds (1.95 billion kg) in 2017, valued at nearl

The headquarters of SAERTEX now has a Germanischer Lloyd (GL) accredited non-metallic test laboratory.

US company PlastiComp Inc has entered a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Mayo Clinic.

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

Chromaflo Technologies has launched a number of pigment past lines and chemical thickener line for thermoset plastics.

The solar system is expected to generate around 3.3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year for one of Owens Corning’s facilities in New York.

Gurit's PN901 High Tg Prepreg is a cyanate ester prepreg, which is claimed to be ideal for components exposed to high temperatures for short durations.

According to the World Energy Council’s latest energy efficiency study, there has been a general slowdown in energy efficiency improvements.

Advanced composites company Hexcel reports sales of US$412.3 million for the third quarter of 2013, up 5.3% on the same quarter of 2012, driven by its comm

Solvay Specialty Polymers has reached an agreement to acquire a financial interest in Aonix Advanced Materials, based in Ottawa, Canada, a leading develope

Swedish company United Initiators is to increase prices for ketone peroxides produced in Europe.

The third quarter has shown itself to be the most active period for mergers and acquisitions in 2013. Mark Humphries of Catalyst Corporate Finance offers h

Composites UK has announced the winners of the UK Composite Industry Awards 2013.

Speciality materials company Cytec Industries Inc reports net sales for the third quarter (Q3) of 2013 of US$464 million, up from $455 in Q3 2012, driven b

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

AIC Group has completed the construction of a $2.7 million hot drape forming machine for a major Chinese aerospace manufacturer based in Shanghai.

Glass fibre manufacturer 3B is to increase prices for its direct roving and chopped strand products by 9%, and of its continuous filament mat by 5% for all

Cytec Industrial Materials is adding two new products to its rail portfolio that meet the fire requirements of European standard EN 45545-2:2013.

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

UK company Matrix Composites has moved premises. The company has purchased an 11,500 square foot warehouse and offices in the St Philips area of Bristol.

Huber Engineered Materials, a division of J.M. Huber Corporation, is introducing a price increase for its industrial ground calcium carbonate products.

Anguil Environmental Systems was selected to provide the air pollution control system for the University of Nottingham's new pilot-scale carbon fibre recyc

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

JEC has entered a partnership with exhibition organiser Messe Frankfurt Inc and announced plans to co-locate a new springtime event in the USA in 2014.

Ashland Performance Materials has announced a 14 October price increase in North America for its epoxy vinyl ester resins, unsaturated polyester resins, ge

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

Lorenz Kunststoff GmbH is launching a new bulk moulding compound, BMC 0204, at the K 2013 exhibition.

South African distributor AMT Composites has signed an agreement under which it will distribute Oxeon's TeXtreme® spread tow carbon fibre reinforcements in

3A Composites, a division of Schweiter Technologies, has closed the divestment of its non-strategic 100% membership interest in core material kitting busin

ROHACELL foam core material from Evonik Industries is being used by Bauer Hockey to provide the power and stability required for ice hockey sticks currentl

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