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Composite industry news, December 2014

Lightweight hockey stick weighs just 183 grams

Sport equipment manufacturer Unihoc has developed what it says is the world’s lightest floorball stick, weighing just 183 grams.

Aircelle, a manufacturer of nacelles for the aerospace industry, has announced the signing of a major deal with nearby Velocity Composites.

Charles Ross and Son Company introduces a range of multi-shaft mixers suitable for large-scale processing of pastes, gels, dispersions, suspensions and slu

New research suggests that exchanging aluminium aircraft for a global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 per cent.

Toray Industries has moved into the European market with its acquisition of Saati SpA’s European carbon fiber fabric and prepreg business.

A new report suggests that Asia-Pacific is the most promising carbon fiber market, with demand in the region to grow at a CAGR of around 14% from 2014 to 2

Hexcel Corporation has acquired 50% of Formax UK Limited, a manufacturer of composite reinforcements which specializes in the production of lightweight mul

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3A Composites has increased production capacities of its AIREX PET core materials.

Aviation Technical Services (ATS) has acquired Texas Air Composites (TAC), a Domestic 145 Repair Station specializing in composite structural fabrication,

The UK’s National Composites Centre (NNC) has welcomed an investment by the UK government in the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, a group of seven techno

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DSM Dyneema has won three awards for its Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology platform, which develops fiber for ballistic applications.

Toray Industries’ carbon fiber material will be used for a range of parts in Toyota Motor Corporation’s MIRAI fuel cell vehicle.

South Korean conglomerate Hyosung and the government have jointly established a carbon fiber hub in North Jeolla Province n the southwest of South Korea.

Keith Pickering, partner, Catalyst Corporate Finance, reviews mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the composites industry in 2014.

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