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Materials news, November 2008

AGY is increasing the production capacity of its S-2 Glass® fibre products by another 20% in response to continued robust demand for composite armour syste

Howaldtswerke-Deutsch Werft GmbH is using VISTAGY’S FiberSIM® engineering software to design and manufacture parts for submarines made of composite materia

Daimler’s new four-cylinder diesel engine (OM651) features a 6 litre oil pan made from DuPont™ Zytel® 70G35 HSLR glass reinforced polyamide (PA).

The Sherwin-Williams Company has closed a definitive agreement to acquire the Liquid Coatings Subsidiaries of Inchem Holdings of Inchem Holdings Internatio

US manufacturer Energy Composites Corporation (ECC) and Swancor Industries Co Ltd of Taiwan have signed an agreement that gives ECC the exclusive right to

He was on hand at the Washington Forum in May 2007 to sign the historic agreement with the National Association for Surface Finishing. Now comes news that

A new NIOSH proposal to lower the recommended exposure limit (REL) for hexavalent chromium to one-fifth the agency's previous level and 25 times lower than

Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc (TAI) has opened a new composites facility in Ankara, Turkey, to support its role as a subcontractor to Northrop Grumman C

A project led by UK organisations NetComposites and BRE will assess the environmental credentials of naturally-derived construction materials, including fi

Aircraft maker Boeing forecasts that China will need 3710 new aircraft worth about US$390 billion over the next 20 years.

Advanced Composites Group (ACG) has announced that it will play a 'major role' in a research and development project involving composites for use in tidal

Bombardier Aerospace of Canada has terminated its development agreement with Grob Aerospace AG for the composite structure of the Bombardier Learjet 85 mid

Celanese Emulsion Polymers is introducing its JetSize line of natural polymer starch sizings. The products are designed to optimise the production of glass

The COMPOSITES EUROPE 2008 exhibition took place on 23-25 September in Essen, Germany.

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