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Materials news, December 2008

Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings has added two distribution partners and new locations for two existing partners in its North American sales and service

The industry will likely see more controls—not less—on industrial processes in both the commercial and Department of Defense (DOD) context. So said Christi

The polymethacrylimide (PMI) rigid foam ROHACELL® from Evonik Industries is used as a core material in the winglet and flap vane of China’s first domestica

Gurit's prepreg, adhesive materials and coating systems assisted the Vestas SailRocket speed sailing craft to become the world’s fastest sailing boat.

The global economic turmoil has started having an impact on the wind energy industry in Europe, according to Frost & Sullivan, who say some companies are c

Advanced Composites Group will supply glass phenolic prepreg materials for a UK Ministry of Defence project bolstering vehicle armour and improving protect

Boeing has released an updated schedule for its 787 Dreamliner programme that moves the aircraft's first flight into the second quarter of 2009 and first d

Energy Composites Corp (ECC) has delivered and installed a large-bore, vertically-wound fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) tank for a North American manufactur

Premier Composite Technologies has been awarded the contract to build the 35 000 m2 of composite cladding that will be used on the upper 200 m of the Dokka

A partnership to speed up the construction of XCOR’s composite two-seat Lynx suborbital launch vehicle has been announced by XCOR and Firehole Technologies

Umeco Plc, London, UK, has acquired Italian company Industria Plastica Monregalese (IPM) from its private shareholders for €16.8 million. IPM supplies vac

Advanced Composites Group’s (ACG) MTM®57 component prepregs assisted SEAT’s León race cars to victory in the 2008 FIA World Touring Car Champion (WTCC) ser

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