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Materials news, November 2010

REACH Delivery enables the electronic delivery, receipt, control, update, audit and tracking of Safety Data Sheets in line with REACH regulations.

Lewcott phenolic resin conforms to MIL standard

Lewcott Corporation has announced that its PSR133 phenolic resin conforms to the MIL-DTL-64154, Revision B military standard.

Neste Oil and Lufthansa have signed a cooperative arrangement that will see Lufthansa begin commercial flights using Neste Oil's NExBTL renewable jet fuel

Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems is expanding its RACER series with the new Racer Twin Turbolance waterslide.

REpower is supplying a total of 43.05 MW of its 2.05 MW, MM82 wind turbine to Energiekontor UK Construction Ltd.

3B has partnered with Reprocover to develop products for sewage, drainage and water supply utilising recycled materials.

R. Todd Hamilton, Branch Manager for SAF, a metal finisher in Atlanta, Ga., was elevated to his first one-year term as Chairman of the Aluminum Anodizers C

Georg Kaufmann Formenbau AG introduced its new glass reinforced thermoplastic composite moulding technology at K 2010.

LM Wind Power Blades will deliver its 61.5 m wind turbine blades for the 48 REpower 6M offshore wind turbines which will be installed as part of phase II a

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

Dark Matter Composites has successfully rolled out training courses to support GKN Aerospace’s production of composite aircraft wing structures.

Scott Bader Asia Pacific will be exhibiting the new Crystic® Crestabond range of primerless methyl methacrylate (MMA) structural adhesives at the 13th Chin

US headquartered thermoplastics compounder RTP Company has opened a new manufacturing plant in Ladenburg, Germany. It will produce long fibre composites an

Lynn Hagan to oversee key software initiatives and the exploration and design of new program concepts.

Euroresins Europe Holding GmbH & Co KG has been appointed exclusive distributor of 3B’s continuous filament mat (CFM) range for the composites industry in

Gamesa together with other companies and research institutions are looking at developing a 15 MW offshore wind turbine by 2020.

REpower will supply 48 of its 6M offshore wind turbines for expansion phases 2 and 3 totalling 295 MW of the Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank.

Market report firm Lucintel profiles seven of the world's leading carbon fibre producers in its new report.

French chemicals company Arkema has announced its growth strategy for the next five years.

quietrevolution has signed an exclusive agreement with RWE Innogy for the sale of its small wind turbines specifically designed for populated areas.

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) has developed a new four-page educational leaflet for potential users of the powder metallurgy hot isosta

Researchers in Japan have developed tungsten carbide contacts that help improve the strength of metal-carbon nanotube junctions.

A US company has developed underwear with inserts formed of tungsten and other metal powders that, it says, ensure privacy against airport x-ray machines.

Hexcel Corporation has announced an organisational realignment designed to improve market focus and capitalise on future growth opportunities.

DSM Composite Resins has announced a price increase for its complete range of Neoxil® sizings and binders.

Plasan, a specialist in armour solutions, and Q-Flo, a University of Cambridge spin-off company, have formed a joint venture to produce carbon nanotube fib

Two Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) students have taken first place at the annual Student Manufacturing Design Competition held by the American Soci

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has received a Type Certificate from GL Renewables Certification (GL) for their wind turbine SHI 2.5 MW, load class IEC 2A.

Indian Tata Power is investing €806.7 million win wind power, as it aims to increase the share of renewable energy in its portfolio.

Vestas will deliver 34 of its V90-1.8 MW wind turbines to Emgasud S.A. for its Rawson I-II wind farms in the Chubert Province, Argentina.

German organisation AVK has published a report focusing on the sustainability of fibre reinforced plastics (FRP).

Turkish company AKPA has appointed Plaquimet and Composites Brasil as distributor of its AKPEROX® organic peroxides in South America.

UK composite marine structures specialist Tods Defence has expanded its engineering design facilities and is further developing the trainee programme at it

Reichhold Inc has announced a price increase for all unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins sold in North America for the composites industry.

US powder metal giant Hoeganaes Corporation has moved decisively to focus on its activities in China with the opening of a new marketing support facility o

Capgemini says the EU is ahead of its 2020 targets for CO2 emissions, but that it lags behind on the expansion of renewable energy, in its twelfth edition

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

WebCore Technologies LLC, manufacturer of TYCOR core materials, has closed a $2 million investment with a private investment group which will help accelera

WebCore Technologies LLC has been awarded US$1 800 000 by the US Department of Energy (DOE) for the further development of its TYCOR® W core material for u

Energy business analysts Douglas-Westwood expects to see offshore wind expenditure of €38 billion over the next five years.

DSM Composite Resins, via its subsidiary Euroresins Turkey, has completed the acquisition of the unsaturated polyester resin business of Turkish company Dy

Gamesa has held its inaugural 2010 Patents and Inventors Contest recognising two patent for wind turbine innovations among its employees.

AOC LLC is increasing prices of all polyester resin, gel-coat, pigment and additive products in the USA and Canada.

3A Composites is introducing AIREX® T90.210 PET foam core material as the successor of AIREX T90.240.

KMT Robotic Solutions Inc and Stiles Machinery Inc have announced the sale of a wind turbine blade root end cut and drill system to Energetx Composites LLC

Diran Apelian, founder of the Metal Processing Institute of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), based in Massachusetts, USA, has been awarded the US Mat

The American who discovered the world’s biggest copper deposit in Chile has staked a claim in Paraguay to what he says may be the largest titanium find, ac

Russian nickel giant Norilsk Nickel’s polar division, the company’s biggest earner in the past decade, will spend $20 billion by 2030 to maintain productio

Indian organisations Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a joint

A newly released report from the Federal Reserve shows industrial production was unchanged in October, after having fallen 0.2 percent in September.

Latest Institute for Supply Management Survey reflects positive manufacturing activity.

Southern Spars, a New Zealand-based company specialising in the design and construction of spars and rigging for high-performance yachts, has recently purc

Vattenfall has received planning permission for a 56 MW wind farm in Northumberland, UK.

Business leaders from the UK and India have called for closer trade ties on low-carbon technologies with the aim of boosting economic growth at the same ti

Australian composite component and solutions provider Quickstep Holdings Ltd has achieved a key milestone with production preparations relating to the inte

Gurit has won a contract for PET core materials in China. Starting in 2011, the core material will be produced locally in China, where Gurit is currently i

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

Vestas will deliver 100 MW of wind turbines to a number of wind power projects around Europe in the second half of 2011.

Victoria, Australia, could benefit by up to A$9 billion in renewable energy investment under current State Government policies, according to a Clean Energy

Gamesa has been hit by the financial and a difficult regulatory backdrop in the first 9 months of 2010, with its net profit tumbling 71% to €25 million.

Sandvik Coromant has developed a free machining calculator app for iPhone and Android Smart phones.

The Special Metals Forum (SMF), the membership arm of South Yorkshire, UK-based NAMTEC (the National Metals Technology Centre), has appointed Peter Birtles

Market research firm Lucintel expects the global recreational boat market to see growth during the next five years as the industry recovers from the slump

Automotive manufacturers followed September’s robust sales growth with a strong performance last month, once again increasing revenues by double digits.

The teams competing in the Zero Emissions Race around the world will arrive in Vancouver, Canada, on 12 November, heading towards the UNCCC in Cancun, Mexi

Century, Inc, a manufacturer of precision steel components based in Traverse City, Michigan, USA, has cast the first ever light-weight, aluminium metal mat

A €1.9m (£1.6m) EU project to characterise the properties of steels with nanoparticle additives has the involvement of researchers at the Kelvin Nanocharac

Thermal equipment specialist Surface Combustion Inc, based in Maumee, Ohio, USA, has installed a new Allcase batch integral quench furnace line at a therma

Global engineering specialist GKN plc has reported a third quarter sales increase of 34% compared with last year in its automotive (Driveline and powder me

The new Flex Molding Process™ offered by Magnum Venus Plastech (MVP) is being introduced around the world.

Ashland Performance Materials has signed a new distribution agreement with GRPMS covering its complete portfolio of high-performance composites and structu

Hexagon Composites subsidiary Ragasco AS has received an order for 125 000 composite cylinders for storage of liquid propane gas (LPG) from Venezuelan comp

Floating offshore wind turbines with a rating of 20 MW could be possible, according to the DeepWind project lead by Risø DTU.

Plans for wind farms are often opposed by air traffic control services and defence organisations on the grounds that they interfere with radar. UK technolo

Gurit has announced that its new wind turbine blade repair system, RENUVO™, has received Germanischer Lloyd (GL) certification.

Siemens will provide maintenance for the offshore wind farm grid connections HelWin1 and BorWin2 in the North Sea for an initial period of five years.

VISTAGY Inc has announced the release of FiberSIM® 2010, the latest version of its engineering software for designing and manufacturing composite structure

Hakes Marine Ltd used prepregs from Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) to build the 54 ft grand prix racing yacht Oystercatcher XXVIII.

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

Offshore wind, wave and tidal energy could technically provide all of Europe’s future electricity demand, according to a group of industry experts and scie

Vestas has received an order for 86 MW of wind turbines to an undisclosed customer for wind projects in the state of Bahia and Rio Grande do Norte in Brazi

TenCate Advanced Composites Europe has signed a contract to supply Cetex carbon fibre thermoplastic laminates for use in the new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft a

Chemical producers, equipment manufacturers, and even a few exhibiting finishers enjoyed brisk traffic during FABTECH 2010, held Nov. 2-4 at the Georgia Wo

Belgian glass reinforcements supplier 3B has been appointed exclusive distributor in Europe and Asia of US company Webcore Technologies' TYCOR® W fibre-rei

Parmatech-Proform Corporation, a subsidiary of metal components specialist ATW Companies Inc has opened its new metal injection moulding (MIM) facility in

Research organisation Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, based in Freiburg, Germany, has won the European Association of Research and Technolog

The 2011 atomising course run by Perdac and Sheffield-based Atomising Systems Ltd (ASL is to be held in Central Manchester, UK, on 3-4 March.

The Alpha Corporation, parent company of AOC LLC, is celebrating 50 years as a global enterprise with the opening of its new world headquarters in Piperton

DSM Composite Resins AG, Switzerland, and Kemrock Industries & Exports Ltd, India, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a joint venture

The European project ECOplast is researching novel biocomposite materials based on renewable resources for applications in the automotive industry.

Vector Composites Inc and Quickstep Composites LLC have signed a strategic teaming agreement under which the companies will jointly promote the Quickstep P

Jeroen van der Veer, former CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, said that investment in renewables or alternate sources of energy is essential from a long-term energ

Analysis software and services company Firehole Technologies is changing its name to Firehole Composites.

Program honors oustanding technical paper presentations.

Even in the face of such a tepid economy recovery, there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic.

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG), part of Umeco Composites Structural Materials (UCSM), is exhibiting at the METS 2010 marine show in Amsterdam this mon

Airborne Composites BV has supplied the Royal Netherlands Navy with a carbon fibre composite main propeller for an Alkmaar-class minehunter.

Chinese company Chery Automobile’s new A3CC sports car features an undertray moulded from Stamax® long glass fibre reinforced polypropylene (PP) from SABIC

By 2050 Europe could get up to 50% of its electricity needs from renewable marine sources, according to a report by the Marine Board of the European Scienc

IPS Corporation, the US manufacturer of Weld-On® structural adhesives, has acquired Holdtite Adhesives Ltd in the UK.

Automated Dynamics has built and installed a robotic fibre placement machine for Mitsubishi Rayon Co (MRC) and the University of Tokyo in Japan.

The EU Commission has granted €30 million to the alpha ventus offshore wind farm, according to the German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU).

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

Ken Kreeger, Nordson Corp. veteran, to take the reins as “interim director.”

Henrik Jensen brings successful track record in leading high-performance global management teams.

Partnership brings more environmentally friendly and compliant conversion coating and anodizing chemical solutions to the European market.

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