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Materials news, January 2011

Interpon M1000 – AA0037 Approved For CARC Military Applications

Interplastic Corporation is introducing its new Integrity™ high performance gel-coat developed for use above and below the waterline in marine applications

China is expected to have reached a total installed wind power capacity of 248 GW in 2020 representing a compound annual growth rate of almost 23%.

Huber Engineered Materials has announced a price increase for its tan alumina trihydrate (ATH) and magnesium hydroxide (MDH) grades.

Vestas has opened an office in Bucharest to serve the wind energy market in Romania and the Balkan region.

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

Chinese wind turbine blade producer, Tianjin Dongqi Wind Turbine Blade Co Ltd has been awarded GL Shop Approval from GL Renewables Certification for compos

Lincoln Composites has signed a US$1.4 contract with PV Gas City of Vietnam for the supply of 40 ft TITAN™ high-pressure composite tanks and storage module

Structural Composites has been awarded US$245 000 through a Florida grant programme to boost its lightweight boat technology.

Allianz has invested over €1 billion in 30 wind farms and solar parks in Germany, France and Italy since 2005.

ALD Vacuum Technologies, based in Hanau, Germany, has supplied three high-pressure sintering furnaces to Xiamen Golden Egret Special Alloy Co Ltd.

According to Automotive News, from February, Ford Motor Co will pay its auto-parts suppliers, including those supplying PM parts, five times a month for de

Dassault Systèmes, a supplier of 3D and product lifecycle management (PLM) software, has announced an expanded partnership with the National Institute for

Brazilian mining company Vale has rejected a four-year labour agreement proposed by the Labrador and Newfoundland provincial government to settle an 18-mon

Nissan North America has a new mission that could be good news for US PM suppliers.

Toyota is to manufacture lithium ion batteries for its plug-in vehicles from the autumn.

The March/April issue of Reinforced Plastics magazine is publishing a preview of the JEC Composites Show. Is your company exhibiting?

PPG Industries has announced the qualification of its HYBON(® 2026 direct glass fibre roving for use in selected fabrics and epoxy resin systems of aerodyn

The potential investment value of new power projects globally fell 53% in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2010 compared to Q3, according to the EIC Monitor, whe

According to the European Composites Industry Association ( EuCIA), the European Commission is proposing definitive import duties of 13.8% on glass fibre p

The use of carbon fibre composites in automotive applications is increasing as vehicle lightweighting becomes increasingly important.

Regional medical equipment design exhibition set for Anaheim, Calif.

Prospects somewhat brighter for select segments of the U.S. industrial supply chain.

There is a positive investment outlook for renewable energy in fast developing countries such as India, China, Brazil and the MENA region, according to dis

Japanese carbon fibre producer Toray Industries Inc and German automotive company Daimler AG have announced a joint venture for manufacturing and marketing

Siemens has signed an agreement with Associated British Ports to build a factory for offshore wind turbines in Hull, UK.

Gamesa maintains its number one position in the Spanish wind market with a 2010 market share of 50.18% – an increase from 2009’s 34.4%.

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

Deal combines strengths of both organizations.

The publication of a new pre-standard for pultruded fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) structures is good news for the composites industry according to the Ame

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa plans to set up its offshore wind technology centre in Glasgow, Scotland, creating 130 jobs.

ASTM International Committee D30 on Composite Materials is currently developing a proposed new standard, ASTM WK30231, Practice for Damage Resistance Testi

Checkmate Seaenergy Ltd has appointed Brewin Dolphin to lead an initial funding round to finance the development of the Anaconda Wave Energy Converter.

The US automotive industry is on track for recovery and new vehicle sales in China are booming. In Europe, the picture is not quite so promising, although

Hexagon Composites' Lincoln Composites business has signed a contract with Sime Darby Sdn. Bhd. of Malaysia for the supply of TITAN™ high-pressure composi

Gamesa will supply 20 MW of wind turbines to Kiroba Elektrik Uretim for the Madranbaba wind farm in Aydin, Turkey.

Researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a palladium-based alloy which they say has the strength of glass and the t

Areva has won a contract worth €400 million to supply forty 5 MW M5000 turbines for the Borkum West II offshore wind farm located in the North Sea.

H.C. Starck and Cabot Corporation have formed a non-exclusive worldwide patent cross-license agreement allowing the companies mutual access to their tantal

Plansee High Performance Materials (HPM) has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Wolfra-Tech Pvt. Ltd, which is based in Mysore, India. The tr

Europe is now close to 3 GW of installed offshore wind power capacity, according to numbers from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

Aguz Marine of Brazil is manufacturing motorboats designed by Ferragni & Tollini Yacht Design of Italy.

Boeing has announced today that it expects delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner aircraft in the third quarter of this year.

Metal Finishing's long-time organic coatings editor loses battle with cancer.

Some used in metalworking industry for lubricity, drawing.

Natural Power has delivered energy yield and site assessment studies for a proposed wind farm in Alaska for Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA).

A proposed new ASTM International standard will aid in the prediction of delamination propagation.

Reagan Stephens joins Interplastic Corporation; FORMAX appoints Daniel Ames as Technical Sales Director and Rob Wilder as Sales and Marketing Director.

The COMPOSITES EUROPE 2011 trade fair and forum for composite materials, technology and applications will take place on 27-29 September in Stuttgart, Germa

The wind turbine factory in Machrihanish in Argyll has resumed production after parent company Skykon filed for bankruptcy.

Toray Industries Inc of Japan and its subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea Inc (TAK) are to build a plant for mass production of carbon fibre in the R

A newly released report from the Federal Reserve showed industrial production in the U.S. increased 0.8 percent in December after rising 0.3 percent in Nov

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) is providing composite materials, tooling, and design and manufacturing services to the BLOODHOUND SSC (supersonic car)

MAG has developed a fibre cutting and dosing machine for composites applications.

JETCAM International has appointed Vigsent as a distributor for its range of CAD CAM software to the aerospace market in Korea.

Bureau Veritas has issued guidelines for the classification and certification of floating offshore wind turbines specifying the environmental conditions un

REpower Systems AG will deliver 54 of its MM82 wind turbines and 96 MM92 units to Saint-Laurent Énergies Consortium (SLE) for the 300 MW Lac Alfred wind fa

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Interplastic Corporation’s Thermoset Resins Division is raising the price of its CoREZYN® and Silmar® brand polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel-coats, co

Automated Dynamics, a manufacturer of advanced composite structures and high performance composite processing equipment, has completed registration to AS91

Professor Bernd Kieback Prof. Kieback, Director of the Dresden branch lab of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials I

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc has announced that it has reached an agreement with Boeing regarding certain claims associated with the development and pro

Asia's first commercial tidal power plant will be built in the Indian state of Gujarat with an initial 50 MW capacity.

According to the January 2011 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies are encouraged by orders booked t

AGY is introducing new direct sizing system for E-glass yarns. It is initially available on AGY’s DE75 yarn which is used primarily in aerospace fabrics.

The UK government has proposed forming a network of technology and innovation centres.

China’s commerce Ministry has confirmed that the export quota for rare earth elements is to be cut by 35% in the first six months of 2011. Total exports wi

Ford sales in India, spearheaded by the Ford Figo, nearly tripled last year to more than 83 000 units.

Researchers have developed a new metal nanomaterial for use in Li-ion batteries.

The wind turbine manufacturer will supply a total of 10 MW of capacity for a project being developed by Western Wind Energy Corporation for UniSource Elect

Blade manufacturer Fisher-Barton Group, based in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA, has acquired Lineage Alloys, a thermal spray powder manufacturer located near Ho

Metaltech, Inc, based in DuBois, Pennsylvania, USA, plans increase its plant size to more than 27,000 ft2 and double production capacity.

Catherine (Kitty) H. Pilarz, senior director of Mattel/Fisher-Price product safety has been appointed 2011 chairman of the board of directors of ASTM Inter

AOC LLC will increase the prices of all its polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel-coats, pigment and additive products in the USA and Canada from 4 Februar

American Superconductor Association (AMSC) has granted its sixth wind turbine licence in China to Beijing JINGCHENG New Energy (JCNE).

Software and engineering services provider Firehole Composites is opening a satellite office in Seattle, Washington.

San Diego has approved its first vertical axis wind turbine with a 3.4 kW Falcon wind turbine from WePOWER being constructed at a private property in San D

Vestas will deliver 19 of its V90 2 MW wind turbines with a hub height of 125 m to BOREAS Energie GmbH for a 38 MW wind project in Germany.

The JEC Group is launching JEC Americas in 2012, co-locating the composites show with the Industrial Fabrics Association International's IFAI Expo Americas

Toho Tenax Co Ltd has annnounced an agreement to supply TENAX® carbon fibre for compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks manufactured by Metal Mate Co Ltd in Tha

GW will supply 18 wind turbines for a new project in one of France's most windy areas.

Enthone, Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, has appointed Josh Erd Account Manager, U.S. Western Region.

The Empire State Building, NY, is going green by purchasing 100% renewable energy from Green Mountain Energy Company.

Nordex has installed two 2.5 MW N100/2500 wind turbines at Dradenau sewage treatment plant in Hamburg, Germany.

The SAERTEX® group is to supply high-performance multiaxial and unidirectional reinforcements for use in Bombardier Aerospace's CSeries and Learjet 85 airc

Siemens Wind Power will supply DONG Energy with three new offshore wind turbines as part of a £50 million project.

RWE Innogy has more than doubled its wind capacity in Poland following the purchase of Gamesa's 32 MW Piecki wind farm and the 35 MW Tychowo site.

Reichhold Inc is increasing prices of all unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins sold in North America for the composites industry from 1 February 2

Appointments at Owens Corning, and Strongwell.

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) is launching an autoclave tooling prepreg system offering thermal cycling capability up to 200ºC.

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

AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, has announced a strategic investment in a new powde

Columbia Chemical has received final approval from the European Chemicals Agency for European REACH (Registration, Authorization and Restriction of Chemica

Stephen Leonetti has been appointed Industry Manager - Americas, Energy and Hydraulic Systems by Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics.

Southwest Windpower has unveiled its newest and most efficient small wind turbine, Skystream 600.

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) and Farr Yacht Design are collaborating to design and build a carbon composite, One Design, 40 ft racing yacht.

NV Nordisk Vindkraft AB and HgCapital have signed agreements for the sale, construction and financing of the 41 MW Åmliden wind farm in Malå Municipality,

REpower Systems AG has reduced its outlook for 2011 now expecting performance of €1.25-1.35 billion from the previous estimate of €1.5-1.6bn.

Spatial Composite Solutions of Dubai has been awarded a contract to design, build and install an Airbus A320 Cabin Service Trainer at Virgin America’s head

Vestas will deliver 7 of its V112 3 MW wind turbines to Erneubare Energien Teetzleben GmbH & Co KG for the 21 MW Breesen-Teetzleben Wind Farm in Mecklenbur

Sandvik’s board of directors has appointed Olof Faxander as new President and CEO from 1 February 2011.

Boeing Company has acquired Summit Aeronautics Group, a producer of titanium and other hard metal structures.

The MPIF reports that Dynamet Technology, Inc has started to develop titanium automotive-powertrain parts financed by a science research grant.

Small wind manufacturer XZERES Wind Corporation has opened its European Subsidiary, XZERES Wind Europe Ltd, along with its first European order to be deliv

Royal Metal Powders, Inc, a subsidiary of American Chemet Corp based in Maryville, Tennessee, USA, has installed a new air-atomization production unit.

Following the sale late last year of the majority of copper powder producer Ecka Granules assets to US-based venture capitalists Platinum Equity (PE), mana

French aircraft manufacturer LISA Airplanes is using VTM®260 Series prepregs and complementary products from Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) to manufac

Renewable energy met 27.4% of electricity demand in Scotland in 2009, according to Government statistics on renewable energy generation.

RES has received consent from the Scottish Government to build the 99 MW Dunmaglass Wind Farm south of Inverness, Scotland.

The EU could exceed its 20% renewable energy target by 2020, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

US investment firms Highlander Partners, L.P. and Capstone Capital Partners have acquired Premix Inc and its subsidiary Quantum Composites Inc.

According to the prominent U.S. wind trade association, the U.S. wind industry continued to make good on its promise to strengthen America, and laid the fo

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Vestas will deliver a total of 240 MW of wind turbines to projects in Germany and Poland over the next two years.

3M has acquired the business of Nida-Core Corp, a US based manufacturer of core materials.

Harper International has been awarded a project by Georgia Institute of Technology for the production of a university scale carbon fibre thermal processing

Additions round out Wagner's representation throughout North America

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