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Materials news, February 2011

Enthone Automotive Science Corrosion Lab Earns A2LA Accreditation

Achievement reinforces Enthone’s analytical capabilities in support of the company’s customer-driven research and product development activities.

Ashland will discuss composite building materials at a Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) conference in April.

Kaman Corporation's Composites Division has been awarded a contract to manufacture composite passenger entry and over-wing exit doors for the Bombardier Le

The Energy Strategy 2050 looks at how Denmark could become independent from coal, oil and gas by 2050 and significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions

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

Melbourne, Fla., chosen site for Embraer aircraft production facility.

German car maker Audi AG and industrial group Voith GmbH have signed a letter of intent regarding a development partnership to promote industrialisation of

The UK Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is developing a model of the UK’s tidal energy resources to look at interactions between extraction systems and

Gamesa saw a 54% dip in net profits to €50 million in 2010 compared to 2009, as the financial crisis impacted demand.

Owens Corning has reached a definitive agreement to sell its glass fibre reinforcements plant in Capivari, Brazil, to Chongqing Polycomp International Corp

DSM joint venture Jinling DSM Resins Co Ltd (JDR) is investing approximately €50 million in a new production facility for composite resins in Nanjing, Chin

Toho Tenax Co Ltd will showcase a range of carbon fibre composite products at the ICERP exhibition in India.

Printed circuit board activity mostly positive for January.

DONG Energy has confirmed the development of its 320 MW offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 off the coast of Germany, representing an investment of aroun

At the ICERP exhibition in India, Magnum Venus Plastech (MVP) will be giving Flex Molding Process demonstrations, using Scott Bader resin.

Machining specialist Mitsui Seiki, based in Japan and the US, has developed a new HU100A-5XLL Horizontal Machining Centre (HMC), specially designed for mac

Japanese non-ferrous metals producer Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd (SMM) plans to increase the electrolytic nickel production capacity of its Niihama Nickel

A team of mathematicians from The University of Queensland, Australia has created a prototype bone implant design using selective laser melting, in which a

Matcon, an engineering company involved with handling powders and other materials in intermediate bulk containers, has moved to a new 2,800m2 site headquar

Global alloy specialist AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group NV has acquired KB Alloys, LLC for US$23.5 million cash.

Ragasco AS has been awarded a contract from a large European car manufacturer to supply fuel tanks for compressed natural gas (CNG) for one of its new pass

The wind turbine manufacturer will install its specialist offshore wind equipment in 2012.

North Coast Composites has been chosen by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to produce the Gulfstream G250 aircraft rudder using the resin transfer mouldin

Finnish authorities grant a water permit to the Suurhiekka wind farm, the country’s first offshore wind project.

Eneco will builds a 900 MW offshore wind farm off the Dorset and Hampshire coasts, UK.

The UK Energy Minister has seen a strong interest in marine energy technology for the European fund.

Governent attitudes to renewable energy are the most important investment driver, according to a survey by London Bridge Capital.

Weaker output, plus lower utility consumption impacts U.S. industrial production.

AOC LLC has announced a price increase for all resins sold in India, Asia and the Middle East from 1 March 2011.

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

Richard Morrison receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Composites Manufacturers Association.

A group of companies comprising FPInnovation, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Mat-Comp, Pultrall Inc and Deloupe Inc have developed a lightweight forestry trail

The latest survey from the Precision Metalforming Association points to a rise in orders during the next three months.

Ashland Performance Materials is introducing a new Derakane epoxy vinyl ester resin that provides added fire resistance for infrastructure applications.

Vestas has joined the WindFloat Project for floating offshore wind turbine platforms using a semi-submersible structure.

AOC LLC has announced a price increase for all resins sold in Europe from 1 March 2011.

Michelman has formally organised its growing chemical sales into the fibres and composites markets under a new business unit.

Italian light vehicle manufacturer Casalini is now using an ITW Plexus methacrylate adhesive to bond a steel reinforcing frame to the composite cabin inter

'Eco-minerals' company RockTron has been collaborating with Ford and materials manufacturers to develop new compounds incorporating RockTron’s 100% recycl

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) will be exhibiting at the ICERP 2011 composites exhibition which takes place in India in March.

The European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) Sixth Stakeholders' Day will take place from 17-18 May 2011 in Helsinki, Finland.

Japan's imports of refined tin increased by 60% in 2010 to 35,266 tonnes, almost meeting the current high of 36,883 tonnes imported in 2006.

Volkswagen’s Slovak unit has reported that the company plans to give it €$1 billion over the next few years to boost car and car parts production.

SKF has appointed Poul Jeppesen as president of its North America division, with an overall responsibility for Canada, Mexico and the United States. Poul J

A new preheating system for sheet moulding compound (SMC) is being introduced by Radio Frequency Company Inc.

After 88 years in business, ABMyr is closing its operations.

Courses to provide in-depth instruction on paint stripping, spray application, and equipment selection and maintenance.

DSM Composite Resins is increasing the prices of its unsaturated polyester resins and Neoxil® sizings and binders from 1 March.

Scott Bader has announced a March price increase for its Crystic® unsaturated polyester, DCPD, Crestapol® and vinyl ester resins, gel-coats, pigments, bond

Entropy Resins reports that is Super Sap™ line of bio-derived epoxy systems is enabling companies to create a new generation of environmentally friendly, h

The UK wind industry has agreed on a protocol on payments from wind farms to community benefit funds specifying a £1000 minimum payment per year per MW of

Gamesa will develop 600 MW of wind projects in the Jilin province and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in China with two Chinese partners.

AOC LLC will increase prices of all polyester resins, gel-coats, pigments and additive products in the USA and Canada from 7 March.

Dieffenbacher, KraussMaffei, and RUCKS Maschinenbau GmbH.

US company IDI Composites International (IDI) has acquired Jet Moulding Compounds Inc of Canada, a manufacturer of thermoset moulding compounds for the ele

Wind turbine manufacturer quietrevolution receives £5 million in project financing from Hazel Capital for the deployment of its qr5 wind turbine.

As part of President Barack Obama’s US$29.5 billion fiscal year 2012 budget for the Department of Energy (DoE), the Department is set to spend US$3.2bn on

Compounder RTP Company helped Wright Medical Technology design a surgical tool using a glass reinforced polycarbonate in place of metal.

Australian advanced materials company Quickstep Holdings Ltd has signed a Long Term Agreement (LTA) with Northrop Grumman Corp to manufacture parts for the

GE has acquired technology from Wind Tower Systems LLC (WTS) that could enable taller wind turbine towers as blade lengths increase.

Although replacing steel with composites can reduce vehicle weight and overall fuel consumption, cost savings will be the primary driver for using composit

US company Revolution Composites will supply custom braided fabrics, net shaped preforms and finished moulded components.

New appointments at Euroresins and FORMAX.

CAD Cut, a provider of cutting and kitting services to the composites industry, has opened a facility in Denton, Texas, USA.

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

Chemetall has acquired the assets of Artech Technologies, a specialty chemical company based in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

The HALO™ barrier is a waterborne security system which is made from composite materials and designed to provide stable floating walls in the water capable

Eight products from Walter Surface Technologies earn clean air solvent certificates from most stringent air pollution control agency.

The new PrimaSprint Manual Powder Coating unit introduction from Wagner was selected to receive the Sherwin-Williams award.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) announced the winners of the Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) at its COMPOSITES 2011 trade s

Gamesa Technology Corp and Northrop Gunman Corp have launched the Offshore Wind Technology Center to develop offshore wind turbines for the US and the rest

KECO plans to invest $1 million in the facility and hire 50 employees by 2013 in engineering, management, customer service and manufacturing positions. The

VISTAGY Inc and Siemens PLM Software have announced an upgrade and long-term extension to their partnership designed to meet the growing composite engineer

Vestas has issued a statement confirming rumours that it is in talks with Swedish Arise Windpower for a 200 MW wind power project in Sweden.

Glass fibre reinforcements producer Owens Corning has announced the winners of its Composite App Challenge, a global competition to find new applications f

Magnum Venus Plastech (MVP) recently conducted a Flex Molding Process™ training event for its distributors located in the Pacific Rim.

Resintex Technology will promote Scott Bader's Crystic® specialty products for boat builders at the SEATEC exhibition in Italy on 16-18 February.

The 230 MW Humber Gateway offshore wind farm off Yorkshire, UK, has been given planning approval by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Miba has taken a minority share in the sintered components manufacturer, Maxtech Sintered Product Pvt. Ltd (MSPPL), based in Pune, India.

Ferro Corporation's electronic materials business plans to increase production of its electronic grade silver powder and silver flake at its facility in Ne

The world’s biggest iron powder producer, Höganäs has had its best fourth quarter ever, according to its 2010 year-end report.

Belgian materials group Umicore reports significant recovery in 2010.

Vestas saw a 25% increase in profits to €156 million in 2010 despite having a “tough year”.

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) is planning a Powder Metallurgy Summer School, which will take place in Dresden, Germany.

RheTech Inc is investing US$2 million to create a new engineered thermoplastic compounding facility in Blacksburg, South Carolina, USA. The plant will comp

International renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has signed an agreement with Argentinean renewable company Nowa Energía.

On 7 March, Reichhold Inc will increase prices of all unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins sold in North America for the composites industry.

AOC LLC has announced a 24 February 2011 price increase for Mexico for all polyester resins, vinyl ester resins, gel-coats and pigments.

VISTAGY Inc has renewed its status as a technical partner to Lotus Renault GP, which will be using VISTAGY's FiberSIM® software and consulting services to

LM Wind Power is developing what it calls “the world’s longest wind turbine blade every produced” for Alstom’s 6 MW offshore wind turbine.

Pete Barth will lead new business sales for industrial finishing accounts.

The new Cr(VI)-free black zinc flake coating from Atotech offers high corrosion protection for Volkswagen automotive parts.

The Departments of the Interior (DoI) and Energy (DoE) are announcing US$50.5 million for offshore wind energy deployment as well as several high priority

Teijin Ltd is integrating its carbon fibre and composite materials business units into a new Carbon Fibres and Composites Business Group, with the aim of a

A wind turbine test site for prototyping and certificaion, said to be the largest in Europe, has opened in the Netherlands.

The Hydrocarbon Specialty Chemical division of Cray Valley has signed a distribution contract with Grolman Group to offer all of Cray Valley’s materials to

Three wind farms in Hungary have been sold to Spanish company Iberdrola Renovables.

Graham Architectural Products, of York, Pennsylvania, has launched GThurm, a line of windows that use pultruded polyurethane composites for the lineals.

Three wave and tidal research projects have received £2.5 million funding from the UK Government.

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

Risø DTU is looking into ways of improving wind turbine blade testing with partners from the across the industry with the aim of improving wind turbine bla

GA Telesis LLC has announced conclusion of the acquisition of assets and certain liabilities of Ultimate Aircraft Composites LLC, a Florida based component

State-of-the-art facility will employ 74 individuals, from workers to supervisors and chemists, in Blackman Township, Mich.

REpower saw its net profit fall 18.4% to €26.2 million for the first 9 months of the fiscal year ending March 2011.

An international renewable energy system will be possible by 2050, according to a report by Ecofys and WWF.

Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, US, will help Mexican engineering students learn to design tiny microelectromechanical devices (MEMS) which oft

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA)’s 'PM HIP Technology' brochure is now available in French and German versions.

Speciality metals provider Allegheny Technologies Inc (ATI) has reported year end sales of US$4.05 billion, a 33% increase compared to 2009.

According to the MPIF, Randall M. German, fellow of the APMI, associate dean of engineering and professor of mechanical engineering at San Diego State Univ

Rwanda's New Times newspaper, the country's Geology and Mines Authority (OGMR), has set up a mineral tagging and sealing scheme which aims to curb the ille

Mark Schario brings more than 30 years of industry experience, specializing in automotive and aerospace finishing.

Asia leads the growth in global wind power, which grew 35.8 GW in 2010 bringing total global capacity to 194.4 GW – up 22.5% from 2009, the Global Wind Ene

Delta Composites Ltd picked up the Small Business of the Year 2010 prize at the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA)'s Business Excellence Awards Dinner

Gamesa India has met with 52 of its wind turbine component suppliers “to make progress on standards for quality, response capability and the development of

3A Composites is launching its new AIREX® T92.200 PET foam core material.

The number of people employed in the wind energy industry in the UK has risen by 91%, according to a study by RenewableUK.

Deal would expand Curtiss-Wright’s portfolio of niche coating technologies.

Rigid PCB orders slow down, but flex bookings and sales rise significantly

Suzlon will deliver 1 GW of wind turbines to Caparo Energy (India) Ltd (CEIL) for wind power projects to be developed in India by March 2013.

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

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