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Materials news, July 2011

Slight increase reflects positive contributions fromexports, nonresidential fixed investment, private inventory investment, and federal government spending

Teijin automotive CFRP technology wins Frost & Sullivan award

Teijin Ltd has announced that its mass production technologies for carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) have been recognised by Frost & Sullivan through

Reichhold Inc's new low-styrene, low viscosity, flame retardant epoxy vinyl ester resin DION® FR 9350-01 is suitable for corrosion markets.

The two Spanish companies will continue to work together to strengthen their positions in the wind energy industry.

The board of directors of Sonoco, a large diversified global packaging company, has elected a new director: John R. Haley.

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) has announced that the Euro PM2012 International Conference and Exhibition will be held in Basel, Switzer

Laser-sintering specialist EOS and aerospace manufacturer EADS Innovation Works (IW) have started work on a study to understand the potential of the direct

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) plans to run another Powder Metallurgy Summer School in June 2012, following the success of its 2011 Summ

The iREMO (intelligent REactive polymer composites MOulding) project will hold a workshop during the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2011 trade show in Stuttgart in Sept

The capacity of offshore wind installations in Europe grew 4.5% during the first half of 2011, according to the EWEA.

The wind turbine manufacturer has posted preliminary results showing an increase in earnings and revenue.

Moderate industry analysts and observers offer counterpoints to more dire economic forecasts.

While PCB sales growth is still positive, weaker orders are limiting potential.

The German Engineering Federation VDMA has signed up as an institutional partner of the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show.

The composite sandwich panels which make up the façade of the new Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam are based on Teijin carbon and aramid fibre and vinyl ester

Röchling Glastic Composites has developed a new pultruded pedestrian bridge deck profile and scaffolding board with a grooved anti-slip surface.

Survey shows small- to-medium-size business are investing in equipment, technology, and personnel.

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

Australian advanced materials company Quickstep Holdings Ltd has received its first purchase order to manufacture parts for the F-35 Lightning II (Joint St

The HIVOCOMP collaborative research project will focus on advancing carbon composite materials technology to speed up the composites production process, a

Investment supports next-generation full-size pickups and creates or retains 150 jobs.

Moves impact all of PPG's global businesses and coating operations.

North American Höganäs Inc. (NAH), plans to spend US$22 million to increase production capacity of annealed atomized iron powders at its plant in Hollsoppl

GKN plc has signed an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Stromag Holding GmbH (Stromag), a manufacturer of industrial power management

A metal powders committee in ASTM, the global standards development and delivery organisation, has presented its Award of Merit to Craig W Hudson in recogn

According to the latest official mine production figures published by Peru's mines ministry, the May production of copper, lead, zinc and tin all down on c

Celeste Copper Corporation, which owns a 25% stake in the South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall, UK, has published an initial estimate of mineral resources in

According to Russian newspaper Vedomosti, RUSNANO, Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies, is considering investing US$300m in Kamaz-Metallurgiya, the met

Lantor Composites has developed a new product in its SORIC® range of flexible core materials: SORIC XXF is optimised for wind turbine blade manufacture.

Agreement highlights focus on major airline's investment in its fleet.

The 90 MW order comprises 10 of the company's V90-3.0 MW machines, and 30 units of the V100-2.0 MW.

West Michigan custom coater helps in the effort to spare landfill from 500 tons of metal.

The University of Bristol’s National Composites Centre (NCC) building is now completed.

Fourteen companies have teamed up with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to establish the Oak Ridge Carbon Fiber Composites Consortium, which will work

Orient Green has placed an order for 48 of Suzlon's wind turbines.

Wisconsin Oven Corporation has designed and manufactured a gas-fired, walk-in batch oven to cure composite material for the aerospace industry.

A framework agreement, inked at the shipyard in Puerto Real (Cadiz), backs up the companies' intention to co-operate in joint technological and offshore bu

The European Alliance for SMC/BMC has released a Position Paper on the sustainability of SMC and BMC based products.

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

Slight rebound in industrial output on the heels of a setback in May.

High strength iPlus® Composite cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) technology from Insituform Technologies Inc enabled the relining of a sewer pipe at San Diego Int

As part of its growth strategy in Asia, Ahlstrom Corporation will start Chinese production of speciality reinforcements for the wind energy market.

The US Department of the Interior (DoI) is asking for public comment on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) considering the potential environmental and

Nordex USA Inc has commissioned 60 N90/2500 wind turbines at the 150 MW Cedar Creek 2 wind farm in north eastern Colorado.

Boeing and Japanese airline ANA have completed a service ready operational validation of the 787 Dreamliner aircraft in Japan.

Erasteel and HeYe Special Steel have entered into a strategic agreement which, according to a press release, allows them to “cooperate together on commerci

Registration is now open for a PM machinability seminar sponsored by the MPIF and EPMA, with cost savings available if users register by 5th August.

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) has launched a revised booklet containing a selection of powder metallurgy component case studies.

OM Group, Inc has agreed to purchase Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG (VAC), Hanau, Germany, for around €700 million, including US$50 million in common stock e

The Plansee Group’s consolidated sales increased by 46% in the last fiscal year to a total of €1.24 billion, 13% higher than its previous best sales achiev

The 35 Gamesa G90-2.0 MW wind turbines will be installed at the two sites in Salamanca, Spain, in 2011.

UK powerboat builder Fairline has been acquired by a joint venture involving investment company Better Capital Ltd and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

86 countries are now generating energy from wind power, according to an industry report.

Latest innovation shortens the processing time for the manufacture of carbamate-based polymers and broadens opportunities for multiple end-use applications

Agency announces pilot field study on environmental impacts.

Scott Bader has announced a price increase for its Crystic® gel-coats and pigments.

Renewable energy supplied 16% of global final energy consumption and almost 20% of electricity production in 2010, according to REN21.

Johns Manville (JM) has announced plans to expand glass fibre production at its facility in Trnava, Slovakia.

Two yachts competing in the 2011 Audi MedCup Circuit were built by Spanish boat builder Longitud Cero Composites SL using prepreg from Advanced Composites

Applied Nanotech Holdings Inc has been awarded a US Department of Energy (DOE) grant to develop lower weight carbon fibre/epoxy hydrogen fuel tanks using c

RPC Pipe Systems Pty Ltd – a joint venture between RPC Technologies and Nuplex Industries – has acquired Fibrelogic Pipe Systems, creating a leading player

The 400 MW wind turbine nacelle factory has created 100 jobs in the Northeast of Brazil

Boeing forecasts a US$150 billion market for 1320 new passenger aircraft in India over the next 20 years as the economy aims for double-digit growth, stimu

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

A new report predicts thousands of new jobs in wind and marine energy industries by 2021

Executive director calls event CCAI's "most successful annual meeting ever."

The European UP/VE Resin Association has updated its Safe Handling Guides.

3A Composites Core Materials has upgraded its AIREX T90.150 product, part of its AIREX® T90 family of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) core materials for a

Global clean and renewable energy investment grow 32% reaching US$112 billion 2010, according to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Honor recognizes manufacturer’s status as an international exporter.

Schneiders remembered as a pioneer, respected leader, and a devoted friend throughout the surface finishing industry.

The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA), the European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and the European Composite Recycling Services Company (ECRC)

Vestas says it has successfully tested a full-scale 'stealth' rotor blade on a wind turbine, which could pave the way for wind farms to be located near mil

The planned 15 MW offshore wind turbine drive train and nacelle test rig at Narec, UK, is receiving £25 million in funding from the Energy Technologies Ins

AOC LLC has announced a global price increase for all fire retardant resin products.

Cape Verde has seen the erection of the first wind turbines at the Cabeolica wind farm project, as part of a commercial-scale public private partnership (P

The carbon fibre reinforced plastic bonnet and front seats of the BMW M3 CRT sports car are produced using the process BMW has developed for the manufactur

Mainstream Renewable Power and wind turbine manufacturer Sinovel Wind Group will build 1 GW of wind energy projects in Ireland by 2016.

The National Composites Center (NCC), Dayton, Ohio, USA, has developed a series of training courses designed to meet the needs of composites industry profe

Geothermal heat and electricity production has the potential to grow tenfold between now and 2050, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The addition of 18,000 jobs last month was not enough to move the needle on the unemployment rate.

US manufacturer of composite aerospace products Royal Engineered Composites has commenced Phase 1 of three expansions planned for its site.

Vestas’ 2 MW V100 wind turbines will be installed at a 60 MW wind project in Rio Grande du Norte, Brazil.

Key gauge of supply executive confidence bodes well for manufacturing.

Defence and automotive supplier Plasan has acquired KaZaK Composites, a US-based company specialising in pultrusion.

Thermoplastics compounder RTP Company claims to have commercialised the industry's first line of glass fibre reinforced polylactic acid (PLA) compounds tha

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during June.

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

Balanced mix of compact cars, mid-size sedans, light trucks, and even luxury vehicles drove sales up 7% last month.

Aerospace and defence company ATK is nearing completion of its Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence (ACCE) in Clearfield, Utah, USA. The new facility a

Kansas University’s school of Aerospace Engineering (KUAE) has used MTM®45-1 prepreg from Advanced Composites Group (ACG) to build a fleet of Meridian unma

Renewable energy provisionally accounted for 3.3% of energy consumption in the UK in 2010, and 25,734 GWh of electricity was generated from renewable energ

Houston, Texas, USA, headquartered Enduro Composites Inc has acquired Bay Products Inc (BPI) of Stateline, Nevada.

EDF Energies Nouvelles will source at least half of future onshore wind installations in Europe and a minimum of 30% of its future onshore wind installatio

Premium AEROTEC is currently ramping up the production of assemblies for the Airbus A400M military transporter aircraft.

The Scottish Government has released its 2020 Routemap for 100% renewable electricity and 30% overall renewable energy in Scotland by 2020.

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