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Materials news, August 2012

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), one of South Africa’s leading scientific and technology research centres, has developed a proces

Umeco will exhibit its high-performance prepregs, process materials and tooling at China Composites Expo in Shanghai.

Carpenter Technology Corp plans to construct a bar finishing facility in China to meet increased customer demand in Asia.

Mahle plans to enlarge its facilities in China and Thailand and build a new plant in Japan to meet growing local demand.

GTSO Resources, the mining subsidiary of Green Technology Solutions, Inc says that it welcomes the recent SEC rulings on Dodd-Frank regulations asking comp

Tin industry organisation ITRI reports that China imported 3,125 tonnes refined tin in July, up by 333% year-on-year and 31% compared to June.

Resin supplier AOC is increasing prices for all products sold in Mexico from 10 September.

COMPOSITES CHINA 2012 attracted more than 3000 industry experts from around the globe to Shanghai in June.

A new partnership to advance research and development of renewable energy captured from ocean waves, tidal currents and offshore wind in the US has been an

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter 2013, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

German project developer juwi has formed a joint venture with Austria’s Verbund AG.

United Initiators has announced the acquisition of organic peroxide manufacturer Syrgis Performance Initiators.

Certification approves SIFCO ASC's Connecticut and Ohio facilities to selectively electroplate parts for GE.

Henkel, MacDermid, and Uyemura among those honored at IPC Midwest Show.

Milicevic will also have an expanded role on Columbia Chemical’s management team.

Ashland Performance Materials has named Assunção as its distributor for the states of Pernambuco and Paraíba in Brazil.

Tantalum producer Global Advanced Metals (GAM) says that it welcomes the decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to approve rules regardin

DSM Composite Resins is increasing prices of its unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins sold in Europe in September.

The newly combined businesses of the SFS Group and Unisteel will employ more than 7,000 people globally.

Manufacturer of industrial furnaces, industrial ovens and finishing systems bolsters Aluminum Association's list of associate members.

ASTM has given details of three meetings: ASTM International Committee B09 on Metal Powder and Metal Powder Products, ASTM International Committee B01 on E

ASTM has proposed a standard that could be useful in covering the level of defects that exist in hot rolled rod coil.

Semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics and vehicle manufacturer China FAW Group Corporation (FAW) have established a joint laboratory focusing on ad

Molycorp Inc has announced the start-up of its Project Phoenix heavy rare earth concentrate facilities at Mountain Pass, California, USA.

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed and made alloys that form extremely tiny nanocrystal grains that retain their nano

Carpenter Technology Corporation has begun a process to sell Latrobe Specialty Steel Distribution (LSSD) and its Mexican distribution business, Aceros Fort

SIR-700 has been used successfully to remove hexavalent chromium from groundwater at Superfund sites.

Third-quarter sales up 22 percent to $380 million over the same period a year ago, with operating profits increasing 25 percent to $99 million.

Changes to impact several business segments, including global aerospace, protective and marine coatings, and automotive refinishes.

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

Achievement recognizes the successful completion of more than 100 painting robot installations over a two-year time span.

The organisers of PM13, the international conference on PM for automotive and engineering, have announced a call for papers.

Flessak Energia Eolica Ltd (FEEL) of Brazil and Global Blade Technology (GBT) of the Netherlands have formed a new company GBT do Brasil Equipamentos Eolic

The Turkish Composites Manufacturers Association (TCMA) has joined the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA).

Otto Bock HealthCare is using Umeco’s carbon fibre prepregs to produce prosthetic limbs ('running blades') for athletes around the world.

Plansee has developed ENERZONE, a series of fully metallic hot zones that it says consume approximately a quarter less energy than conventional designs.

AOC LLC will increase prices for all products sold in Europe from 3 September.

The growing number of new composites manufacturers entering the market is driving a need for prepreg machines that are easier to operate, reports Century D

GKN Aerospace has won a multi-million £ contract from Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division covering the design, build and supply of composite

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced that it is intensifying its cost reduction plans in order to prepare for a challenging 2013. It will

Scott Bader Europe is increasing the prices of its Crystic® unsaturated polyester, vinyl ester and DCPD resins, plus all other manufactured composite produ

Leading industry association is concerned that coaters may be forced to achieve new VOC targets regardless of whether the set control measures are technolo

Sika is introducing its Biresin® CR132 family of epoxy matrix systems suitable for the light aviation market.

The long running dispute over the Cape Wind offshore wind project in Nantucket Sound, 30 miles from the shore of the state of Massachusetts, has come anoth

Keele University has been working in partnership with McCamley Ltd, a renewable energy company with premises on the Keele campus business park, to develop

While policy prospects beyond 2012 remain uncertain, the US wind power sector was one of the fastest growing wind energy markets in the world throughout 20

Mott Corp offers a wide range of column frits, inline filters and gas flow restrictors for advanced chromatography and analytical instrumentation.

Some wind turbine blade manufacturers are turning to carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites, which are less liable to break and easier to repair

Lammert de Boer responsible for Central and Eastern Europe; Emmanuel Colchen to manage Western Europe.

Industry members invited to network, share best practices, hear critical regulatory updates, and, of course, hit the links!

Speciality chemicals company Interplastic Corporation has announced the acquisition of three gel-coat technologies from The Valspar Corporation.

The MPIF has released the full programme of its sintering seminar.

Kemet has welcomed the SEC’s ruling on the Conflict Minerals Provision 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Financial Reform Act.

General Moly Inc has appointed Scott Kozak to the position of director of investor relations.

Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp has appointed Daniel Gorski as its CEO and five new members to its board of directors.

AVX Corporation, a manufacturer of advanced passive components, says that it is fully committed to the global effort to exclude tantalum sourced from any a

David Styers Jr, vice president of technical product and processes at Wolverine Tube, Alabama, USA, has received the Copper Club Award from ASTM Internatio

Professional organisations and AM companies will be playing important roles in the development of the new Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

American Manganese Inc reports good test results from a recent attempt to produce improved lithium ion battery materials from manganese ore.

The Brazilian composites industry saw sales of US$384.5 million in the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 4.9% on the first quarter, according to consu

Hall Spars and Rigging, a manufacturer of carbon fibre spars and other components for yachts, is manufacturing the turbine components for the US' first com

State-of-the-art facility for basecoat production slated to kick in 2014 in Shanghai.

Turkish company METYX Composites has aquired all the assets of LEDA's Mondavio, Italy, facility, as well as some of the assets of Advanced Composites Techn

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

Nanostructured multilayer coating technology aims to provide improved design flexibility in applying unique structural and functional enhancements to a wid

Complimentary session designed to enhance safety programs for job shops, mechanics.

Composites service company AIC is continuing its expansion into Asia with the opening of an office in Singapore to enable it to deal with the growing deman

Werner Paddles is using a carbon fibre reinforced plastic compound, featuring carbon fibre reclaimed from Boeing aircraft manufacture, to manufacture its k

White House officials have reported that a new additive manufacturing (AM) institute is to open in Youngstown, Ohio, USA. The move is part of President Oba

ITT Exelis has opened its composite design and manufacturing centre in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, which will provide increased capacity and enhanced automa

Carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek Companies Inc has reported financial results for the third quarter of its 2012 fiscal year (ended 30 June 2012).

Airtech will be highlighting its latest auxiliary products for the vacuum bagging and resin infusion processes at COMPOSITES 2012 in Düsseldorf in October.

Ashland Performance Materials has announced a September price increase for its Derakane epoxy vinyl ester resins, unsaturated polyester resins and gel-coat

New facility and expansion project represents "the state-of- the-art in metal parts finishing," Boeing said.

The production of consumer goods in the U.S. increased 0.6 percent in July after falling 0.4 percent in June, a newly released Federal Reserve Report showe

By adding the knowledge-based partner to their stable of talent and tools, PCI expects their members to be that much more prepared and effective.

Reichhold has announced a September price increase for all unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins in Europe.

Jiangxi Rare Metals Tungsten Group Holding Co Ltd (JXTC), one of China's largest tungsten mine operators, and H.C. Starck, a leading manufacturer of techno

Titanium specialist Materials (ADMA) Group Inc will sponsor presentations in a powdered metallurgy speaker panel at TITANIUM 2012.

Kennametal Inc’s Shlomi plant in Israel has been awarded the country’s most prestigious prize for business: the Yitzhak Rabin National Quality and Excellen

Haynes International has reported a variation in sales in its Q3 and nine month results.

EOS has developed a laser measuring kit to help ensure the quality of powders used in additive manufacturing.

Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) reported net sales of US$281.7 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared to US$272.0 million for the second quart

Kemet has introduced the T545 High Energy Polymer Tantalum Series of surface mount capacitors.

Powder measurement specialist Freeman Technology has won the UK 2012 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of international trade.

Union Process Inc has supplied two dry grinding attritors to a high-tech advanced materials company.

Global demand for molybdenum will grow at an average of 4.6% pa to 2016, with Chinese demand forecast to increase by 7.5% pa, says a new report by market a

Stäubli Robotics is showcasing its new RX170 high speed machining robot designed for the fast and accurate milling of composite materials at the COMPOSITES

Maja Brandes tapped to oversee development and strategic marketing of Enthone’s POP/Decorative Base Metals offering.

BP is to establish a $100 million research centre to lead work aimed at advancing the use of advanced materials across a variety of oil and gas industrial

Cytec Industries Inc has announced a strategic collaboration with vehicle manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover to develop designs, materials and manufacturing co

Two-day educational event to cover the powder coating process from soup to nuts.

The Ceratizit Group, a division of Plansee, is to acquire a 50% share of hardmetal tool manufacturer Günther Wirth (GW).

ZCL Composites Inc, a manufacturer of composite storage tanks for petroleum, water and chemical storage, reports revenue of $42.9 million for the second qu

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

Reichhold Inc has announced a September price increase for all unsaturated polyester resins, vinyl ester resins and flame retardant resins sold in North Am

The LANXESS High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit is exhibiting at the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 trade show in Düsseldorf in October, showcasing ligh

Distinction recognizes the extraordinary diligence required for processing and testing aerospace materials and components.

The Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC), headquartered in the UK, is opening up its membership to companies worldwide.

Scott Bader Group and Satyen Polymers Pvt Ltd are forming a joint venture in India to manufacture unsaturated polyester resin gel-coats.

Responsibilities include key account process implementation activities and execution of new product introductions.

Partnership aims to help the U.S. grow the number of industry companies that export products.

Automotive, building & construction markets, sustainability, trade, the economy, manufacturing policy & industry Issues on the agenda.

Repair specialist begins offering CF6-50 aircraft engine teardown to parts suppliers.

The Chemical Coaters Association International will offer 38 hours of industrial finishing programming during the technical conference at FABTECH from Nove

At the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 trade show in Germany in October, Huntsman Advanced Materials will highlight products designed to meet the growing demands fo

Shepherd Construction has completed the construction of a new offshore wind turbine blade testing facility in at Blyth, Northumberland.

Net sales for the fourth quarter of US$643.7 million, up 33% from the prior year.

Arburg plans to showcase a range of products at the MSV 2012 control equipment show.

Epson Atmix Corp has begun volume production of amorphous alloy powder on a new production line within the expanded Epson Atmix headquarters.

A research team from the University of Exeter, UK, has developed a method for making three-dimensional aluminium composite parts by mixing metal powders to

Stratasys reported a record revenue of US$49.4 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, a 31% increase from the US$37.8 million for the same per

Blue Water Boats (Plymouth) Ltd has launched its latest composite workboat, the Bluewater 31, which was manufactured using Scott Bader resin and gel-coat.

Owens Corning reports consolidated net sales of US$1.39 billion in the second quarter of 2012, compared with $1.45 billion during the same period of 2011,

Thermoplastic composites manufacturer Polystrand Inc plans to begin production at its new facility south of Denver, Colorado, in September.

US President Barack Obama has given his support to seven “nationally and regionally significant solar and wind energy projects” – including a 3GW wind farm

Offshore construction work has got underway for the Meerwind Süd and Ost Offshore Wind Farms.

Riders from the team that won Tour De France 2012 used the new PRO TeXtreme® disc wheel, which features Oxeon AB's TeXtreme® spread tow carbon fabrics, du

Goal of GM Ventures/NanoSteel deal is to explore opportunities in nano-structured materials for lightweight vehicles.

Michael Shor brings more than 30 years experience to the Haynes International board.

Federal-Mogul Corporation plans to present a range of products designed to improve the efficiency, emissions and fuel consumption of commercial vehicles at

Alcoa Oil & Gas has been awarded a contract from Pennsylvania General Energy (PGE) to produce 3,500 feet of aluminium alloy drill pipe for gas drilling in

Molycorp reports net sales for Q2 of US$104.6 million, up 5% from the second quarter 2011.

The US Aluminium Association has estimated tha total aluminium demand in the United States and Canada for the first quarter of 2012 totalled 5.8 million l

SAE International will hold an Automotive Composites Technology Engineering Academy in October focusing on carbon fibre processes and applications.

AOC LLC will increase prices for all its products in the US and Canada in September.

Carbon Revolution has manufactured a carbon fibre composite wheel for the Porsche 911 car.

Industry veterans Todd Romanski and Bill Kozane appointed new marketing managers.

EADS, Airbus' parent company, has announced a further delay to the entry into service date of the A350 XWB aircraft.

The advantages of composites have ensured a growing role for them in rail vehicle structures, and especially interiors.

ABB has secured a key order to supply substations and transmission infrastructure to increase wind-generated electricity in Brazil’s energy mix.

Lightweight composites designed for mass production will be one focus of the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 in Düsseldorf on 9-11 October. Co-located with the ALUM

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

As the Spanish wind industry faces the crushing prospect of an 11% tax to be levied on it, its US counterpart is sighing with relief after proposals to ext

Rick Reagan, 33-year veteran with Cookson and Alpha, brings a wealth of experience in PCB fabrication and assembly markets.

The global composites market will reach a value of US$62.6 billion in 2012, according to a report from Visiongain.

Although offshore wind is often the most talked about part of the wind sector, it is likely to account for no more than 10% of global installed wind power

ERAMET in its half-year report says that its current operating income decreased in the 1st half of 2012 compared with the 1st half of 2011, due to the nega

Arcam and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have signed a co-operation agreement to help introduce Arcam’s Electron Beam Melting (EBM) additive manufacturing t

Directed Manufacturing Inc has acquired an AM250 laser melting machine from Renishaw.

Felman Production LLC achieves important milestone at its ferroalloys plant in New Haven, West Virginia, USA.

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products reports that sales for the second quarter of 2012 were US$67.9 million, an increase of 7% from the second quarter of 2

Registration is open for this year’s EuroPM2012 Congress & Exhibition.

The Metal Injection Moulding Association and APMI International have issued a call for technical papers for MIM2013.

Bodycote’s most recent interim statement shows revenue up 5% (7% at constant currency), with growth from the North American automotive and general industri

Kennametal achieves 15% EBIT and 15% ROIC objectives, one year early—its best ever results.

Arburg has received ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certification.

The organisers of EuroPM2012 have doubled the number of optional delegate tours.

Siemens has won its first major order for wind turbines in Australia.

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

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