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Materials news, December 2012

Updated rules provide extensive public health protections, cut costs of compliance.

AOC Vipel resin employed in Indonesia oil field

AOC's corrosion and heat resistant Vipel® vinyl ester resin has been used in an oil recovery system at a Chevron oil field in Indonesia.

Report shows 22% of respondents believe economic activity will improve over the short term.

The Reinforced Plastics team would like to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

An agreement has been signed to merge DNV and GL. The new entity will be called DNV GL Group and will be one of the world's leading ship classification soc

Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc has announced that it was recently selected as a supplier of the year by Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG), which uses M

Deal expands SIFCO’s customer service capabilities and boosts its global product offering.

We would like to wish all our readers Happy Holidays and a very prosperous New Year.

Czech developer CEZ Group has brought Europe’s largest onshore wind farm into full operation.

Spirit AeroSystems Inc is celebrating the completion of the 100th composite forward fuselage section for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

U.S. government intends to fully exit GM investment within 12-15 months.

Purchase furthers the capabilities of PPG’s industrial coatings business for both liquid and powder coatings.

Steel company ThyssenKrupp AG has opened a 'TechCenter Carbon Composites' in Dresden and over the next three years it will invest in facilities to design,

Craig Parsons brings more than 20 years of experience in global supply chain solutions to NanoSteel.

Umicore and Evonik Group subsidiary Evonik Litarion GmbH have formed a business relationship to supply lithium-ion cathode materials.

Arcam has received an order for an electron beam melting (EBM) system from an anonymous existing customer in the aerospace industry.

More than 20 technical sessions are scheduled, plus numerous design case studies.

New 'Synergy' line features a substrate improved with a nano coating technology, American National Carbide says.

Metalysis reports that it can produce rare earth metals using transformational metal production technology.

Calea purchase designed to complement the European homecare operations Linde Group gained via the Air Products acquisition.

New Kennametal application features animations and demonstrations of the company’s technologies for machining and industrial processes.

Bosch plans to incorporate its operating units SB LiMotive Germany GmbH and Cobasys LLC, producers of lithium-ion traction batteries, into a wholly owned s

DSM Composite Resins AG and BÜFA GmbH & Co KG have announced plans to change the ownership structure of their joint ventures Euroresins Europe Holding and

Matrix Composites has won a contract from Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC) to produce carbon fibre composite Hardback assemblies for the US Army’s Redu

For second consecutive year, Dow is recognized in annual ranking for global leadership in innovation performance.

Acquisition designed to create greater customer and industry diversification, while providing more products and processes through an expanded geographic fo

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Purchase expected to extend PPG's presence in all three architectural distribution channels--company-owned stores, home centers, and independent paint deal

Thomas Becker, a former Danish civil servant, will replace Christian Kjaer as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA),

Unitech Composites has been awarded a Boeing contract to manufacture composite cockpit glare shields for the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter.

Aircraft maker Boeing and automotive company BMW have signed a collaboration agreement to participate in joint research on carbon fibre recycling. The comp

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Centre has been awarded the first phase of a potential $93.2 million deepwater offshore wind d

Printed board assembly cleaning and contamination testing center to make its debut in San Diego.

The ASTM International Committee A06 on Magnetic Properties has proposed a new ASTM International standard covering thin steel laminations used to increase

Molycorp’s board of directors has appointed Constantine Karayannopoulos as interim president and CEO.

Miba reported a rise in consolidated sales by 7.5% to €461.9 million between 1 February and 31 October 2012, compared to the same period in 2011. EBIT (ear

Sandvik Coromant has developed a range of new insert geometries and customized tool holders, featuring fixed nozzles that can improve the precision of cool

Umicore has won the Award for the Best Belgian Sustainability Report 2011 in the large company category.

AMETEK Taylor Hobson has developed a high-throughput roundness measuring system suitable for the shop floor and the inspection room.

The US Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host an Additive Manufacturing Partnership Meeting on 23 January, 20

TenCate Advanced Composites has been successful in qualifying to supply carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite material for an unnamed automotive

AQMP commits to a reduction of two tons per year for architectural coatings.

The UK government has announced an investment of £28 million to enhance the capabilities of the National Composites Centre (NCC) located near Bristol, UK.

Goldbeck Solar GmbH, together with injection moulder Ensinger and chemical company BASF, has developed a modular mounting system for flat-roof solar instal

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

The Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research at the University of Western Ontario in Canada officially opened its doors last month.

Sandvik and Sandvik Coromant have opened a new 108,000 ft2 facility near its current US headquarters in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA.

BASF plans to build two facilities in the Asia Pacific region for Catamold, its ready-to-mould feedstock for metal injection moulding (MIM).

Composite Advantage LLC’s FiberSPAN™ fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) bridge deck was selected for Boston’s largest pedestrian and cyclist bridge project to

White/white pearl still dominates globally, DuPont study shows.

Airbus has successfully completed the main structural assembly and system connection of the first flight-test A350 XWB aircraft, known as ‘MSN-001’.

China Shen Zhou Mining & Resources Inc reported third quarter net sales increased 5.2% year-over-year to approximately US$7.5 million.

Sandvik’s Step Change turnaround programme is being expanded with the aim of further strengthening Sandvik Materials Technology as a long-term value-creati

Thomas Schulz, president of Sandvik Construction and member of the group executive management, is leaving Sandvik for a position as CEO with the global eng

HELM AG has announced the appointment of consultant Michael Effing of AMAC GmbH to advise, promote and further develop Chinese glass fibre producer Jushi G

Mark Eonta joins Uyemura-USA as Southeastern territory manager

Andrew K. Skipp, president and CEO of Hubbard-Hall, Inc., earns the NACD 2012 Distributor of the Year Award.

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) has partnered with NPL London and CEIT San Sebastian on a research project measuring electrical resistivi

Enpirion says that it has successfully commercialised a new magnetic alloy, which enables the miniaturisation of passive magnetic components and their assi

Russian carmaker Avtotor Holding Ltd and global automotive supplier Magna International have created a cooperation agreement to establish an automotive man

New book includes data about the mechanical properties of sintered manganese steels.

Latest innovation facilitates production of small precious metal parts.

Glass fibre reinforcements producer 3B has obtained Germanischer Lloyd (GL) approval for its SE2020 single-end rovings used mainly for the manufacturing of

India could have 89 GW of installed wind capacity by 2020 up from 18GW at present, helping to fight a growing power shortage in the country, according to a

Carbon fibre manufacturer Teijin Ltd has begun operating a pilot plant for the production of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic automotive components at

Increased global demand drives need for additional investment, Dow says.

Coatings maker recognized for sustainable, color-shifting coatings on port building in San Diego.

New intellectual property now covers porosity-free, fine-grained and/or amorphous Co-bearing metallic materials.

The UK's EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites is offering funding for up to nine research feasibility studies in the area of composites

Airtech Advanced Materials Group will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013.

Deal calls for Industrial Nanotech to serve as a distributor in Columbia and Venezuela for the Nansulate(R) product line of thermal insulation and protecti

National Association for Surface Finishing Conference & Tradeshow continues to grow.

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