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Materials news, February 2013

Total toxic air releases declined between 2003 and 2011, mostly due to decreases in HAP emissions.

Uralac® polyester powder coating resins to rise $0.04-$0.06 USD/lb, depending on product.

Spraylat technology, PPG support expand customer options for conductive inks.

International manufacturing group Senior plc has acquired a 100% shareholding of the UK’s Atlas Composites.

Ashland Performance Materials plans to open a new production facility for structural adhesives at its Kidderminster, UK, site in spring 2013. This joins a

Freeman Technology representatives plan to present new research on the impact of humidity on powders at Powtech 2013.

McLaren Automotive has released the final facts and figures for the McLaren P1™ ahead of the car's global launch at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

Uyemura's George Milad to deliver a presentation on electroless nickel immersion gold.

MeyGen Ltd and Sea Generation Wales Ltd have both won funding under the government’s Marine Energy Array Demonstrator scheme (MEAD), launched in April last

The latest issue of the US Energy Information Administration's (EIA) "Electric Power Monthly," with preliminary data through to December 31, 2012, shows th

Build-up of the third A350 XWB is underway at Airbus’ Toulouse, France, final assembly line as preparations continue for the aircraft’s upcoming flight and

Up until now the Kroll process has been the go-to technology for the extraction of titanium metal. Now Metalysis has begun the commercialisation of its alt

The MPIf reports that the chief spokesperson for President Obama’s proposed new US$1 billion initiative for a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

Nanovea, a US manufacturer of profilometers, mechanical testers and tribometers, has developed a Nano Wear Testing System capable of speeds as high as 1400

Cimatron Limited, a provider of integrated CAD/CAM software solutions for toolmaking and manufacturing, has announced its financial results for the fourth

Summit, NJ-based TAT Technologies has organised a “Preparation for Better Sintering” course which takes place over four days starting 12 March, 2013, in St

Bodycote posted a revenue increase of £587.8 million compared to £570.7 million in 2011.

Online registration is now available for the annual EPMA Powder Metallurgy Summer School, which this year will be held in Trento, Italy, from 8–12 July.

The Styrene Information and Research Center (SIRCA) reports that a new study of nearly 16,000 styrene-exposed workers in the US composites industry finds "

DSM demonstrates the use of co-processing in cement manufacturing as a viable route forcomposites recycling, generating valuable materials and helping to i

Innovation designed to allow process qualification and part certification for 3D Printing of critical metal parts.

Arcam AB has signed a strategic alliance agreement with DiSanto Technology to promote the use of medical parts made using Arcam’s electron beam melting (EB

The deadline to submit abstracts for in ICCPS-12, the 12th International Conference on Ceramic Processing Science, is Thursday 28th February.

DSM Composite Resins will increase prices of its complete portfolio of unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins sold in Europe on 1 March.

What's the connection between Reinforced Plastics magazine and an elephant? Find out in the Editor's latest blog.

Enhancements include a contemporary design, along with streamlined navigation, to better present Process Technology's product information to visitors.

Matrix Composites has announced Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ recent recognition for their attention to detail and customer commitment in 2012.

AkzoNobel increases prices for organic peroxides, azo initiators, cobalt and amine accelerators, in Europe, the Middle-East, India and Africa.

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

The new prepreg line at PRF Composite Materials’ Poole, UK, headquarters will be operational by the end of May 2013.

More than 140 IPC association volunteers are honored for their contributions and support of the electronics industry.

Owens Corning reports consolidated net sales of US$5.2 billion in 2012, compared with net sales of $5.3 billion in 2011. The Composites business recorded n

Nexeo implemented a customized consolidation program, helping streamline Sherwin-Williams’ product finishes division.

Detroit-based automotive manufacturer launches cooperative effort with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

New site features expanded content, technology demonstration videos, product search capabilities and industry links and references.

Program honors those shaping the future of global manufacturing.

"Conceptos Básicos de Pintura en Polvo en Español" to be held on Tuesday, April 16, at the American Welding Society Headquarters Conference Center in Miami

A 2kW prototype of the SeaUrchin™ tidal turbine, which is constructed using composite materials, is currently being tested in Australia.

Thermo Scientific is offering a free X -ray microanalysis wall poster.

SKF’s acquisition of Germany-based ship components provider Blohm + Voss Industries (BVI) has been approved by the relevant authorities and is now closed.

Techno Inc has developed the TechProbe Digitizer, designed to mount onto any Techno CNC plasma machine.

SKF has launched the SKF Maintenance Network, a website for maintenance professionals to connect with other experts globally and get feedback on specific p

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published a number of new standards related to PM.

Renishaw has been nominated for the Best Technology honour at this year's PLC Awards.

The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) has partnered with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation, Gardner Business M

Rio Tinto has appointed Andrew Harding as iron ore chief executive.

Federal-Mogul Corporation has developed a range of maintenance-free bearings for the Hardanger Fjord suspension bridge in southwest Norway, which spans 1,3

GKN Sinter Metals production facility in Bad Brückenau, Germany, has delivered its fifty-millionth synchronizer hub.

EOS and medical implant manufacturer Ruetschi Technology AG have formed a strategic partnership to target the European medical technology market for additi

3D Systems has developed Go!MODEL, a 3D reverse engineering and design tool developed in partnership with portable 3D measurement solutions specialist Crea

AMS 3095A qualification aids airlines in selecting exterior paint for mixed fleets.

Initially designed for gentle textiles, Imprafix 2794 offers advantages for automotive OEM coating applications.

Achievements reflect the company’s continued commitment to provide high-quality products and services via continuous improvement.

Arise Windpower AB has confirmed plans to install15 wind turbines across three projects in southern Sweden.

Iberdrola, through its British subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables (SPR), has received consent from the Scottish Government to construct Kilgallioch wind f

Fibrelite has launched a range of heavy duty (40 tonne load rated) 1.6 m long composite trench covers.

EconCore has been granted a Chinese patent for its ThermHex thermoplastic honeycomb core material and production process.

Caterham Composites, the lightweight structures team within automotive specialist Caterham Group, and Altair Engineering GmbH, an expert in design and engi

Professional cycling team Argos-Shimano is using Felt Bicycles frames made with Oxeon AB's TeXtreme® spread tow carbon fibre fabrics.

Huntsman Advanced Materials claims its Epocast 52 A/B is the first repair system to achieve qualification in accordance with the Commercial Aircraft Compos

Dragonkraft Europe has launched a new bio-resin system for the composites, coatings and adhesives markets.

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

Manufacturing edged down 0.1 percent after rising 0.4 percent in December. Decreases were recorded across major categories of durables.

Molded Fiber Glass Galileo will now be known as Molded Fiber Glass Southeast as part of a growth strategy to diversify the product portfolio and open up ne

The Composites Group (TCG) has developed the SymTerra™ series of thermoset moulding compounds that use renewable-resource raw materials.

MAG has developed a system to automatically exchange a fresh cut/clamp/restart (CCR) unit when needed on fibre placement machines, eliminating downtime and

Lindéngruppen AB and Foundation Asset Management (FAM) Sweden, through jointly held company H Intressenter AB, have offered to buy Höganäs for around SEK 1

This year Reinforced Plastics is introducing a new feature summarising the latest research articles relating to composites.

GKN Sinter Metals is exhibiting its new Thermal Series of sintered aluminium materials at the Strategies in Light show, currently taking place in Santa Cl

NanoSteel has named Harald Lemke vice president & general manager of powder metallurgy

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) is seeking nominations for the 2013 MPIF Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award.

MPIF, the organisers of MIM2013, say that the event, which takes place from 4–6 March 2013 in Orlando, Florida, will feature a presentation on the firearms

Engineers at Penn State University have released a video demonstrating some of the latest technology in the field of additive manufacturing.

"Blue pear"l hue aims to harmonize with stainless steel appearance.

Umicore’s 2012 full year financial report reflects revenue growth despite slowing demand.

APMI International has selected Olle Grinder and and Roger Lawcock to receive its 2013 Fellow Award.

The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has published a new fact sheet looking at the potential hazards associated

Kennametal CEO Carlos Cardoso has been elected to serve as a director of Hubbell Inc, a US$3 billion manufacturer of electrical and electronic products.

Enthone.de reinforces Enthone's commitment to creating customer value.

According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the wind energy market in 2012 had annual growth of almost 10%, and cumulative capacity growth of about

Lindéngruppen AB and Foundation Asset Management Sweden AB, through jointly held company H Intressenter AB have announced a public offer to Höganäs shareho

Gamesa has secured independent design certification for its G128 5MW offshore wind turbine, paving the way for the company to install the first prototype o

Plastics Unlimited Inc manufactures the helical shaped rotor blades and end caps for US company Windstrip’s vertical axis (twisted Savonius design) wind tu

All products in the range to rise by $0.05/lb to $0.07/lb, effective March 1, 2013.

New capability improves SAF’s capacity to efficiently serve its extrusion, fabrication and finishing customers in the western U.S..

Chemical Data Reporting information will help EPA and others assess chemicals more quickly and encourage the use of safer chemicals.

Latest patent focuses in improving stent performance by optimizing the implant metal microstructure.

Bernard Haviland, CEO, called the sale "consistent with our family’s commitment to the employees and to the communities of Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo."

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

Fischer has developed this user friendly energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) instrument to measure functional coatings in the electronics and semi

Scott Bader has acquired ATC Formulated Polymers Inc, a Canadian manufacturer of polyester and vinyl ester bonding and fairing compounds for the composites

Williams brings a wealth of hands-on experience and knowledge of materials finishing, both from a chemical and equipment standpoint.

Certification confirms effectiveness of quality management system and accuracy and reliability of tests within the laboratory.

EuCIA (the European Composites Industry Association) has produced a document entitled Composites Recycling Made Easy, which outlines the benefits of the re

Southington, Conn.-based specialty finisher shares experiences and lessons learned in its 'lean' journey.

Webster, Mass., repair station will be the first single facility with the capability to perform all the operations required to restore salvaged magnesium p

Carpenter has formed an agreement with United States Steel Corporation to develop a new “lightweighting” steel for automotive applications.

Renishaw reports that its revenue for the six months ended 31st December 2012 was £174.2 million, up 18% on the £147.1 million for the corresponding year-a

Carpenter Technology has announced a net income of US$33 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, up from $23.6 million in Q2 2012.

The American Coatings Association (ACA) has drafted an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit filed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the US C

In its year end report, Arcam has reported full-year sales of over SEK139 million and a net profit of SEK15 million.

The new accreditation means that ASTM meets all of the requirements for consensus standards development set by the SCC: transparency, openness, consensus a

Sintermetal, a subsidiary of the Schunk Group, plans to invest US$6 million in expanding its sintering plant in Ocoyoacac, Mexico.

Shifts in personnnel designed to improve operational management structure.

Sandvik Coromant says that its 316 exchangeable-head milling system is now available with internal coolant holes.

Renishaw has formally inaugurated its new facility based in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico.

GKN Sinter Metals has won three Supplier Quality Excellence awards from General Motors (GM) Powertrain.

DSM's new Daron® 220 resin is designed to help pultrusion companies to make profiles at high speed.

Wind power in Central and Eastern Europe will become a significant source of electricity production by 2020 and Turkey’s wind power generation capacity wil

Carbon fibre maker Zoltek Companies Inc reports net revenues of US$35.9 million for the first quarter of its 2013 fiscal year (ended 31 December 2012), dow

Zircotec's ThermoHold® ceramic coating for composite materials has made its road car debut on Aston Martin’s One-77 car. The coating is applied to the car’

Fibrelite has supplied 190 of its FM45 composite trench covers for installation at a UK shopping centre.

Company to be renamed 'Axalta Coating Systems'

To comply with IRS rules, NACE International has moved its world renowned certification programs to the new NACE International Institute.

Hexagon Raufoss, a subsidiary of Norway’s Hexagon Composites, has been awarded a new contract from an un-named US passenger car manufacturer for the supply

The Dow Chemical Company and its Turkish carbon fibre joint venture DowAksa Advanced Composites Holdings BV have signed a memorandum of intent (MOI) with R

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

Increases up to 15 percent expected, depending on geographies, applications and specific grades.

The AVK (German Federation of Reinforced Plastics) is inviting submissions for its 2013 Innovation Awards.

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