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Materials news, March 2013

Michel Tielemans, PhD, research manager at Cytec, recognized for technical paper on "New Advances in High Performance Waterborne Radiation-Curable Emulsion

Political action committee created to inform legislators about the critical role corrosion control plays in reducing the economic and environmental impact

Trivecta NI-Z Black 70 with Trivecta Black Sealer 350 is now part of GM’s limited list of approved finishers for zinc nickel.

Award is BASF's ninth such honor in the past 11 years of the GM program.

Carbon fibre producer Zoltek Corporation is introducing a line of Carbon Fiber Pultruded Profiles to serve as structural reinforcements in wind turbine bla

Kentucky-based automotive paint and parts supplier was instrumental in assisting customers in the conversion to PPG waterborne products.

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has approved a total of US$288 million in financing for two wind power projects in Pakistan and Peru.

Barbara Kux and Frans van Daele have been nominated to join Umicore’s Board of Directors.

Sigmatex is introducing its sigmaST spread tow fabric range.

Some of the events will target specific major pending risk analyses, including EPA's risk assessments for hexavalent chromium and other key chemicals.

Manufacturer of composites storage tanks ZCL Composites Inc reports record revenue of $170.4 million for the full year 2012, up 34% on 2011.

Car maker Daimler and the University of Stuttgart are researching new design, simulation and process techniques for lightweight composites.

Over the next ten years, the global high performance alloy industry is expected to consume more than 400 kt of materials.

NAMII, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), has named s

3D Systems has received the Financial Times and ArcelorMittal'Boldness in Business Award that recognises companies that drive change, inspire innovation an

The MPIF has released details of management-oriented programmes available at the PowderMet show, which takes place from 24-27 June in Chicago.

FLIR, a specialist in thermal imaging infrared cameras, now offers the FLIR i-Series as a replacement for spot pyrometers.

H.C. Starck has reported slower growth in its 2012 report, following a very strong 2011, achieving €862.9 million in sales, compared to €883.2 million in 2

Another day, another top ten turbine manufacturer list: this time it's MAKE Consulting, and it has Vestas at number 1.

Dassault Systèmes has announced the availability of the latest release of its Version 5 PLM (product lifecycle management) applications, which adds new com

Prominent Spanish university is testing a new type of metal coating that touts improved anti-corrosion properties.

The Scottish Government has given consent for the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay.

Integrated Composites Inc has received a fourth US Army contract for continued production of the Composite Universal Weapons Pylon (CUWP) for the Kiowa War

Appointments run the gamut from technical personnel to end-user segment experts to marketing specialists.

The Altair Partner Alliance has announced that AnalySwift will be joining the programme, adding its complex composite modelling tool SwiftComp Micromechani

Autodesk Inc has completed the acquisition of Firehole Technologies, a privately-held company that specialises in design and analysis software for composit

SKF is to sell its metallic rods business to US-based Precision Castparts Corp (PCC) for around €40 million on a cash and debt-free basis.

Technique employs 3D data created by intraoral scanners about the patient’s mouth as the basis for the manufacturing process.

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

Carbon fibre producer Zoltek Corporation and Thermoplast Composite GmbH (TCG) of Germany are working together to develop carbon fibre thermoplastic tapes a

Ilya Grodnensky tapped to lead ANF Technology Ltd, manufacturer of Nafen aluminium oxide nano fibres.

In a further move to expand its carbon composites business Toray Industries Inc has announced that it will purchase Dome Carbon Magic Ltd (DCM), a Japanese

Paint shop is part of a $600-million investment in the plant, which builds the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Malibu.

Brian Hinderliter receives the honor for his paper titled, “Water Concentration Distribution in Coatings during Accelerated Weathering."

Forty-year metal finishing industry veteran will be responsible for providing commercial support to Enthone's memory disk, connector and related functional

Behind on your Metal Finishing Issues? Recent editions are now archived on our website for a limited time.

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has released its 2012 Annual Review, titled “Building Trust”.

On 20 March Chancellor George Osborne unveiled the UK government's 2013 Budget. Here is the response of two UK companies working in the composites industry

Purchase expands Triumph Group's capabilities and further diversifies its customer base.

Military, industrial, and commercial specialty finisher marks significant milestone.

The order, from Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP is for the supply and installation of 124 wind turbines for the South Kent wind p

Araldite AW 4856 / Hardener HW 4856, a GL approved epoxy adhesive from Huntsman Advanced Materials, is designed to improve productivity and increase fatigu

SKF has posted sales in 2012 of SEK64,575 million, down from SEK66,216 million in 2011.

Federal-Mogul Corp's Powertrain division has sold Sintertech SAS to TMC, a closely held subsidiary controlled by Thierry Morin, former chairman and CEO of

Sandvik has signed an agreement with Cubex Limited (CUBEX) to acquire its drilling solutions business and operations.

Sandvik has made plans to open a R&D centre next to its manufacturing facilities in Zhenjiang, China.

Renishaw and dental prosthetic specialist BEGO Bremer Goldschlägerei Wilh Herbst GmbH & Co KG have agreed to license Renishaw to use BEGO patents for addit

Molycorp made full-year revenues of US$528.9 million, a 33% increase over the prior year, as a result of its transition from a development stage company to

Carlos Cardoso has been appointed to serve on the US Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council.

The Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP), a collaboration between industry and government, has invested £2 billion to create a UK Aerospace Technology Instit

BASF plans to open a new R&D laboratory and application technology centre for battery materials in Amagasaki, Japan.

3A Composites Core Materials and wind turbine blade designer WINDnovation have entered into a strategic cooperation to develop improved core materials and

Medical technology company Ottobock has acquired an 80% share in Baltic Yachts of Finland, a builder of carbon composite sailing boats.

French industrial engineering group Fives has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MAG Americas, a global supplier of high-performance machining

SGS Tool Company, a manufacturer of round solid carbide cutting tool technology, has added a new series of roughing end mills to its S-Carb product line.

Automotive supplier Magna Exteriors and Interiors and carbon fibre maker Zoltek have developed a low-cost carbon fibre sheet moulding compound (SMC) for au

BASF is collaborating with Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of Massachusetts (UMass) in the North Am

Recognition is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.

Turkish composite resins producer Poliya has announced that it is starting production in Russia in May 2013 to offer polyester, vinyl ester and high perfor

Interplastic Corporation’s Thermoset Resins Division is raising the price of its CoREZYN® vinyl ester resins later this month.

3A Composites Core Materials and theDow Chemical Company have announced a strategic cooperation to market core materials for the wind energy industry.

In this latest feature on ReinforcedPlastics.com investment banker Michael Del Pero of FocalPoint Partners LLC discusses some of the strategies companies i

The UK Renewable Energy Association has published its first ever industry confidence survey, finding "modest optimism" in the short term, but some doubts o

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

Elektron Technology is in discussions with regard to the sale of its subsidiary, Total Carbide Limited, a manufacturer of sintered tungsten carbide wear pa

Course to be held in conjunction with the 8th Aluminium Two Thousand International Congress in Milano, Italy, set for May 14-18, 2013.

Changes entail enhanced production and operating processes, improved battery design features and a new battery enclosure.

Changes entail enhanced production and operating processes, improved battery design features and a new battery enclosure.

Acquisition increases Coventya's market position whitle strengthening its sales and technical group with the integration of key employees.

Ashland Performance Materials has announced a partnership with Russian distribution company Composite Trade to make its resins more accessible to the Russi

FL Partners has acquired a 65% stake in the ATA Group, a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of tungsten carbide rotary files, known as burs.

TenCate and BASF have welcomed Owens Corning as partner in their strategic alliance for thermoplastic automotive composites.

the European Parliament has called for the "successful" 2020 renewable energy target to be prolonged to 2030.

US pultruder Strongwell Corporation has announced a distribution agreement with Redwood Plastics of Canada.

Aggressive strategy adds 50 experienced industrial sales professionals to promote more coverage and better market penetration.

J. B. Graves, 25-year coating industry veteran, appointed as a system sales specialist.

Sandvik plans to exhibit its new CoroMill Plura compression end mill for composites at JEC Europe, which is taking place in Paris.

SKF has appointed Henrik Lange as executive vice president and CFO, replacing Tore Bertilsson, who has decided to retire from SKF after nearly 24 years of

MPIF’s Basic Short Course takes place this year from 12-14 August at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA, USA.

Kennametal Inc it has been named for the second year in a row as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by The Ethisphere Institute, an international th

University employs direct metal laser sintering machines built by EOS e-Manufacturing Solutions.

The Hexagon Group, which includes subsidiaries Ragasco, Lincoln Composites, Hexagon Raufoss and Devold AMT, is renaming all its business units under the He

Wolf Minerals Limited has awarded a £75 million contract to GR Engineering Services Limited to build a mineral processing plant at its Hemerdon tungsten an

Dynacast International says that it now plans to offer metal injection moulding (MIM) alongside its current die casting manufacture.

The two test centres feature indoor testing facilities of more than 27,000 square metres.

A recent Bayer MaterialScience project shows that the use of the company's polyurethane infusion resins could significantly reduce cycle times for the manu

Japanese bearing manufacturer NTN Corporation has developed Bearphite, a lubricanted bearing suitable for places where oil can’t be used.

Thermoplastic composites specialists Cato Composites AS of Norway (Cato Norway) and Cato Composite Innovations BV of the Netherlands (Cato NL) are merging

Creative Composites has achieving accreditation to the TS 16949 global automotive quality standard.

Stratasys Ltd has announced revenues of US$96.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, a 23% increase over the US$78.3 million recorded for the same perio

The study, conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), investigates whether wind can still serve as a cost-effective hedge against risin

Mitsubishi Rayon Co Ltd, Japan, is combining its existing businesses in the US – Grafil Inc and Newport Adhesives and Composites Inc – into a new company.

At issue is the use of copper in antifouling paints, which some groups attribute to adverse water conditions in certain California marinas.

Purchase expands Hentzen Coatings' offering to include architectural finishes.

Alstom and NaturEner Energy Canada will supply up to 414 MW of wind turbines for NaturEner’s Wild Rose Projects in Alberta.

Comprehensive instructional programs to cover both manual and automatic Gema spray systems.

The first A350 XWB – MSN001 – now showing its completed wings, has moved to its next phase of ground testing.

GKN Wheels, part of GKN plc, and Chinese tubeless wheel manufacturer Lianyungang Huading Wheel Co Ltd, have formed a joint venture in Donghai, near the cit

The global marine composites market earned revenue of more than US$940 million in 2012 and this is expected to reach approximately $1.5 billion in 2018, ac

Pofalla is responsible for the marketing of ENTHONE® base metals and plating on plastics processes used in decorative automotive applications.

Daimler is installing a thermoplastic composite engine support for the six-cylinder diesel engine used in the new Mercedes GL Class. The composite part is

Kennametal Inc is marking its 75th year as a manufacturer in the aerospace, earthworks, energy, industrial production and transportation industries.

Carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek Companies Inc reports that it has received a request for a special shareholders meeting from a group of shareholders.

The International HIP Committee (IHC) has announced that the next International HIP Conference will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on 9 -13 June 2014.

Ferrari's latest model, the limited edition LaFerrari, featuring a Formula 1-derived carbon fibre chassis and bodyshell and a hybrid powertrain, has made i

Composite Advantage recently designated SCIGRIP's SG230 HV (High Viscosity) methacrylate adhesives for use with its FiberSPAN™ composite bridge decks.

Ssangyong Materials Corp has launched SW400 and SW800 silicon carbide (SiC) whisker-reinforced ceramic grades.

Arcam has developed the Arcam Q10, an electron beam melting (EBM) system designed for the manufacture of orthopaedic implants.

The European Space Agency (ESA) is working with architects Foster + Partners to look at how to make a lunar base using 3D printed lunar soil.

GKN says that it had a record 2012, with results showing that sales increased 13% and profit before tax was up by 19% to £588 million (£351 million in 2011

Solid Concepts, a provider of rapid prototyping and custom manufacturing services, has moved into the field of metal 3D printing with the purchase of two E

Australian company GMS Composites has developed a high performance epoxy prepreg resin for the manufacture of composite parts with very high fracture tough

Boeing has become the founding industrial member of the University of British Columbia’s Composites Research Network (CRN), which aims to help Canadian sci

AOC LLC has announced a March price increase for all products sold in Europe.

AOC LLC has announced a March price increase for all vinyl ester products in the US and Canada.

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

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has appointed John Rowe as Secretary General and member of its executive board.

North American tungsten producer US Tungsten Corporation has appointed Michael Olsher, PhD as new CEO.

Spa producer Hawkeye Manufacturing and resin supplier AOC have collaborated to produce one of the largest, most complex single-piece spa liners on the mark

The Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS) and the Institute of Textile Technology (AITEX) are taking part in the BIOAVANT project which aims to dev

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

BASF is introducing a polyethylene terephthalate (PET)-based structural foam with the trade name Kerdyn® for use in wind turbine blade production.

Bombardier has stated that its CSeries aircraft will make its first flight by the end of June 2013, while the Learjet 85's entry-into-service has been post

Event to include 'Automotive Manufacturing Summit'

C.I. Hayes, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, installed a batch atmosphere, 20 bar pressure quench (BAPQ) furnace in Q4 2012.

A recent inspection of composite submarine camels ('boat bumpers') developed and built by Composite Advantage for the US Navy gave the FRP products top mar

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