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Materials news, May 2013

Consumption of composite materials in the Indian wind energy industry is forecast to grow 12.8% per year between 2013 and 2018, according to a report from

Speciality chemicals company Evonik is opening a 'Composites Project House' in Germany to develop new materials for use in lightweight construction.

The University of Maine (UMaine)’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center and its partners will hold a launch celebration today for VolturnUS 1:8, the f

The UK is missing out on a unique opportunity to become the market of choice for investment in renewables in Europe as political infighting delays the Ener

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) is looking for design and structural engineers to join its team in Dubai.

Hakes Marine has recently announced the launch of the first of the new Judel Vrolijk designed HH42 high performance racing yachts.

Sinterite has installed a 36 inch, 9-zone mesh belt sintering furnace for a P/M parts manufacturer in Southeast Asia.

The (US) National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) has selected Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc as its partner for a Defense Wide Manufac

Sanitary and hardware industry focus draws major OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers throughout the region.

Latest approval, based on zinc technology, supplements the long list of COVENTYA approvals obtained with VW, Renault, PSA, Audi, Toyota, Fiat, Honda, Ford,

The Euro PM2013 Congress & Exhibition Technical Programme is now available for download.

Mahle GmbH has increased its holding in the Behr Group from 36.85% to approximately 51% with the acquisition of all shares in the BWK GmbH holding company

The Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA) has appointed Tetsuya Ito, Hitachi Chemical Co Ltd, as its new president.

Surface coatings specialist Hardide Coatings has appointed two senior business development managers to improve the uptake of its tungsten carbide-based coa

Aluminium producer Novelis Inc garnered the main prizes at the first Platts Global Metals Awards, which recognises achievements in steel, metals and mining

The EPMA has elected Philippe Gundermann, CEO of metal processer Aubert et Duval, as its new president.

The Board of Höganäs has recommended Höganäs shareholders to accept a new offer from H Intressenter of SEK 325 per share in the company.

The Dow Chemical Company and RS Technik have established a global marketing alliance to promote RS Technik's cured in place pipe (CIPP) technology for the

Three of Scotland’s east coast universities are combining their expertise and experience – and advantage of location – to launch a new institute they say a

North American distributor Composites One has signed an agreement to distribute Swedish company Oxeon's TeXtreme® spread tow carbon fibre reinforcements ac

Offshore wind support provider Offshore Turbine Services (OTS) has ordered two additional CTruk composite wind farm support vessels.

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

Engineers, scientists to convene to reduce risk and threat of corrosion June 18-20 in Washington, D.C.

Teledyne CML Group has received Nadcap composites manufacturing accreditation AC7118 PAR Rev C.

Shanghai plant to to manufacture and supply up to 25,000 metric tons of paint to automobile manufacturers expanding into south and central China.

Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to science, technology, and/or engineering related to the

UK company Formaplex has restructured its Composites Division and opened a new composites R&D facility.

Silvia Dahlund, Jenni Zackrisson and Sakari Ruppi from Seco Tools, part of the Sandvik Machining Solutions business area, have been awarded the Wilhelm Hag

Sumitomo Electric Sintered Alloy Ltd, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd, has founded a powder metallurgy engineering centre (PMEC) at its m

Gurit, a manufacturer of carbon fibre composite body panels for the automotive industry, is proud to congratulate its first automotive customer and technol

Kathleen Larson joins Uyemura as lab chemist.

Structural reviews of AC72 boats and wings, a lower wind limit and enhanced sailor safety equipment are among 37 recommendations issued to increase safety.

Australian industry association Clean Energy Council (CEC) has voiced concerns over the government's move to cut over A$600mn from the state budget for ren

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has approved 3B's HiPer-tex™ W2020 high-performance direct roving, which is used in the manufacture of wind turbine blades.

'AIM' Rule impacts VOC content in coatings.

BASF supplies basecoats and clearcoats for the plant in Turkey

Attendees will learn to take their industrial coating company to the next level with sales and marketing; virtual spray workshop will improve spray applica

Huntsman Advanced Materials developed the bio-based epoxy resin used in the construction of the BioMobile, a prototype vehicle designed to promote 'sustain

Siemens – which is hosting six Round Table discussions around the globe to discuss levers for optimising energy systems worldwide – says if regional charac

Renishaw’s German subsidiary has acquired LBC Laser Bearbeitungs Center GmbH, Kornwestheim, Germany, a specialist in the additive manufacturing (AM) of too

The UK’s Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a worldwide search for the best engineering innovations for an awards programme.

A group of tungsten refiners has established an initiative for industry members to demonstrate their compliance with the SEC’s ruling on conflict minerals.

Bodycote’s facility located in Empalme, Northwest Mexico, has achieved Nadcap accreditation and prime approvals for Rolls-Royce Aero Engines, MTU Aero Engi

Sika Deutschland GmbH says its Biresin® CR134FR fire retardant epoxy resin system is especially suitable for moulding visual carbon fibre components.

Mr. Weisberg published extensively on the subject of electroplating and had, over the years, held numerous patents in the field.

EU and International agencies, industry and researchers to descend upon Dublin, Ireland, June 11-12.

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have now found a new and easier way to make iron-platinum alloys with an ordered crystal structure.

Ipsen has supplied three TITAN DS debinding and sintering furnaces to a MIM manufacturer in Southeast Asia.

Engineers from the Materials and Surface Science Institute (MSSI) at the University of Limerick, Ireland, have invented a new metal alloy designed to make

A newly released report by Lux Research shows 3D printing will grow to US$8.4 billion in 2025 – up from US$777 million in 2012, .

Sandvik Coromant has launched CoroDrill 870 chamfer drill, designed to improve chamfered hole operations.

Decreases seen in automotive products, appliances, furniture, carpeting as well as miscellaneous durables.

Improvements at ATF are designed to expedite execution, decrease turnaround time and meet the increasing consumer demand for tight-tolerance, mission-criti

The company will provide technical support and advice for the proposed £650mn lagoon power plant, to be based in Wales.

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

Euromonitor International has published a series of reports covering the metal forming and powder metallurgy markets in a number of countries, including Ca

First quarter 2013 sales in Brazil's composites industry reached US$382 million, an increase of 5.2% on the same period of 2012 and up 1.5% on the last thr

Previously unpublished abstracts sought for the 7th International Symposium on Tin Whiskers in November.

GSG Inc has been appointed the North American representative for Airbond. It will also represent the company in Southeast Asia.

Kenneth T Lane, currently senior vice president, Isocyanates Europe located in Brussels, Belgium, will become president of BASF’s catalysts division headqu

The shale gas revolution underway in North America is revitalising the petrochemical industry, which will welcome more than $217 billion in new downstream

Gurit has announced a new tolling arrangement with composite kit manufacturer Mahogany Company for the fabrication of Gurit’s B³ SmartPac™ solution.

The 2012 report by the World Wind Energy Association shows 100 countries are using electricity generated by wind turbines, with Iceland recently becoming t

Speakers from automotive makers, paint makers, part suppliers as well as raw material suppliers will share their best practices and challenges to optimize

Siemens has been awarded a contract to construct the US's largest state-run wind farm.

H.C. Starck is to provide hot zones and furnace components fabricated from high performance technology metals for furnaces owned by ARC Energy.

Glass fibre reinforcements producer 3B has appointed Marc Hubert to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Speciality composite reinforcements manufacturer FORMAX has created a Recycling Division and is now able to reprocess the majority of its glass and carbon

Molycorp reported consolidated net revenues of US$146.4 million during the first quarter of 2013, a 9% increase over the fourth quarter of 2012.

Vanitec, a technical and scientific committee covering the mining, processing, manufacture, research and use of vanadium, has launched a new website intend

William Beckett Plastics is launching a new metal injection moulding (MIM) company, called Beckett MIM, in the UK.

The Obama Administration is investing US$200 million in competitions to create three new manufacturing innovation institutes in the fields of defence, ener

The Timken Company has completed three capital investment projects totalling US$85 million.

Kennametal Inc has acquired Comercializadora Emura SRL, a Bolivian company which specialises in the collection, testing, processing and exporting of tungst

The EPMA has launched a new European additive manufacturing (AM) group, created to increase the awareness of the technology with a special focus on metal p

Sandipan Mishra, a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has won a five-year US$400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improv

DIAB International AB has added a Core Selection Guide to its website to help customers find the best core materials for their applications.

A European consortium has secured €3,964,797 of EU funding to research the replacement of thermoset composites with thermoplastic composites in certain com

TenCate Advanced Composites North America has appointed Northern Composites as a US agent for tooling prepregs and materials based on 3M's technology.

Spanish energy company Iberdrola has completed a geotechnical feasibility study for its Wikinger offshore wind project in German – a key milestone in the o

The first Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, known as MSN001, has emerged in its Airbus livery from the paintshop in Toulouse, France.

Carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek Companies Inc reports net revenues of US$33.3 million for the quarter ended 31 March 2013, down 29.1% on the same period

Boeing has rolled out of the factory the first 787 Dreamliner to be built at the increased production rate of seven aircraft per month.

America's Cup Regatta Director Iain Murray will lead a review into the events surrounding the capsize of Artemis Racing’s first AC72 and the subsequent dea

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

The MS&T Technical Program Coordinating Committee is seeking symposium proposals for the 2014 Materials Science and Technology Conference & Exhibition (MS&

The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) will deliver a keynote speech and present an exhibit at the RAPID 2013 Conference and Expo

"You Be The Chemist" is an educational and fun academic competition for 5-8th grade students in chemistry designed by the Chemical Educational Foundation.

Jameson Grout welcomed as Heatbath's newest member of its technical service staff for metal finishing.

Frank Knoth, president of The Crown Group, will continue to lead the company post-closing.

Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) on the road in the world’s seven largest automotive markets will reach only 7.5 million as the industry struggles to capitalise

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc has signed a five-year contract with Rolls-Royce for the supply of specialty steel products. The contract will com

Bayer MaterialScience has announced it is stopping its work on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in order to focus its development activities on areas more closely l

The International Zinc Association (IZA) has appointed Martin Gagné to work with its technology and market development group.

New, updated figures available in ACA's "U.S. Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis: 2010-2015"

Owens Corning reports consolidated net sales of $1.3 billion in the first quarter of 2013, essentially flat with the same period in 2012.

Epoxy resin manufacturer Sicomin has appointed Core Composites as its US distributor.

Enhancements to AGCO's Minnesota facility to include: 30,000-square-foot expansion of the component manufacturing area; the installation of an additional r

Research in China has published a report covering the market for molybdenum from 2012 to 2015.

Tenova’s subsidiary LOI Thermprocess GmbH is to acquire Metall Technologie Holding (MTH), a supplier of vacuum and atmospheric furnaces.

Komet has developed the H35L tungsten carbide crown cutter, which features a special blade symmetry that cuts through non-precious alloys and gold with min

The MPIF plans to give out the PM Industry Landmark award for only the third time to an MIM orthodontic appliance.

TAT Technologies has released more information about its next four- day long course, Preparation for Better Sintering.

The Linde Group achieved an increase in group revenue by 10.3%to €3.985 billion, compared with €3.614 billion in the same period of 2012.

General Moly announced that its cash balance on 31 March 2013 was approximately US$57 million, compared to US$68 million on 31 December 2012.

Hexagon Devold, a subsidiary of Hexagon Composites, has acquires PPG Industries' 50% share of the joint venture company PPG-Devold LLC in North Carolina, U

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc reported Q1 2013 sales of US$49.1 million compared with US$74.6 million in the first quarter of 2012.

Global automotive industry is likely to surpass US$2 trillion by 2017, an increase by over 7% per year.

Aerospace supplier Triumph Group Inc (TGI) has acquired Primus Composites, increasing its global presence and expanding its composites capabilities.

American Graphite Technologies Inc is to work with several Ukrainian research organisations to investigate using graphene contained matter as a material fo

Lightning strike testing has been performed on the new Airbus A350 XWB, a key step in preparations for the aircraft's maiden flight.

The PC Summit, co-produced by The Powder Coating Research Group, The Powder Coating Institute and Powder Coated Tough magazine, brings together some of th

"Jay Leno's Garage" TV show puts the spotlight on ISF-processed FED vehicle.

Investing in Brazil is not for the uncommitted or faint-hearted, but it offers immense promise to those who are well informed, according to a report from T

ACMA and SAMPE have announced the dates and venue for their new combined exhibition taking place in 2014.

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

Since joining Enthone in 2011, Sep has led efforts in delivering customer-focused solutions to OEMs, applicators and job shops.

5D Composite Inc has developed an in-mould coating and decorating system for composite products.

According to the Yorkshire Post, Atomising Systems (ASL) and MEC Electrical Contracting have won a major engineering contract in the Far East for the compa

TMP Inc has designed an automatic composite moulding system with a series of four hydraulic presses for heating and cooling, integrated with a central hydr

Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company, has appointed Jeffrey Danaheras sales & technical services manager.

Element Material Technology has acquired US composites lab, Delsen Testing Laboratories, strengthening its position within the aerospace composites testing

Jobless rate sits at 7.5%; March, February numbers revised upward.

HyPro(TM) compliant chemistry technologies cleared for use on zinc-plated, passivated fasteners for Chrysler Group.

Carpenter Technology has completed a formal supply agreement to provide Rolls-Royce with materials for making of jet engine components.

Unitech Composites has been awarded a contract from Spirit AeroSystems to produce wing assembly parts for the Boeing 787 aircraft.

Southern California factory to produce high-tech buses.

Agency's denial of the petition for administration reconsideration rejects calls from the NASF to soften its updated chromium electroplating national emiss

Special ceremony marks key milestones and noteworthy achievements for global security/aersospace leader.

GE Aviation has opened its second composites factory in Mississippi. The Ellisville Composites facility will manufacture and assemble composite components

Bader brings more than 30 years experience in management and the marketing and sales of electronics materials.

Speakers to include an esteemed list of international manufacturing experts from the United Kingdom, Singapore, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, China and Canada.

Cappallo elevated to Wheelabrator Plus U.S. sales and service manager

The first order for GE’s new 2.5-120 brilliant wind turbines has been announced - Invenergy has ordered three units as part of an 86-turbine deal with GE f

According to news reports, Sealine has issued redundancy notices to 234 staff.

Kennametal Q3 sales were US$655 million, compared with US$696 million in the same quarter last year, a 6% decrease.

Carpenter Technology has reported net income of US$32.9 million for Q3 ended 31 March 2013, compared to US$33 million in Q3 in the previous year.

GE Aviation has made plans to mass-produce a fuel nozzle for a new aircraft engine using laser sintered cobalt-chromium powder.

Chrysler Group LLC is putting US$19.6 million in its Toledo Machining Plant in Perrysburg, Ohio, USA.

Market information provider the ARC Advisory Group has published a strategy report covering trends in additive manufacturing (AM).

According to Umicore, its revenues were down 2% in the first quarter of 2013 due to the “adverse market conditions” in many of its end markets.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of April 2013.

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