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Materials news, July 2013

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association publishes fall conference lineup

IHEA events target those involved in production leadership, plant management, production engineering, energy managers, plant/facility engineers, etc.

EPA will now begin releasing preliminary materials and hold public meetings earlier in the risk assessment development process.

New initiative would require municipalities, industries, and other facilities to convert to an electronic data reporting system.

BASF pledges nearly $120 million to support growing demand for automotive coatings in Asia Pacific region.

The US Department of Energy's Carbon Fiber Technology Facility operated by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is accepting proposals from companies that

The first offshore wind turbine installed in Spain has been commissioned by Gamesa, for installation at the Arinaga Quay in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands).

Official energy statistics published today by the UK government report that the UK has missed its indicative renewable energy target for 2011-12.

Metalysis, the specialist metals producer, has appointed Dr Dion Vaughan as chief executive to lead the scaling-up of its PM technology.

Glass fibre manufacturer Owens Corning reports consolidated net sales of US$1.35 billion in the second quarter (Q2) of 2013, compared to $1.39 billion in t

Renishaw is creating key prototype parts, including a nose tip, using additive manufacturing (AM) for use in the BLOODHOUND supersonic car, which will atte

Höganäs’ Q2 net sales were SEK 1,652 million, down 9% year on year (SEK 1,808 million in 2012).

Bodycote has reported a %5 increase in revenue, from £301.3 million in 2012 to£316.5 million in 2013.

Strategy supports emerging market with low-VOC pigment preparations.

ITT Exelis has been awarded a contract valued at more than US$15 million from Sikorsky for the production of composite tail rotor blade components on the S

Kennametal Inc has reported sales of US$671 million, compared with US$739 million in the same quarter last year.

H.C. Starck and Nui Phao Mining Company, a subsidiary of one of Vietnam’s largest private sector business groups, Masan Group Corporation, have established

Umicore says that its 2013 revenues were stable, compared to the first half of 2012, with an increase in catalysis and energy materials offset by a decreas

BMW has launched the series version of its electric vehicle, the BMW i3, simultaneously in New York, London and Beijing. The BMW i3 features a carbon fibre

Center to support innovation for advanced materials portfolio of businesses.

Jennifer Bochenek brings more than 15 years of experience in purchasing/procurement with both national and international suppliers.

Thermoplastics compounder RTP Company has unveiled the latest addition to its Eco Solutions product portfolio – a line of cellulose fibre reinforced polypr

According to Indian news website Daily News & Analysis, Rio Tinto has plans to invest in a metal powder annealing plant at Bharuch, in the state of Gujarat

Toho Tenax Co Ltd, the core company of Teijin’s carbon composites business, has established Toho Tenax Singapore Pte Ltd to strengthen the group's operati

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

The UK government and automotive industry are investing £500 million each over the next ten years in an Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to research, devel

For the first six months of 2013 Gurit reports net sales of CHF129.7 million, a decline of 33.7% over the first half of 2012 as a result of a steep drop in

China's GDP growth decelerated to 7.5% in the second quarter (Q2) of 2013, one of the weakest growth rates since the global financial crisis, reports IHS G

ACA is asking that its members individually reach out to the senators in their respective states and to ask them to co-sponsor CSIA – S.1009., aka the TSCA

Italian company Xenia Materials' offers the Xecarb® range of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics.

Carbon fibre producer Toray has acquired a 20% interest in Plasan Carbon Composites (PCC), a manufacturer of carbon fibre parts for the automotive industry

David Carreiro brings wealth of experience in both sales and product management.

Plansee says that it has had a very satisfactory financial year, despite a fall in sales.

Sandvik’s interim report for Q2 2013 revealed stable market segments, while it had a decrease in order intake compared to Q2 2012.

According to Duann Scott, the founder of 3D printing company Shapeways, a number of patents covering laser sintering are set to expire in February 2014.

China Tungsten Industry Report, 2012-2015, highlights mineral reserves, supply & demand and development trends of the global tungsten industry, among other

Plansee’s online shop, Plansee Express, now has the company’s DENSIMET D176, D185ND and D2M alloys available online.

Arcam has reported increased turnover and strong order intake in its June 2013 interim report.

ExOne has added iron infiltrated with bronze as a new 3D printing material and has also increased its range of binder solutions for its 3D printing process

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has recognised orthodontic appliance technology as a powder metallurgy (PM) landmark because of how it has de

The University of Trento hosted the latest EPMA Powder Metallurgy Summer School, which took place on 8th – 12th July 2013, Trento, Italy.

A review of wind farm planning policies in Scotland suggests that ruling out the use of ‘wild land’ could reduce the development of renewable energy in the

Certifications cover additional Chrysler and GM decorative finish applications.

Attendees will have access to a good mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions, including electrocoating, system design, powder coating, cleaning

Common-sense exclusion will save industry up to $27.8 million per year

Acorn Growth Companies and The Edgewater Funds have partnered to acquire UK-based Tods Aerospace & Defence Ltd to further expand the capabilities of AGC Co

Conference developed for representatives from across the aerospace/defense industry supply chain, from OEMs to solution formulators to metal finishers.

Event designed to showcase Wagner's vast liquid painting and powder coating capabilities.

Chem-Trend, a provider of speciality release agents for multiple industries, has acquired Zyvax, a supplier of release systems for the composites industry.

Mott Corporation has appointed Boris F Levin as the company’s new president and CEO, replacing Roger Klene who is retiring after 18 years.

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

The Powder Metallurgy Association of India (PMAI) has announced dates and a call for papers for PM14, its next international conference on PM and particula

Cytec Industries has announed plans to consolidate its ex-Umeco sites in the USA. Cytec acquired Umeco last year.

Hybrid components and related technologies will be on display at HYBRID Expo 2013, a new exhibition taking place alongside the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show

June summit highlights the critical role that science plays in policy formation at EU level.

Dirk Budde brings wealth of experience in the specialty chemical field.

160-page report, compiled by Prof. Randall M. German and Prof. Sundar V. Atre, includes reams of data pertinent to the powder injection molding industry.

Ashland Performance Materials has announced new distribution agreements for its composites products in Europe.

Cathay Investments Ltd has acquired composites distributor Umeco Distribution Ltd (formerly GPRMS Ltd) from Cytec Industries Inc.

State water quality regulators are pushing EPA to revise regulations or issue new guidance regarding pretreatment standards for the metal finishing industr

According to Alison Cook, end user marketing manager UK, Ireland & Benelux at KIMBERLY-CLARK PROFESSIONAL, applying ‘lean’ principles can help companies im

According to Alison Cook, end user marketing manager UK, Ireland & Benelux at KIMBERLY-CLARK PROFESSIONAL, applying ‘lean’ principles can help companies im

The National Association for Surface Finishing honors those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the industry.

Production gains led by automotive parts and electronics.

The Chemical Coaters Association International honored members for service and dedication and installed its 2013 – 2014 Officers and National Board members

Carpenter Technology Corporation has named Gary Heasley as the company’s new senior vice president – performance engineered products (PEP), responsible for

A number of industry professionals have received the Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award from the MPIF during PowderMet2013.

APMI International has named Olle Grinder, consultant, PM Technology AB, and Roger Lawcock, director, Stackpole International, to its 2013 Class of Fellows

Stephen Mashl, a research professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Michigan Technological University, has been named a Fellow of

SKF posted net sales of SEK 16,392 million in Q2 2013, down from SEK 17,174 million in Q2 2012.

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have built a liquid-oxygen/gaseous hydrogen rocket injector assembly built using additive manufacturing technology.

Drew Walker has been named President & CEO of AGY, the US headquartered producer of high-strength glass fibre reinforcements.

Shawn Philbrick brings more than 23 years of management experience in chemical manufacturing operations.

Awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in high-growth companies who demonstrateexcellence and extraordinary success in critical operational areas.

Ashland India is sponsoring the India Composites Show for the second consecutive year.

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

Improvements include enhanced functionality and technical content, including market sector insights and detailed product information.

The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in the UK has set up a £2.8 million public-private initiative to support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in

Genesis Energy has received consents to build what could be New Zealand’s largest wind farm at Castle Hill, located on the North Island.

Global investment in clean energy in Q2 was up 22% from Q1, due to upturn in the financing of wind and solar projects and a 170% surge in equity funding f

The first grid-connected offshore wind turbine to be deployed off the coast of North America features a glass fibre reinforced polymer tower produced by Er

Volkswagen’s XL1 two-seat diesel-electric hybrid car has made its UK debut. The body of the 313 mpg, limited production vehicle is made largely of carbon

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McLaren is to produce a new high performance variant of its 12C sports car for track use only. As with the 12C road car, the 12C GT Sprint will be based o

RocTool, a manufacturer of processes for moulding composites and plastic injection, has extended the scope of its Heat & Cool technologies to moulding meta

F Peter Mitterbauer, the new chairman of the management board of Miba AG, has spoken about his plans for the future of the company.

H.C. Starck’s tantalum supply chain has been declared free of “conflict minerals” for a third consecutive year following an independent audit.

Achievement means Sandvik meets globally recognised corporate responsibility standards.

Sandvik Coromant says it is to lauch a product that will “redefine metal cutting productivity” at the EMO Hannover event.

Rapid cooling leads to stronger alloys

Over 80% of the flue gas desulfurisation (FGD) systems installed worldwide utilise limestone as a reagent and spray towers to recirculate the limestone slu

EPA amendment to the Paint and Allied Products Area Source Rule allows companies that use certain chromium compounds to opt out of the rulemaking.

Recognition is given to the top 5 percent of qualifying suppliers who demonstrate superior quality, delivery and cost performance.

As COMPOSITES EUROPE's official media partner Reinforced Plastics is very pleased to be able to offer our readers free entrance tickets to this year's show

The American Coatings Association has reason to believe the EPA is seeking to change the measurement of HAP limits from the current lbs./gal., to volume co

The latest version of Collier Research Corporation’s HyperSizer composite structural analysis and optimisation software runs much faster and enables the sk

BASF is introducing Ultracom™, a package combining continuous fibre reinforced semi-finished thermoplastic products, compounds and engineering support.

'Forming of Metal and Powder Metallurgy in Mexico' offers qualitative analysis of key industry trends and future developments in the country.

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

Bodycote Mexico has been contracted to improve a range transmission gears by a major OEM using heat treatment and surface enhancement processes.

QuakeWrap Inc has been awarded a $150,000 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to further develop the

UK prime minister David Cameron has officially opened the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the London Array, located in the Outer Thames Estuary.

Bombardier Aerospace expects the maiden flight of its new CSeries aircraft to take place by the end of July.

The staff of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have informed Molycorp that it has completed its investigation of, among other things, the acc

PMI Index registered 50.9 percent in June, an increase of 1.9 percentage points from May.

Last month 36 people from 18 companies in Italy gathered at Owens Corning's facility north of Milan for training in MVP's Flex Molding Process.

With an increase in exhibitor numbers and exhibition surface, COMPOSITES EUROPE continues on its growth course. More than 400 exhibitors are expected when

$1.4 M installation includes blasting, painting, and drying booths utilized in Ohio facility specializing in railcar maintenance.

Netherlands-based Sima Charters will acquire a second CTruk 20T multi-purpose composite catamaran.

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) will test the drive train for their seven megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine at the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec

IDTechEx has a new report available which covers 3D printing from 2013-2025.

Sandvik Coromant has launched a new film, “A Look Ahead at Hyperspecialization and the Talent Mismatch"

David J Bikerman brings 20 years of experience in the mining industry.

New facility will focus on automotive products engineering.

Renishaw has completed a 66,000 ft2 refurbishment of production space at its Miskin site, located close to Cardiff, South Wales.

GKN Sinter Metals has received an Award of Distinction from MPIF at the annual Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards held in Chicago, Illinois.

Arcam has received an order for an Arcam Q10 system from Implantcast in Germany.

Renishaw has developed the HS20 laser encoder, a successor to its established HS10 for large machine tools for the aerospace industry.

In an interview with Reinforced Plastics, Robert Puyenbroek, Global R&D Director at DSM Composite Resins, emphasises the business' commitment to the develo

REM Surface Engineering receives innovation award for its signature ‘ISF’ Process.

Tim Aiken to succeed Dr. Kevin Bradley in leading the organization's range of initiatives.

The European Alliance for SMC/BMC is holding a its second sustainability conference in Brussels this September.

Owens Corning has announced a US$130 million investment in a new North American facility to expand its glass nonwovens business.

FSE Inc, a US firm specialising in design, testing, inspection, failure investigation and preventive maintenance of fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) products

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

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