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Materials news, August 2013

Partnership will allow MacDermid to broaden its presence within the supply chain.

Core Molding Technologies Inc says its Airilite™ "ultra-low density" sheet moulding compound (SMC) has been formulated for applications demanding high surf

Paint shop employees at General Motors' Lake Orion Plant in Michigan constantly look to root out potential sources of contaminants.

Toho Tenax Co Ltd and GH Craft Ltd have worked with Japan’s Kogakuin University to develop a carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) car for the World Solar

Composite Advantage’s FiberSPAN™ fibre reinforced polymer bridge deck has been used in the reconstruction of a vehicular bridge crossing the canal running

Hartmann succeeds Eva Müller who will assume a new position within the BASF Group.

David Allen brings broad experience in manufacturing, distribution, and operational efficiency.

Boeing has completed its first 787-9 Dreamliner, the second member of the 787 family. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner's construction is 50% composite materials.

3D Systems has acquired TeamPlatform, a cloud-based, design and project management platform.

ExOne will soon begin construction on a new facility in Gersthofen, Germany, in the district of Augsburg.

Metaldyne LLC has been named one of the fastest growing businesses in the metro Detroit area by Crain’s Detroit Business for the second year in a row.

GE Aviation has begun testing on its new composite fan blades for the GE9X engine that will power Boeing's 777X aircraft.

Josep Planas has been appointed president and CEO of PMG Indiana Corp, replacing Ron Krause.

Initiative represents a strategic policy effort that works towards a sustainable and inclusive global economy,

North American (NA) Tungsten Corporation has announces a net loss of US$6.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and a net loss of US$13.7 mill

ArcelorMittal Zenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina is at the closing stages of a US$14.5 million investment in its blast furnace and sinter plant.

NADCAP accreditation has been expanded to include testing in support of SIFCO ASC's internal processes such as hydrogen embrittlement, salt spray, taber te

Coating applicator achieves three-year sales growth of 179%.

Solid Concepts is now producing Inconel 625 and Inconel 718 parts manufactured with direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) for aerospace applications.

ExOne Company is to collaborate with rapid prototyping specialist rp+m to add bonded tungsten to its range of 3D printing material.

Six out of 18 Technology Strategy Board-funded Additive Manufacturing development projects have been secured by rapid prototyping and selective laser sinte

Reinforced Plastics asked a selection of COMPOSITES EUROPE exhibitors what they see as the key issues facing the composites industry today, and how they ar

Expanded headquarters encompasses corporate management, R&D, laboratories, product management, test centers, marketing, sales, warehousing, distribution, a

Matrix Composites Inc has delivered its final low rate initial production (LRIP) composite wind tunnel blade spacer to the US Air Force's testing facility

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Vestas has received an order for 21 MW from Vindkraft Ukraina LLC for its Beregovaya and Stavki wind power plants, located in the Kherson region of the cou

More than 26,000 gallons needed to cover 1.8 million square feet of steel that comprise the westbound span over the Cuyahoga River.

Gala celebration attended by 400 customers, suppliers, and employees.

New global role will support liquid and powder customers

Brazilian government energy agency EPE has approved 377 wind projects with a combined installed capacity of 8.999GW.

3D Systems has acquired CRDM Ltd, a provider of rapid prototyping and rapid tooling services based in the UK.

The MPIF has issued a call for papers and posters for the PM2014 World Congress on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials.

The European Commission co-funded project TANOCOMP has developed an e-learning programme focusing on the processing of carbon nanotubes (CNTs).

First aerosol-based epoxy technology approved by Army Research Lab.

Reis Robotics has delivered a preform system to the ZLP Center for Lightweight Production Technology, Germany, as part of a project to automate the manufac

THOR is a composite, 11 m proof-of-concept demonstrator vessel designed to fulfil a number of roles. It was developed by composite boat builder CTruk’s Mi

Dr Michaelson will be speaking on the following subjects: "Implementation of High-Speed Copper Plating," "Full Dissolution Resist Stripping" and "Selective

Ten-year agreements cover aircraft engine components and engineering services for parts, and special coating processes.

With more than 160 exhibiting companies showcasing finishing products and services in the CCAI FINISHING Pavilion, FABTECH is now the destination for finis

Demand for new wind power equipment is set to contract in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in 2013 and 2014, in spite of an expected strong

GKN Driveline and GKN Sinter Metals are expanding their automotive operations and moving to a new regional headquarters for the Americas in the Detroit sub

Sigma Labs Inc has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Burke E Porter Machinery, Inc, to help commercialise its metal additive manufacturing te

Reinforced Plastics asked a selection of COMPOSITES EUROPE exhibitors what they see as the key issues facing the composites industry today, and how they ar

DONG Energy has entered into cooperation with an academic consortium of three UK universities to find ways to reduce the cost of energy from offshore wind

Since 2005, US headquartered Abaris Training has offered classes in advanced composite manufacturing, repair and engineering in the UK through Heatcon-Abar

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and The Manufacturing Institute, a Washington, DC-based organisation dedicated to improving and ex

Although Magnum Venus Plastech recently announced the closure of its UK operation MVP Ltd, UK customers still have access to MVP products and technical ser

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Document enables OEMs, EMS, and printed circuit board fabricators to easily determine how yields, quality and reliability can be significantly increased th

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has signed a multi-year supply agreement with TPI Composites, USA, for the delivery of NR-58.5 rotor blades. TPI wi

Reinforced Plastics asked a selection of COMPOSITES EUROPE exhibitors what they see as the key issues facing the composites industry today, and how they ar

Decrease in key consumer durable segments — including automotive parts production — puts drag on overall U.S. industrial output.

Axson has acquired CASS Polymers of Michigan Inc, strengthening its position in high performance polymer formulations for the tooling, prototyping, structu

New Pilot Reactor Will Accelerate New Product Development

Quickstep says it is fast-tracking commercialisation of its patented Resin Spray Transfer (RST) technology, which is said to enable carbon composite automo

Carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek Companies Inc reports net revenues of US$30.3 million for the quarter ended 30 June 2013, compared to $48.1 million in the

To meet market demands, Osborn adds complete line to Santa Fe Springs manufacturing and distribution center.

PPG Fiber Glass Science and Technology Center in Suzhou, China, has received certification from Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for technical competence in the fie

The furniture retail giant is buying the 7.65MW Carrickeeny Wind Farm from Mainstream Renewable Power.

Reinforced Plastics asked a selection of COMPOSITES EUROPE exhibitors what they see as the key issues facing the composites industry today, and how they ar

New facility boasts updated powder coating line with a 5-stage washer, automatic and manual coating booths, and digitally controlled ovens.

Agencies urge efforts to safeguard workers from exposure to toxic chemical.

Customers to gain access to expanded technologies, a broader product portfolio and superior service, Valspar CEO says.

As a result of Magnum Venus Plastech’s objective to have R&D, manufacturing and technical service functions in one location, MVP Ltd has made the decision

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Read the results of our LinkedIn survey on this topic in Reinforced Plastics' latest blog.

Aberdeen, UK-based energy services group SeaEnergy plc and Robert Gordon University (RGU) have launched a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to improve

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed Vari-k-Graphmet, a combination of highly conductive graphite foam and ductile metal powders which can broaden

Carpenter has launched PROJECT 70®+ PDB stainless steel, a new family of machining bar designed specifically for use with CNC Swiss-style screw machines in

A new survey sponsored by WardsAuto and polymer specialist DuPont suggests that auto engineers are putting their hopes in lighter metals in order to meet n

Molycorp reported consolidated net revenues of US$136.9 million during the second quarter of 2013, a 6% decrease over the first quarter of 2013.

Advanced composites company Hexcel Corporation has reported net sales of US$422.6 million for the second quarter (Q2) of 2013, 5.9% up on the second quarte

New site offers additional functionality and features, including multiple languages, literature and product descriptions.

InChem Corp, USA, has reached an agreement with Grolman Group, Germany, to distribute InChem's Phenoxy resins to the composites market in Europe.

Allegheny Technologies Inc (ATI) has announced sales of US$1.14 billion for Q2 2013.

As part of the move, The Timken Company also plans to review its corporate governance and capital allocation strategy

General Moly Inc’s unaudited financial results for Q2 reported net loss of US$14.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013

The Georgia Mining Association (GMA) has presented its Miner of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards to two employees of BASF’s Kaolin mine in Middle G

In the latest Reinforced Plastics blog Mark Humphries, Partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance, says the launch of the BMW i3 will certainly boost the profil

Proposed new ASTM International standard covers an apparatus and set of procedures that are used to create and maintain a simulated sewer headspace environ

Brunswick Corporation has sold its Hatteras and CABO brands of motoryachts and sportfishing convertibles to Navis HCY Acquisition, an affiliate of private

While annual wind power additions in the United States achieved record levels in 2012, wind energy pricing is near an all-time low, says a new report relea

Unitech Composites, an AGC Aerospace & Defense Company, has achieved qualification as a manufacturing supplier to the Airbus global supply chain for the A3

Event, which focuses on coating formulators, will combine a robust technical program with tabletop exhibits and networking opportunities.

New subsidiary to provide advanced wear- and corrosion-resistant coating services for components used in the oil and gas, mining, aerospace and metal finis

Airbus Military has formally delivered the first A400M military airlifter to the French Air Force. In order to reduce weight, 30% of the A400M’s structure

Officials from the International Titanium Association (ITA) have issued a call for papers for industry representatives interested in participating as membe

Carpenter Technology Corporation has reported net income of US$40.9 million for the quarter ended 30 June 2013 compared to US$40.8 million in Q4 2012.

According to Reuters, China Molybdenum Co Ltd is to buy a copper mine from Rio Tinto.

Following a sharp downturn in demand in 2009 and a slowdown in 2012, the titanium industry is set to grow by around 4 to 5% to 2018, says a new report.

Kennametal Inc has finalised its acquisition of the operating assets of Comercializadora Emura SRL and certain related entities based in La Paz, Bolivia.

JL Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company, has appointed Erik Sweede as sales engineer.

Gene Kostecki has resigned as CEO and technical director of Alloy Steel International with immediate effect.

The NanoSteel Company has had its advanced high strength steel (AHSS) tested for weight in a study conducted by EDAG Inc, an independent engineering firm.

Based on its recent analysis of the automotive carbon fibre market, Frost & Sullivan has awarded Zoltek Companies Inc with the 2013 North American Frost &

Metal Finishing’s West Coast/Southwest advertising sales manager, Donald Moeller, passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, after a long illness.

CORAFLON name, PPG says, is more familiar to architects than NEWLAR brand name, which will be retired

ACA expects to find problems with the implementation of this rule, particularly the most restrictive "limit provision."

Ashland Performance Materials' Derakane epoxy vinyl ester resin is a key ingredient in the composite liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage cylinders being

Electricity generated from renewable sources in the UK in 2012 increased by 19 per cent on 2011, according to official figures published by the UK Departme

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One-day event, to be held at the Ramada Powai Hotel & Convention Centre Powai, Mumbai, will cover both MIM and CIM injection moulding technologies.

Composites repair is a key focus for Lamborghini. A small team of trained repair experts known as 'flying doctors' support Lamborghini service centres arou

Spatial Composite Solutions, a Dubai-based manufacturer of composite cabin crew training equipment for the civil aviation and aerospace industries, has won

Changes aim to showcase the full range of SIFCO ASC's industry-leading products and services for component enhancement, repair and refurbishment.

The ASTM recognises committee members.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and the Society for the Advancement of Material Process Engineering (SAMPE) have named their new j

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