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Reinforced Plastics news, February 2012

Innovative Composites International Inc (ICI), a producer of composite products for housing and transportation, has signed an agreement with RedLeaf Homes

e2e Materials won an American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) Award for Composites Excellence (ACE) in the Composites Sustainability category

The Airbus A350 XWB aircraft's new engine – the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB – has successfully made its maiden flight aboard Airbus’ dedicated A380 'Flying-Test-

Nordex saw an operating loss (EBIT) of €29.7 million in 2011, compared to an EBIT of €40.1m in 2010 due to decreased sales and one-off costs.

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

Suzlon has completed testing and certification of its S95 Standard Temperature Version (STV) 2.1 MW wind turbine in its 50 Hz and 60 Hz variants, achieving

GE Energy Financial Services and JP Morgan will invest US$225 million in NextEra Energy Resources' 662.5 MW Capricorn Ridge wind farm in West Texas, USA.

CCS Composites, a subsidiary of TenCate Advanced Composites, has received a 2011 Boeing Performance Excellence Award.

Plastics suppliers Borealis and Borouge will exhibit their latest glass reinforced polypropylene materials at the VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering c

Ashland Performance Materials has announced that its Enguard BP 6200 ARF vinyl ester bonding pastes have received Germanischer Lloyd (GL) approval.

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

The Chilean Government has launched an international tender call for three land-use concessions for up to 150 MW each of onshore wind.

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

Gamesa will supply five of its G97 2 MW wind turbines for the 10 MW wind farm planned in Highgate, Ontario, Canada, marking the first Canadian project for

SSE Renewables has received consent for an offshore wind turbine test facility at Hunterston from North Ayrshire Council in Scotland.

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, has announced that its French distributor Gazechim Composites has opened a refrigeration facility in Brittan

AOC LLC has announced a price increase for polyester resins, vinyl ester resins, gel-coats and pigments for shipments within Mexico.

Siemens has acquired a majority stake in the UK tidal power company Marine Current Turbines Ltd.

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

Reichhold Inc has announced a price increase on all unsaturated polyester resins, vinyl ester resins and flame retardant resins sold in North America for t

Glass fibre producer Owens Corning has announced the sale of its global Twintex® glass thermplastic reinforcements rovings intellectual property rights and

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond has welcomed a blueprint to streamline the scoping, planning and consenting of offshore wind, wave and tidal develo

Biofuels could replace conventional fossil fuels in marine transport, helping the industry to become carbon neutral as well as reducing harmful emissions,

TenCate Advanced Composites North America has completed the relocation of its former Benicia, California, prepreg facility to a new factory in Fairfield, C

Norwegian company Hexagon Composites ASA's results for the fourth quarter of 2011 were down from the same period last year, but up on the previous quarter.

Johns Manville (JM) has announced an investment of more than €50 million to expand glass fibre production at its facility in Slovakia.

Some aviation biofuels could be competitive by 2020, but the take-up of biofuels by airlines is likely to be modest in the near term unless governments int

Gurit will be exhibiting at the Composites 2012 trade show in Las Vegas next week.

The EU is already ahead of the energy trajectory mapped out in the NREAPs with 145 Mtoe compared to the 136.8 MW estimated for 2010, and only needs another

Renewable Energy Focus is planning a UK Offshore Wind supplement to go alongside the May/June issue.

PRF Composite Materials has announced that it is now the approved supplier of Safran Structil Aerospace Adhesives for the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Viking Yachts uses Delcam's PowerMILL CAM milling software in the machining of its composite yacht parts.

Scott Bader Inc will showcase its weather resistant Crystic® Permabright gel-coat at the Composites 2012 trade show in Las Vegas next week.

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

The Spanish wind power sector experienced the slowest growth ever recorded in percentage terms with a 5.1% increase in accumulated power to just under 21.7

Advanced Composites Group (ACG) Ltd will present its out-of-autoclave prepreg technologies at SAMPE Asia 2012 in Malaysia this month.

DONG Energy has opened the 367.2 MW Walney offshore wind farm in the UK.

Japanese carbon fibre manufacturer Toray Industries Inc and UK automotive design company Gordon Murray Design Ltd have signed a technical partnership partn

Hexagon Composites ASA, a Norwegian group specialising in the manufacture of composite containers for the storage of high pressure gases, is concentrating

Suzlon Energy Ltd has revealed plans for a potential 400 MW wind turbine manufacturing facility in South Africa.

PCCR USA, a manufacturer of unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins, is considering price increases on all its products.

Vestas fell into a net loss of €166 million in 2011, compared to a profit of €156m in 2010, during what the company terms “a very challenging year”.

Over 41 GW of new wind power was installed in 2011, up 21% from 2010, bringing the total to over 238 GW, says the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

At a meeting of the Offshore Developers Forum, co-chaired by Department of Energy and Climate Change Minister Charles Hendry, it has been put forward that

The National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) in the Netherlands is organising a training course covering the use of the resin transfer moulding (RTM) process in

Gurit reports net sales of CHF344.7 million for the full year 2011, an increase of 10.6% on 2010.

India saw clean energy investments reach US$10.3 billion in 2011, 52% higher than 2010, and accounting for 4% of global clean energy investment, according

3TIER's wind performance map of Europe for 2011 shows that wind speeds were 5-10% above normal in northern Europe, and up to 10% below normal in southern E

Equipment supplier MAG IAS says its GEMINI Composite Processing System is capable of switching from automated fibre placement to automated tape laying in a

Italian boat builder Mattia's Mattia 60 catamaran was constructed using a vacuum infusion process to produce a vessel with reduced weight and greater speed

US manufacturer of closed mould processing equipment Magnum Venus Plastech has added Ducept Pty Ltd of Australia to its distributor network.

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) plans to place its first European offshore wind project in Methil, Fife, in Scotland, creating over 500 jobs.

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

Interplastic Corporation has announced a price for its sheet moulding compound (SMC) composite products.

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) has launched the Coalition of Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM) which will aim to accelerate the developm

Carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek Companies Inc reports net revenues of US$47.0 million for the quarter ended 31 December 2011 (the first quarter of its 201

Nammo Composite Solutions has signed an agreement with Raytheon Missile Systems of Tucson, Arizona, USA, to support the development and manufacturing of a

Michelman says its Hydrosize PA845 polyamide (PA) based fibre sizing is formulated for high temperature resin applications and is particularly suitable for

Hexcel Corporation reports net sales for the fourth quarter of 2011 of US$355.3 million, 14.2% higher than for the fourth quarter of 2010.

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) are partnering to explore how renewable energy can help the US Departmen

Binani Industries Ltd, the holding company of Braj Binani Group, has announced the acquisition of 3B, a manufacturer of glass fibre reinforements located i

Ticona's glass fibre reinforced polypropylene (PP) composite, Celstran® PP LFT, has been used to manufacture a chair which has won several design awards.

Resintex Technology Srl is exhibiting new composite product ranges at the Seatec 2012 marine show in Italy this month.

Nordex will assemble and install the 30 MW Barbers wind farm consisting of 12 of its N90/2500 wind turbines for Eolia Renovables, in Spain.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of January 2012.

Gamesa and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are collaborating on next generation wind turbines for the US market.

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