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Reinforced Plastics news, March 2012

COMPOSITES EUROPE and ACMA strengthen partnership

The COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show and the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) are strengthening their partnership with the aim of advancing

TenCate has reached an agreement for the acquisition of Performance Materials Corporation Baycomp, a US company specialising in thermoplastic composites te

Quickstep Holdings Ltd of Australia has completed the first production parts for the international F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme u

The new feed-in tariff scheme in Japan offers attractive returns for both solar and wind power projects, according to analyst Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Suzlon Group has signed a global strategic partnership agreement with China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group's subsidiary, CGN Wind Energy Co Ltd, to develop

Carbon fibre producer Zoltek Companies Inc and automotive supplier Magna Exteriors and Interiors have agreed an exclusive global collaborative partnership

Green Composites, a newly-created division of Green Marine Ltd, will focus on large composites projects.

ASTM International Committee D30 on Composite Materials has named Adam Sawicki, technical fellow at the Boeing Company, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, as chair

The global wind turbine market is seeing fierce competition, especially in China, according to MAKE Consulting's 2012 Global Wind Turbine Market Share repo

PlastiComp Inc has developed polyamide composite materials that exhibit up to twice as much resistance to impact forces as standard materials.

Grieve's No. 850 walk-in oven is currently being used for curing composite parts at a customer facility.

Hempel has won the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Award for its accomplishments in the wind turbine protective coatings market.

Poliya, Turkey, has signed a strategic partnership and manufacturing agreement with Novaresine, Italy, under which Novaresine will produce Poliya brand pro

Ashland Performance Materials will discuss the issues surrounding the use of cobalt in the room-temperature curing of unsaturated polyester resins at the J

The Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Gateway Tower, 150 km east of Dubai, UAE, will be clad with composite panels manufactured by Premier Composite Technologies.

Integran Technologies Inc is introducing its Intebond™ adhesion technology, which is designed to enable the creation of high performance metal-polymer hybr

Gamesa is in talks with the Port of Leith, Scotland, for its offshore wind manufacturing base – including blade and nacelle plants, port logistics and O&M

METYX Composites has announced a major investment in the core material and fabric kitting business with the creation of the METYX Composites Kitting Center

Hexcel Corporation and Web Industries have signed a long-term supply agreement under which Web will convert Hexcel's HexPly® carbon fibre prepreg into slit

Reichhold has announced a price increase for all composites products in Europe.

A dedication ceremony to formally launch the Philadelphia University MAG Composites Institute took place this week.

LM Wind Power’s 73.5 m blades became the first blades of over 70 m to be installed when Alstom inaugurated its 6 MW Haliade 150 offshore wind turbine in th

TPI Composites Inc, a US headquartered supplier of wind turbine blades, and Turkish engineering, manufacturing and construction company ALKE INSAAT have fo

The Teijin Composites Application Center (TCAC), which will develop applications for carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites, will open in Auburn

The AVK (Federation of Reinforced Plastics), Germany, is inviting companies to submit entries for its 2012 Innovation Awards.

CREATEC GmbH & Co KG has developed a set of CREACOMP PT composite materials combining VICTREX® PEEK polymer with carbon fibre for use in wear resistant pum

The market for wood plastic composites (WPC) in Europe will reach almost 360 000 tonnes by 2015, an annual growth of 13%, according to a report from the Ha

Amber Composites has been chosen as prepreg provider for the 2012 Honda Yuasa Racing Team's British Touring Car Championships (BTCC) car.

The latest version of the BioMobile.ch has a body frame made of bio-composites based on banana fibre, Greenlite® renewable reinforcements from Porcher Indu

Onshore wind power in the UK only added £4.68 to householders' annual energy bill last year, according to Ofgem's Renewables Obligation (RO) annual report

GASTANK Sweden AB is now offering zero permeation composite compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders made using HiPer-tex™ glass fibre from 3B and an inner l

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

Siemens PLM Software has announced the release of the 2012 version of Fibersim™ composites design and manufacture software.

SP-High Modulus has supplied Corecell™ M-Foam core material and engineering services to the newly launched Gulf Craft Majesty 135 superyacht.

The US Department of Transport (DOT) has granted Lincoln Composites a permit that authorises the manufacture, marking, sale and use of its TITAN™ composite

Umeco has announced that its MTM®44-1 out of autoclave prepregs are being used by GE Aviation to manufacture the outer and mid-section fixed trailing edge

DSM Composite Resins has announced a price increase for its complete portfolio of unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins in Europe.

Resin manufacturer Reichhold and cobalt specialist Umicore have announced their cooperation to introduce a sustainable alternative curing technology for un

Global resin supplier AOC is opening a new, expanded office and warehouse centre for distributor AOC (UK) Ltd and AOC Europe operations.

Structural assembly of the first Airbus A350 XWB aft fuselage, destined for the first flying A350 XWB aircraft, has been completed at the Airbus manufactur

Thermoplastics compounder RTP Company has acquired the conductive compound product line of Clariant.

Suzlon Group is launching the 1.5 MW S8X wind turbine for Class III, low wind sites in India.

Reinforced Plastics and Owens Corning are hosting a free webinar on 19 April covering the use of glass fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) in corrosive environm

Gamesa's G10X-4.5 MW prototype wind turbine, installed in Alaiz, Navarra, Spain, has set an energy output record for its type, generating electricity for 2

Toray Industries Inc has announced plans to increase production capacity for carbon fibre at its four sites in Japan, the US, France and South Korea.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) has developed a glass reinforced polyurethane sandwich material for use in reducing the weight of tr

Swiss companies 3A Composites and Bcomp GmbH have entered into a cooperation agreement for the development, production and marketing of engineered core mat

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner team has been presented with a 2012 Aviation Week Laureate Award in Aeronautics/Propulsion.

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

Nordex will supply and install 11 of its N100/2500 wind turbines for the 27.5 MW Sincik wind farm near the city of Adiyaman, Turkey, for Tektug Elektrik Gr

Installed wind capacity is set to increase as wind power markets are expected to witness large growth in multiple regions, including repowering schemes, ac

New SCIGRIP® SG5000 methacrylate adhesives from IPS Corporation can be used to bond polyester, vinyl ester, epoxy and gel-coated composites as well as most

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has launched a US$180 million, 6-year initiative for offshore wind in the US.

US Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) has introduced a measure to prevent a tax increase on American entrepreneurs and innovators in clean and renewable ene

The first International Conference and Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites (ITHEC) will take place on 29-30 October 2012 in Bremen, Germany.

High performance composites from TenCate Advanced Composites in Fairfield, California, USA, are being used in the manufacture of the mid-boom sunshield dep

The EU-27 installation rate of wind power slowed 5.9% in 2011 with just under 9.4 GW of new capacity, compared with nearly 10 GW in 2010, with a significan

At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini presented its Aventador J sports car, a showcase of the company's carbon fibre technology.

Hexagon Composites' subsidiary Composite Scandinavia AB is intending to discontinue production of composite LPG cylinders in Piteå, Sweden.

Overcapacity and new low-cost players will keep wind turbine prices low, according to the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Wind Price Index (WTPI).

Australian company Quickstep Holdings Ltd has been awarded the tender to manufacture carbon fibre composite wing flaps for the C-130J Hercules military tra

Amber Composites is introducing a prepreg based on a Biotex flax fabric made by Composites Evolution.

DONG Energy is selling 50% of the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm to the Lego Group’s parent company, KIRKBI A/S, and the Oticon Foundation, for DKK4

Ashland Performance Materials is increasing the prices of its Derakane epoxy vinyl ester resins, unsaturated polyester resins and gel-coats portfolio sold

Clean and renewable energy investment levels saw new heights in 2011, spurred by solar, but the outlook for 2012 is far less certain – especially within th

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

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) has been awarded a contract to supply the roof and inner ceiling panels for the Medinah station of the Haramain High S

Mould release system supplier Zyvax is sponsoring SAMPE's 15th annual composite bridge contest.

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Company was hit by a slower wind power market and falling prices for wind turbines in 2011, recording a 73.5% declin

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