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Reinforced Plastics news, June 2012

Amber Composites extends tooling prepreg range

Amber Composites has added three products to its HX series prepreg range. The expanded range provides more choice of out-life and cure schedules, enabling

Delastek Inc, a Canadian manufacturer of composite aircraft parts, reports a 5% reduction in composite material costs since installing a Virtek® LaserEdge™

An oil sump moulded from DuPont Zytel® glass reinforced polyamide 66 resin is being incorporated in Swedish truck maker Scania's Euro 6 engines.

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, has appointed Revchem Composites as its new distributor for the west coast of the USA.

Carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) will be a focus at this year's COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show, with the competence networks of CFK Valley Stade and C

Michelman has been awarded a US$2.5 million Ohio Third Frontier Industrial Research and Development Center Grant for its new R&D centre, which will be buil

As it continues to grapple with its restructuring plans, Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced it is ending production of kilowatt size mac

Victrex Polymer Solutions and Tissa Glasweberei AG have developed TIXPREF™ prepregs made out of unidirectional tapes formed from S2-glass or carbon fibres

Following the economic downturn that began in 2007, the US recreational boating market is beginning to recover with demand expected to grow 8% annually fro

Zyvex Marine, a division of nano-engineered materials developer Zyvex Technologies, and Pacific Coast Marine are teaming up to manufacture lightweight, dur

Vestas has scrapped plans for a wind turbine factory in the Port of Sheerness delivering a blow to the UK government’s efforts to bring large-scale wind tu

An agency of the US government has approved $360 million in funding for two overseas renewables development schemes, in an effort to bring Western-built te

Albany Engineered Composites (AEC) will be displaying the LEAP aircraft engine composite fan blade and composite fan case at the 2012 Farnborough Internat

Australian company Carbon Revolution claims to have developed the world's first one-piece carbon fibre composite wheel for cars.

Quickstep has opened its new manufacturing facility at Bankstown Airport, Sydney, Australia, which will supply composite components to aerospace companies

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

Langzauner has introduced the first in a new series of high-precision presses which is capable of accommodating all pressing methods.

Zyvex Technologies, developer of nano-engineered materials, and NanoFabrix, maker of nanotechnology-based surface films, have announced a partnership to jo

epm technology has designed and manufactured the measuring equipment for Canoe Slalom UK, to supply to the International Canoe Federation, for the 2012 Lon

Green Marine has launched the first boat to be built to the new WallyCento class rules at its facility in Hythe on the south coast of England.

ATL Composites of Australia and MuH von der Linden of Germany have formed a joint venture company to produce DuFLEX® composite panels for the European mark

Toho Tenax Co Ltd intends to roughly double its current annual production capacity for nickel-coated carbon fibre by 2013.

A 1MW tidal power device has started full export of power in Scottish waters, paving the way for ScottishPower, to deploy the technology in the “world’s fi

The European Union has committed to a “no regrets” long term policy framework to 2030 that would see an increased share of renewables in the energy mix.

The Hanwha Azdel division of Hanwha L&C Co Ltd of Seoul, South Korea, has announced a major capacity expansion for its SuperLite® reinforced thermoplastic

This week, engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, moved a Composite Crew Module (CCM) into the Environmental Test Facilit

Boston-based First Wind and Canada’s Emera have joined forces in a new company that will develop wind power in the north eastern United States.

Aston Martin today unveiled its new luxury sports car – the Vanquish – which features carbon fibre body panels.

Toho Tenax Co Ltd has announced a collaboration with Indian company Hindoostan Technical Fabrics Ltd to develop and market carbon fibre fabrics for India’s

Umeco Structural materials will be exhibiting examples of Airbus-qualified prepregs at the Farnborough International Airshow in July.

Alex Thomson Racing (ATR) recently launched its new-look boat on the water in Gosport, UK, the first tangible example of its partnership with Caterham Comp

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

An industry-led group tasked with bringing down the cost offshore wind has said that the UK is “on course” to substantially bring down costs over the next

Samsara Surf has created a surfboard using Composites Evolution’s Biotex flax fabric in the place of carbon or glass fibre.

The UK and South Korea are to join forces to develop offshore wind and wave and tidal technologies...

Volta Volare and its subsidiary Volt Aero Technologies recently launched their GT4 aircraft, which they claim is the world's first hybrid-electric, full-si

A project called ACOMPLICE (Affordable COMPosites for LIghtweight Car StructurEs) aims to manufacture lightweight, lower cost composite automotive structur

Siemens has unveiled the first batch of its new 75 metre-long wind turbine rotor blades, which it claims are the “world’s longest”.

The US Department of Energy has awarded The Dow Chemical Company US$9 million for a project to develop a low cost carbon fibre production process.

Growth in the renewables market will slump unless the EU takes measures now to reduce costs and stimulate investment, the European Commission has warned.

Global investment in renewable power and fuels increased 17% to a new record of $257 billion in 2011, according to a UN report. Developing economies made

Despatch Industries is providing its small-scale CFR carbon fibre production line to the Australian Carbon Fibre Research Facility (ACFRF).

Molded Fiber Glass Construction Products (MFG CP) contributed to the rebuild of 3 World Trade Center in New York City, partnering with Engineered Devices C

Conductive Composites Company has commissioned a new production line for high performance nickel chemical vapour deposition (CVD) coated fibres in Green Ri

Goodrich Corporation recently delivered its first composite sail cusp to Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries.

A report from AMI Consulting values the global composite blade market at an estimated €4 billion in 2011, of which approximately €1.5 billion was raw mater

Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) introduced MFG Wind, a new brand representing the company's wind energy-focused capabilities, at the WindPower 2012 trad

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The consumption of composite materials by the Indian wind energy industry will reach 200 million lbs by 2017, according to a study by Composite Insights.

DSM has been working with the Dutch Olympic Team to help manufacture a rowing boat for the London Olympics 2012, selecting Oxeon's TeXtreme carbon fabric i

Gurit has introduced a SparPreg prepreg with a specialised coating technology to enable the economic manufacture of high quality spar caps using glass and

Composite Advantage LLC has completed installation of a FiberSPAN™ fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) pedestrian and bicycle bridge deck designed and built as

Creative Pultrusions Inc has developed Superdeck Mass Transit Decking (GR250) specifically for the mass transit industry to upgrade concrete infrastructure

The Russian Union of Composites Manufacturers (UNCM) has joined the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) as an Associated Member.

Cytec Industries is restarting a project to expand carbon fibre manufacture at its Piedmont, South Carolina, facility. The company is also expanding prepre

Michelman has joined the National Composites Center (NCC), Kettering, Ohio, USA, to augment its fibres and composites development team with research, labor

PPG Industries’ Fiber Glass business has announced a price increase on all products in the Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

As part of its ongoing focus on lightweight components for the mass transportation sector, Airex Composites Structures, part of 3A Composites, is divesting

Johns Manville (JM) has received Germanisher Lloyd (GL) approval for its StarRov® 076 direct roving to be used in wind turbine blades.

Eurocopter is producing the carbon fibre composite passenger doors for the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft at its Donauwörth, Germany, facility.

Energetx Composites is exporting a set of 45.3 m wind blade moulds from its Michigan, USA, facility to Aeroblade in Minano, Spain.

Umeco is exhibiting its composite materials at the 2012 Eurosatory defence show, which takes place in France in June.

Automated Dynamics has delivered an interchangeable fibre placement head to the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) for

Formaplex, a specialist in automotive injection moulding, machining and composite technologies, has added Delcam’s PowerMILL CAM software for five-axis mac

Australian advanced composites manufacturer Quickstep Holdings Ltd has been awarded JEC Asia 2012 Innovation Award for its Resin Spray Transfer (RST) proce

More countries throughout the world are set to embrace geothermal with others having significant potential to do so a new Geothermal Energy Association (GE

Two US cabinet secretaries have met with leaders of the US wind manufacturing, construction and development sectors at the White House recently to discuss

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