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Reinforced Plastics news, July 2012

Renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power has submitted its application for consent to build its Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm.

Hartzell develops composite propeller for kit aircraft

Hartzell Propeller Inc has developed a three-blade ASC-II™ composite propeller for Van’s Aircraft RV-10 four-seat kit aircraft.

The Italian-built Revolver 42 speedboat features a composite hull and deck based on vinyl ester resin and manufactured using a vacuum infusion process.

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Dow Automotive Systems is expanding its composite processing expertise with the opening of development facilities in Switzerland and the USA.

AGY, a US-headquartered producer of glass fibre yarns and reinforcements for composites, has announced that it plans to sell its continuous filament mat (C

UK company Composite Integration Ltd has moved to a new purpose-built facility, enabling it to expand production of its RTM, vacuum and infusion processing

SABIC’s Innovative Plastics says it is "significantly boosting" capacity for its STAMAX long glass reinforced polypropylene composite at its facility in Ge

Discovery Yachts' new Discovery 57 is said to feature the largest fibreglass sailing yacht hull produced by resin infusion in the UK to date.

Hexcel Corporation reports net sales for the second quarter of 2012 of US$399.2 million, 12.9% up on the second quarter of 2011.

German automotive and cycling components manufacturer AX-lightness GmbH is using Umeco’s MTM®49-3 prepregs to produce wheels for competition bicycles being

Automotive equipment supplier Faurecia has announced the acquisition of Sora Composites's automotive business, which generates annual sales of around €70 m

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AIC Group has renewed existing maintenance and service contracts with Trelleborg, three Formula 1 teams and two aerospace component manufacturing companies

Cytec Industries Inc has completed its acquisition of Umeco plc, a UK headquartered provider of advanced composite and process materials, for US$439 millio

2012 could turn out to be the best year ever for offshore wind energy in Europe, says the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

Dong Energy and Siemens Energy have signed a framework agreement for the supply and servicing of wind turbines totaling 1.8GW in capacity.

A preview of the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 exhibition will be published in the September/October issue of Reinforced Plastics magazine.

Zyvex Marine is launching the 17 m LRV-17 Long Range Vessel which is built from carbon fibre reinforced plastic enhanced with carbon nanotubes. This is the

The programme for the International AVK Conference, which take places in Düsseldorf this October, is now available.

Airbus has delivered the front fuselage for the first flyable A350 XWB (MSN1) to its Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France.

Pauger Carbon Composites' 50 ft catamaran 'Fifty-Fifty' has won the Blue Ribbon long-distance sailing regatta on Lake Balaton in Hungary.

Century Design Inc (CDI) has installed its small production prepreg machine, the CD6015 Combi, at ATA Carbon Fiber Tech. Guangzhou Co Ltd's facility in Chi

Umeco is forming a company in China to act as its Asian hub.

Fibrelite has launched a new range of composite trench access panels with load ratings from A15 to E600 (EN 124) which provide an alternative to metal and

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GlassFibreEurope has published a life cycle assessment (LCA) report covering continuous filament glass fibre products.

According to a new Frost & Sullivan report, the automotive carbon fibre composites market is likely to grow to US$95.50 million by 2017 at a compound annua

Composite materials developer Hexcel has joined Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Aerospace Programme.

GKN Aerospace has been selected to provide Bell Helicopter with key metal and composite structures across the new 525 Relentless helicopter fuselage.

Ocean Power Technologies and Lockheed Martin are teaming up again, this time to develop a 19MW wave energy project off Australia's coast.

Virtek Vision International has sold its Virtek® LaserEdge® projection system to Eurocopter Canada for use in composite layup and reverse engineering.

As part of a programme to grow its global engineering capability, GKN Aerospace has opened an engineering and technology centre at its Filton, UK site, nea

Spirit AeroSystems Inc has developed a low cost, high rate composite manufacturing process for primary wing box parts production.

Developers of composite materials Hexcel and Herakles (Safran group) have granted textile machinery specialist Karl Mayer Malimo a license to produce machi

GKN Aerospace has established a new facility in Mexico to manufacture composite airframe structures.

SAFEHUT LLC collapsible, reusable composite shelters are manufactured from fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) panels based on AOC resin.

Two offshore wind farms approved by the UK government last Friday are only likely to proceed if the economics stack up under new prices for offshore wind p

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Nanoledge, a start-up company focused on the high performance epoxy market, has sold its high performance resin business to AXSON, a specialist in high per

Most adhesives are manufactured from petroleum-based materials, but Fraunhofer researchers are now working on adhesive formulas obtained from renewable raw

Delivery company UPS is introducing composite materials to replace certain metal components on its vans to improve fuel efficiency.

US demand for high performance composites will rise almost 15% per year to $10.2 billion in 2016, forecasts The Freedonia Group in a new report.

Energy security, and environmental and livability concerns drive government policy on green building technologies but eventually cost and affordability det

In its 2012 Current Market Outlook, Boeing projects a $4.5 trillion market for 34 000 new aircraft over the next 20 years as the current world fleet double

Stagnating economic growth, low profit margins and waning government support mean market consolidation and/or contraction in the global wind energy supply

Electricity generation from onshore wind was up by 51% in the first quarter of 2012, as a result of huge increases in capacity, the Department of Energy an

Airbus has announced that it will establish its first US production facility. Located at the Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama, it will assemble and del

12 months since the MP4-12C first went on sale, McLaren Automotive announces its next high performance sports car, the 12C Spider, which is based on the sa

Wind developer Mainstream Renewables has unveiled plans for 5GW of wind capacity in the Irish midlands, which it says will export power to the UK to fill t

Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese, has announced that its Fortron Industries LLC plant in Wilmington, North Carolina, has set a new pro

The Dow Chemical Company and Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii AS of Turkey have announced the official formation of DowAksa Advanced Composites Holdings BV, a jo

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