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Reinforced Plastics news, August 2012

Umeco exhibits at China Composites Expo 2012

Umeco will exhibit its high-performance prepregs, process materials and tooling at China Composites Expo in Shanghai.

Resin supplier AOC is increasing prices for all products sold in Mexico from 10 September.

COMPOSITES CHINA 2012 attracted more than 3000 industry experts from around the globe to Shanghai in June.

A new partnership to advance research and development of renewable energy captured from ocean waves, tidal currents and offshore wind in the US has been an

German project developer juwi has formed a joint venture with Austria’s Verbund AG.

United Initiators has announced the acquisition of organic peroxide manufacturer Syrgis Performance Initiators.

Ashland Performance Materials has named Assunção as its distributor for the states of Pernambuco and Paraíba in Brazil.

DSM Composite Resins is increasing prices of its unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins sold in Europe in September.

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Flessak Energia Eolica Ltd (FEEL) of Brazil and Global Blade Technology (GBT) of the Netherlands have formed a new company GBT do Brasil Equipamentos Eolic

The Turkish Composites Manufacturers Association (TCMA) has joined the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA).

Otto Bock HealthCare is using Umeco’s carbon fibre prepregs to produce prosthetic limbs ('running blades') for athletes around the world.

AOC LLC will increase prices for all products sold in Europe from 3 September.

The growing number of new composites manufacturers entering the market is driving a need for prepreg machines that are easier to operate, reports Century D

GKN Aerospace has won a multi-million £ contract from Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division covering the design, build and supply of composite

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced that it is intensifying its cost reduction plans in order to prepare for a challenging 2013. It will

Scott Bader Europe is increasing the prices of its Crystic® unsaturated polyester, vinyl ester and DCPD resins, plus all other manufactured composite produ

Sika is introducing its Biresin® CR132 family of epoxy matrix systems suitable for the light aviation market.

The long running dispute over the Cape Wind offshore wind project in Nantucket Sound, 30 miles from the shore of the state of Massachusetts, has come anoth

Keele University has been working in partnership with McCamley Ltd, a renewable energy company with premises on the Keele campus business park, to develop

While policy prospects beyond 2012 remain uncertain, the US wind power sector was one of the fastest growing wind energy markets in the world throughout 20

Some wind turbine blade manufacturers are turning to carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites, which are less liable to break and easier to repair

Speciality chemicals company Interplastic Corporation has announced the acquisition of three gel-coat technologies from The Valspar Corporation.

The Brazilian composites industry saw sales of US$384.5 million in the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 4.9% on the first quarter, according to consu

Hall Spars and Rigging, a manufacturer of carbon fibre spars and other components for yachts, is manufacturing the turbine components for the US' first com

Turkish company METYX Composites has aquired all the assets of LEDA's Mondavio, Italy, facility, as well as some of the assets of Advanced Composites Techn

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Composites service company AIC is continuing its expansion into Asia with the opening of an office in Singapore to enable it to deal with the growing deman

Werner Paddles is using a carbon fibre reinforced plastic compound, featuring carbon fibre reclaimed from Boeing aircraft manufacture, to manufacture its k

ITT Exelis has opened its composite design and manufacturing centre in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, which will provide increased capacity and enhanced automa

Carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek Companies Inc has reported financial results for the third quarter of its 2012 fiscal year (ended 30 June 2012).

Airtech will be highlighting its latest auxiliary products for the vacuum bagging and resin infusion processes at COMPOSITES 2012 in Düsseldorf in October.

Ashland Performance Materials has announced a September price increase for its Derakane epoxy vinyl ester resins, unsaturated polyester resins and gel-coat

Reichhold has announced a September price increase for all unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins in Europe.

Stäubli Robotics is showcasing its new RX170 high speed machining robot designed for the fast and accurate milling of composite materials at the COMPOSITES

BP is to establish a $100 million research centre to lead work aimed at advancing the use of advanced materials across a variety of oil and gas industrial

Cytec Industries Inc has announced a strategic collaboration with vehicle manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover to develop designs, materials and manufacturing co

ZCL Composites Inc, a manufacturer of composite storage tanks for petroleum, water and chemical storage, reports revenue of $42.9 million for the second qu

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

The LANXESS High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit is exhibiting at the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 trade show in Düsseldorf in October, showcasing ligh

The Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC), headquartered in the UK, is opening up its membership to companies worldwide.

Scott Bader Group and Satyen Polymers Pvt Ltd are forming a joint venture in India to manufacture unsaturated polyester resin gel-coats.

At the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 trade show in Germany in October, Huntsman Advanced Materials will highlight products designed to meet the growing demands fo

Shepherd Construction has completed the construction of a new offshore wind turbine blade testing facility in at Blyth, Northumberland.

Blue Water Boats (Plymouth) Ltd has launched its latest composite workboat, the Bluewater 31, which was manufactured using Scott Bader resin and gel-coat.

Owens Corning reports consolidated net sales of US$1.39 billion in the second quarter of 2012, compared with $1.45 billion during the same period of 2011,

Thermoplastic composites manufacturer Polystrand Inc plans to begin production at its new facility south of Denver, Colorado, in September.

US President Barack Obama has given his support to seven “nationally and regionally significant solar and wind energy projects” – including a 3GW wind farm

Offshore construction work has got underway for the Meerwind Süd and Ost Offshore Wind Farms.

Riders from the team that won Tour De France 2012 used the new PRO TeXtreme® disc wheel, which features Oxeon AB's TeXtreme® spread tow carbon fabrics, du

SAE International will hold an Automotive Composites Technology Engineering Academy in October focusing on carbon fibre processes and applications.

AOC LLC will increase prices for all its products in the US and Canada in September.

Carbon Revolution has manufactured a carbon fibre composite wheel for the Porsche 911 car.

EADS, Airbus' parent company, has announced a further delay to the entry into service date of the A350 XWB aircraft.

The advantages of composites have ensured a growing role for them in rail vehicle structures, and especially interiors.

ABB has secured a key order to supply substations and transmission infrastructure to increase wind-generated electricity in Brazil’s energy mix.

Lightweight composites designed for mass production will be one focus of the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 in Düsseldorf on 9-11 October. Co-located with the ALUM

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As the Spanish wind industry faces the crushing prospect of an 11% tax to be levied on it, its US counterpart is sighing with relief after proposals to ext

The global composites market will reach a value of US$62.6 billion in 2012, according to a report from Visiongain.

Although offshore wind is often the most talked about part of the wind sector, it is likely to account for no more than 10% of global installed wind power

Siemens has won its first major order for wind turbines in Australia.

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