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Reinforced Plastics news, October 2012

Owens Corning has announced that its new furnace in its Gous-Khroustalny, Russia, glass reinforcements facility is operational.

Hexcel reports strong 2012 third quarter results

Hexcel Corporation reports net sales for the third quarter of 2012 of US$391.6 million, 11.3% higher than for the third quarter of 2011.

Materials company Ahlstrom Corporation has announced that it will revise its organisation from January 2013 with the aim of accelerating growth.

In a contract worth in excess of US$100 million, Airbus Military has selected ATK to produce composite wing cover stringers for the A400M military transpo

First Flight Wind consortium gets Crown Estate approval for offshore wind farm.

Honda Aircraft Company has commenced production of the HondaJet light business aircraft, which features a composite fuselage.

Composite materials supplier Gurit has announced a €3 million automotive contract from "a prestigious new customer in Italy."

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

BASF and TenCate Advanced Composites have entered into a strategic alliance to cooperate on the development, production and commercialisation of thermoplas

The railway station in the English seaside town of Dawlish has seen a corroded steel footbridge replaced with composite. This is the first composite bridge

MISTRAS Group Inc, a US-headquartered provider of non-destructive testing (NDT) services, has acquired GMA Group of Germany.

French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, and Airbus President and CEO, Fabrice Brégier, have officially inaugurated the A350 XWB Final Assembly Line (FAL)

TenCate Advanced Composites North America is expanding its the cooperation with 3M, which started in 2010, and is designed speed up the development and ado

AGY is introducing new sizing systems designed to give AGY's glass rovings and yarns compatibility with a wide range of thermoplastic resins.

The composite vertical tail plane of the first flyable A350 XWB (MSN1) is the first A350 XWB component to be painted in the Airbus livery.

The Lotus Formula One (F1) race team has adopted Anaglyph's Laminate Tools software as its primary tool for the stress-based ply definition of its chassis

BASF and Euroresins Europe Holding GmbH & Co KG have announced an agreement under which Euroresins will sell BASF's Baxxodur® epoxy systems for composite m

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

The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) has built a 'composites city' to illustrate the numerous industrial applications of composite m

Austrian Tier 1 aerospace supplier FACC has acquired a CHARGER™ small flat tape layer from MAG for use in the production of primary and secondary structura

Bombardier Aerospace's first CSeries aircraft that will take flight is being manufactured in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada.

DSM is introducing a new resin featuring bio-based raw materials. By combining this resin with natural quartz minerals surfaces company has Compac created

Automotive supplier Montaplast of Germany is using BASF's high-temperature resistant 35% glass fibre reinforced polyamide (PA) Ultramid® Endure for a heat

SDE Energy has formed a joint venture with Green Energy International to develop the wave power plant along the coastline of the Republic of Ecuador.

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has selected Siemens PLM Software's Fibersim™ composites engineering software to support the production launch of the

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division has delivered the composite deckhouse for the destroyer Zumwalt (DDG 1000) to the US Navy.

Atlantis Resources Corporation has completed the first ever tidal turbine testing programme at the National Renewable Energy Centre’s 3MW capacity, onshore

Ford Motor Company has demonstrated a prototype carbon fibre composite bonnet for the Ford Focus which weighs more than 50% less than a standard steel vers

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

'Space tourism' company Virgin Galactic has taken 100% ownership of its sister company The Spaceship Company (TSC), by acquiring the 30% stake held by Scal

Scott Bader Europe has announced a further price increase for its Crystic® range of unsaturated polyester, vinyl ester and DCPD resins, plus all other manu

The COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 trade show attracted 8040 visitors to Düsseldorf on 9-11 October.

Over 40 organisations have joined forces to set out a long-term vision for the deployment of offshore wind in the northern seas and the economic opportunit

Siemens Energy has begun field testing of its new 154 m rotor for its 6 MW offshore wind turbine in Østerild, Denmark.

DTC Dutch Thermoplastic Components, Kok & Van Engelen, NLR National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands, TenCate Advanced Composites and VIRO have deci

Kubus Sport is using Oxeon AB's TeXtreme® spread tow carbon fabrics in its new field hockey sticks. The new Brabo Hockey TeXtreme sticks are said to be lig

Atlas Material Testing Technology has updated its SUNTEST CPS+ accelerated material testing instrument.

Kaman Aerospace Group Inc and Kineco Pvt Ltd have signed a definitive agreement to form a manufacturing joint venture in India.

BASF and the SGL Group have announced that they plan to develop a composite material based on carbon fibre and a reactive polyamide system and intended for

Prepreg manufacturer Amber Composites has taken delivery of a Blackman & White conveyorised CNC cutting table which will enable it to supply cut, kitted an

Johns Manville (JM) is introducing its MultiStar® 819 glass fibre roving developed for spray-up applications.

The ThermoPlastic composites Research Centre (TPRC) in the Netherlands has entered into a long term partnership with French company Coriolis Composites to

At the Paris Motor Show, Ferrari unveiled a composite chassis for its upcoming limited-edition hybrid model.

As new production technologies lower carbon fibre cost, the global market for carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) will more than double to $36 billion i

A new consultancy focusing on lightweight construction been formed in Aachen, Germany, by Michael Effing.

GKN plc has completed the acquisition of Volvo Aero (the aero engine division of AB Volvo), creating an aerospace engine business with both composites and

Wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Wind Power has confirmed plans to construct a blade manufacturing facility in Brazil. It will be established in conjunct

Statoil and Statkraft collaborated on the £1 billion wind farm in a 50:50 joint venture.

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

European speciality chemicals distributor Azelis has announced the sale of its Composites business to VELOX GmbH.

Ashland Performance Materials will present its proprietary XO tooling concept at the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show in Düsseldorf.

BASF will highlight its continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastics designed for automotive applications at the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show in Düsseldorf.

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

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

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