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Reinforced Plastics news, November 2012

The seventh edition of Brazil's composites, polyurethane and engineering plastics trade show Feiplar Composites & Feipur brought more than 14,500 visitors

Composites for high volume automotive applications – Reinforced Plastics poll

The development of materials and processes to enable the use of composites in high volume automotive applications is a big challenge. Some companies are ta

Airbus’ A350 XWB static test airframe has moved into the facility where it will undergo testing to validate the structural design of the aircraft.

Aircraft manufacturer Embraer has completed the first shipset in composite material in its Embraer Compósitos factory in Évora, Portugal – a Legacy 500 emp

JEC’s inaugural trade show for the Americas attracted 4159 visitors to Boston on 7-9 November.

The first wing shipment for Bombardier Aerospace's Learjet 85 business aircraft has arrived at the assembly line and is now being readied for joining to th

The sail-powered composite boat Vestas Sailrocket 2 has broken the 500 m world speed sailing record.

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

The UK wind and marine industry is at a pivotal point. The potential for growth is immense, but there are many unanswered questions about how that growth c

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RWE Innogy and Essent have inaugurated two Repower 6M wind turbines in the Dutch city of Eemshaven, each with a rated power of 6.15 MW and a hub height of

Royal Engineered Composites has installed a composite machining centre (CMC) built by Flow International Corp.

Renewables developers will benefit from a threefold increase in availability of venture capital for investment in solar, wind biofuels, geothermal and mari

Community wind power operator Juhl Wind has formed a joint venture with Colorado-based 8030 Companies with a view to acquiring operating wind farm assets a

GKN Aerospace and Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Company (SAMC) have revised their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and signed further agreements coverin

DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar have announced that the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the 630MW London Array located in the Thames Estuary, has produced

PFG Fiber Glass (Kunshan) Co Ltd – PPG Industries' joint venture in Kunshan, China, with Nan Ya Plastics Corp – has started a fourth furnace to serve the e

French wind turbine manufacturer Areva has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Scottish government to build a wind turbine manufacturing pl

In a further step to increase its composites expertise, automotive supplier Faurecia of France has signed a framework agreement with German research instit

Boeing has finished defining in broad terms its newest single-aisle aircraft, the 737 MAX, completing a major milestone in development known as 'Firm Conce

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

The carbon composite air extractor for General Motors' 2012 Chevrolet Camaro® ZL1 sports car has won the Performance & Customisation category in the SPE's

Sika Deutschland GmbH is introducing a three-component foaming epoxy system, Biresin® ER200, to its range of resins for composites.

Huntsman's Araldite® 8615 epoxy resin has been used by French tooling specialist Loiretech in the manufacture of prototype lower front panels for the new A

The Advanced Engineering UK 2012 group of events, which included the Composites Engineering Show, attracted a total of 9000 visitors to Birmingham on 7-8 N

The second wing for the first flyable Airbus A350 XWB aircraft (MSN001) has arrived at the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse and the wings are now bein

Innovators across the country have been invited to develop ideas aimed at reducing the cost of offshore wind power.

Boeing has started producing 787 Dreamliners at a new rate of five aircraft per month.

Newer aircraft programmes like the Boeing B787 and Airbus A380 and A350 XWB, high fleet operating costs and regulatory pressure on aviation-related carbon

From January 2013, the SP-High Modulus brand will no longer be used and all of the company’s composite products and services will be marketed globally unde

Lamborghini has introduced an open-top version of the Aventador LP700-4.

AGY is introducing a new glass fibre with a tensile modulus of 99 GPa (14,359 ksi) – a level it says has not previously been seen in commercial glass fibre

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

The global energy map is changing “in dramatic fashion”, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today, as it launched the 2012 edition of its World Ene

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

Building on their expertise in the sports and motorsports sector, Renault and Caterham Group are joining forces to develop future sports vehicles.

To broaden its product offering, Premier Composite Technologies (PCT), a Dubai-based supplier of composite components for the architectural market, has lau

The 2013 SRT Viper® supercar from Chrysler Group LLC’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand has been named the 2012 Vehicle Engineering Team Award winn

Northrop Grumman Corporation has entered a long-term agreement with Terma AS of Denmark to manufacture component parts for the international F-35 Lightning

Antares III, a 30 m composite sloop, was named Best Sailing Superyacht in the 24-40 m category at the International Superyacht Society Awards held during t

Aerostructures supplier Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc reports a net loss of $134 million for the third quarter of 2012, compared to net income of $67 mil

DSM and Fiberline Composites have collaborated in producing a life cycle assessment (LCA) which demonstrates that the eco-footprint of windows made from pu

Renewable energy makes sense on cost, security, and environmental grounds, says group

The frame for UBC GmbH's new urban bike, the coren®, is made from Umeco carbon fibre/epoxy prepregs.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) have signed a Lett

Ashland Performance Materials has announced a North American price increase for its epoxy vinyl ester resins, unsaturated polyester resins, gel-coats and a

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of October 2012.

Amber Composites has announced that its prepreg has been specified for a new automotive programme for a "major European OEM."

Speciality chemicals company Momentive has opened a new global research and development centre and business headquarters for the India, Middle East and Afr

SUNdy - with a hexagonal array that floats on the sea surface - was officially launched during the Singapore International Energy Week.

The company says it is holding talks with various parties interested in buying Siemens solar PV assets, but will continue to offer products for solar therm

Housing development company Larkfleet Homes has constructed a Startlink test house, constructed using pultruded composite profiles, alongside its headquart

Ashland Performance Materials has announced that it will commence production of its Maxguard™ premium gel-coats in Brazil to meet demand from the boat buil

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