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Reinforced Plastics news, February 2013

International manufacturing group Senior plc has acquired a 100% shareholding of the UK’s Atlas Composites.

Ashland Performance Materials plans to open a new production facility for structural adhesives at its Kidderminster, UK, site in spring 2013. This joins a

McLaren Automotive has released the final facts and figures for the McLaren P1™ ahead of the car's global launch at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

MeyGen Ltd and Sea Generation Wales Ltd have both won funding under the government’s Marine Energy Array Demonstrator scheme (MEAD), launched in April last

The latest issue of the US Energy Information Administration's (EIA) "Electric Power Monthly," with preliminary data through to December 31, 2012, shows th

Build-up of the third A350 XWB is underway at Airbus’ Toulouse, France, final assembly line as preparations continue for the aircraft’s upcoming flight and

The Styrene Information and Research Center (SIRCA) reports that a new study of nearly 16,000 styrene-exposed workers in the US composites industry finds "

DSM demonstrates the use of co-processing in cement manufacturing as a viable route forcomposites recycling, generating valuable materials and helping to i

DSM Composite Resins will increase prices of its complete portfolio of unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins sold in Europe on 1 March.

What's the connection between Reinforced Plastics magazine and an elephant? Find out in the Editor's latest blog.

Matrix Composites has announced Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ recent recognition for their attention to detail and customer commitment in 2012.

AkzoNobel increases prices for organic peroxides, azo initiators, cobalt and amine accelerators, in Europe, the Middle-East, India and Africa.

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The new prepreg line at PRF Composite Materials’ Poole, UK, headquarters will be operational by the end of May 2013.

Owens Corning reports consolidated net sales of US$5.2 billion in 2012, compared with net sales of $5.3 billion in 2011. The Composites business recorded n

A 2kW prototype of the SeaUrchin™ tidal turbine, which is constructed using composite materials, is currently being tested in Australia.

Arise Windpower AB has confirmed plans to install15 wind turbines across three projects in southern Sweden.

Iberdrola, through its British subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables (SPR), has received consent from the Scottish Government to construct Kilgallioch wind f

Fibrelite has launched a range of heavy duty (40 tonne load rated) 1.6 m long composite trench covers.

EconCore has been granted a Chinese patent for its ThermHex thermoplastic honeycomb core material and production process.

Caterham Composites, the lightweight structures team within automotive specialist Caterham Group, and Altair Engineering GmbH, an expert in design and engi

Professional cycling team Argos-Shimano is using Felt Bicycles frames made with Oxeon AB's TeXtreme® spread tow carbon fibre fabrics.

Huntsman Advanced Materials claims its Epocast 52 A/B is the first repair system to achieve qualification in accordance with the Commercial Aircraft Compos

Dragonkraft Europe has launched a new bio-resin system for the composites, coatings and adhesives markets.

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

Molded Fiber Glass Galileo will now be known as Molded Fiber Glass Southeast as part of a growth strategy to diversify the product portfolio and open up ne

The Composites Group (TCG) has developed the SymTerra™ series of thermoset moulding compounds that use renewable-resource raw materials.

MAG has developed a system to automatically exchange a fresh cut/clamp/restart (CCR) unit when needed on fibre placement machines, eliminating downtime and

This year Reinforced Plastics is introducing a new feature summarising the latest research articles relating to composites.

According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the wind energy market in 2012 had annual growth of almost 10%, and cumulative capacity growth of about

Gamesa has secured independent design certification for its G128 5MW offshore wind turbine, paving the way for the company to install the first prototype o

Plastics Unlimited Inc manufactures the helical shaped rotor blades and end caps for US company Windstrip’s vertical axis (twisted Savonius design) wind tu

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

Scott Bader has acquired ATC Formulated Polymers Inc, a Canadian manufacturer of polyester and vinyl ester bonding and fairing compounds for the composites

EuCIA (the European Composites Industry Association) has produced a document entitled Composites Recycling Made Easy, which outlines the benefits of the re

DSM's new Daron® 220 resin is designed to help pultrusion companies to make profiles at high speed.

Wind power in Central and Eastern Europe will become a significant source of electricity production by 2020 and Turkey’s wind power generation capacity wil

Carbon fibre maker Zoltek Companies Inc reports net revenues of US$35.9 million for the first quarter of its 2013 fiscal year (ended 31 December 2012), dow

Zircotec's ThermoHold® ceramic coating for composite materials has made its road car debut on Aston Martin’s One-77 car. The coating is applied to the car’

Fibrelite has supplied 190 of its FM45 composite trench covers for installation at a UK shopping centre.

Hexagon Raufoss, a subsidiary of Norway’s Hexagon Composites, has been awarded a new contract from an un-named US passenger car manufacturer for the supply

The Dow Chemical Company and its Turkish carbon fibre joint venture DowAksa Advanced Composites Holdings BV have signed a memorandum of intent (MOI) with R

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

The AVK (German Federation of Reinforced Plastics) is inviting submissions for its 2013 Innovation Awards.

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