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Reinforced Plastics news, May 2013

Consumption of composite materials in the Indian wind energy industry is forecast to grow 12.8% per year between 2013 and 2018, according to a report from

Speciality chemicals company Evonik is opening a 'Composites Project House' in Germany to develop new materials for use in lightweight construction.

The University of Maine (UMaine)’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center and its partners will hold a launch celebration today for VolturnUS 1:8, the f

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) is looking for design and structural engineers to join its team in Dubai.

The UK is missing out on a unique opportunity to become the market of choice for investment in renewables in Europe as political infighting delays the Ener

Hakes Marine has recently announced the launch of the first of the new Judel Vrolijk designed HH42 high performance racing yachts.

The (US) National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) has selected Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc as its partner for a Defense Wide Manufac

Three of Scotland’s east coast universities are combining their expertise and experience – and advantage of location – to launch a new institute they say a

North American distributor Composites One has signed an agreement to distribute Swedish company Oxeon's TeXtreme® spread tow carbon fibre reinforcements ac

Offshore wind support provider Offshore Turbine Services (OTS) has ordered two additional CTruk composite wind farm support vessels.

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

Teledyne CML Group has received Nadcap composites manufacturing accreditation AC7118 PAR Rev C.

UK company Formaplex has restructured its Composites Division and opened a new composites R&D facility.

Gurit, a manufacturer of carbon fibre composite body panels for the automotive industry, is proud to congratulate its first automotive customer and technol

Structural reviews of AC72 boats and wings, a lower wind limit and enhanced sailor safety equipment are among 37 recommendations issued to increase safety.

Australian industry association Clean Energy Council (CEC) has voiced concerns over the government's move to cut over A$600mn from the state budget for ren

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has approved 3B's HiPer-tex™ W2020 high-performance direct roving, which is used in the manufacture of wind turbine blades.

Huntsman Advanced Materials developed the bio-based epoxy resin used in the construction of the BioMobile, a prototype vehicle designed to promote 'sustain

Siemens – which is hosting six Round Table discussions around the globe to discuss levers for optimising energy systems worldwide – says if regional charac

Sika Deutschland GmbH says its Biresin® CR134FR fire retardant epoxy resin system is especially suitable for moulding visual carbon fibre components.

The company will provide technical support and advice for the proposed £650mn lagoon power plant, to be based in Wales.

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

First quarter 2013 sales in Brazil's composites industry reached US$382 million, an increase of 5.2% on the same period of 2012 and up 1.5% on the last thr

GSG Inc has been appointed the North American representative for Airbond. It will also represent the company in Southeast Asia.

The shale gas revolution underway in North America is revitalising the petrochemical industry, which will welcome more than $217 billion in new downstream

Gurit has announced a new tolling arrangement with composite kit manufacturer Mahogany Company for the fabrication of Gurit’s B³ SmartPac™ solution.

The 2012 report by the World Wind Energy Association shows 100 countries are using electricity generated by wind turbines, with Iceland recently becoming t

Siemens has been awarded a contract to construct the US's largest state-run wind farm.

Glass fibre reinforcements producer 3B has appointed Marc Hubert to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Speciality composite reinforcements manufacturer FORMAX has created a Recycling Division and is now able to reprocess the majority of its glass and carbon

DIAB International AB has added a Core Selection Guide to its website to help customers find the best core materials for their applications.

A European consortium has secured €3,964,797 of EU funding to research the replacement of thermoset composites with thermoplastic composites in certain com

TenCate Advanced Composites North America has appointed Northern Composites as a US agent for tooling prepregs and materials based on 3M's technology.

Spanish energy company Iberdrola has completed a geotechnical feasibility study for its Wikinger offshore wind project in German – a key milestone in the o

The first Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, known as MSN001, has emerged in its Airbus livery from the paintshop in Toulouse, France.

Carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek Companies Inc reports net revenues of US$33.3 million for the quarter ended 31 March 2013, down 29.1% on the same period

Boeing has rolled out of the factory the first 787 Dreamliner to be built at the increased production rate of seven aircraft per month.

America's Cup Regatta Director Iain Murray will lead a review into the events surrounding the capsize of Artemis Racing’s first AC72 and the subsequent dea

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

Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) on the road in the world’s seven largest automotive markets will reach only 7.5 million as the industry struggles to capitalise

Bayer MaterialScience has announced it is stopping its work on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in order to focus its development activities on areas more closely l

Owens Corning reports consolidated net sales of $1.3 billion in the first quarter of 2013, essentially flat with the same period in 2012.

Epoxy resin manufacturer Sicomin has appointed Core Composites as its US distributor.

Hexagon Devold, a subsidiary of Hexagon Composites, has acquires PPG Industries' 50% share of the joint venture company PPG-Devold LLC in North Carolina, U

Aerospace supplier Triumph Group Inc (TGI) has acquired Primus Composites, increasing its global presence and expanding its composites capabilities.

Lightning strike testing has been performed on the new Airbus A350 XWB, a key step in preparations for the aircraft's maiden flight.

Investing in Brazil is not for the uncommitted or faint-hearted, but it offers immense promise to those who are well informed, according to a report from T

ACMA and SAMPE have announced the dates and venue for their new combined exhibition taking place in 2014.

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5D Composite Inc has developed an in-mould coating and decorating system for composite products.

TMP Inc has designed an automatic composite moulding system with a series of four hydraulic presses for heating and cooling, integrated with a central hydr

Element Material Technology has acquired US composites lab, Delsen Testing Laboratories, strengthening its position within the aerospace composites testing

Unitech Composites has been awarded a contract from Spirit AeroSystems to produce wing assembly parts for the Boeing 787 aircraft.

GE Aviation has opened its second composites factory in Mississippi. The Ellisville Composites facility will manufacture and assemble composite components

The first order for GE’s new 2.5-120 brilliant wind turbines has been announced - Invenergy has ordered three units as part of an 86-turbine deal with GE f

According to news reports, Sealine has issued redundancy notices to 234 staff.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of April 2013.

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