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Reinforced Plastics news, June 2013

Galway Carbon provides composites bodywork for Petter Solberg's rallycross car

Galway Carbon manufactured the lightweight composite body panels for Former World Rally Champion Petter Solberg's 2013 European Rallycross car.

According to news reports, the Sealine boat brand has been sold to newly-founded subsidiary of investment company Aurelius AG, which acquired a majority st

DNV KEMA has released a new standard for floating offshore wind turbine structures which it says will give the nascent floating-turbine sector the confiden

RPC Technologies has developed a lightweight, fire retardant and anti-static mine ventilation duct (LWMVD) made out of carbon fibre composite, which is lig

The Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC) has been awarded over £11 million from the UK government's Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI).

Wind turbine developers will soon have open access to a £50mn testing facility in the U.K. based on unique and leading-edge technology.

Wolfgang Stratmann, former Vice President of Airtech Europe Ltd, has set up a new business to provide consulting services tor the composites industry.

Aerogen offers flame treatment equipment which improves the adhesion qualities of plastics prior to the application of coatings such as paints or adhesives

US-headquartered glass fibre producer Owens Corning has announced a manufacturing supply alliance with Xingtai Jinniu Fiberglass Company of China.

The programme for the 2013 AVK International Conference is now available.

AOC Mexicana has been named Supplier of the Year by the Mexico Division of Bulk Molding Compounds Inc (BMCI).

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ITT Exelis has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Lockheed Martin to fabricate composite blade seal components for all variants of the F-35

A preview of the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2013 exhibition will be published in the September/October issue of Reinforced Plastics magazine.

The SGL Group and Samsung have established a marketing and sales joint venture to develop new industrial and electronic applications for carbon composites

The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for the proposed extension of the Thermoplastic Affordable Primary A

Hexcel and Safran have signed a long-term contract for the supply of composite materials for the LEAP-1 engine programmes. The LEAP engine family is a prod

TenCate Advanced Composites and Fokker Aerostructures have signed a long-term agreement under which TenCate will supply its thermoplastic composite materia

Boeing has launched the 787-10 Dreamliner, the third and largest member of the 787 family. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner's construction is 50% composite materi

The company says sensors in the blades will be able to predict weather conditions and calculate when they can harvest the most energy from the wind - while

Cytec Industries has announced its selection as the preferred advanced materials supplier for the Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion (LEAP) engine programme.

GE Aviation has announced the development of a composites production facility at its Hamble, UK, as part of a 5-year, US$50 million-plus investment at the

Boeing projects a demand for more than 35,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years, valued at US$4.8 trillion, according to the company's Current Market Out

At 200MW, the development will also be one of the biggest in Europe, according to the companies.

Spirit AeroSystems has announced it has been working with Spintech Ventures to develop a reconfigurable tooling technology for manufacturing complex compos

More than 50,000 visitors watched the A350 XWB’s takeoff on its 14 June maiden flight on the Airbus website.

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The A350 XWB, the first Airbus aircraft to be over 50 wt% composite, made its maiden flight at Blagnac in Toulouse, France, today.

Premier Composite Technologies is using Gurit composite materials to manufacture roof panels for the Medinah railway station, part of a new high speed rail

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc has received the notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for a new patent on lightweigh

Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) has given a new approval and re-approved grades from Scott Bader’s Crystic® Crestomer® range of high performance urethane a

Core materials supplier DIAB has announced that it will no longer be using colour pigments in its H60, H45 and H80 Divinycell products.

Airbus has announced that the A350 XWB's first flight is planned for Friday 14 June.

The European Glass Fibre Producers Association (GlassFibreEurope) has become a member of the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA).

Morgan Advanced Materials – Composites and Defence Systems incorporates the business formerly known as NP Aerospace, a manufacturer of composite products f

The demand for resins in the North American reinforced plastics industry is set for good growth between 2013 and 2018 to reach an estimated US$4.6 billion

The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) is set to open an office in Argentina.

The IEA says further action is needed if Germany’s Energiewende is to maintain a balance between sustainability, affordability and competitiveness and call

SAERTEX's SAERfoam is a low density polyurethane foam reinforced with a 3D glass structure and is said to be ideal for the manufacture of composite industr

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Large, lightweight composite façade panels developed by DSM, Büfa and NPSP Composieten have been used in the construction of a new energy-neutral office bu

EconCore and Itochu have entered an agreement securing an option for a license for EconCore’s ThermHex thermoplastic honeycomb core material technology for

2013 is expected to be a challenging year for the wind energy industry with global grid-connected installations set to be down 5% to 43.4 GW, according to

Gurit contributed to NASA research which demonstrates that uncured prepreg can be prepared in terrestrial conditions and transported into space for on-site

Over the last few years reusable vacuum bags have been gaining popularity in the composites industry. Benefits over conventional consumables include lower

Jushi USA has announced a 5% price increase for all Jushi glass fibre reinforcements from 1 July 2013.

The 83.5 m long blade – said to be the world's largest to date – was commissioned by Samsung Heavy Industries and the first prototype was designed and manu

AGY Hong Kong Ltd, a majority-owned subsidiary of US headquartered glass reinforcements producer AGY, has agreed to sell its 100% equity interest in AGY Sh

Vestas has manufactured the first prototype blade for its new V117-3.3 MW wind turbine at its factory in Brighton, Colorado, USA.

Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB engines have run for the first time on the first Airbus A350 XWB (called MSN1), as part of the preparations for the aircraft’s maid

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