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Reinforced Plastics news, July 2013

ORNL makes low-cost carbon fibre available to US companies

The US Department of Energy's Carbon Fiber Technology Facility operated by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is accepting proposals from companies that

Gamesa commissions first offshore wind turbine in Spain

The first offshore wind turbine installed in Spain has been commissioned by Gamesa, for installation at the Arinaga Quay in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands).

Official energy statistics published today by the UK government report that the UK has missed its indicative renewable energy target for 2011-12.

Glass fibre manufacturer Owens Corning reports consolidated net sales of US$1.35 billion in the second quarter (Q2) of 2013, compared to $1.39 billion in t

ITT Exelis has been awarded a contract valued at more than US$15 million from Sikorsky for the production of composite tail rotor blade components on the S

BMW has launched the series version of its electric vehicle, the BMW i3, simultaneously in New York, London and Beijing. The BMW i3 features a carbon fibre

Thermoplastics compounder RTP Company has unveiled the latest addition to its Eco Solutions product portfolio – a line of cellulose fibre reinforced polypr

Toho Tenax Co Ltd, the core company of Teijin’s carbon composites business, has established Toho Tenax Singapore Pte Ltd to strengthen the group's operati

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

For the first six months of 2013 Gurit reports net sales of CHF129.7 million, a decline of 33.7% over the first half of 2012 as a result of a steep drop in

China's GDP growth decelerated to 7.5% in the second quarter (Q2) of 2013, one of the weakest growth rates since the global financial crisis, reports IHS G

Italian company Xenia Materials' offers the Xecarb® range of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics.

Carbon fibre producer Toray has acquired a 20% interest in Plasan Carbon Composites (PCC), a manufacturer of carbon fibre parts for the automotive industry

A review of wind farm planning policies in Scotland suggests that ruling out the use of ‘wild land’ could reduce the development of renewable energy in the

Acorn Growth Companies and The Edgewater Funds have partnered to acquire UK-based Tods Aerospace & Defence Ltd to further expand the capabilities of AGC Co

Chem-Trend, a provider of speciality release agents for multiple industries, has acquired Zyvax, a supplier of release systems for the composites industry.

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

Cytec Industries has announed plans to consolidate its ex-Umeco sites in the USA. Cytec acquired Umeco last year.

Hybrid components and related technologies will be on display at HYBRID Expo 2013, a new exhibition taking place alongside the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show

Ashland Performance Materials has announced new distribution agreements for its composites products in Europe.

Cathay Investments Ltd has acquired composites distributor Umeco Distribution Ltd (formerly GPRMS Ltd) from Cytec Industries Inc.

According to Alison Cook, end user marketing manager UK, Ireland & Benelux at KIMBERLY-CLARK PROFESSIONAL, applying ‘lean’ principles can help companies im

Drew Walker has been named President & CEO of AGY, the US headquartered producer of high-strength glass fibre reinforcements.

Ashland India is sponsoring the India Composites Show for the second consecutive year.

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

The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in the UK has set up a £2.8 million public-private initiative to support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in

Genesis Energy has received consents to build what could be New Zealand’s largest wind farm at Castle Hill, located on the North Island.

Global investment in clean energy in Q2 was up 22% from Q1, due to upturn in the financing of wind and solar projects and a 170% surge in equity funding f

The first grid-connected offshore wind turbine to be deployed off the coast of North America features a glass fibre reinforced polymer tower produced by Er

Volkswagen’s XL1 two-seat diesel-electric hybrid car has made its UK debut. The body of the 313 mpg, limited production vehicle is made largely of carbon

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McLaren is to produce a new high performance variant of its 12C sports car for track use only. As with the 12C road car, the 12C GT Sprint will be based o

As COMPOSITES EUROPE's official media partner Reinforced Plastics is very pleased to be able to offer our readers free entrance tickets to this year's show

The latest version of Collier Research Corporation’s HyperSizer composite structural analysis and optimisation software runs much faster and enables the sk

BASF is introducing Ultracom™, a package combining continuous fibre reinforced semi-finished thermoplastic products, compounds and engineering support.

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

QuakeWrap Inc has been awarded a $150,000 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to further develop the

UK prime minister David Cameron has officially opened the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the London Array, located in the Outer Thames Estuary.

Bombardier Aerospace expects the maiden flight of its new CSeries aircraft to take place by the end of July.

Last month 36 people from 18 companies in Italy gathered at Owens Corning's facility north of Milan for training in MVP's Flex Molding Process.

With an increase in exhibitor numbers and exhibition surface, COMPOSITES EUROPE continues on its growth course. More than 400 exhibitors are expected when

Netherlands-based Sima Charters will acquire a second CTruk 20T multi-purpose composite catamaran.

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) will test the drive train for their seven megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine at the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec

In an interview with Reinforced Plastics, Robert Puyenbroek, Global R&D Director at DSM Composite Resins, emphasises the business' commitment to the develo

The European Alliance for SMC/BMC is holding a its second sustainability conference in Brussels this September.

Owens Corning has announced a US$130 million investment in a new North American facility to expand its glass nonwovens business.

FSE Inc, a US firm specialising in design, testing, inspection, failure investigation and preventive maintenance of fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) products

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

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