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Reinforced Plastics news, September 2013

A white paper from CompuDAS provides guidance for manufacturers of composite materials on upgrading autoclave and oven control systems.

Sizings manufacturer Michelman opens new European Technical Center

Michelman, a manufacturer of sizings for glass and carbon fibre, has opened its new European Technical Center in Windhof, Luxembourg.

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Vestas Wind Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) have agreed to form a joint venture (JV) dedicated to offshore wind energy.

Carbon fibre manufacturer Toray Industries Inc of Japan says it has agreed to purchase all outstanding shares in Zoltek Companies Inc, a manufacturer of la

TeXtreme spread tow carbon fibre reinforcements from Oxeon have contributed to the dramatic America's Cup win of the Oracle Team USA.

Brazilian company Fibermaq has developed an accessory for the manufacture of large pieces.

US Liner Company has released a new video showcasing the company’s Integral Wall Liners.

NASA has selected six US companies to participate in a government-and-industry partnership to advance composite materials research and certification.

AkzoNobel Functional Chemicals is increasing the prices of its ketone peroxides in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa.

Wind turbine blade supplier LM Wind Power has confirmed its intention to establish manufacturing of blades in South Africa.

Prepared by GL Garrad Hassan on behalf of Scottish Enterprise and The Crown Estate, this publication aims to outline the scale and nature of the opportunit

The Boeing 787-9, the second member of the Dreamliner family, has completed its first flight.

Bombardier Aerospace’s new composite wing manufacturing and assembly facility in Belfast, Northern Ireland, employed Virtek LaserEdge projection systems to

BMW has announced the start of series production of the BMW i3 urban vehicle, which features a passenger cell made from carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CF

TÜV NORD and OutSmart have formed a strategic partnership to strengthen their international presence in the energy market and to offer more services in the

Toshiba has made its first steps into the wind power generation business by acquiring Sigma Power Janex Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Kyushu-based Janex Co Ltd w

Four German composites associations have announced the foundation of a joint umbrella trade association called Composites Germany.

COMPOSITES EUROPE 2013 attracted 9171 visitors to Stuttgart on 17-19 September, up 30% on the previous show held in Stuttgart in 2011.

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Toho Tenax Europe GmbH has won the AVK Innovation Award in the category of Innovative Products for its newly developed high-efficiency production technolog

GKN Aerospace has installed an infra-red heating system from Heraeus Noblelight to help ensure the quality of composite aerospace structures manufactured a

This white paper from Kimberly-Clark looks at how organisations can adopt ‘Lean’ systems to get to grips with the problem of Volatile Organic Compounds (VO

Bombardier Aerospace has successfully flown its CSeries aircraft for the first time. The CSeries, which is designed for the 100- to 149-seat market segment

TenCate Advanced Composites and Kringlan Composites AG of Otelfingen, Switzerland have signed a cooperation agreement (MoU) to develop solutions for part m

AOC, LLC is to increase prices for all products sold in Europe by €80-100 per metric ton.

Gamesa has signed an agreement to supply of 20 MW of its new G114-2.0 MW turbines, which are designed to yield more power at lower cost at medium and low-w

Sigmatex, a UK headquartered converter of carbon fibre, has created the Sigmatex Technical Excellence Centre (SigmaTEC) to meet growing demand for engineer

Adhesive bonding of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) requires thorough cleaning of CFRP surfaces prior to bonding. Researchers at the University of B

Ashland Performance Materials is increasing the prices of its complete portfolio of unsaturated polyester resins, gel-coats and epoxy vinyl ester resins in

With wind energy capacity growing at a rapid pace, the value of the operations and maintenance (O&M) market is expected to increase from US$3 billion in 20

PlastiComp Inc has installed and commissioned a patent-pending manufacturing line for extruding long fibre thermoplastic (LFT) pipes, beams and other struc

DSM Composite Resins has increased prices for its complete portfolio of Unsaturated Polyester/Vinyl ester resins sold in Europe, Middle East and India.

DSM is launching a range of thermoplastic composites, based on polyamide resins with various fibre reinforcements, which is initially aimed at the automoti

European companies Evonik Industries and SECAR Technologie have established a joint venture called LiteCon Advanced Composite Products to focus on the mass

AOC LLC has announced an October price increase for all composite products shipped to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

Vestas has produced the first prototype 80 m blade for its V164-8.0 MW offshore wind turbine at its R&D centre on the Isle of Wight, UK.

Rip-pro Engineering Oy of Finland has developed both horizontal and vertical mobile filament winding machines.

Australian companies RPC Technologies, a manufacturer of composite products, and Aquaterro Advanced Product Supplies, a provider of personal protection equ

Gurit will showcase composite components used in the new London bus during the China Composites Expo trade show in Beijing this week.

US-headquartered TPI Composites has announced that it will be starting composite wind turbine blade tooling production at its facility in Taicang Port, Jia

Reichhold has announced an October price increase in Europe on all unsaturated polyester resins, vinyl ester resins and ancillary products.

Reed Elsevier has announced the winners of the 2013 Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge, which supports innovative solutions to improve sustainable acces

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A new collaborative research agreement between Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc and the Fraunhofer Project Center for Composites Research at Western Unive

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has announced the closure of its composites centre in Gulfport, Mississippi, following the US Navy's declining use of c

Siemens has officially opened the Anholt offshore wind power plant, Denmark’s largest wind power project, with a total electrical generating capacity of 40

AOC LLC has announced an October price increase in the US and Canada for all resin and gel-coat products.

Reinforced Plastics asked a selection of COMPOSITES EUROPE exhibitors what they see as the key issues facing the composites industry today, and how they ar

Scott Bader Europe has announced a price increase for its Crystic® range of unsaturated polyester, vinyl ester and DCPD resins, plus all other manufactured

Bombardier Aerospace's first CSeries aircraft – Flight Test Vehicle 1 (FTV1) – has obtained Transport Canada’s flight test permit, clearing the way for its

The world is going through a low carbon revolution and the potential for composites to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is clear. But the difficulty of recy

Working with Boeing and the University of Washington in Seattle, OceanGate Inc has completed the initial carbon fibre composite hull design and feasibility

According to the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), 62 countries now have biofuels friendly policies in place, by which ethanol production alone has r

The new COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show app for smartphones and tablet PCs offers a host of information, including hall plans, exhibitors list, and the suppor

Bayer MaterialScience has developed reinforced polycarbonates for the manufacture of thin, lightweight and durable laptop housings.

At a recent conference in the UK, Steve Austen from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) talked about the charity's new Shannon Class composite l

Turbine manufacturer Nordex has more than doubled its sales volume in Germany, installing wind farms with a combined capacity of 109 MW n the first half of

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