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Reinforced Plastics news, October 2013

Polish composites manufacturer Markos has completed a new production facility.

Gurit achieved net sales of CHF 205.7 million during the first nine months of 2013.

Axis Composites has opened a new 3D weaving capability at its Advanced Engineering and Composites Centre in Northern Ireland.

US thermoplastics manufacturer RheTech Inc. has formed a strategic alliance with Eco Bio Plastics Midland, Inc. (EBPM) to use EBPM’s patent-protected techn

US demand for fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) composites is forecast to climb 4.7% annually to 4.3 billion pounds (1.95 billion kg) in 2017, valued at nearl

The headquarters of SAERTEX now has a Germanischer Lloyd (GL) accredited non-metallic test laboratory.

Graphite Additive Manufacturing, a supplier of 3D printed parts produced in high performance materials for the the most demanding applications in motorspor

US company PlastiComp Inc has entered a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Mayo Clinic.

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Chromaflo Technologies has launched a number of pigment past lines and chemical thickener line for thermoset plastics.

The solar system is expected to generate around 3.3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year for one of Owens Corning’s facilities in New York.

Gurit's PN901 High Tg Prepreg is a cyanate ester prepreg, which is claimed to be ideal for components exposed to high temperatures for short durations.

Polin Waterparks and Pool Systems' King Cobra composite waterslide recently won awards from a European amusement park magazine and the Turkish composites a

Volvo Car Group has developed lightweight structural energy storage components that could improve the energy usage of future electrified vehicles.

According to the World Energy Council’s latest energy efficiency study, there has been a general slowdown in energy efficiency improvements.

Kaman Composites, a subsidiary of Kaman Aerosystems, has provided a number of components for the recently introduced Textron AirLand Scorpion prototype air

Advanced composites company Hexcel reports sales of US$412.3 million for the third quarter of 2013, up 5.3% on the same quarter of 2012, driven by its comm

Solvay Specialty Polymers has reached an agreement to acquire a financial interest in Aonix Advanced Materials, based in Ottawa, Canada, a leading develope

Swedish company United Initiators is to increase prices for ketone peroxides produced in Europe.

The third quarter has shown itself to be the most active period for mergers and acquisitions in 2013. Mark Humphries of Catalyst Corporate Finance offers h

Imperium Inc.’s ultrasonic imaging device, Acoustocam™, is in the final stages of being included as an inspection option on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.

Composites UK has announced the winners of the UK Composite Industry Awards 2013.

Speciality materials company Cytec Industries Inc reports net sales for the third quarter (Q3) of 2013 of US$464 million, up from $455 in Q3 2012, driven b

AGC Composites and Aerostructures is to design, develop and manufacture the over wing fairing for the Bell V-280 Valor™, manufactured by Bell Helicopter, a

TenCate Advanced Composites in California, USA has provided SpaceX with a wide range of advanced composite materials that have been used in the Falcon 9 ro

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

AIC Group has completed the construction of a $2.7 million hot drape forming machine for a major Chinese aerospace manufacturer based in Shanghai.

Gurit has introduced a structural epoxy prepreg for use in the manufacture of structural automotive parts such as bulkheads and gearbox tunnels.

CTruk has delivered its 12th 20 tonne multi-purpose composite catamaran, CWind Challenger.

Gamesa has recently developed its first offshore prototype, with installation by GES, a provider of construction and maintenance services for the wind and

Sereebo carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic from Teijin Ltd has been selected for use in the structural parts of Nikon’s digital SLR camera D5300.

Glass fibre manufacturer 3B is to increase prices for its direct roving and chopped strand products by 9%, and of its continuous filament mat by 5% for all

RadiciGroup has introduced Radistrong long-fibre reinforced polyamide (PA) 6 and PA 66 products.

Volkswagen AG is working with Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) and other partners to develop a laser process for automated cutting of carbon fibre reinfor

Vestas has received an unconditional order for 108 MW for the Crucea North wind power plant, in the province of Dobrogea, Romania.

Carbon fibre maker Teijin Ltd has launched the Sereebo brand of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics.

Cytec Industrial Materials is adding two new products to its rail portfolio that meet the fire requirements of European standard EN 45545-2:2013.

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Dieffenbacher has acquired the Relay machinery, expertise and intellectual property rights of Fiberforge.

Gurit has launched a new range of composite materials for the automotive industry, which includes a carbon fibre prepreg for cosmetic components.

Finnish wind turbine manufacturer WinWinD filed for bankruptcy on 3 October 2013.

GS Consulting reports that sales of its BioMid™ cellulose fibre have exceeded 1 million lbs (453,600 kg) following its commercial launch around 10 months a

Umoe Schat-Harding Equipment AS (USH) has successfully achieved another free fall record for its rapid evacuation ‘free fall’ (FF) class lifeboats, as used

CEOs of 12 national wind energy associations from across Europe recently met in Spain to unite in their call for a binding 2030 renewable energy target...

German companies FRIMO Group GmbH and ESC GmbH & Co. KG have entered a partnership for the development of cost-effective lightweight construction solutions

UK company Matrix Composites has moved premises. The company has purchased an 11,500 square foot warehouse and offices in the St Philips area of Bristol.

A collaborative project LIPA (Lightweight Integrated Process Application) between a number of European companies is now resulting in the series production

Wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Wind Power is ramping up capacity at its US sites, adding more than 850 jobs to support increased volumes from customers

German company BREYER, in collaboration with the Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV) Aachen and Hille Engineering GmbH & Co KG, has developed a gap i

Huber Engineered Materials, a division of J.M. Huber Corporation, is introducing a price increase for its industrial ground calcium carbonate products.

DSM and PlastiComp Inc have signed a partnership agreement to develop bio-based long fibre thermoplastic (LFT) composite materials based on EcoPaXX® polyam

Anguil Environmental Systems was selected to provide the air pollution control system for the University of Nottingham's new pilot-scale carbon fibre recyc

Toho Tenax supplies carbon fibre material for major primary and secondary composite structures on Bombardier's new CSeries aircraft, which took its maiden

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These are the most downloaded articles from ScienceDirect in the last 90 days for the Elsevier journal Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing

Following its purchase of Amber Composites, TenCate Advanced Composites has merged a number of composite tooling products into the TenCate AmberTool® prepr

JEC has entered a partnership with exhibition organiser Messe Frankfurt Inc and announced plans to co-locate a new springtime event in the USA in 2014.

Ashland Performance Materials has announced a 14 October price increase in North America for its epoxy vinyl ester resins, unsaturated polyester resins, ge

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Lorenz Kunststoff GmbH is launching a new bulk moulding compound, BMC 0204, at the K 2013 exhibition.

Scott & Fyfe has launched a new range of multiaxial reinforcement fabrics.

South African distributor AMT Composites has signed an agreement under which it will distribute Oxeon's TeXtreme® spread tow carbon fibre reinforcements in

3A Composites, a division of Schweiter Technologies, has closed the divestment of its non-strategic 100% membership interest in core material kitting busin

Quatro Composites has announced a long-term Memorandum of Agreement with Gulfstream Aerospace Corp which constitutes a multi-year contract for the developm

Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre (HMC), an Airbus joint venture, has started to deliver elevators for the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft progra

ROHACELL foam core material from Evonik Industries is being used by Bauer Hockey to provide the power and stability required for ice hockey sticks currentl

This Reinforced Plastics feature discusses a problem which is facing the composites community, that of end-of-life boat disposal.

Statistics published today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showed that the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy sour

This video from Red Bull Racing looks at the manufacturing of carbon fibre composites for the team's 2013 F1 car.

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