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Reinforced Plastics news, December 2013

The top 5 Reinforced Plastics news stories of 2013

The following five news articles published in 2013 were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the year.

China XD Plastics Company Ltd has started construction of a 300,000 tonne polymer composites production and R&D project in Southwest China.

The European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) has published the programme for its conference taking place on 6-7 March 2014 in Portugal.

SGL Group has announced the sale of SGL Rotec GmbH & Co KG, a manufacturer of composite blades for wind turbines.

Reinforced Plastics would like to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The Reinforced Plastics office will close on 24 December 201

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

Arkema plans to divest its two South African subsidiaries, Arkema Resins Proprietary Limited and Harveys Composites Proprietary Limited to South African co

For the past few years, investors, owners, and consultants in the US wind industry have been challenged by well-documented cases of wind project under-perf

Exelis has been selected by Boeing to produce composite airframe substructures for the 787 Dreamliner. Work will begin immediately at the Exelis composite

TPI Composites, Inc. is re-opening its plant in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to provide blades to the North American wind market.

A pedestrian lifting bridge based on two 30 m long composite decks has just been opened over Rhyl Harbour in North Wales. Lightweight composite decks offer

Blade Dynamics has concluded the design phase of its ‘Very Long Blade Project’ for the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and confirmed that the prototypi

The March/April issue of Reinforced Plastics will contain a preview of the JEC Europe 2014 exhibition, which takes place in Paris on 11-13 March.

Zoltek Companies Inc. has reported financial results for the fourth quarter fiscal year-end results for 2013.

Nammo Composite Solutions of Salt Lake City, USA has started an expansion of its facility to support its growing manufacturing and assembly business.

Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company Mubadala Development Company and composite materials supplier Cytec Industries have announced a strategi

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

Celstran long fibre reinforced thermoplastics from Celanese Corporation have been selected by ebm-papst for radial fan impellers for its new RadiCal fan se

Hexagon Ragasco, the wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon Composites, has been awarded several new orders for delivery of composite LPG cylinders to markets

Could composite aerospace structures be assembled much like snap-together building blocks rather than manufactured as large, expensive, one-piece parts? Un

French company ABB in Lyon has selected polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Ultradur® B4450 G5 from BASF for its DC contactors for use on railways.

Quickstep Holdings Ltd has signed a US$75 million deal with aerospace group Lockheed Martin to supply 120 sets of carbon composite wing flaps for the C-130

US company Enduro has opened a fourth facility. Located in Houston, the 75,000 square foot office, warehouse and production facility will focus on manufact

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

Siempelkamp has acquired a 43.85% stake in Wolfangel GmbH and expanded its presence in the composites market.

Global supplier of pigment and chemical dispersions Chromaflo Technologies and integrated tinting specialist CPS Color’s colorant business have merged thei

Materials supplier VELOX has formed VELOX Composites GmbH to serve the German composites market and extended it cooperation with Wolfamgel GmbH, the suppli

Researchers from the Fraunhofer IWES and the FITT wind energy research team are collaborating on developing a new direct drive 3 MW wind turbine design con

Scott Bader has initiated two new joint ventures in Brazil and Saudi Arabia as part of its long-term global business growth strategy.

Hansho Technologies has joined the Seifert and Skinner group of Associates (SSA).

Clean Technology Business Review has declared Siemens’ wind turbine rotor blade the winner of the ‘Innovation in Renewable Energy’ Award.

Chinese fibreglass producer Jushi is opening a new plant in Egypt.

The Russian Nanotechnology Centre of Composites (NCC) located in Moscow has recently placed an order for custom-built pultrusion and filament winding proce

The Zbee three-wheeler electric vehicle is employing fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) body panels in combination with two Scott Bader structural adhesives: C

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

Gharda Plastics has launched a speciality solution for industrial and business appliances, incorporating various reinforcements in G-PAEK and GAZOLE thermo

Master Bond has developed EP38CL for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications that require toughness and durability.

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