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Reinforced Plastics news, January 2014

Cytec Industries Inc. has announced net earnings for the fourth quarter of 2013 of $59.4 million or $1.62 per diluted share.

Gerber supplies advanced cutting machine to Composite Prototyping Center

The Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT) is installing a GERBERcutter® and laser ply layup system from Gerber Technology and its subsidiary, Virtek Visi

AOC, LLC has announced a price increase of US$0.04/lb for all polyester resin, gel coat and pigment products sold in Mexico.

Airbus has successfully performed the ultimate load test of the A350 XWB’s wing, applying loads up to 1.5 times higher than those the aircraft would ever e

Effective immediately or as existing contracts allow, BASF is raising prices for its polyetheramines portfolio in Europe by €0.15 per kilogram with immedia

ATK has finalised an agreement with Airbus to manufacture and supply composite stringers and frames on the –1000 variant of the A350 XWB program.

Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. is increasing prices for base epoxy resin products, in the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region by 90 Euros per metric

Composite Advantage has launched a range of new Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) trail bridge and bridge deck products under its’ FiberSPAN™ brand

The AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) is inviting presentations for the International AVK Conferen

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

AOC, LLC has announced a price increase of US$0.04/lb in the U.S. and CN$0.09/kilo in Canada for all polyester resin, gel coat and pigment products.

HITCO Carbon Composites, a subsidiary of SGL Group – the Carbon Company, has selected the Total Production Optimizer (TPO) FabricOptimizer™ from Plataine T

Reichhold, Inc. has increased the price on all Dion®, Norpol® and Hydrex® resins by $0.07 USD per pound in North America.

Element Materials Technology has acquired GEVA (Gesellschaft für Entwicklung und Versuch Adlershof mbH), one of Germany’s leading aerospace testing compani

TenCate Advanced Composites has signed a distribution agreement with Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha Ltd for representation in Japan.

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

The AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) - is inviting submissions for the AVK Innovation Awards 2014

Airbus, Fokker and TenCate have agreed the contract for the next stage of the Thermoplastic Affordable Primary Aircraft Structure innovation programme (TAP

Two days free business and technical support is now available to plastics processors, in particular thermoset moulders, in the South West of the United Kin

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. has developed a high performance intermediate modulus (IM) carbon fibre, Pyrofil MR70, which largely exceeds the performance of

New DSM has appointed Bert Bakker as president of DSM Composite Resins starting February 1, 2014.

SuperLoc™ composite sheet pile and SUPERPILE from Creative Pultrusions have been chosen for a Long Beach boardwalk replacement project in the USA.

Hexagon Composites ASA has agreed to sell all its shares in the wholly-owned subsidiary Hexagon Devold AS to the German company SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG.

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

MFG Energy Services has introduced new service options for wind operators to extend the life of seriously damaged wind turbine blades.

Royal Engineered Composites has installed a new 12 foot × 30 foot autoclave.

AnalySwift is forming a partnership with Altran in the release of Altran’s upcoming optimisation code for the preliminary design of composite wind turbine

Fibre processing company Cygnet Texkimp has supplied a 30-position pilot line PAN precursor creel to the $100m Australian Future Fibre Research and Innovat

Two Suzuki S1600 rally cars with custom designed light weight composite body kits secured ‘Winner’ and ‘Runner up’ positions in the 2013 Spanish Rally Cham

China will remain the leading global consumer of wind turbine rotor blades over the coming years, with its market value expected to increase from almost $2

RTP Company has elevated the mechanical properties of its high temperature structural carbon fibre reinforced products.

TenCate Advanced Composites has signed a cooperative marketing and development agreement with Leadgo Advanced Materials in Shanghai, China.

Mark Humphries, partner, Catalyst Corporate Finance, reviews mergers and acquisitions in the composites industry in the second half of 2013 and concludes t

Globaldata research predicts China's market value for wind turbine blades could increase to $3.7 billion by 2020, an 8.2 per cent CAGR from 2012.

Airtech Advanced Materials Group has introduced Airpad HTX, an uncured non-silicone rubber that can be made into caul sheets and flexible mandrels.

3A Composites Core Materials has supplied AIREX® T92 PET sandwich core material for the new taxi EVA, designed by TUM CREATE and unveiled at the Tokyo Moto

Emanuele Mascherpa S.p.A. has been appointed by Scott Bader Europe to distribute its specialist range of Crestabond®structural adhesives and Advanced Compo

Boeing's contract extension offer has been approved by members of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers District 751 (IAM).

TPI Composites has signed a multi-year supply agreement with Acciona Windpower SA to provide wind blades from TPI’s new factory in Dafeng, China.

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

Resin supplier AOC, LLC has collaborated with Clean Water Works Inc. (CWW), a Canadian specialist in pipeline rehabilitation, to restore the sewage pipes s

A report from renewable energy consultancy MAKE on technology trends in the global wind energy industry notes that the trend towards longer blades will not

DIAB Australia has announced a new partnership agreement for the supply and distribution of its core materials in the Australian region with ATL Composites

US company Grieve has developed a 500ºF (260°C) walk-in oven for curing composites at a customer’s facilities.

Polytechnique Montréal, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Safran are inaugurating the NSERC-Safran Industrial Res

For its recently launched Scorpion 85 Sport rigid inflatable boat (RIB), UK boat builder Scorpion RIBs Ltd used a vacuum infusion composites manufacturing

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