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Reinforced Plastics news, February 2014

Natural fibre reinforced plastic blades used for rooftop wind turbine

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax has been used to manufacture natural fibre reinforced blades for a rooftop wind turbine at the University of Stuttgart,

Hexagon Composites expands into new bus markets

Hexagon Raufoss, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon Composites, has been awarded a new order from Iveco s.p.a. for the delivery of 350 CNG city bus fuel

Magnum Venus Plastech (MVP) has acquired a patent for its newly released External Mix Talon spray gun by the United States Patent Office.

Composites Evolution has teamed up with Easy Composites to provide fast distribution of its Biotex Flax and Biotex Jute natural fibre reinforcement materia

Sharp & Tappin, the manufacturer of CNC composite plate saws, has added a new mini composite plate saw to the range, which is claimed to be ideal for test

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) in the USA has selected ATK's Aerospace Structures division, based in Clearfield, Utah,

TenCate Advanced Composites has won a deal to supply carbon fibre prepreg for the production of the monocoque of the Alfa Romeo 4C 'supercar.'

Prepregs from Cytec Industrial Materials have been used to manufacture electric vehicle battery enclosures for General Motors’ Chevrolet Spark car.

Technical Fibre Products Ltd has expanded its manufacturing capability to include lamination as a complement to its established nonwoven business.

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Japanese chemicals giant Toray Industries Inc has unveiled plans for the expansion of its advanced materials business in the USA, including the purchase of

Airbus is increasing its share in the Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre (HMC) in Harbin, China, from 20% to 25%.

Albany International Corp., the global advanced textiles and materials processing company with core businesses in machine clothing and engineered composite

Boeing will manufacture the composite wing for its 777X aircraft at a new facility on its Everett, Washington, USA, site.

Pinette Emidecau Industries, the French supplier of forming presses and production systems for high performance composites, has been contracted by the Nati

Future Materials Group (FMG), the business consultancy and advisory group specialising in the high value manufacturing and Advanced Materials sectors, will

TPI Composites has signed a long-term supply agreement with wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa to supply blades for the Gamesa G114 turbine.

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed new technologies for manufacturing carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) components in various shapes, as we

Quantum Composites, a business unit of The Composites Group, has introduced its first hybrid carbon fibre material.

Chomarat is showing a one-quarter scale model of the VX-1 KittyHawk™ for the first time at JEC Europe 2014.

Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., is increasing the prices of its Derakane™ epoxy vinyl ester resins, unsaturated polyester

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In the fourth quarter 2013, Hexagon Composites ASA generated NOK 306.5 (211.5) million in operating income, and made an operating profit before depreciatio

Element Hitchin, UK, has been chosen as a materials testing partner in HIPOCRATES, a three-year research project worth over €3.7 million that aims to devel

Composite reinforcements manufacturer FORMAX is setting up a facility at its UK headquarters dedicated to the production of carbon fibre multiaxial fabrics

Fulcrum SP Materials Ltd. has introduced a SP1/CNT reinforcement solution for fibreglass and epoxy composites.

Vectorply Corporation, a US manufacturer of reinforcement fabrics for composites, has installed a new LIBA Max 5 machine to expand its manufacturing capaci

Brazilian company Polinox, a leader in organic peroxides and mould release waxes in Latin America, has reported a 5.5% increase in production volume in 201

In order to support is growth plans, Cato Composite Innovations, a specialist in thermoplastic composite components, has appointed business consultancy AMA

Autodesk, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Delcam, one of the world’s leading suppliers of advanced computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software.

Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. is increasing the price of speciality resins sold in North America from 17 February 2014,

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The latest A350 XWB flight-test aircraft to fly (MSN3) will perform its first-ever airshow flying displays, live, on 11 and 12 February, at www.airbus.com/

TenCate Advanced Composites, a supplier of thermoset and thermoplastic composite materials, has signed a further two-year contract with AZL Aachen GmbH, a

The Fraunhofer Project Center in Ontario, Canada has expanded to include the Dieffenbacher Preform Center which will address applications involving carbon

Composite cross arms represent an economic and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional materials such as wood or steel, according to FRP Transm

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Adhesives supplier SCIGRIP® has developed PPX5 acrylic-based adhesive that effectively bonds polyolefin substrates with little to no surface preparation or

Japanese carbon fibre manufacturer Toray Industries Inc has announced plans to add a new prepreg facility at its US subsidiary Toray Composites (America) I

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DowAksa Advanced Composites Holdings B.V. and the Nanotechnology Center of Composites (NCC), a joint project between Holding Company Composite (HCC) and th

The US Department of Energy has announced up to $12 million in funding to support the development of technologies to manufacture carbon fibre from renewabl

Gurit has reported unaudited full year net sales of CHF 281.1 million, a decrease of 19.9% compared with 2012.

Ju Teng has opened the largest factory in the world to produce smartphone and tactile tablet covers for the electronics market from reinforced plastics.

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