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Reinforced Plastics news, March 2014

Composite Envisions is to become the distributor of TeXtreme across the Americas on behalf of Swedich company Oxeon AB.

Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories

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

Assembly marks the start of onshore turbine’s validation process.

Technical Fibre Products has made organisational changes at its USA based operations; Technical Fibre Products Inc. and Electro Fiber Technologies LLC.

Hexagon Composites’ wholly owned subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has received new orders for its TUFFSHELL® CNG fuel cylinders to support heavy duty and transit

GMS Composites, a specialist high performance epoxy prepreg producer located in Australia, is expanding its business focus in South East Asia.

According to a new policy statement from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the UK is risking missing out on the huge commercial opportunity offered

Sika Deutschland GmbH has added Biresin® CR132 ST and Biresin CR136 to its product portfolio.

Cytec Industries Inc. has completed its newest carbon fibre production facility in Piedmont, South Carolina, USA.

Owens Corning has launched Performax® SE4849 Type 30® roving.

French company Nidaplast Composites has launched a parts finishing service for designers and architects, with its Nidaskin line.

Investment of £160 million will support wind turbine production and installation facilities in Yorkshire.

The Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) in Germany has ordered a composite press from Schuler AG and plans to begin manufacturing by

Inertek has launched new composites innovation and quality control services and created a European composites test centre in Geleen, The Netherlands.

Luxfer Group is to acquire Vexxel Composites, LLC, a manufacturer of high-pressure composite cylinders for containment of compressed natural gas (CNG).

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

Owens Corning has developed a glass fibre multi-end roving for epoxy sheet moulding compound (SMC) used in automotive applications.

Global RTM has been formed by four companies active in the RTM aerospace sector. The companies are Compose, Isojet, Pinette P.E.I. and Sise.

Resin supplier AOC, LLC has installed a new high-performance reactor for the production of vinyl ester resins at its manufacturing plant in Lakeland, Flori

TPI Composites has acquired the remaining 25% interest in its wind turbine blade joint venture (JV) in Izmir, Turkey.

JEC Europe has reported that more than 32,000 visitors attended the exhibition in Paris, France from 11-13 March.

TenCate Advanced Armor USA has signed a teaming agreement with Air Cargo Containers, LLC to manufacture lightweight air cargo containers.

Celanese Corporation and Southwire Company LLC, North America’s largest wire and cable producer, have introduced an affordable option for utility transmiss

Huntsman Advanced Materials has been supporting Swiss pre-impregnated materials specialist North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) to produce ultra-thin prepreg c

LM Wind Power has announced the launch of a project to develop wind turbine blades with flexible tip lengths which have the potential to reduce cost of ene

3B-the fibreglass company has launched DS 8800-11P, a new food contact chopped strands glass fibre grade for reinforcement of high temperature resins.

Gurit has reported net sales of CHF 281.1 million in full 2013, a decrease of 19.9% compared with 2012.

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

Bcomp has introduced new 0/90° powerRibs fabrics, which have been developed to take maximum advantage of the high stiffness-to-weight ratio and low density

AGY, the supplier of glass fibre yarns and glass fibre reinforcements, has started production of S-1 HM™ glass in conjunction with CTG/Taishan Fiberglass.

PolyGraph, a multi-partner EU project led by NetComposites in the UK, is set to develop new production techniques to deliver industrial scale quantities of

Airborne Oil & Gas BV and Celanese Corp have signed an agreement under which Celanese will supply its thermoplastic materials for use in Airborne's spoolab

Automotive supplier Magna Exteriors has won contracts to supply painted body panels made from carbon fibre composite material for two 2016 model-year vehic

Glass fibre manufacturer Johns Manville (JM) has announced plans to rebuild and upgrade the E-glass furnace located at its Trnava, Slovakia, plant to respo

PlastiComp Inc has commissioned a new pultrusion compounding line at its US headquarters dedicated to producing carbon fibre long fibre thermoplastic (LFT)

The first commercial application of Reichhold's new ADVALITE™ resin technology is the Cytec Industries prepreg used in the composite battery enclosure on t

Celanese Corp has signed a two-year contract extension with the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL), Germany, to jointly develop the

With its span of 56 m, the Ooypoort pedestrian bridge near the city of Nijmegen is believed to be longest free single-span composite bridge in the world.

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

A new 3-year R&D project, ‘Enabling Next Generation Composite Manufacturing by In-Situ Structural Evaluation and Process Adjustment (ECOMISE),’ has commenc

Lonza has introduced Primaset™ CE resins for fast-curing composite (FCC) processes.

DAHER is to collaborate with other aerospace companies and the University of Twente to foster research and accelerate scientific and technological developm

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

Toho Tenax, the carbon fibre and composites operation of the Teijin Group, is launching Tenax carbon fibre filament yarn with a new tailored sizing for the

Scott Bader is launching Crestabond M1-04, a new rapid bonding 10:1 ratio primer-less methacrylate structural adhesive, with a fixture time of only 8-10 mi

DSM, 3B – the fiberglass company, Siemens Wind Power and DTU Wind Energy have collaborated on a new composite system for making wind turbine blades.

Toray Industries Inc has completed its acquisition of carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek Companies Inc.

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

In its annual list of technologies with the potential to have a positive impact on the world, The World Economic Forum says nanostructured carbon composite

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