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Reinforced Plastics news, April 2014

Airtech introduces new vacuum gauge

Airtech has introduced the New Vac-Gauge 40D, a versatile digital vacuum gauge used for leak detection and vacuum determinations under a vacuum bag.

Composites Evolution has appointed Jacomp Oy as distributor of its Biotex range across Finland and Estonia.

This year the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show is joining forces with the nova-Institute to organise an exhibition stand focusing on bio-based composites.

Composites UK adds that this is in response to industry needs for an increased number of trained personnel, standardised training provision and a means of

Dr. Hubert Jäger, head of SGL Group's R&D organisation, has been appointed to Chair of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology and will take up his

As part of a €2.5m investment programme, FORMAX, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and specialty composite reinforcements, has successfully installed and co

A toughened epoxy resin system from Huntsman Advanced Materials is being used by the University of Bayreuth’s Department of Polymer Engineering, in an on-g

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BMW has used Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA Composites applications to help develop its lightweight and emission-free BMW i3 electric car – the world’s first mas

DolphiTech AS has released DolphiCam TeamCenter software, which means that non-destructive testing (NDT) experts can now create and share inspection proced

ATK has reached agreement on a $178 million contract award as part of the Air Force's Phase 1 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) buy from United Laun

Far-UK, having started at the University of Nottingham Innovation Parkin the UK, has now moved to its new 5000 square feet facility on Wilford Industrial E

Creative Pultrusions, Inc. (CPI) and Ebert Composites Corporation (ECC) has entered into a manufacturing and marketing agreement, whereas CPI will house th

Hexagon Composites' subsidiary Hexagon Ragasco has received a US$13.6 million order for the supply of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders to Iraq.

Airborne Oil & Gas has secured an order for multiple flexible risers and jumpers from OneSubsea™.

Hexagon Composites' wholly-owned subsidiary Hexagon Ragasco has received an order worth EUR 12.7 million (around NOK 104 million) for the supply of LPG cyl

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, claim to have created a 3D vascular system that allows for damage in composite material

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The latest offshore wind farm support vessel from UK boat builder CTruk is a 22 m composite catamaran designed to deal with rougher seas, longer transits a

270 MW South Kent Wind farm has the capacity to power approximately 100,000 Ontario homes annually.

The Composites Group (TCG) has collaborated with Ferno EMS, a provider of patient handling equipment, to develop the iN/X motorised patient handling cot fo

LANXESS and EconCore NV are joining forces to produce honeycomb core materials from LANXESS' Durethan polyamide resins using EconCore's patented process.

Materials testing laboratory Element Hitchin, UK, has designed equipment to detect flaws in thermoplastic composite pipes for the oil and gas sector during

The SkyPath – a proposed composite pathway for walkers and cyclists to be installed alongside New Zealand's Auckland Harbour Bridge – is currently awaiting

TenCate Advanced Composites and Performance Polymer Solutions Inc (P2SI) are partnering to develop and market high temperature prepreg materials to the aer

Composite materials manufacturer Gurit reports sales for the first quarter (Q1) of 2014 of CHF78.8 million, an increase of around 29% over Q1 2013, and 4.5

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Exclusive agreement covers the supply of composite structures to produce the nacelle casings for Alstom’s Haliade™ 150-6MW wind turbine.

Hutchinson has formed the Composite Technical Center (CTeC).

Airtech has developed Wrightlease 2R, an extruded fluoropolymer film coated with rubber-based pressure sensitive adhesive.

This report, commissioned by the UK's Materials Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and authored by NetComposites, describes current and emerging biocomposite

At the SAE World Congress in Detroit, USA, Granta Design has launched the Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium (AutoMatIC).

Industrial laminate specialist Attwater & Sons Ltd has reformulated its B42 fabric-based laminate to comply with revised REACH regulations

Composites Germany, the trade association founded in 2013, has replaced the AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Federation of Reinforce

AniForm Engineering has released AniForm Suite.

German company BCT GmbH has introduced new automated systems for composite post-machining and composite repair.

Aircraft engine manufacturer Safran and Albany International, a specialist in composite aerospace components, have opened a new plant in Rochester, New Ham

Voetsch Industrietechnik has developed recirculation air tempering ovens for reproducable production results to achieve good thermal treatment of carbon fi

The UK wind sector, which increased by nearly 50 percent to $5.9 billion, drove the increase.

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Airtech has developed Airflex, which is an uncured silicone rubber which has been specially formulated for use as a pressure intensifier on complex shapes

Dieffenbacher has introduced the Compress Lite press series to provide a flexible and automated system for manufacturing fibre-reinforced plastic component

Dow has added the VORAFORCE TW 1100 series of polyurethane systems to its product range.

Dutch company Airborne, a manufacturer of composite blades for tidal turbines, has established a legal presence in Cherbourg, France, to support the develo

Harper International has secured recent contracts worth $38 million for its production scale carbon fibre conversion line.

Johns Manville has introduced a new chopped strand glass fibre for high performance polypropylene (PP) – ThermoFlow 636.

The offshore wind power joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is now operational. It will handle the further development of th

Owens Corning has introduced an enhanced WindStrand® Type 30® roving products range for weaving fabrics.

Polish GRP manufacturer Markos has increased its production volume of wind turbine nacelles (including hub covers) to 14 sets per week.

Bayer MaterialScience is selling its intellectual property, patents and technology in the area of carbon nanotubes (CNT) and graphenes to FutureCarbon GmbH

Morgan Advanced Materials has appointed Martyn Cook to the management team at its Composites & Defence Systems business based in Coventry, UK.

Borealis and Borouge have used Fibremod™ for the instrument panel carrier and airbag chute in the Jaguar F-Type, in collaboration with Dräxlmaier, the Tier

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