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Reinforced Plastics news, May 2014

Nordex to invest €50m in strengthening wind blade capabilities

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex plans to invest some €50 million between 2014 and 2016 in strengthening its capabilities for the series production

Industry contributors are wanted to scope the demand for a UK-based large composites structures centre as part of a study for the Department of Business, I

The Composites Group (TCG) is launching the PremierLT™ family of lightweight, high-performance thermoset sheet moulding compounds (SMC) designed for struct

German company Röchling Engineering Plastics KG is now offering fibre-reinforced sheets produced in lengths of 12 metres.

Australian composite yacht builder McConaghy is establishing an office in New Zealand to support an increased focus on the superyacht sector.

Materia Inc has been awarded a $2 million grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate the ability of its Proxima resin to reduce the amoun

With about 85% of the available exhibition space already booked, the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany, this October, is set to post reco

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Spanish company IK4-CIDETEC has invested €1.5 million in new facilities for polymer synthesis and processing of polymeric composites.

Luxury fibreglass yacht maker Azimut Yachts has named Alberto Morelli as Chief Manufacturing and Operations Officer.

Tenax® TPCL thermoplastic consolidated laminate from Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. has been qualified for use in the A350 XWB aircraft, Airbus’s new-generation extr

At its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 13th May, Composites UK - the trade association for the UK composites industry – elected six Directors onto its Bo

According to The Seattle Times, Boeing has confirmed that it will build the carbon fibre composite tail for its new 777X aircraft at its plant in Frederick

According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research, the global demand for the Marine Composites was valued at US$954.6 million in 2012 and

An interview with Alexander Franz, Managing Director/CEO of Becker Diamondtools, an exhibitor at the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 trade show in Germany this Octo

Fibermaq, the Brazilian manufacturer of machinery for composites moulding, is looking to increase overseas sales and is looking for international distribut

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The Marie Curie GlaCERCo-ITN project has developed new low cost optical sensing for integration into advanced composites.

TenCate Advanced Armour Danmark A/S has won a contract for the supply of lightweight composite armour to Nexter Systems for armoured vehicles.

When complete, the 22-turbine wind farm will power the equivalent of approximately 24,000 homes.

Airbus has confirmed that the A350 XWB, the company's first aircraft to be over 50 wt% composite, is scheduled for certification in the third quarter and e

Dr. Rick Michelman, the Chief Technology Officer of Michelman, has been elected to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors at the Industrial Rese

Analysts at TechNavio are forecasting that the global aerospace composites market will grow at a CAGR of 11.85% ver the period 2013-2018.

A chapter reviewing the recycling of carbon fibre is included in the Handbook of Recycling: State-of-the-art for Practitioners, Analysts, and Scientists,

NetComposites is looking for papers on the subject of mass transport applications to be submitted for an event to be held on 1 October 2014 at The Roundhou

Safran is investing around €50 million in a new research facility, dedicated to next generation aerospace materials.

The latest research and technical developments in fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) composites will be showcased at the Composites Innovation conference in Ma

Airbus has set up a Composite Recycling Advisory Board to establish the company’s strategy for recycling and reusing carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP)

OCSiAl, an international technology firm headquartered in Luxembourg with manufacturing operations in Novosibirsk, Russia, has unveiled new technology for

Due to the high demand for carbon fibre in automotive production, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers is going to triple the capacity of its carbon fibre plant in

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Three pioneering offshore wind demonstrations to receive up to $47 million each over the next four years.

LANXESS is increasing its prices worldwide for inorganic pigments by a minimum of 125 Euro per 1000 kg (USD 175 or local currency equivalent), with immedia

VELOX GmbH, a European supplier and distributor of raw material specialities for the plastics, composites, rubber, paints and coatings industries, has sign

Morgan Advanced Materials’ Composites and Defence Systems business has been awarded two body armour development contracts by the Canadian government, which

AWEA outlines aggressive goals, growth strategies for medium- to long-term future.

Key developments from the Composites Innovation Cluster programme of projects, funded by the UK Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative

Royal DSM, the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, has reported first quarter EBITDA from continuing operations of €272 million compared to €301

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After experiencing decline over the past few years, the global Fibre-Reinforced Plastic (FRP) panel market reported good growth in 2012, according to new r

German company Dieffenbacher has developed a new line of technology that allows components to be manufactured from long fibre-reinforced thermoplastics via

The new, flexible system can now be used in the non-destructive testing (NDT) of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s carbon fibre airframe.

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