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Reinforced Plastics news, July 2014

Glass fibre reinforcements producers Owens Corning and AGY have signed an agreement under which Owens Corning will license its S-Glass technology exclusive

Deltech Europe, a UK-based producer of resins for composites and coatings, has commenced a 'multi-million GBP' investment at its Haverhill, UK, facility.

The VDL Groep, headquartered in the Netherlands, has acquired the activities of Acrosoma, a manufacturer of composite sandwich panels located in Belgium.

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To better serve the composites, filtration and energy storage markets, Johns Manville (JM) is merging its US, European and Asian Engineered Products activi

Airtech Advanced Materials Group, a manufacturer of vacuum bagging and tooling materials for the composites industry, is launching its Vacuum Test Unit, wh

At this year's COMPOSITES EUROPE exhibition the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University will organise an 'Industry meets Science'

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A number of Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships have been awarded to engineering researchers whose projects have the potential to bring radic

AGC AeroComposites, a supplier of composite and metallic aerostructures and components to the aerospace and defence industries, has been awarded £1.2 milli

Gelcoated Crestapol® 1212 Laminate System from Scott Bader has achieved EN 45545 Level HL2 Fire and Fume Railway Regulation.

AGC AeroComposites and ATK have signed an agreement under which they will pursue composite structures work on commercial and military aircraft platforms, w

JETCAM International s.a.r.l. has installed JETCAM Expert and CrossTrack composite manufacturing suite at Connova AG, Switzerland, a manufacturer and marke

The European Commission has ruled that the UK EMR's contracts-for-difference (CfD) support scheme for renewables meets EU state aid rules and can proceed a

US company Grieve has installed No. 1032, a 500ºF (260°C) electrically-heated walk-in oven used to cure large parts in moulds, at a customer’s facility.

GKN Aerospace has been selected by Bombardier Aerospace to design and supply the integrated rudder and elevator for the new Global 7000 and Global 8000 lon

Hexcel Corporation has reported results for the second quarter of 2014.

Strata Manufacturing PJSC, the advanced composite aerostructures manufacturing facility wholly-owned by Mubadala Development Company, has signed a ten year

€320 million contract entails 127 wind turbines for Umburanas wind farm complex.

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), a specialist in composite materials for the automotive and truck markets, has signed a definitive agreement to acqui

Antelope Oil Tool & Manufacturing Co., LLC has acquired Advanced Composite Standoff SRL and Advanced Composite Systems SRL.

Klebtechnik Dr. Hartwig Lohse e.K., a German consultancy firm supporting companies supplying adhesives for materials including composites, has installed ne

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AGY has started production of S-1 HM™ glass fibrein conjunction with CTG/Taishan Fiberglass.

Deal calls for the supply of 290 MW in the MIdwest US and Mexico,

DANOBAT Composites' ADMP® Automated Dry Material Placement equipment automates the deposition of dry reinforcements to produce preforms for use in the resi

Celanese Corporation is expanding its manufacturing capabilities at its Suzano, Brazil, facility to include Celstran long fibre reinforced thermoplastics (

The M. F. Cachat Company (Cachat) has been appointed by Zeeospheres Ceramics, LLC, as exclusive distributor in certain US states for its complete line of c

The Composites Group (TCG) is introducing PremierUV™, a family of ultraviolet (UV)-resistant, flame retardant thermoset sheet moulding compounds (SMC) for

The Technological Institute of Plastics, AIMPLAS, has opened the pre-registration period for its online course about Composites: RTM, RTM Light and Infusio

Magnum Venus Products, the supplier of equipment to the composites industry, has re-designed its website to allow customers to find important information m

Speciality materials company Cytec Industries Inc has entered into strategic discussions with Dralon GmbH, a German manufacturer of acrylic fibres, to esta

Global resin supplier AOC has developed a line of resins to meet the increased demand for high-performance carbon reinforced composites in aerospace, autom

VELOX, the distributor of composites materials in Europe, has entered a new partnership with Composites Evolution, the UK supplier of natural fibres.

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TRB, the UK-based designer and manufacturer of high performance lightweight panels and structures, has appointed Richard Holland as its new Managing Direct

Spheretex, the producer of laminate bulkers, speciality core and reinforcement materials to the composites industry, has signed an Exclusive Distribution A

Audi is introducing new, lightweight suspension springs made of glass fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP) in an upper mid-size model before the end of the year

Scott Bader Europe is increasing the price of its Crystic® range of unsaturated polyester, vinyl ester, DCPD, plus all other manufactured composite product

SGL Group says it has started production of thermoplastic-compatible carbon fibre at its site in Scotland following orders from the automotive industry.

Polynt Group, a producer of polymer chemical intermediates and unsaturated polyester resins and compounds, has made a firm offer to acquire CCP Composites,

Abaris has formed a new partnership with Banbury and Bicester College to offer advanced composite structural repair training in the UK.

Technical Fibre Products Ltd and AGC AeroComposites are introducing a new lightweight composite solution for aircraft fuel systems at the Farnborough Inter

The hammer-like club on the claw of a mantis or ‘smasher’ shrimp, which it uses to break open the shells of its prey, is the inspiration behind a new desig

Reichhold has increased prices for all orders shipped on or after 14 July 2014 in Europe by 90 EUR/MT on all unsaturated polyester resins, vinyl ester resi

UK machinery protection specialist Beakbane has been accredited to EN 15085-2 for the design and welding of railway vehicles and components, including the

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Element Materials Technology has acquired of Accutek Testing Laboratory, a materials testing business with experience in composites and serving the aerospa

Michelman was a winner at the recent 2014 Manny Awards held Cincinnati, Ohio in the USA for the development of water-based products used in composite parts

AOC LLC, a supplier of resins and gel-coats to the composites industry, has announced a price increase for all products sold in Europe.

Chromaflo Technologies, the global supplier of pigment and chemical dispersions for the thermoset and coatings industries, has appointed new distributor pa

Japanese company Mitsubishi Rayon Co Ltd has announced plans to expand the production capacity of its carbon fibre plant at Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber a

DSM Composite Resins is increasing the prices of its complete portfolio of unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins sold in Europe, the Middle East and

MultiCam, a CNC cutting solutions manufacturer, has been acquired by Rosewood Private Investments.

US company Interplastic Corporation has developed a new Silmar® acrylic modified polyester resin for surfboards.

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