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Reinforced Plastics news, October 2014

US company MarkForged says its Mark One 3D printer enables engineers to design and create carbon, Kevlar® and glass fibre composite parts at their desk.

Multiaxial reinforcements producer SAERTEX has announced the acquisition of US company Fiber Glass Industries' knitting equipment and nonwoven production c

BASF is adding its first carbon fibre reinforced grade to its Ultradur® PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) portfolio.

Assembly specialist Böllhoff and adhesives expert DELO have developed a bonded bolt technology called ONSERT which has been demonstrated in a pilot project

German composites association AVK presented its 2014 Innovation Awards at its annual conference in Düsseldorf earlier this month.

Toho Tenax Co Ltd says it has developed a technology for the efficient production of thermoset carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) preforms, which it is

The January/February issue of Reinforced Plastics magazine will contain a preview of the JEC Europe 2015 exhibition, which takes place in Paris on 10-12 Ma

Deal calls for Gamesa to supply 33 G97-2.0 MW turbines at a facility being developed by Elecnor.

NASA is seeking proposals to develop and manufacture lower-mass alternatives to the honeycomb or foam core materials currently used in composite sandwich s

Airbus has announced a partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA, the defending champion of the America’s Cup, under which it will share its composites expertise.

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

The new US composites trade show CAMX issued its first Awards last week in Florida.

Quickstep Holdings Ltd, an Australian manufacturer of carbon fibre composite components for the aerospace, defence and automotive industries, is establishi

Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) and the ThermoPlastic composites Research Centre (TPRC) in the Netherlands are collaborating to develop thermoplastic composi

Composites are to be used extensively in a new lighthouse project in Valencia, Spain.

The COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 trade show in Düsseldorf earlier this month attracted 10,186 visitors, an increase of 25% on the previous event held in Düsseldo

The first customer Airbus A350-900, which will be delivered to Qatar Airways, has successfully completed its maiden flight.

The American Composite Manufacturers Association (ACMA) issued its annual awards at the CAMX 2014 trade show in Florida last week.

CAMX (The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo) 2014 brought 7100 conference attendees and more than 550 exhibitors to Orlando, Florida, last week.

Spheretex, the producer of laminate bulkers, speciality core and reinforcement materials, has signed an Exclusive Cooperation Agreement for the sale of Sph

Reichhold has introduced a new low profile laminating resin with improved application properties, without any reduction in low profile tooling performance.

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

Intertronics has introduced the BlueWave Fast Cure LED Flood System.

Teijin Aramid is raising prices for its Twaron aramid products.

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites industry, is developing a database of composite companies based in the country to support the se

RocTool, the designer and developer of technologies for rapid injection moulding of composites and plastics, has signed a global licence agreement with Fle

Benteler-SGL is producing a glass fibre reinforced polyurethane leaf spring for the new Volvo XC90 SUV.

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

Lingrove Natural Composites has launched a range of linen prepregs, dry reinforcement and other bio-based solutions at CAMX 2014.

Bayer has announced its intention to focus entirely on its Life Science businesses – HealthCare and CropScience – and float its MaterialScience business on

Hexagon Composites' wholly owned subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has closed on a transaction acquiring the main assets of MasterWorks family of businesses: Mast

TenCate Advanced Composites, a producer of thermoplastic and thermoset prepregs, is expanding its manufacturing facility in Langley Mill, UK. The plant wil

Scott Lewit, president and co-founder of Structural Composites, Inc has received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Technology at the Florida Technovation/

Boeing has announced that it is expanding the composites facility at its St. Louis, Missouri, site to accommodate the production of parts for its new compo

Composites UK, the accredited trade association for the UK composites industry, has announced the winners of its 2014 industry awards, which will be presen

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex SE is extending its partnership with composite wind turbine blade producer Carbon Rotec.

Australian company Talon Technology claims to have developed the world’s thinnest and lightest carbon fibre/Kevlar hinge.

US-headquartered composite resins producer Reichhold Inc has filed for voluntary protection under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code in the District of D

Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc's carbon fibre/epoxy car door structure won the People’s Choice Award for the Most Innovative Composite Part at the Socie

SGL Group – The Carbon Company – is exhibiting newly developed tooling prepregs (pre-impregnated textile semi-finished products) at Composites Europe.

Initiative to support low-carbon electricity projects that aim to deliver new capacity much more cheaply than through the previous arrangements.

Resins manufacturer CCP Composites has announced an investment of £1 million in its Stallingborough, UK, production site.

Nexam Chemical has introduced NEXIMID® MHT-R as an ‘easy to process’ polyimide resin for composite manufacturers and end users.

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

Airbus says the first A350 XWB aircraft for Qatar Airways is progressing towards delivery before year end.

DolphiTech has added a new model to its range of ultrasound cameras.

Automobili Lamborghini has obtained certification from independent inspection and testing body TÜV for its carbon fibre composite car repair service.

Composites UK, the accredited Trade Association for the UK composites industry, will be promoting the current developments in biocomposite materials at its

DowAksa has announced the use of its carbon fibre in the Volkswagen Transporter commercial vehicle prototype showcased at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014

PlastiComp, Inc. has developed a set of hybrid thermoplastic composites that combine long glass fibre and long carbon fibre reinforcement together in a sin

Automotive supplier Magna International Inc says it has used its advanced composites and exteriors systems expertise to produce a lightweight composite lif

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