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Surface science news, September 2009

Total construction spending in the USA on an annual basis is expected to fall 12% this year and 4% in 2010, according to IHS Global Insight.

Cured in place pipe aids restoration project

Underground pipe repair technology that uses ultraviolet (UV) light has helped preserve an historic home near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

AOC's Vipel® vinyl ester resins are now available for shipment from manufacturing facilities in Europe.

A project to expand the wastewater treatment facility in Denton, Texas, USA, is employing composite pipe in the manufacture of its sewer line.

The following five stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of August.

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