06 August 2004
06 August 2004
Reichhold’s price increases affect the region of Mexico; DOW’s price increase affects orders in the Asia Pacific region.
Reichhold have made an increase on all acrylic resins as well as all unsaturated polyesters sold in Mexico. Acrylic resins for coatings applications will increase by 10%, effective August 1, 2004, while unsaturated polyesters for composites will increase by 9% for all orders shipped on or after August 9, 2004.
Dow is increasing prices on all grades of Derakane Epoxy Vinyl Ester Resins by US$300/MT in Asia Pacific. The increases are effective September 1, 2004, or as contract terms permit.
Dow said the continued escalation and volatility in raw material and energy costs is the primary reason for the price increase.
Designers at Elemental Motor have utilised tailored fibre placement (TPF) to extend the use of carbon composites in its RP1 sports car.
Porcher Industries and its US subsidiary BGF Industries will present their latest innovations at CAMX 2018 on 15-18 October in Dallas, Texas, US, including new dry fibres for aerospace and automotive applications, the STELIA thermoplastic fuselage demonstrator, and solutions for the industrial, construction and sports and leisure sectors.
Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance, along with more than 15 industry partners, will demonstrate the latest advancements in closed moulding and advanced processes for building real-life parts for marine, aerospace and other markets during CAMX 2018 in Dallas, Texas, US, on 16-18 October.