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New Guide to Measure Environmental Impacts of Composites

14 January 2005

A green guide to composites has been produced by two UK organisations to steer composite production towards a more eco-friendly future.




GE Advanced Materials Selects Schneller to Co-develop Interior Rail Structures

14 January 2005

GE Advanced Materials has selected Schneller, manufacturer of engineered decorative laminates, to co-develop new grades of Indura GTform decorative laminate for interior rail applications formed with a Azdel Rail-Lite composite.






Reichhold Provide Resins for Composite Laminate Staten Island Memorial

14 January 2005

A memorial for the 267 residents of New York’s Staten Island who died in the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center (WTC) was produced with Hydrex 100-HF vinyl ester resin from Reichhold, Inc.


Zyvex Confirms Nanotube Suppliers for Polymer Composite Applications

14 January 2005

Zyvex have added Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. and Pyrograf Products Inc. to their supply chain for single-wall carbon nanotubes and carbon nanotube fibres.


Talon Composites Consolidates Agreement for Transporting Nuclear Fuel

14 January 2005

Talon Composites, manufacturer of proprietary metal matrix composites, has entered into contract with British Nuclear Fuels PLC for the supply of their Talbor Metal Matrix Material.


UPS Places Order for 10 Airbus A380 Freighters

14 January 2005

Moving to expand the capacity of its air network to accommodate strong international growth, UPS has issued a firm order for 10 A380 super-jumbo freighter aircraft made by Airbus.






Sunseeker International and Composite Integration Take Closed Moulding Full Circle

14 January 2005

Composite Integration Ltd and Sunseeker have developed an in-house Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Moulding (VARTM) facility to manufacture a range of components.



Revised TR55 for Strengthening Concrete Structures with FRP

14 January 2005

A major revision of Technical Report 55, Design guidance for strengthening concrete structures using fibre composite material, is published by the Concrete Society later this month. TR 55 was first published in December 2000, and is widely accepted as the industry standard on FRP strengthening.






Call for Papers: Composite Materials for Transport Structures

14 January 2005

A call for papers is being issued for a special issue of the International Journal of Vehicle Design (IJVD), focussing on the Design and Manufacturing of Land Transport Structures Using Composite Materials.