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CCP Introduce New Gel Coats at IBEX Conference

14 October 2005

CCP will introduce the next generation of MACT-compliant marine-grade gel coats at the International Boat Builders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), in Florida.


Asahi Glass Establishes UK Plant for Making FluonETFE

14 October 2005

Asahi Glass is to establish a plant at the Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers U.K. Ltd. site in Lancashire, UK, to manufacture fluorinated resin ETFE.


Ulster University Students Hit Top Gear with Composite Race Car

14 October 2005

Three Ulster University graduates who designed and built a formula one-style racing car have returned from Italy after competing against engineering students from across the world.


BP Agrees Sale of Petrochemicals Business to INEOS for $9 Billion

14 October 2005

BP is to sell Innovene, its olefins, derivatives and refining group, to UK-based INEOS, with the sale expected to be concluded early in 2006.


Airbus A380 to be Exhibited at Worldwide Cities

14 October 2005

The Airbus A380 is to visit Frankfurt in Germany for airport compatibility verification tests at the end of this month, and will also fly to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in the first half of November.



B3 Technologies Backs British Olympic Medal Prospect

14 October 2005

B3 Technologies Ltd., based at Shalford, Surrey, has been working with former World Cup champion Kristen Bromley to develop a new CFRP Skeleton sled for next year's Winter Olympics.


Harbor Technologies Plan to Increase Manufacturing Capabilities

14 October 2005

Harbor Technologies, the composite marine infrastructure, are to invest millions over the next few years to become a one-stop-supplier for composite marine technology.


Hexcel Exhibits Latest Composite Technologies at Seoul Airshow 2005

14 October 2005

Hexcel is exhibiting at the Korea Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (Seoul, October 18th- 23rd) to promote its latest composite technologies for the aerospace industry and support its sales activities in the region.


Wind Tunnel Tests Refine A350 Design

14 October 2005

The design for the new long-range A350 is currently being refined during wind tunnel tests, with trials on the wing taking place at various specialist sites across Europe.


Sigmatex Acquisition Expands Carbon Fibre Conversion Technology

14 October 2005

Sigmatex, the world's largest independent carbon fibre converter, has acquired the UK manufacturing company, Heinsco Ltd to further its investment in technology.


Reichhold, PPG, Hexion and DOW Increase Resin Prices

14 October 2005

A further round of resin price hikes are to be made by resin producers, Reichhold, Hexion, PPG and DOW.


New Pocket NDT Series for Composites Inspection

14 October 2005

NDT Automation has released a new Pocket Ultrasonic scanning system for the non-destructive inspection of FRP composites.


Engine Tuning Specialists Launch Carbon Dynamic Airbox

14 October 2005

Angel tuning, car remapping specialists, have recently launched the Carbon Dynamic Airbox to the engine tuning market.


LM Glasfiber Builds its Second Factory in India

14 October 2005

LM Glasfiber is to increase its blade production capability in India.


Japan's Supersonic Jet Completes Test Flight

14 October 2005

Japan conducted a successful test flight of a supersonic jet in the Australian outback on Monday, taking a step closer to its goal of developing a successor to the Concorde.


Aerospace Technology Centre Officially Opens in Canada

14 October 2005

The Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Centre (AMTC) in Canada held its official opening event to mark the beginning of a new initiative aiming to develop Canadian manufacturing technologies using composites.


Beluga Composites Forms New Joint Venture in Philippines

10 October 2005

Beluga Composites, manufacturer of FRP underground flammable-liquid storage tanks, has formed a joint venture partnership with TW & Co. La Germania creating Beluga Composites Inc. Taguig City, Philippines.