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Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings to buy Mitsubishi Rayon

20 November 2009

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mitsubishi Rayon, which should see it buy the company by the end of March 2010.


PPG Wins DOE Grant for Wind Blade Automation Process

20 November 2009

PPG Industries has been awarded a grant worth $741,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy, to support the development of materials and automation processes for wind blade manufacturing.



Thermoplastic Oil Pan Wins SPE Award

20 November 2009

A group comprising of Dana Holding Corporation, BASF, and Ford Motor Company have collectively won the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Innovation Award for their latest innovation.


Australian Composites Expand into North America

20 November 2009

Moorabbin based composites raw materials manufacturer, Australian Composites Pty, has signed a partnership agreement with Sunrez Corporation to expand sales of the Company’s UV curing pre-impregnated fibreglass materials into Canada and the US.



2010 Ford Flex to Use Wheat Straw Reinforced Plastic

20 November 2009

Ford’s latest initiative in biomaterials will see the company include wheat straw-reinforced plastic in the design of one of its latest vehicles.