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UK Prime Minister David Cameron Opens New McLaren Production Centre

22 November 2011

On November 17th McLaren Group CEO and McLaren Automotive Executive Chairman Ron Dennis welcomed the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP to open the newest addition to McLaren headquarters in Woking, Surrey – the McLaren Production Centre (MPC).
Accompanying Ron Dennis and Mr Cameron were Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, Cyclist Mark Cavendish on behalf of McLaren Applied Technologies, and representatives of all the McLaren Group companies.


ACG's Prepregs used in Electric-Hybrid Demonstrator Vehicle

22 November 2011

Advanced Composites Group (ACG) is engaged in an automotive project, part funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB), with collaborating partners UK-based Revolve Technologies and IE-LEV to develop and manufacture tooling and parts for a lightweight, range-extended electric-hybrid commercial fleet demonstrator vehicle.


BMW Takes Stake in SGL Carbon

22 November 2011

BMW has secured a 15.16% stake in SGL Carbon SE Munich.


Automotive Composites: From Steel to Carbon and From Glass to Grass

22 November 2011

Fibre-based composites are becoming increasingly important in the manufacture of automotive components. These new materials look set to continue their penetration of the automotive sector, and their large-scale use in mass-production cars, trucks and other vehicles is being widely predicted.


Cabot's Aerogel Featured in Innovative Building Material

22 November 2011

A new slim composite insulation system, called StoTherm In Aevero, comprises a composite board combining Cabot's aerogel particles for energy-savings performance with Sto's binder and composite technology, resulting in an insulation board that offers greater energy efficiency than traditional materials.


Registration Open for Composites 2012

22 November 2011

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has opened attendee and housing registration for Composites 2012, which will be held February 21st-23rd in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre.


UK Innovation Showcase at JEC 2012

22 November 2011

As the UK is the country of honour at JEC 2012, Composites UK, UKTI and the National Composites Centre are inviting UK companies to enter the prestigious JEC awards programme.


Aurora Invests in Automated Fibre Placement Technology

22 November 2011

Aurora Flight Sciences has decided tomake a major investment in Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) technology that will be used to manufacture larger and more complex composite structures for the aerospace industry at an affordable cost.


Pipe Wrap use Nanotechnology to Increase Product Endurance

22 November 2011

Pipe Wrap, who specialise in repair and rehabilitation of pipeline in the oil and gas industry, have successfully completed a Phase I research project involving nanotechnology.


Quickstep Teams With Audi in Automotive Development Project

22 November 2011

Quickstep Holdings  will lead a joint development project supported by the German Government and car manufacturer Audi to develop new manufacturing solutions for the cost effective volume production of composite parts for the automotive industry.


Zoltek Open New Prepreg Operations and Tech Centre

22 November 2011

Zoltek has taken a step toward growing its carbon fibre prepreg capabilities by expanding into a new 135,000 sq ft. facility just outside of St. Louis, US to house its prepreg manufacturing and new Technical Centre.


Hexcel Commission Two New Carbon Fibre Lines

22 November 2011

Hexcel held a dedication ceremony at its manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City to commission two new carbon fibreproduction lines.


AGY to Exit Lot Glass Business

22 November 2011

AGY plans to exit the Lot Glass business due to its decline in demand.


Capgemini and Dassault Systèmes Sign Alliance

22 November 2011

Dassault Systèmes and Capgeminihave signed an alliance around the integration of Dassault Systèmes’ PLM Version 6 solutions.