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TeXtreme Enters World Solar Challenge

05 October 2011

TeXtreme Spread Tow Fabrics have been used by two teams competing in the 2011 World Solar Challenge.


3B Introduces Chopped Strand for General Purpose Industrial Applications

05 October 2011

3B-the fibreglass company has introduced a new 13 micrometer diameter chopped strand aimed at general purpose polyamide applications, which they expect to be commercially available globally in Q4 2011.


Barrday Composite Solutions Introduces EP2052 Snap Curing Fire Resistant Epoxy Prepreg

05 October 2011

Barrday Composite Solutions has introduced a new fire resistant epoxy system for aircraft, rail, marine and other interior applications.


Dieffenbacher Win AVK Innovation Award 2011

05 October 2011

Dieffenbacher has won the AVK Innovation Award for its direct process of manufacturing SMC components.


Hexcel Reveals their Composite Materials used in the 787 Dreamliner

05 October 2011

Hexcel's carbon fibre, structural prepregs, reinforcing fabrics, honeycomb core and engineered parts are used in many applications throughout the 787, particularly in the plane’s engines and nacelles, interiors and secondary structures.


Southwest Nanotechnologies Receives EPA Consent Order

05 October 2011

SWeNT has received an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)consent order permitting the manufacture and commercial distribution of SMW Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes.


CCM Develops New Tool for Materials Processing and Design

05 October 2011

The Centre for Composites Materials (CCM) at the University of Delaware has developed a custom research tool for evaluation of new materials and development of novel processing techniques.


DSM Composite Resins Unveils New Innovation Strategy

05 October 2011

DSM Composite Resins has made a strategic change aimed at speeding up and re-focusing the way it innovates new, sustainable technologies.


Vistagy Partners Delta Sigma

04 October 2011

Vistagy has formed a strategic partnership with Delta Sigma to help streamline airframe fastener installation and verification processes.


ELG Invests in Carbon Fibre Recycling

05 October 2011


ELG Haniel has acquired 100% of the shares in Recycled Carbon Fibre (RCF).


Glyndwr University Launch Advanced Composite Research Centre

05 October 2011

Glyndwr University's Advanced Composite Research Centre, part of a pan-Wales £26.8m Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies project called ASTUTE, has been launched to benefit businesses working in the aerospace, automotive and high value manufacturing industries.


Norplex-Micarta Expands Quality Assurance Laboratory

05 October 2011

Norplex-Micarta has expanded its in-house material testing laboratory by 20%.


Insulfoam Introduces Composite Insulation

05 October 2011

Insulfoam has developed a composite insulation panel for new or retrofit roof systems requiring resistance to misuse, abuse and severe weather.


NPE 2012 Attendee Registration Now Open

05 October 2011

Registrations are now open for NPE 2012 and can be made on their site http://www.npe.org.


Composites Manufacturers Urge White House to Commission National Study Styrene

05 October 2011

A coalition of small and medium-sized composites manufacturers have urged the White House to commission a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) review of HHS' listing of the chemical styrene in its Twelfth Report on Carcinogens (RoC).


Umeco Composites Process Materials US Recommended for Certification to AS9100 Rev C

04 October 2011

Umeco Composites Process Materials’ operation in the US, Richmond Aircraft Products, has been recommended for certification to AS9100 Rev C.


Chile to Host Foundation of ALMACO

05 October 2011

The ceremony for the foundation of the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) will take place on September 30, in Santiago (Chile).


SPE Names Recipients of GPEC 2011 Environmental Awards

05 October 2011

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has announced the recipients of the Plastics Environmental Division's Environmental Stewardship Awards, of which presentations will take place October 18th during SPE's Global Plastics Environmental Conference (GPEC 2011) in Atlanta.


Huntsman Epoxy Adhesive System Receives Germanischer Lloyd Approval

05 October 2011

Huntsman Advanced Materials has received approval from Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for 'Araldite AW 4856/Hardener HW 4856 Fast'; an epoxy adhesive system designed for the manufacture of wind blades and large composite parts.


4th German WPC Congress Announce Innovation Award 2011 Nominations

05 October 2011

The 4th German WPC Congress has announced that Curtania, Werzalit, Moeller, Evonik, Rotho Kunststoff, and PHK Polymer have been nominated for their Innovation Award 2011.


Boeing and ANA Celebrate First 787 Dreamliner Delivery

05 October 2011

Boeing celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner to launch customer ANA during a ceremony adjacent to the factory where the airplane was assembled.


3B Launches a 10 Micron Glass Fibre

05 October 2011


3B-the fibreglass company has launched a 10 micron glass fibre grade (DS2200-10P) for applications manufactured using polypropylene (PP) resins.


NASA Picks Boeing for Composite Cryogenic Propellant Tank Tests

05 October 2011

NASA has selected Boeing for the Composite Cryotank Technologies Demonstration effort.


NetComposites Display Recycled Carbon Fibre Parts at Composites Europe 2011

05 October 2011

NetComposites are displaying automotive brackets made from recycled carbon fibre at the Composites Europe Show this week.


TSC Opens Assembly Facility at Mojave Air and Space Port to Build Virgin Galactic Spaceships

05 October 2011

The Spaceship Company (TSC) has opened its Final Assembly, Integration and Test Hangar, or FAITH, at Mojave Air and Space Port.


High Performance Flax/PP Tape Woven Fabric Developed by Oxeon Using Composites Evolution's Biotex Aligned Tapes

05 October 2011

Oxeon have carried out trials on Composites Evolution's Biotex Flax/PP in order to develop a new range of environmentally sustainable, lightweight tape woven fabrics.


FAA Propose Penalty Against Cessna Aircraft

05 October 2011

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $2,425,000 civil penalty against Cessna Aircraft after carbon composite parts of the wing of one of its aircraft came apart during flight. 


Umeco Composites Hold Corporate Open Day

28 September 2011

Umeco Composites had a Corporate Open Day in Heanor, Derbyshire on Friday 23rd September.


Premier Composite Technologies and UNStudio Win Blueprint Award for 'Best Stand' at 100% Design London

05 October 2011

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) have won the Blueprint Award for ‘Best Stand’ at 100% Design for their Modular Fabrication stand, designed by UNStudio and engineered, manufactured and installed by PCT.


Teijin Aramid Introduces Twaron Black

05 October 2011

Teijin Aramid introduces Twaron Black to meet the requests of customers in the sailing and sports industries.


Amber Composites Receives Sunseeker Supplier of the Year Award

05 October 2011

Amber Composites have received The Supplier of the Year Award for Technical Innovation from leading luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Sunseeker International.


Energy Composites Corporation Signs Agreement with SSP Technology

05 October 2011

Energy Composites Corporation (ECC) has entered into an agreement with SSP Technology with the purpose of entering into a strategic partnership and to establish a joint venture.


Web Processing Joins Cygnet Group

28 September 2011

Web Processing (M/C) have successfully negotiated a deal that secures the company as the newest addition to the Cygnet Group of Companies.


STRUCTeam to Open Warsaw Office

05 October 2011

A new STRUCTeam office has been formally established in Warsaw, Poland that will begin operations on 1st October 2011.