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Airbus Starts Final Assembly of First A350 XWB

11 April 2012

Final assembly of the first A350 XWB is now underway at the new final assembly line in Toulouse.


Hexcel joins National Composites Centre

11 April 2012

Hexcel has joined the UK’s National Composites Centre (NCC), joining a network of members that includes Hexcel customers Vestas, Airbus, GKN Aerospace, Rolls-Royce and Agusta Westland.


3A’s SealX Technologies Reduce Resin Uptake

11 April 2012

3A Composites has launched its new SealX technologies which they say offers a dramatic reduction of resin uptake of the infused core materials.


JEC Europe Report Greater Attendance

11 April 2012

JEC Europe brought together 1,181 participating companies, occupying a surface area of 50,000 m2, and had an increased attendance, with a total of 32,256 visitors, as compared to 29,867 in 2011.


Composites Europe and ACMA Expand Partnership

11 April 2012

Composites Europe and the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) plan to cooperate in developing a lecture programme and a series of Internet seminars to advance the exchange between the European and the American market.


Aircelle and Applied Composites Engineering Agree to Expand the Scope of US Nacelle Services

11 April 2012

The Safran group’s Aircelle business unit today signed an agreement to enlarge the scope of jet engine thrust reverser and nacelle repair and services performed by Applied Composites Engineering (ACE) in the US.


SABIC Invests in Research and Development in China

11 April 2012

SABIC has invested US$100 million to build 60,000 square metre new Technology Centre in Kangqiao, Shanghai.


Scott Bader Increases Prices of All Manufactured Composite Products in Europe

11 April 2012

Scott Bader Europe is increasing the prices for its Crystic unsaturated polyester, vinyl ester, DCPD, plus all other manufactured composite products by 90/te.


Victrex WG Polymer Increases Lifetime of Sliding Bushing in Automotive Water Pump Impeller

11 April 2012

Melling recently chose Victrex WG polymer for the sliding bushing when developing its electric water pump for the automotive industry because of its ability to withstand the mechanical stresses of a high-heat environment where metals had previously failed.


Toray Endows Chair for Fundamental Research at KU Leuven

11 April 2012

Toray is investing in a chair for fundamental research in composite materials for Professor Ignaas Verpoest of the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering.


Johns Manville Publishes 2011 Sustainability Report

11 April 2012

Johns Manville (JM) has published“We Build Environments”, its 2011 Sustainability Report.


Dymax Launch Digital Syringe Dispenser

11 April 2012

Dymax Corporationhas launched the SD-100 digital syringe dispensertoaccurately dispense low- to high-viscosity materials. 


Ticona Use Integrative Simulationfor Effective Fibre Reinforced Component Design

11 April 2012

Ticona is using a calculation method to ensure that glass fibrereinforced components are designed more effectively than with quasi-isotropic linear materialmodels for structural analysis using "integrative simulation" which takes fibreorientation in part design into account.


PPG Presented Technical Seminar on Glass Compositions at JEC Europe 2012

11 April 2012

PPG Industries’ fibre glass business presented a technical seminar on INNOFIBRE specialty glass composition fibres during last month’s JEC Europe in Paris.



Huntsman Partners Award Winning Shell Eco-Marathon Team

11 April 2012

Huntsman Advanced Materials has been involved in a student project designed to showcase the possibilities of building a lightweight, fuel efficient hybrid concept car using sustainable, high-performance composite materials.