21 August 2012
21 August 2012
Interplastic Corporation’s Thermoset Resins Division is raising the price of CoREZYN and Silmar brand polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel coats, colorants and putties $0.05 per pound, effective on all shipments on or after September 1st, 2012.
According to Interplastic, costs have escalated on several key raw materials used in the manufacture of polyester and vinyl ester resins, due to the recent increases in energy costs as well as plant outages. It says Feedstock prices continue to be volatile and are expected to stay that way for the balance of the year. Interplastic is working with suppliers to minimise these costs and their impact on customers.
As the pioneer of composite automotive component suppliers in China, CSP VICTALL announces that Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC) will use advanced composites for the pickup boxes of its new Yuhu 3 and Yuhu 5 pickup trucks, the first such use of composites in the Chinese automotive industry.
INEOS Styrolution announces that it is planning to set up a new production site for its successful composite StyLight.
Williams Advanced Engineering is working with the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to develop innovative battlefield shelter protection for troops using Formula One-derived technology and processes created in-house at Williams to create composite 3D structures that can be deployed in theatre.