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European Project NanoMaster Develops Expanded Graphite for Direct Graphene Production

European Project NanoMaster Develops Expanded Graphite for Direct Graphene Production

18 December 2012

The NanoMaster project has developed new grades of expanded graphite which have been used to produce high-quality graphene.


Barracuda Supply Composite Panels for 2014 World Cup Stadium

18 December 2012

The football stadium Maracana, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is undergoing total renovations to meet the requirements for the World Cup 2014 when the stadium will host the final game of the 2014 Cup; among these works is a special project, using large composite panels supplied by Barracuda Advanced Composites to restore a mosaic of the main entrance of the Football Museum.


TenCate Qualified to Supply Composite Material for Leading Global Automotive Customer

18 December 2012

TenCate Advanced Composites has been successful in qualifying to supply carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite material for a leading global automotive customer.


Composites UK Sets Up Independent Office

18 December 2012

Composites UK will set up its own independent office in Hemel Hempstead from 1st January 2013, with Dr Sue Halliwell becoming its first employed member of staff in the role of Operations Manager.


NetComposites Wishes Composites UK Luck after a Successful Partnership

18 December 2012

NetComposites wishes Composites UK luck for the future as it sets-up its own offices and employs its first member of staff from the 1st January 2013.


Boeing and BMW Group to Collaborate on Carbon Fibre Recycling

18 December 2012

Boeing and the BMW Group signed a collaboration agreement to participate in joint research on carbon fibre recycling and share knowledge about carbon fibre materials and manufacturing.


DSM Advocates Evaluation of Styrene-Free Solutions after Recommendation by EU RAC to Reclassify Styrene as CMR2 Substance

18 December 2012

DSM advises that the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) recommendation of the EU RAC last week of styrene as CMR2 is a clear signal for the composites industry to start investigating substitute technologies.


UTC Aerospace Systems Achieves AS9100 Certification for Advanced Composites

18 December 2012

UTC Aerospace Systems’ advanced composites manufacturer, CTG, has achieved the quality management standard for the aerospace industry, AS9100 (Rev C).


Brazilian Composites Industry Revenue Should Exceed US$ 1.5 Billion

18 December 2012

The revenue of the Brazilian composites industry is expected to exceed US$ 1.5 billion according to the latest survey conducted by Maxiquim, a consulting firm hired by the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO).


DIAB Launches New Website

18 December 2012

DIAB Group has launched its new website on http://www.diabgroup.com with a new user interface which enables users to quickly access the information they are looking for.


American Chemistry Council and Society of Plastics Engineers Form Partnership

18 December 2012

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) have formed a new partnership that will increase the value of both associations to their respective members and increase awareness that plastic materials and products are contributing to a more sustainable future. 


RAMPF Ecosystems Operate World's First Industrial Plant for Manufacturing Polyols from PU Flexible Foam Waste

18 December 2012

A key player in the industry, RAMPF Ecosystems has been operating the world's first industrially usable plant for manufacturing polyols from PU flexible foam waste since April 2012, enabling high-quality raw materials to be recycled for the foam manufacturing industry using the acidolysis process developed by its chemists.


Matrix Composites Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract to Produce Key Components for the US Army

18 December 2012

Matrix Composites has been awarded a contract from Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC) to produce carbon fibre reinforced composite Hardback assemblies for the US Army’s Reduced Weight Missile Launcher (RWML) Program. 


SPE Plans a Second ANTEC in India and First-Time Conferences in Mideast and China

18 December 2012

ANTEC Mumbai 2012, the latest initiative by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) to make its plastics technical education programs available globally, concluded on December 7 as a resounding success and will be followed in December 2014 by a second ANTEC in India, SPE announced today.