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Huntsman Launch Paste for Marine Sector

17 January 2012

Huntsman Advanced Materials has a new solution for making plugs and moulds for the marine sector whilst offering cost savings and time intensive production processes through its range of RenPaste epoxy seamless modelling pastes.


Ticona's Celstran PP LFT Stabilises Award Winning Design Chair

17 January 2012

According to Ticona, their glass fibre reinforced polypropylene Celstran PP LFT has been used to turn the Brazilian plastic chair, designed by Guto Indio da Costa, "IC01-Chair" into an award winning and exclusive design model.


Norplex-Micarta Invests in New Instron Machine

17 January 2012

Norplex-Micarta has added a Model 4486 Instron machine to their quality assurance laboratory, designed to evaluate the mechanical properties of materials. 


WPC congress Innovation Awards for Evonik, Möller and Werzalit

17 January 2012

Nova-Institut and sponsors Reifenhäuser, Werzalit, STAEDTLER and BASF welcomed over 300 participants from 21 countries and 30 exhibitors to the 4th German WPC Congress held in Cologne on the 13th and 14th December 2011.


Scott Bader Increase Manufactured Products Prices

17 January 2012

From the 6th February 2012, Scott Bader Europe is increasing the price for its range of Crystic polyester, DCPD based and Vinyl ester resins by 100/te.


Teijin Aramid Launches Fine Filament Yarn

17 January 2012

Teijin Aramid has launched a new aramid yarn, Twaron 550f1000, which they claim is higher performing, lightweight, and the finest filament based on aramid in the world, designed to provide better ballistic protection in body armour for police, soldiers and law enforcement officers.


Quatro Composites Awarded Contract for 787 Dreamliner Parts

17 January 2012

Quatro Composites has been awarded a contract to certify and produce Boeing 787 Dreamliner stowage bin fittings for the 787-9 model.


Deepflex Enters Contract with Petrobras for Composite Pipe Development

17 January 2012

DeepFlex has entered into a contract with Petrobras to conduct a qualification testing program on their patented composite flexible fibre reinforced pipe components.


Reichhold Opens Manufacturing Plant in China

17 January 2012

Reichhold has launched its new manufacturing facility in Tianjin in northern China, with a planned annual production capacity of 38,000 MT but with a potential expansion to 60,000 MT.


Metyx Invest in New Max 5 Carbon Fabric Production Line

17 January 2012

Metyx Composites has invested in a new MAX 5 carbon reinforcement production line as part of a series of investments they have planned for 2012 at the company’s headquarters in Istanbul and at its new Manisa, Turkey facility.


AOC Increase Prices in US and Canada

17 January 2012

AOC say they will increase prices by US$0.07/lb in the US and CN$0.155 per kilo in Canada for all vinyl ester and unsaturated polyester resins.


Sikorsky Aircraft Select Hexcel Prepregs

17 January 2012

Sikorsky Aircraft has selected Hexcel as a member of a newly-formed team that is building a next-generation helicopter – designated the S-97 RAIDER helicopter – for evaluation by the US military.


Boeing Begins Second Segment of 787 Dream Tour

17 January 2012

Boeing will begin the second segment of the 787 Dream Tour this month, with four stops planned in the US and Ireland.


Polymera Increase WPC Compound Facility

17 January 2012

Polymera has added 60 million pounds of WPC compound capacity at their central Ohio facility.


Polinox Completes Plant Improvements Cycle

17 January 2012

Polinox has just completed a cycle of improvements in the industrial complex that it owns in Itupeva, São Paulo.


Lucintel’s Report Outlines Growth for Global Composites Industry

17 January 2012

Although the global composites industry has experienced moderate growth over the last five years, Lucintel anticipate growth with the industry reaching approximately $6 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012 with a CAGR of 6% over the next six quarters.