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New Makkah Clock Tower Inaugurated Featuring Gurit Materials

24 January 2012

The recently inaugurated Makkah clock tower, the central tower of the Abraj-Al Arab development in Makkah, KSA, features FRP composite materials and structural engineering from advanced composite specialists Gurit. 


Mattia’s Catamaran Made Lighter Using New Technologies

24 January 2012

Mattia recently launched the Mattia 60, an ocean going sailing catamaran, designed to offer greater speed and manoeuvrability than predecessors, and after investigations into composite materials and processing options the end result is a reengineered fibreglass craft, 19 metre (62ft) long by 9 metre (30ft) wide with a 23 metre high mast which displaces only 17,000kg and is capable of sailing at up to 23 knots.


New Automotive Carbon Fibre Research Project Launched

24 January 2012

The House of Composites (HOC), DTU Wind Energy, and Ph.D. Morten Rask has been granted 1.6 million Danish kroner (approximately 210.000€) by the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation to form a 3 year industrial postdoc project entitled Mass production method for high quality composite material lightweight components.


Seifert and Skinner & Associates Expands

24 January 2012

Seifert and Skinner & Associates (SSA) has expanded their composites laboratory and opened a new testing facility and office in Hasselt, Belgium.


AnalySwift’s Release Latest VABS Software

24 January 2012

AnalySwift has released VABS 3.6 featuring an improved method of optimising the finite element mesh.


SGL Rotec Sells 49% Stake to Repower

24 January 2012

REpower Systems SE has acquired by purchase the remaining 49% stake in PowerBlades from SGL Rotec.


AOC Announces Price Increase

24 January 2012

AOC is increasing the price for all products, including polyester resins, vinyl ester resins, gel coats and pigments in the amount of US$0.05 per pound for all shipments to Mexico, Caribbean, Central and South America, and an increase in the amount of €100 metric ton for all products sold in Europe.


IYRS Announces New Scholarship Opportunities

24 January 2012

IYRS are offering new scholarship opportunities which they expect to draw a large field of applicants to the school’s full-time programs beginning this autumn.


Dow Automotive Systems' Adhesives Support E-mobility

24 January 2012

Dow Automotive Systems is the project partner for adhesives in the “Light-eBody“ project for bonding heterogeneous body components together; initiated and funded by the German Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, the joint research project will develop new lightweight body concepts for future electric vehicles.


Hexagon Composites Relocation Production in Devold AMT to Lithuania

24 January 2012

After discussions with the employee representatives, Hexagon Composites' subsidiary Devold AMT has decided to move the remaining production of composite reinforcements in Langevåg in Norway to the company's factory in Lithuania.


DTC joins TPRC

24 January 2012

DTC has joined the ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (TPRC) in The Netherlands.


Interplastic Increase Prices

24 January 2012

Interplastic Corporation is raising the price of CoREZYN and Silmar brand polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel coats, colorants and putties $0.07 per pound on all shipments on or after February 11, 2012, and the price of its sheet moulding composite (SMC) products $0.03 to $0.05 per pound on all shipments on or after February 15, 2012.