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Cytec Initiates Sale Process for Coating Resins Business

01 June 2012

Cytec Industries has initiated a formal sale process for its Coating Resins business.


Velocite Utilising TeXtreme to Make Optimal Bike Frame

01 June 2012

Velocite Tech, the makers of Velocite bicycles and components, and Oxeon have entered into a research and development agreement to identify the optimal carbon fibre layup and resin system for fabrication of bicycle frames using TeXtreme based carbon fibre prepreg, and closed moulding process.


PolyOne and Xenia Cooperate on Thermoset Replacement

01 June 2012

PolyOne Corporation has signed a cooperation and supply agreement with Xenia Unipersonale, a specialist in development and production of high-end polymer solutions reinforced with carbon fibres.


Energetx Composites Exporting Wind Blade Moulds to Spain

01 June 2012

Energetx Composites is exporting a complete set of 45.3 meter wind blade moulds from its Michigan facility in the US. 


HyperWorks Partner Alliance Adds Converse Process Structure Interaction Software to Analyse Fibre-Reinforced Parts

01 June 2012

Altair has added CONVERSE software from PART Engineering to the HyperWorks Partner Alliance (HWPA) to provide process structure interaction software to the array of applications available at no additional cost to HyperWorks users.


Boeing Conducts Inaugural Flight of First 787 Built in South Carolina

01 June 2012

Boeing marked another 787 milestone as the first Dreamliner built in South Carolina completed its first flight.


TenCate Completes Acquisition of PMC Baycomp

01 June 2012

TenCate has completed the acquisition of Performance Materials Corporation Baycomp, providing TenCate a strong position for the growing industrial composites markets worldwide, in particular the automotive market.


Radiall SMPM Connector Offers Improved Insulator Based On Victrex PEEK Polymer

01 June 2012

Radiall have designed a new insulator for their SMPM snap-on connector to increase performance.


Quickstep Wins Major International Innovation Award

01 June 2012

Quickstep has been awarded the JEC Innovation Award in the “Process” category in the JEC 2012 Asia Innovation Awards.


More Entries than Ever for Excellence in Polymer Research Award

01 June 2012

The Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) has received twelve entries so far for its annual Excellence in Polymer Research Award and expects more before the final papers are due this week.


Airtech has Successfully Completed Transition to New Standard in Aerospace Quality

01 June 2012

Airtech has successfully completed its transition to the newest standard in Aerospace Quality ISO 9001:2008 / AS9100 Rev C. 


Dow Automotive to Feature New Bonding Agents at DKT in July

01 June 2012

Dow Automotive will take part in the Deutsche Kautschuk Tagung exhibition in Nürnberg, July 2ndto 5th, 2012 this year and will feature two new bonding agents.

According to Dow, MEGUM 5386 is a new two layer bonding agent (Cover II). MEGUM 5386 is characterised by high reactivity for reduced thickness of layers. Layer thickness can be cut back to 50%. With this new development Dow Automotive Systems reduces solvent-based emissions and mould fouling. On top, it provides for increased process stability. MEGUM 5386 is produced in Germany and available in September 2012. It is targeted for use in automotive NVH applications.

In addition to MEGUM 5386, Dow Automotive explains how they have continued development of their water-based bonding agents. New product MEGUM W1111 will support the complete elimination of solvent-based emissions.

Further, Dr. Philipp Zutavern, TS&D Manager, Dow Automotive, will present during the poster session on water-based rubber-to-substrate bonding agents. Dow can be found at DKT on stand 221 in Hall 12.


Molded Fiber Glass Accepts Multiple 2011 Corporate Awards

01 June 2012

Molded Fiber Glass Construction Products (MFG CP) received multiple corporate awards including the “Founder’s Award” from MFG CEO Richard Morrison, which Jon Alloway, accepted. 


DAFA Sound Damping for Wind Turbines to Ensure Continued Growth and Harmony

01 June 2012

DAFA Denmark says that the authorities have made moves to tighten up requirements concerning noise from wind turbines which they suggest, in the worst case, could break a large number of future wind turbine projects, thereby reducing growth throughout the industry.