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UNESCO Backs Airbus Initiative to Engineer Tomorrow’s World

06 June 2012

UNESCO is supporting Airbus’ Fly Your Ideas challenge, a student contest which aims to inspire a new generation of engineers.


PPG Announces Price Increase on Fibre Glass Products in Americas, EMEA

06 June 2012

PPG Industries’ fibre glass business is implementing a 5 percent price increase, as allowed by contract, across all products in the Americas and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).


Sacmi and SIPA Collaborate in S.U.P.E.R. PET Preform and Closure Project

06 June 2012

SIPA (Zoppas Industries Group) and Sacmi, two companies operating in the Italian packaging sector, have combined their skills in the search for a new solution in the combination of PET preforms and closures that provides advantages for processors and end-users alike.


SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth after First Commercial Flight

06 June 2012

SpaceX's Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:42 a.m. EDT a few hundred miles west of Baja California, Mexico, marking a successful end to the first mission by a commercial company to resupply the International Space Station.


Research Focuses On Manufacturing Composite Orthotics for Injured Soldiers

06 June 2012

The University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials (CCM) has a new research program with the objective to able to use a 3-D “printer” to produce a custom orthotic device for a soldier with a severe lower extremity injury, constructed of strong and durable yet lightweight composite materials, designed to meet the user’s specific needs.


ATL Composites KINETIX Epoxy System Developed for Deep Sea Challenger

06 June 2012

James Cameron's successful record-breaking descent of 11km to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the 7.3 meter-long (24 feet) Deep Sea Challenger was completed earlier this year.


Rhodia Launch Technyl eXten PA6.10 as an Alternative to PA12

06 June 2012

In order to bring high-performance, economical solutions to the automotive and the manufacturing industry quickly in the midst of the PA12 crisis, Rhodia Engineering Plastics, member of the Solvay Group, is proposing its TechnyleXten PA6.10 product as a drop-in solution for a variety of applications where PA12 is typically used.


Gurit Launches SparPreg Featuring Airstream Technology

06 June 2012

Gurit has launched SparPreg featuring Airstream Technology, during Wind Power 2012, Atlanta, US, 3rd June – 6th June 2012.


Michelman Joins US National Composites Center

06 June 2012

Michelman has joined the National Composites Center (NCC), based in Kettering, Ohio, US, to augment its fibres and composites development team with research, laboratory, testing and collaboration capabilities. 


Umeco Exhibits Custom Composites for Defence Applications

06 June 2012

Umeco is exhibiting its composite materials at the 2012 Eurosatory International Show on Stand 807 (Hall 5 - Row G), which takes place at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris, France between 11thand 15thJune.


Carbovar Lightweight and Durable Tooling Technology Ready For Scale Up

06 June 2012

Carbovar technology, advanced composite tooling with enhanced durability through the adhesion of a nano-crystalline Invar (Nanovate NV) surface coating, has developed to an extent that manufacturers Umeco, supported by their partners Integran Technologies, are now seeking to scale up production capability.