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New World Composite Doors Made Using Crestabond Structural Adhesives

13 March 2012

New World has invested time and engineering resources to trial Crystic Crestabond which has resulted in performance improvements and cost savings whilst offering commercial benefits.


British Cycling supporting UK Manufacturing

13 March 2012

Atlas Composites have won a contract with British Cycling to supply composite components manufactured at its 25,000 square foot production facility.


NCC Robots Take Next Generation Flight

13 March 2012

The UK’s National Composites Centre (NCC) has used its multi-million pound, twin headed, robotic, Automatic Fibre Placement (AFP) machine for the first time.


Laurel Biocomposite Makes Major Equipment Purchase

13 March 2012

Laurel BioComposite has purchased an ENTEK E-Max 53mm twin screw extruder as the next step in its multi-tiered strategy to provide injection moulders with its new patent-pending Bio-Res.  


Gastank Sweden Unveils Zero Permeation Lightweight Composite CNG Cylinders

13 March 2012

Gastank Sweden is now able to produce zero permeation cylinders that meet the very stringent ECE R110 regulation governing the use of Type IV high pressure CNG cylinders for motor vehicles because of the combination of an inner liner made with Akulon Fuel Lock from DSM and the mechanical characteristics of HiPer-tex glass fibre from 3B.


FIP Gasketing Resin Offers Advantages over Traditional Materials

13 March 2012

Dymax Corporation’s See-Cure GA-140-SC is a UV/Visible light-curable, Form-In-Place (FIP), Cure-In-Place (CIP) gasketing resin that they say is ideal for applications requiring soft, tack-free, flexible gaskets for sealing fuel cells, critical electronic assemblies such as LCD frame assemblies, and plastic assemblies, offering advantages over traditional gasketing materials.


ESPRIT Explain New Materials and Processing Methods

13 March 2012

The 1st Information Event of the ESPRIT Project took place on 18th January 2012
in Kaiserslautern outlining new materials and processing methods developed during the project.


Manuplas Form New Partnership With Scabro Composieten

13 March 2012

Manuplas has formed a new partnership with Scabro Composieten to represent them in the Benelux region by promoting and selling their seamless/close-contour polyurethane mass-casting system for pattern and plug making.


MuCell Obtains Exclusive License for Dow’s Flat Sheet Extruded Resin Patent Portfolio

13 March 2012

Officials from MuCell Extrusion and Dow Chemical recently concluded an agreement for MuCell Extrusion to acquire Dow Chemical’s patent portfolio for flat sheet extrusion of polyolefin resins, and gives MuCell Extrusion and its customer's exclusive rights to the Dow patents related to flat sheet technology for a wide variety of applications.


Quickstep Selected to Manufacture Carbon Fibre C-130J Aircraft Wing Flaps

13 March 2012

Quickstep has been awarded the tender to manufacture wing flaps for the C-130J Hercules military transport aircraft.


IPG Launch Two New Double-Coated Tape Products for Permanent Bonding

13 March 2012

As part of the ongoing development of its double-coated product line, Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) has launched a new 8 mil double-coated polyester tape with a high bond acrylic adhesive and a 2 mil white polyester liner designed to promote excellent processing and die cutting characteristics. 


AnalySwift Releases New Version of Micromechanics Program for Composites

13 March 2012

AnalySwift has released the newest version of the dramatically different general‐purpose micromechanics code, SwiftComp Micromechanics 3.0, also known as VAMUCH, which is designed to be a versatile micromechanics tool capable of saving users orders of magnitude in engineering time for heterogeneous structures and materials, particularly composites.


Firm Growth Forecast for Wood Plastics Composites in Europe

13 March 2012

A new report by Hackwell Group forecasts continuing growth of the European wood plastic composites industry to almost 360,000 tonnes by 2015, which represents an average annual growth of 13%, but nevertheless a slowing in growth compared with the 2005-10 period, as a result of the continuing difficulties in European economies.  


Voting Open for ‘People’s Choice’ Award at NPE2012

13 March 2012

Entries in the second International Plastics Design Competition (IPDC) can now be viewed online and the “People’s Choice” category is now open for voters.


Ticona and Kureha Celebrate 20 Years of Fortron Industries

13 March 2012

Ticona and Kureha Corporation are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Fortron Industries, a joint venture that they say continues to meet the increased global demand for Fortron high-performance polyphenylene sulphide (PPS).


Composite Scandinavia Intend to Discontinue Composite LPG Cylinders in Sweden

13 March 2012

Composite Scandinavia, a subsidiary of Hexagon Composites, has decided to initiate a process with the employee representatives in Composite Scandinavia, with the intention to discontinue the production of composite LPG cylinders in Piteå, Sweden.


Michelman Release Hydrosize PA845 Ideal for Carbon Fibre Sizing

15 March 2012

Michelman has released Hydrosize PA845, a polyamide based fibre sizing formulated for high temperature resin applications where a greater degree of thermal stability is required.


SP-High Modulus Sponsors Yacht Design Conference

13 March 2012

SP-High Modulus is sponsoring the High Performance Yacht Design (HPYD) Conference being held in Auckland, New Zealand from this week.


AOC Increase Prices for Caribbean, Central and South America

13 March 2012

AOC has increased the price for all products, including polyester resins, vinyl ester resins, gel coats and pigments in the amount of US$0.06 per pound for all shipments to the Caribbean, Central and South America.


Applications for the 6th “Composite Innovations Award” Open

13 March 2012

The “Composite Innovations Award” for developments with a particularly high degree of innovation in CFRP lightweight construction will be bestowed for the sixth time at the CFK-Valley Stade Convention.