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Record Breaking Agera R Hypercar Manufactured Using Umeco’s Prepregs

06 March 2012

The Koenigsegg Agera R Hypercar, using Umeco’s lightweight prepregs to minimise overall vehicle weight, has broke the existing Guinness Book of World Records title for ‘The fastest time for a two-seater production car to travel from 0-300-0 km/h’, which it achieved in just 21.19 seconds.


Amber Composites Offers Prepreg Made from Biotex Natural Flax Fibre from Composites Evolution

06 March 2012

Prepreg with fabric made from sustainably-sourced woven flax, made by Composites Evolution, is now available from Amber Composites providing the high performance and easy processing normally associated with glass fibre composites but with lower weight and environmental impact.


Premier Composite Technologies to Supply Haramain High Speed Railway

06 March 2012

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT)has signed a contract to supply the roofing and inner ceiling for one of the Haramain High Speed Railway stations, the Medinah Station.


Formax and Imperial College Collaborate to Develop Novel Binding Technology

06 March 2012

Formax has formed a research collaboration with the Polymer and Composite Engineering (PaCE) group based at Imperial College in London to focus on developing the technology of short and long fibre composites in the form of a novel binding chemistry.


Mansory Customises the McLaren MP4-12C

06 March 2012

Mansory have customised the McLaren MP4-12C making it more light weight, improving its agility and handling providing scope for increased performance.


Carbon Fibre Industry Set For Strong Growth to 2020

06 March 2012

The Carbon Fibre Industry Worldwide 2011-2020: An Evaluation of Current Markets and Future Supply and Demand, written by Tony Roberts, a leading expert on the carbon fibre industry, is a new market report on the rapidly growing carbon fibre industry and its global markets.


Syrgis Announces 2012 “Syrging Ahead” Award Winner

06 March 2012

Independent Boat Builders (IBBI) is the recipient of the 2012 Syrging Ahead Award for its use of chemistry to advance innovation in boat manufacturing.


Interplastic Increase Prices for CoREZYN and Silmar Products

06 March 2012

Interplastic Corporation’s Thermoset Resins Division is raising the price of CoREZYN and Silmar brand polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel coats, colorants and putties $0.06 per pound, taking effect on all shipments on or after March 17, 2012.


3A Composites and Bcomp Cooperate to Develop New Structural Core Materials

06 March 2012

3A Composites and Bcomp have entered into a cooperation for the development, production and marketing of innovative, engineered core material solutions.


SHD Composites Form Collaboration with North Thin Ply Technology

07 March 2012

SHD Composite Materials and North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) have formed a collaboration to enable the two companies to provide a unique package of compatible woven and UD prepregs.


Dymax Release Manual Dispensing System Featuring Hand-Held Valve

06 March 2012

Dymax’s manually controlled dispensing systems facilitate dispensing through the use of a normally closed, hand-held Model 200 diaphragm valve designed for a variety of applications including dot, bead, and potting applications.


AOC Increase Prices for US and Canada

06 March 2012

According to AOC, higher demand, increased feedstock costs and raw material plant turnarounds are driving up the costs for resin manufacturing raw materials.  They project the ongoing price pressures on raw materials to continue.  AOC say their global purchasing resources continue to work with suppliers to manage costs and continue to meet their customers’ needs.


Former International SAMPE President Awarded “Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology”

06 March 2012

Steve Rodgers, the International President (2009-2010) of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) and founding principal of EmergeTek was awarded the Utah “Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology” at a special ceremony held in the Gateway Centre on the 10th January 2012.


Brazilian Composites Industry Reports US$1.657 Billion Earnings in 2011

06 March 2012

The Brazilian composites industryreported USD 1.657 earnings in 2011, which corresponds to a 10.4% increase in comparison with the previous year according to the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO).


SPE Release Details of 42nd-Annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala

06 March 2012

The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers' (SPE) 42nd annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala will be held on the 7th November at Burton Manor in Livonia, Michigan.