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Composites UK Celebrates the Successes of the UK Industry and Announce New Board

25 May 2012

10th May saw the 3rd Composites UK Annual Charity Awards Dinner held at The Midland Hotel, Manchester recognise the achievements in personnel and training in the UK composites industry.


ASTM Approves Standard for Damage Resistance Testing of Sandwich Constructions

25 May 2012

ASTM has approved a new International standard for damage resistance testing of sandwich constructions, which they say is a common composite structural configuration.


Boeing Announces Final Leg of 787 Dream Tour

25 May 2012

The Boeing 787 Dream Tour will draw to a close with a seventh leg of international trips where a refurbished flight test airplane has demonstrated the Dreamliner's capabilities to more than 59,000 guests with an estimated 6,000 more to see it during the upcoming stops.


Oxeon’s Khokar Installed as Professor

25 May 2012

Dr. Nandan Khokar, R&D Manager and Co-founder of Oxeon, was installed as Professor of Textile Technology for Composite Materials at the Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, Sweden, on the 11th of May in a special ceremony.


Formax Carbon Multiaxial Fabrics Achieve DNV Materials Qualification

25 May 2012

Formax has been awarded the renowned DNV materials qualification its entire range of carbon multiaxial fabrics.


Vanguard Space Technologies Awarded Subcontract from Lockheed Marti

25 May 2012

Vanguard Space Technologies has been awarded a multi-million dollar subcontract from Lockheed Martin for fabrication and testing of two spacecraft bus structures for the US Air Force’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Satellite.


Johns Manville Receives Germanisher Lloyd Approval for StarRov076

25 May 2012

Johns Manville (JM) recently received another new approval by Germanisher Lloyd (GL) for glass fibres to be used in wind turbine blades.


Collier Research Release HyperSizer v6.2 for Improved Design and Manufacturability

25 May 2012

Collier Research has released HyperSizerv6.2 structural sizing and analysis software which includes new modelling capabilities for airframe wing box designs, and laminate zone and ply-count optimisation enhancements to improve manufacturing efficiency.


New Cobalt-Free AOC Resin Earns NSF Certification

25 May 2012

New Vipel F010-H2O-00 vinyl ester from AOC is certified to NSF/ANSI 61: Drinking Water System Components-Health Effects by NSF International, making it easier for customers to manufacture products for potable water applications. 


Babcock Blazes Trail in Examination of Composite Repairs

25 May 2012

Babcock has achieved a significant step forward with a new technique allowing non-destructive examination (NDE) of composite repairs and the underlying substrate – something they describe as a valuable advance allowing repairs to be monitored for assurance of long term performance.


DSM Increases Price of Unsaturated Polyester/Vinyl Ester Resin Portfolio

25 May 2012

DSM Composite Resins will increase the price of its complete portfolio of resins in Europe from June 1st, 2012.


Umeco Awarded Certification to AS9100 Rev C

25 May 2012

Umeco’s Structural materials operations in Derby and Manchester, UK, have been awarded certification to AS9100C.


Brazilian Composites Industry Reports First Quarter Earnings

25 May 2012

Earnings in the Brazilian composite materials industry totalled USD 366 million in the first quarter, corresponding to an increase of 1.6% in comparison with the last quarter of 2011, and a 2.5% growth when compared to the same period of the previous year, according to the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO).


New EPSRC Industrial Doctorate Centre in Composite Manufacture

25 May 2012

A new activity integral to the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites (EPSRC Centre) will be supporting over 30 EngD programmes, of four years duration, where selected Research Engineers will undertake specialist training and conduct an industrially focused research project, spending 75% of their time at a company.