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Boeing Increases 787 Production Rate

13 November 2012

Boeing employees last week rolled out the first 787 Dreamliner built at the new rate of five-airplanes-per-month, the airplane is the 83rd 787 to be built.


New Research on Selective Tape Laying of Composite Structures

13 November 2012

New research will demonstrate the localised placement of different fibre-reinforced thermoplastic tapes in a single component, to create locally reinforced structures that are fully weight-optimised. 


SP-High Modulus to rebrand as Gurit from January 2013

13 November 2012

This change to a single brand will enable the Industrial and Marine business of Gurit to better communicate who it is and what it does. It represents greater integration of knowledge, expertise and innovation throughout the Gurit group and across the company’s market sectors, and will give current and new customers access to an unparalleled offering in terms of composite materials, engineering solutions and related technical services.


TeXtremeBest in Reinforcement Test

13 November 2012

TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements have been tested by an independent research institute and proved to provide better or equal mechanical performance to other composite reinforcements in 6 out of 7 tests.


Successful Restructuring in Self-Administration of the Service Organization of Powerwind

13 November 2012

GES Deutschland, the European market leader in the domain of wind energy systems services, will take over service operations of the wind energy systems manufacturer PowerWind seated in Hamburg.


CatStrong CRP-X3 Reduces Bridge Repair Costs

13 November 2012

The Kentucky Transportation Center’s research team has developed a new product called CatStrong CRP-X3 consisting of carbon fibre reinforced polymer rod panels (CRP) that are bonded to existing reinforced and pre-stressed concrete bridge structural members that have become deficient.


Premier Composite Technologies Introduces New GRC and UHPC Division

13 November 2012

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) has launched a new Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) and Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) division.


Loiretech Specifies Araldite 8615 Resin for Airbus Project

13 November 2012

Araldite 8615 resin has been used by French tooling specialist Loiretech in the manufacturing process of the prototype phase for the lower front panels on the new A350 Airbus.


RAMPF Breaking New Ground with RAKU-TOOL PC-3458/PH-3958

14 November 2012

The brand new RAMPF Tooling two component polyurea casting system, for which first field-tests took place in July 2011, has shown excellent application results with pattern plates as well as core boxes.


Dassault Systèmes Launches a New Industry Solution Experience

13 November 2012

Aerospace and defence companies will be able to configure the right concept for their customers and know from the earliest stages that they can deliver it on budget and on time.


Gurit Automotive Honoured at the Composites UK Innovation Awards 2012 

13 November 2012

Gurit Automotive has been honoured with the Composites UK Manufacturing Award at the Composites UK Innovation Awards 2012.


ALTANA Innovation Award 2012 Goes to BYK 

13 November 2012

A BYK innovation team has won the 2012 ALTANA Innovation Award for its high performance CRP wetting and dispersing additives for sophisticated coatings applications.


Norplex-Micarta Quality Assurance Laboratory Equipped with Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS10 FT-IR Spectrometer

13 November 2012

Norplex-Micarta has added a Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS10 FT-IR spectrometer to its quality assurance laboratory, at their Postville, Iowa, US, headquarters. 


Cygnet Tex-Web Seals £5m China Deal

13 November 2012

Fibre processing company Cygnet Tex-Web has won a £5m contract to supply five PAN precursor creels to Jiangsu Hengshen Fiber Materials, one of the largest carbon fibre and composites manufacturers in Jiangsu Province, China.


AGY Introduces New Glass Fibre with Unprecedented Tensile Modulus Level

13 November 2012

AGY has introduced a new glass fibre with an unprecedented tensile modulus of 99 GPa (14,359 ksi) - a level they say is not previously seen in commercial glass fibre products. 


Hexcel Wins Innovation Award for Aerospace at JEC Americas Show

13 November 2012

At the first JEC Americas show that took place in Boston, US, on November 7 - 9, Hexcel received the JEC Innovation Award for Aerospace for its technologyHexMC.


Price Increase for CoREZYN and Silmar Products 

13 November 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, effective on all shipments on or after December 1, 2012.


AOC Increase Prices

13 November 2012

AOC is increasing the price for all products sold in Mexico by US$0.05/lb, effective November 13, 2012, and an increase of US$0.07/lb in the US and CN$0.14/kilo in Canada for all products shipped on or after December 1, 2012.


UBC’s Award-Winning Coren Urban Bike Uses Umeco’s Prepregs

13 November 2012

UBC recently launched their new urban bike, the coren, which has a frame made exclusively from Umeco’s MTM49 -3 epoxy resin systems reinforced with high tensile strength woven carbon fabrics and unidirectional carbon fibres, and compatible adhesive film.