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Future Fibres Highlight New Automotive Composite Technologies

19 March 2013

Future Fibres are targeting the automotive sector following combined expertise with Persico in advanced composite fibres and precision tooling to produce prototypes of the carbon composite tub for a new racing roadster, codenamed RP-one.


Hexcel Looks Forward to the Airbus A350 XWB Maiden Flight

19 March 2013

The Airbus A350 XWB, which is the first Airbus to be over 50% composite, includes all composite primary structures built with Hexcel carbon fibre and prepreg, is due to make its maiden flight.


New Single End Direct Roving Optimised for Acrylic Resins from 3B Enables PMMA Thermoplastic Composites

19 March 2013

At JEC Europe, last week, 3B-the fibreglass company introduced a new E-CR glass roving (SE4740) specifically designed and formulated for acrylic resins allowing for the manufacture and production of glass reinforced PMMA thermoplastic composites.


Premier Composite Technologies Extends Customer Base in Rail with 5 Confirmed Contracts Signed in 2 years

19 March 2013

Following the inauguration of the Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) Rail facilities in 2011, the advanced composite components supplier continues to expand its Rail division and extend its customer base, having now signed 5 significant rail contracts.


VictrexR Peek Carbon Fibre Composite Brackets Reduce Fuel Costs on Next Generation Aircraft

19 March 2013

Tri-Mack Plastics has developed VictrexR PEEK composite manufacturing capabilities and produced brackets for use in aircraft structural applications.


3A Composites and WINDnovation Join Forces for Improved Sandwich Solutions

19 March 2013

3A Composites Core Materials and WINDnovation have entered into a strategic cooperation regarding further improved core materials and sandwich solutions for wind applications.


Laurel Biocomposite Ramps up Phase One Production

19 March 2013

Laurel BioComposite has completed construction of its new 12,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility and is ramping up phase one production for Bio-Res PE.


TenCate and BASF Welcome Owens Corning as Partner in Alliance for Thermoplastic Automotive Composites

19 March 2013

TenCate and BASF have welcomed Owens Corning as partner in their strategic alliance for thermoplastic automotive composites, with a goal to develop optimal solutions in thermoplastic composites for automotive mass production.


Araldite Adhesive Helps to Streamline Structural Designs and Processes in Wind Blade Manufacturing

19 March 2013

Araldite AW 4856 / Hardener HW 4856, a Germanischer Lloyd (GL) approved epoxy adhesive system from Huntsman, is designed to improve productivity and increase fatigue resistance for wind blade shell bonding and repairs.


New Momentive Specialty Chemicals Technology Enables Mass Production of Class A Composite Parts

19 March 2013

A broader range of composite products for automotive Class-A production is now available from Momentive Specialty Chemicals including a new generation of epoxy resin transfer moulding (RTM) system available in EPIKOTE binder 04695-1 and EPIKURE 05490A curing agent.


AZL Reveals Founding Partners and Launches Unique Composites Academy

19 March 2013

In a kick-off meeting on February 6th 2013, the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) of RWTH Aachen University’s 33 founding companies came together to start the cooperation.


AGY Expands Sizing System Selection in Response to Industry Demand

19 March 2013

AGY has expanded its range of sizing systems designed to work with a wide range of polymer chemistries.


Johns Manville Innovates with Pioneering Glass Technology for Structural Thermoplastic Composites

19 March 2013

Johns Manville (JM) has introduced a new pioneered engineered reactive glass fibre for improved performance in Structural Thermoplastic Composites.


General Plastics to Spotlight Latest High-Temperature Tooling and Thermoformable Foam Boards at AeroDef Manufacturing

19 March 2013

General Plastics are participating in the 2013 AeroDef Manufacturing conference and exposition this week in Long Beach, California, US featuring its LAST-A-FOAM high-temperature tooling boards and flame-retardant aerospace-grade foam boards at Booth 142.


Poliya Expands its Production to Russia

19 March 2013

Poliya will start production in Russia to offer polyester, vinyl ester and high performance gelcoats to composite manufacturers in Russia and CIS countries.


Interplastic Increase Price of CoREXYN Brand Vinyl Ester Resins

19 March 2013

Interplastic Corporation’s Thermoset Resins Division is raising the price of CoREZYN brand vinyl ester resins by $0.06 per pound.


ALM Tech Group Receives NADCAP Composites Certification

19 March 2013

ALM Tech Group has received NADCAP composite part manufacturing certification (AC 7118 Rev C) through Performance Review Institute (PRI).