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Futuristic Bus Pavilion Gains its Strength from Divinycell

Futuristic Bus Pavilion Gains its Strength from Divinycell

21 October 2014

The new information and ticket pavilion on the intercity bus level of Union Station in Washington, DC, US, is a futuristic structure strengt...


Airbus A350 XWB Containing Hexcel Carbon Fibre and Composite Materials Achieves Type Certification

Airbus A350 XWB Containing Hexcel Carbon Fibre and Composite Materials Achieves Type Certification

21 October 2014

The Airbus A350 XWB containing Hexcel carbon fibre and composite materials has achieved Type Certification, which means the aircraft is now ...


Marenco Swisshelicopter’s High-Performance SKYe SH09 Helicopter Featuring Gurit’s Composite Materials Completes Maiden Flight

Marenco Swisshelicopter’s High-Performance SKYe SH09 Helicopter Featuring Gurit’s Composite Materials Completes Maiden Flight

21 October 2014

Gurit’s customer, Marenco Swisshelicopter, has had a successful maiden flight of SKYe SH09 – an entirely new, multi-purpose, versatile, larg...


ACIC 2015 Open for Abstracts

ACIC 2015 Open for Abstracts

21 October 2014

The seventh biennial Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) conference will be taking place on 9-11 September, 2015, at St John’s Colleg...


Exova Renews Partnership with Hitachi Rail Europe

Exova Renews Partnership with Hitachi Rail Europe

21 October 2014

Exova Warringtonfire has renewed a partnership with Hitachi Rail Europe to provide fire testing as part of the UK Government’s £5.7billion I...


TSE-EcoWinder Resin Applicator Wins ACE Award for Composites Excellence at CAMX 2014

21 October 2014

The TSE-EcoWinder is a patented, dripless, high-speed resin applicator designed to work with TSE’s polyurethane resin for filament winding. TSE’s resin applicator also works with standard epoxy resins.


Composites UK Announces 2014 Industry Award Winners 

21 October 2014

Composites UK, the accredited trade association for the UK composites industry, has announced the winners of its 2014 industry awards, which will be presented on 11th November 2014.


Four Times Formula 1 World Champion, Alain Prost, Guest of Honour at JEC Asia 2014

21 October 2014

JEC Group will be welcoming four times Formula 1 Champion, Alain Prost, as Guest of Honour, to JEC Asia this year for its 7th session, with a day focused on automotive.


Alcoa Joins TPRC as New Tier 1 Member

21 October 2014

Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) and the ThermoPlastic composites Research Center (TPRC) in Enschede (The Netherlands) have entered into a long term partnership to share and collaborate in the development of thermoplastic composite technologies.


Scott Bader Exhibiting BBA Approved CrysticROOF GRP Roofing Systems at RCI 2014 

Scott Bader Exhibiting BBA Approved CrysticROOF GRP Roofing Systems at RCI 2014 

21 October 2014

Scott Bader is exhibiting at the RCI (Roofing, Cladding & Insulation) Show 2014, taking place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK, from 28-...


Solvay Specialty Polymers' KetaSpire PEEK Products are Qualified at COMAC

21 October 2014

Five of Solvay Specialty Polymers’ KetaSpirepolyetheretherketone (PEEK) grades have earned qualification at the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), a leading Chinese aircraft manufacturer, for use on its next-generation aircraft.


New Isojet 2K Revolutionising Aerospace Resin Applications

21 October 2014

International teamwork between Isojet Equipements and JR Technology Limited (JRTL) is set to revolutionise resin applications in aerospace and allied industries.


Quickstep to Create Automotive Division in Geelong

21 October 2014

Quickstep Holdings has been awarded a grant of $1.76 million from the Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund, (GRIIF) an Australian Government, Victorian Government and Ford Australia funded initiative under the Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund.


TCG Launches New Material Options for PremierLT, PremierUV Compound Lines

21 October 2014

The Composites Group (TCG) has launched PremierLT L703S and PremierUV VQH-55S, two new materials to the most recent PremierLT and PremierUV product families of high-performance thermoset sheet moulding compounds (SMCs). 

“We are committed to progressive research and development efforts that both address our customers’ needs today and anticipate what the market will demand in the future,” said Dwight Morgan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “These materials are best-in-class additions to their respective portfolio lines and our corporate offerings.” 

According to TCG, PremierLT L703S, the third material in the PremierLT portfolio of lightweight, low-density, high-performance thermoset SMCs, is a multipurpose fibreglass-reinforced thermoset SMC. L703S boasts a specific gravity of 1.1—among the lowest available on the market to achieve a weight reduction compared to a standard composite. It is described as offering an excellent surface profile for highly visible painted exteriors, making it ideal for body panel, structural and semi-structural applications where exceptional surface appearance, high strength and durability are required in a low-density composite. It can be painted or sanded. It is manufactured by TCG’s Quantum Composites business unit. 

TCG explains that PremierUV VQH-55S, the third offering in TCG’s PremierUV line of high-performance ultraviolet-resistant, flame retardant thermoset SMCs, is a fiberglass reinforced thermoset SMC for structural and semi-structural applications that require high strength, UV-resistance and durability in a low-density composite. It says it has outstanding UV properties, mechanical properties and toughness with a specific gravity of 1.4. PremierUV VQH-55S also is manufactured by TCG’s Quantum Composites business unit. 


RocTool Signs Global License Agreement for Multiple Markets with Flextronics

21 October 2014

RocTool has signed a global license agreement with Flextronics, a leading provider of global end-to-end supply chain solutions including designing, manufacturing, shipping and services for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).


IDI and Composite Castings Collaborate to Demonstrate Lightweight Engine Using Carbon Fibre Composite

21 October 2014

IDI Composites and Composite Castings have collaborated to demonstrate production feasibility of a proprietary thermoset structural composite moulding compound.


Teijin Aramid Increases Prices for Twaron Aramid Products

21 October 2014

Teijin Aramid will raise prices for its Twaron products by 7% insofar as existing contracts allow.


DSM Increases Price for its Unsaturated Polyester/ Vinyl Ester Resins

21 October 2014

DSM Composite Resins is increasing the price for its Unsaturated Polyester/ Vinyl ester resins sold in Europe, Middle East and India by 50-75 euros per ton (depending on product and resin chemistry). The price increase will take effect for all new deliveries after 15 October 2014. This new price increase is on top of the price increases announced by DSM in July and August 2014.