23 September 2014
23 September 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals has completed construction of its epoxy resin and curing agent production facility in Itatiba, Brazil.
The company held an opening ceremony for customers on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. It states the development will produce epoxy resins and curing agents for large diameter wind turbine blades. The addition is being opened to better serve the growing wind energy market in South America.
"This strategic expansion further strengthens our leading market position in the global wind energy market," said Jody Bevilaqua, Executive Vice President and President of the Epoxy, Phenolic and Coating Resins Division. "We are excited to create this growth platform to leverage our EPIKOTE/ EPIKURE Epoxy Systems as our proven technology enables the production of wind turbine blades that can exceed 60 metres in length."
"The Itatiba expansion brings us closer to many of our current South American customers while also enlarging our global footprint. It positions the Company for continued growth in this important region," said Rich Altice, Vice President, Epoxy Specialty Resins.
Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned a Compcut 200 composite plate saw at Renault Sport Racing in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK.
Applications for composites in the sports and leisure sector will be showcased by various exhibitors at Composites Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November.
Electric GT Holdings and SPV Racing recently unveiled the race-ready version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The car features lightweight body parts made using Bcomp's ampliTex and powerRibs natural fibre composite reinforcement products, contributing to a 500 kg weight reduction over the road edition.