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News for 8 April 2005


Goodrich Corporation Unveils World’s Largest Landing Gear Test Facility

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Goodrich Corporation has unveiled the world’s largest aircraft landing gear test facility at its site in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

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UK’s MG Rover Slides into Administration

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The blighted British car manufacturer, MG Rover, is heading towards administration following the collapse of negotiations with potential investor Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC) which was hoped to have secured the companies future.

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Hexcel Exhibit the Carbon Fibre K200 Roadster at JEC

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Hexcel exhibited the K200 Roadster weighing only 300kg at the JEC show in Paris.

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Owens Corning Develop Boron Free Glass for High-Voltage Applications

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Owens Corning have introduced SE 8400 LS, a new single-end Type 30 roving for pultruded FRP applications in medium- and high-voltage transmission and distribution long-rod insulators.

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Cyclics Sees Sizeable Growth in Nanotechnology

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Cyclics are improving the properties of CBT resin through the use of nano-scale additives.

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Reichhold Acquires Brazilian Resin Manufacturer IBR

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Reichhold has acquired the unsaturated polyester resins business of Indústria Brasileira de Resinas, Ltda. (IBR).

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ZCL Composites Acquires Triple M Fibreglass

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ZCL Composites Inc. has completed the purchase of 100 percent of the shares of the Triple M Fibreglass business (Triple M), a privately-held fibreglass manufacturer, located in Alberta, Canada.

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Johns Manville and Comat GmbH Collaborate on RP Pressure Vessels

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Comat GmbH and Johns Manville presented high pressure vessels made of reinforced plastic at the JEC 2005 composite show in Paris. Johns Manville partnered with Comat GmbH, Germany on the development of innovative filament winding applications. Thermoplastic filament winding represents one of the most innovative processes within the composite industry.

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Galorath and Airbus Win JEC Composites Award for SEER-DFM

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Galorath Incorporated along with its partner Airbus UK, has been selected as winner of the JEC Composites Award for SEER-DFM Detailed Composites software in the competitive Aeronautics and Space category.

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Composite FiberSIM Software Purchased by Companies for 787 Dreamliner Design

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries Aerospace Company (KHI) and Fischer Advanced Composite Components have purchased Vistagy’s FiberSIM software to design parts for the Boeing’s Composite 787 Dreamliner.

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