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News for 26 August 2005


Royal Group Develops Composite Building Material

26th August 2005 0 comments

Royal Group Technologies is developing a new composite building material that uses natural fibres encapsulated with cellular PVC and is capped with weather-safe thermoplastic resin. It is branding the new material as Celucor.

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Elementis Specialties Introduce Novel Nanocomposite Test Method

26th August 2005 0 comments

Elementis Specialties, manufacturer of Bentone Nanoclays, has filed a patent for a novel method to quickly measure the degree of exfoliation and alignment of nanoclays into plastic composites.

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Mayr Transmissions Carbon Fibre Sleeves Cut Coupling Weight

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Mayr Transmissions has developed carbon fibre versions of its Roba-DS torsionally rigid shaft couplings for drive applications where weight, length and environmental conditions dictate.

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Composite Technology Opens Office in Shanghai, China

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Composite Technology Corporation (CTC) the developer of high-performance composite core cables for electric transmission and distribution lines, has opened a representative office in Shanghai, China.

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Rohacell’s Structural Foam Key Component of Rotor Blade Contract

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Ducommon AeroStructures recently won a large contract from Carson Helicopters for composite main rotor blades for the Sikorsky S-61 helicopter which feature Rohacell’s structural foam.

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GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team Awarded $2.4 billion Engine Development Contract

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The GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team (FET) has been awarded a contract valued at $2.4 billion to develop its F136 engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program.

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Aerospace Employment Growth Continues

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Aerospace industry employment continued a positive trend that started last year, adding 11,100 jobs since the end of 2004.

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Fastest Ever Corvette Gets Power Boost with Introduction of Z06

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The all new hand built Corvette Z06 will go on sale throughout Europe in December boasting carbon fibre components.

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Airbus Attract CIT Orders and Evaluate Russian Participation for A350

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CIT Group Inc, provider of commercial and consumer finance solutions, has ordered five Airbus A350-800s, whilst Airbus also signed an agreement with Irkut, the Russian scientific production corporation, to further develop the A350 in Russia.

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USDA Awards Grant to Develop Bio-Based Products

26th August 2005 0 comments

CCM-affiliated faculty member Richard P. Wool has been awarded a four-year, $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop bio-based advanced materials.

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