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News for December 2005


Ferrari Releases New Textile Facade

2nd December 2005 0 comments

Ferrari, the French producer of composite textiles for large-scale building applications, has launched Stamisol FT 371 lightweight façade covering, said to combine stability, transparency, and durability.

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Dow Corning Adds New Coupling Agent

2nd December 2005 0 comments

Dow Corning has released a new silane coupling agent which it claims increases initial and wet strengths of glass-filled polyester and other resin systems.

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New Vinyl Ester Resin Introduced for Marine and Spa Applications

2nd December 2005 0 comments

Reichhold has introduced a new low-styrene, 100% vinyl ester resin for boat building and spa applications.

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CoDA Version 3.3 Software Package Released

2nd December 2005 0 comments

Version 3.3 of CoDA, the composite component design tool, has been released, including enhancements in sandwich analysis, moisture absorption and fatigue analysis.

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Fabwel to Open New Innovation Centre

2nd December 2005 0 comments

At the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) annual trade show this week, Fabwel, a division of Owens Corning, announced the opening of a new science and technology centre in Elkhart, Indiana.

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Vishmat and TIDCO form joint venture

2nd December 2005 0 comments

Vishmat Technologies and Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) have established a plant to produce high tenacity advanced technical textiles from glass fibre with speciality coatings at Srivilliputtur, southern Tamil Nadu in India.

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McConaghy Boats and JinLi Composites Joint Venture

2nd December 2005 0 comments

Australian based yacht builders McConaghy Boats and China’s JinLi Composites have announced a powerful joint venture partnership to build large, custom designed composite ocean racing yachts for the world market.

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Composite In-Bed Trunk wins SPE16 Innovation Awards

2nd December 2005 0 comments

The most prestigious prize of the 35th-anniversary SPE16 Innovation Awards Gala – the Grand Award – was given to the team that developed the composite In-Bed Trunk17 featured on the ’05 MY Honda18 Ridgeline pickup truck.

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Resin Systems Tests 36 Metre Utility Pole: Video Presentation

2nd December 2005 0 comments

Resin Systems Inc. has successfully tested its 36 metre (120 foot) RStandard modular utility structure, which includes the largest module to date of its product line. RS will use the newest module to configure utility structures of different lengths and classes, significantly expanding its utility structure product line for the transmission industry.

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Nanotube Foams Flex and Rebound

2nd December 2005 0 comments

A new study on carbon nanotubes suggests that they can act like “super-compressible” springs, opening the door to foam-like materials for just about any application where strength and flexibility are needed.

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