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News for 7 February 2005


Phoenixx TPC Produce Widest Ever Thermoplastic PrePreg Tapes

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Phoenixx TPC has introduced 360 mm continuous fibre thermoplastic composite prepreg tapes.

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Ashland Develops Sprayable Granite Clear Gelcoat

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Ashland Composite Polymers is introducing MAXGUARD CG-SG-0010 sprayable granite clear gel coat to streamline processes for premixed and dry hopper applications. Ashland state that the new MAXGUARD CG-SG-0010 gel coat, which has passed the ANSI 124.3 standard, provides excellent sag resistance and air release to minimize rework and creates high-quality parts when sprayed with both atomized and non-atomized equipment. Ashland added that the gel coat exhibits excellent colour and clarity when sprayed, allowing for truer and bolder colours from the granite chips.

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JEC Organises Industry User Forums as Part of JEC Composites 2005 Show

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As part of the JEC Composites Show 2005 (April 5-7, 2005), the JEC Group is organising four Forums devoted to the user markets of Marine, Aerospace, Automotive and Ground mass transportation (rail).

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Teijin Reports Significant Growth for 2004

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Teijin has reported significant growth in sales and operating income for its synthetic fibres business during the third quarter of 2004.

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China Southern Airlines Purchase Five A380s

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China Southern Airlines Company Limited have signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) with Airbus for the purchase of five A380s.

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NIAR Deploys State-of-the-Art MTS Crash Simulator

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The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) has earlier this week installed a state-of-the-art horizontal acceleration crash simulator, located on the campus of Wichita State University in Kansas.

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Talon Composites and Thresher Industries Produce Composite Alloys

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Thresher Industries LLC has successfully casted an automotive aftermarket “”Hemi”” engine block using proprietary materials developed and manufactured by Talon Composites.

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Boeing Integrate 7E7 into the Boeing Model Numbering Tradition

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Boeing’s newest commercial airplanes – the 7E7 Dreamliner – is to be renamed and known hereafter as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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US Advanced Ceramics Demand to Exceed $11 Billion In 2008

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A new report suggests that demand for advanced ceramics in the United States is forecast to increase 7.4 percent per year to over $11 billion in 2008.

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