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News for 24 June 2005


Dow Completes Acquisition of Korea’s Pacific Epoxy Company

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The Dow Chemical Company has completed the acquisition of Pacific Epoxy Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of converted epoxy resins in Korea, from Saehan Industries, Inc.

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JM Venture into Nano-Composites with Air Filtration System

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Johns Manville has launched CombiFil Nano, a composite of polyester spunbonds and nanofibres for air filtration to improve industry standards in air filtration.

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BMW Develop Advanced Composite Helmets and Body Armour

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BMW have developed a futuristic composite helmet to coincide with the forthcoming release of their new BMW cross-country BMW HP2 motorcycle.

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Aston Martin Racing Make Extensive Composite Use with New DBRS9

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UK’s Aston Martin Racing has unveiled the DBRS9, a competition car for club and national racing series, and a bridge for teams and drivers looking towards international GT racing.

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Northrop Grumman Signs Five Long-term Agreements for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program

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The contracts, valued at nearly $400 million, are with companies from across the globe for developing composite parts for the advanced F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

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Vietnam Airlines Complete Boeing 787 Dreamliner Purchase Agreement

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Boeing and Vietnam Airlines have signed a firm agreement for the purchase of four Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners by the national airline of Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

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New Porsche Racing Prototype Begins Testing

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The development of a new prototype by Porsche made from Kevlar/carbon fibre composites for customer racing in the LMP2 (Le Mans Prototype 2) category of the 2006 American Le Mans Series has commenced.

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Cytec Sells Surface Specialties Resins Business

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Cytec Industries has reached an agreement to sell its Surface Specialties Amino Resins business to affiliates of INEOS Group Limited for net cash consideration of €64 million.

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New Research Shows GRP Ideal for Electrotechnical Applications

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A new report published by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in partnership with Fiberline Composites, shows how the manufacturers of glass fibre reinforced plastics (GRP) can fabricate products with high tracking resistance.

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Automated Process for Creating Fibre Preforms

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Research by the Polymer Matrix Composites Group is looking at developing an automated machine to create fibre performs.

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