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News for 6 May 2005


Plastech’s New Microcontrollers Provide Intelligent Security at Low Cost

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UK’s RTM solution provider, Plastech TT, have introduced a new microcontroller based systems for their range of resin injection machines.

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Composites Emerge as Popular Choice for Designing Aircraft

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A new report by Frost and Sullivan reflects on the growing sophistication of aircraft which is compelling researchers to innovate novel materials that reduce the weight, maximise fuel efficiency and maintain the aerodynamic balance for the aircraft.

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Matrix Composites to Supply Composite Structures for F/A-22 Raptor Program

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Rockledge Matrix Composites Inc. has been named by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company as an approved source of supply for critical composite structures on the F/A-22 Raptor programme.

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Fortron PPS Approved for Composites in Russian Aviation

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VIAM, the Central Russian Materials Research Institute for Aviation Engineering, has given Fortron polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) clearance for use in composites for Russian aircraft.

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Engineered Fibres Technology to Distribute Spectracarb Carbon

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Spectracorp, Ltd and Engineered Fibres Technology, LLC have signed an exclusive agreement for EFT to manufacture and distribute Spectracarb 2050 Series carbon/carbon gas diffusion electrodes and other Spectracarb products used in fuel cells and other electrochemical applications.

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Lockheed Martin Conducts Successful Joint Common Missile Rocket Motor Tests

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Lockheed Martin and its Joint Common Missile (JCM) rocket motor supplier, Aerojet, a GenCorp Inc. company recently completed a series of successful tests of the rocket motor for the JCM, paving the way for controlled flight tests later this spring.

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Ashland Plans to Divest Scandinavian Distribution Business

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Ashland Composite Polymers has agreed to divest its Scandinavian affiliates’ distribution business to GRP Materials Supplies Limited (GRPMS), part of UMECO plc.

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General Dynamics Awarded $14 Million for MMC Reactive Armour for Bradley Fighting Vehicles

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General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics has been awarded a $13.8 million modification from the U.S. Army’s TACOM/ARDEC Picatinny Arsenal (Picatinny, N.J.) for the production of enhanced-capability reactive armour for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle System.

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Northwest Airlines Selects Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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Northwest Airlines, Inc. are to order up to 68 Boeing 787 Dreamliners to boost the operating efficiencies on its long-haul routes.

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Owens Corning Report 16 Percent Sales Increase for First Quarter 2005 Results

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Owens Corning reported financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2005, showing net sales for the first quarter of $1.402 billion, an increase of 16 percent compared to the same period in 2004.

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