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News for 13 May 2005


UMaine Composites Center Initiates $6.2 Million U.S. Army R&D Programme

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The University of Maine recently presented details of a $6.2 million U.S. Army research programme at the AEWC to develop high strength composite structurss for the military.

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New Polymer Becomes Water Repellent When Wet

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A Virginia Commonwealth University chemical engineering team has developed a novel material that becomes water repellent when wet, setting the stage for advances in engineering, medicine and diagnostics.

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Boeing and Japan Airlines Complete 787 and 737 Agreements

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Boeing and Japan Airlines (JAL) has completed contracts for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 30 Next-Generation 737-800 passenger airplanes, agreements worth $5.3 billion at list prices.

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UK Motorsport Engineering Company Realigns Composite Production

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UK’s EPM Technology Group, provider of composite solutions for the automotive industry, is to centralise its UK operations to reduce costs of producing composite parts.

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Cytec Announces First Quarter Net Losses on Shares

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Cytec Industries Inc. have incurred a net loss for the first quarter of 2005 of $6.5 million or $0.16 loss per basic share on net sales of $564 million.

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Norplex-Micarta Develop Wear Resistant Composite Skate Park Material

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Norplex-Micarta have developed SkatePlate 3000, a new composite material for skate parks made from a reinforced natural fibre.

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AVK-TV Request Applications for 2005 Composite Innovation Prize

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The Reinforced Plastics Association and Technical Union (AVK-TV) is requesting nominations for this year’s annual AVK-TV innovation prizes in the categories “”industrial applications””, environment”” and “”university work””.

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Beluga Composites Corporation Acquires Panox Petroleum Products Inc.

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Beluga Composites Corporation, FRP storage tanks manufacturer, has acquired Panox Petroleum Products Inc. of Montreal, Canada.

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Composite Technology Corporation Files for Chapter 11 Protection

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Composite Technology Corporation (CTC), developer of composite core cables for electric distribution lines, plans to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The company also received an order from General Cable worth $1.24 million.

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Composite Fin Wins 2005 Australian Design Awards

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Surf Hardware International, the Australian Northern Beaches Company, have won the 2005 Design Award for Design of the Year for its composite Hydro-2 Finn.

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