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News for September 2005


Northrop Grumman Nears Completion of First Next-Generation Global Hawk

2nd September 2005 0 comments

Northrop Grumman Corporation moved significantly closer to completing the first of its next-generation, enhanced-capability RQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) due to deliveries of two critical airframe components within the last month.

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Boeing Unveils Flight Deck for 787 Dreamliner

2nd September 2005 0 comments

The Boeing Company has revealed the flight deck for the all-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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BASF Strengthens EU Position in Engineering Plastics

2nd September 2005 0 comments

BASF has signed a contract to acquire Leuna-Miramid GmbH, Leuna (Germany) to extend its position in engineering plastics in Europe.

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Aker Kvaerner Completes Capacity Increase for Teijin Twaron

2nd September 2005 0 comments

Aker Kvaerner has successfully completed a capacity increase, ahead of schedule, at Teijin Twaron’s spinning facilities in Emmen, The Netherlands.

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Airbus’ “Silent Secret” to Engine-Noise Reduction

2nd September 2005 0 comments

One of the composite devices of engine-noise reduction used on the A380 is being employed on Airbus’ newest aircraft family, the A350.

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3M's Composite Conductors Ensure Consistent Electricity Supply

2nd September 2005 0 comments

A new high-temperature, low-sag overhead conductor from 3M, designed to help eliminate transmission bottlenecks in electricity grids – the major cause of brownouts and blackouts – is getting its first use in California.

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EU Project to Develop Artificial Muscles with Carbon Nanotubes

2nd September 2005 0 comments

A European project has been formed, entitled Nanomed, to develop a carbon nanotube actuator for use in medical technology.

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CCP Introduces ArmorShield PB

2nd September 2005 0 comments

Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) has introduced ArmorShield PB, a new sprayable syntactic foam print blocker that improves the cosmetic finish of composite surfaces.

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Ford Unveil New Iosis Concept Car

2nd September 2005 0 comments

Ford has unveiled the iosis concept car – a vehicle that defines a new design direction for Ford of Europe featuring CFRP angled pivoting doors.

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Unmanned Technologies Australia Takes Off

2nd September 2005 0 comments

Unmanned Technologies Australia (UTA) has finalised details of a consortium to develop and commercialise a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

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