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News for 30 September 2005


Nuna 3's Aramid Solar Car Wins World Challenge

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Delft University of Technology students scored a convincing victory in the World Solar Challenge for the third time in a row using a solar car constructed with aramid.

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Boeing Completes 787 Firm Configuration

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Members of the 787 Dreamliner team gathered earlier this week to celebrate the achievement of firm configuration for the all-new Boeing airplane.

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Sony Introduce Carbon Fibre VAIO Notebook

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Sony of Canada earlier this week unveiled its new VAIO TX-Series notebook personal computer, built in a carbon fibre casing and weighing under three pounds.

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DSM Dyneema Fibre Provides Armour for Brazilian Police Patrol Boats

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DSM Dyneema is to supply the armour for patrol boats of the newly created Sea Police National System (NEPOM), a division of the Brazilian Federal Police.

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Ashland Install New Infusion Moulding Lab

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Ashland Composite Polymers have added a dedicated laboratory to its research and development capabilities by installing a new infusion moulding lab.

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Composites Allow Australians to Climb New Heights

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Residents of Townsville in Australia are experiencing the joys of rock climbing along the waterfront thanks to a mobile rock climbing wall made from composites.

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Smart Caron Fibre Reinforced Concrete Could Improve Levees

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A University of Buffalo researcher highlights the benefits of using carbon fibre reinforced concrete for use in levees and other structures in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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Aerovac and Richmond Launch Super-Wide Vacuum Bagging Films

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Aerovac Systems and Richmond Aircraft Products, sister companies within the Composites Division of UMECO plc, have launched a new range of super-wide and self-releasing vacuum bagging films.

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Dow Increases Price for Epoxy Intermediates in North America

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The Epoxy Products and Intermediates (EP&I) business of The Dow Chemical Company are to raise off-list prices on a select number of its epoxy intermediate products in North America.

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Small Firms Take Free Tech- support as NCN Message Gets Through

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A growing number and variety of technical enquiries coming into the Helpdesk of the National Composites Network confirm its recognition as a key resource for UK companies manufacturing and using composite products.

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