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News for 2012


Composite Integration Use Modern Manufacturing Methods in Traditional Boat Build

3rd January 2012 0 comments

Composite Integration has supplied RTM and infusion equipment and expertise into a very wide range of marine applications including the Princess 40 and recently Cornish Crabber 12, an important new boat for yacht builders, Cornish Crabbers.

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Donkervoort Present the Part Carbon Fibre GTO

3rd January 2012 0 comments

Donkervoort Automobielen has presented their next generation of open sports car: the Donkervoort GTO, in collaboration with quattro,  the fully owned subcompany of AUDI.

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JEC Europe Topics include the Innovation Networks, Automation and Recyclability

3rd January 2012 0 comments

JEC Europe in Paris, Porte de Versailles, on 27-29 March 2012, will be focusing on 3 topics; the innovation networks, automation, and recyclability.

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Laurel to Break Ground for New Master Batch Bio-Res Plant in 2012

3rd January 2012 0 comments

Laurel BioComposite has completed its first continuous 30-day production run at its new pilot plant manufacturing 90,000 lbs. of Bio-Res for customer trials slated for December 2011 and January 2012.  

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Northrop Grumman Extends Its Commercial Space Portfolio

3rd January 2012 0 comments

Northrop Grumman has expanded its commercial space portfolio with Stratolaunch Systems’ recent selection of Scaled Composites, a Northrop Grumman subsidiary, to build the largest aircraft ever constructed.

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Dow and Aksa Sign Joint Venture Agreement

3rd January 2012 0 comments

The Dow Chemical Company and Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii have signed a definitive agreement to form a joint venture to manufacture and commercialise carbon fibre and derivatives.

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Bord Gais Energy Orders 17 Nordex Turbines

3rd January 2012 0 comments

The largest Nordex wind farm in Ireland to date is to be installed as of August 2012 in a project called “Garracummer” located in county Tipperary and is to go on grid with 17 N90/2500 machines.

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TenCate Acquire ABDS

3rd January 2012 0 comments

TenCate has signed an agreement with the shareholders to acquire all the shares of ABDS ApS, which will be integrated into the TenCate Company as TenCate Active Protection ApS.

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DSM Close Flaach Tape Development & Manufacturing Facility

3rd January 2012 0 comments

DSM Dyneema has decided to close its facility in Flaach, Switzerland, a site that was acquired in 2007 as part of the acquisition of Pamako, and currently develops and produces Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMwPE) tape.

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Dassault Releases Isight 5.6

3rd January 2012 0 comments

Dassault Systemes has released Isight 5.6, the open desktop solution for simulation process automation and design optimisation from Simulia, the Dassault brand for realistic simulation.

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