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News for April 2012


LM Wind Power’s 73.5 Meter Blades on the Largest Offshore Wind Turbine

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LM Wind Power explain how their 73.5 meter blades have become the first 70+ meter blades to be installed when Alstom inaugurated the largest offshore wind turbine in the world on March 19th at Carnet in the Loire-Atlantique region of France.

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Zoltek and Magna Join Forces to Speed Auto Industry Adoption of Carbon Fibre

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Zoltek is working with Magna Exteriors and Interiors, an operating unit of Magna International, under an exclusive global collaborative partnership to speed development of low-cost carbon fibre sheeting moulding compounds (SMC) for the automotive industry.

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National Composites Centre and AIC Group Enter New Partnership

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AIC Group and the National Composites Centre (NCC) have formed a new, multi-faceted strategic partnership to provide and service Autoclave Management and Control Systems.

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GKN Aerospace Progresses Composite Damage Detection

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GKN Aerospace researchers at the company’s UK facility, Luton, are working with a team at the University of Bristol, UK, on an 18 month programme to explore advanced coatings chemistries that will accurately indicate the existence and extent of damage in composite structure.

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Victrex Peek Now Available As Release Film for Aerospace Composite Part Production

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Victrex Polymer Solutions recently formed a strategic marketing partnership with Umeco to market release films made from its APTIV film based on high performance Victrex PEEK.

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3B-the Fibreglass Company Launch New Eco-Responsible Milled Fibre Powder Grade

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3B-the fibreglass company is launching a new and eco-responsible Milled Fibre powder grade developed from Advantex glass manufacturing by-products.

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TenCate Acquires Performance Materials Corporation Baycomp

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TenCate has reached an agreement for the strategic acquisition of Performance Materials Corporation Baycomp from Camarillo (California), USA, the American and Canadian specialist company in composite materials moulding and thermoplastic uni-directional tape materials.

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Gurit closes supply contract for Aerospace materials

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Gurit has agreed the continuation of supplies of prepreg materials for all Airbus aircraft types for the years 2012 and 2013 with an existing customer.

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AGY Sign License Agreement Manufacture of S-1 HM High-Performance Glass Rovings in China

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AGY has signed a long-term agreement with CTG/Taishan Fiberglass of Shandong Province, China to manufacture their new S-1 HM high-performance glass rovings for wind energy turbine applications.

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AOC Launch Halogen-free Resins for Lighter Weight Composites

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AOC has launched Firepel K120, a new resin system which they say is halogen-free, fire-retardant and produces lighter weight composites. 

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