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News for March 2012


Record Breaking Agera R Hypercar Manufactured Using Umeco’s Prepregs

6th March 2012 0 comments

The Koenigsegg Agera R Hypercar, using Umeco’s lightweight prepregs to minimise overall vehicle weight, has broke the existing Guinness Book of World Records title for ‘The fastest time for a two-seater production car to travel from 0-300-0 km/h’, which it achieved in just 21.19 seconds.

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Amber Composites Offers Prepreg Made from Biotex Natural Flax Fibre from Composites Evolution

6th March 2012 0 comments

Prepreg with fabric made from sustainably-sourced woven flax, made by Composites Evolution, is now available from Amber Composites providing the high performance and easy processing normally associated with glass fibre composites but with lower weight and environmental impact.

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Premier Composite Technologies to Supply Haramain High Speed Railway

6th March 2012 0 comments

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT)has signed a contract to supply the roofing and inner ceiling for one of the Haramain High Speed Railway stations, the Medinah Station.

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Formax and Imperial College Collaborate to Develop Novel Binding Technology

6th March 2012 0 comments

Formax has formed a research collaboration with the Polymer and Composite Engineering (PaCE) group based at Imperial College in London to focus on developing the technology of short and long fibre composites in the form of a novel binding chemistry.

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Mansory Customises the McLaren MP4-12C

6th March 2012 0 comments

Mansory have customised the McLaren MP4-12C making it more light weight, improving its agility and handling providing scope for increased performance.

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Carbon Fibre Industry Set For Strong Growth to 2020

6th March 2012 0 comments

The Carbon Fibre Industry Worldwide 2011-2020: An Evaluation of Current Markets and Future Supply and Demand, written by Tony Roberts, a leading expert on the carbon fibre industry, is a new market report on the rapidly growing carbon fibre industry and its global markets.

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Syrgis Announces 2012 “Syrging Ahead” Award Winner

6th March 2012 0 comments

Independent Boat Builders (IBBI) is the recipient of the 2012 Syrging Ahead Award for its use of chemistry to advance innovation in boat manufacturing.

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Interplastic Increase Prices for CoREZYN and Silmar Products

6th March 2012 0 comments

Interplastic Corporation’s Thermoset Resins Division is raising the price of CoREZYN and Silmar brand polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel coats, colorants and putties $0.06 per pound, taking effect on all shipments on or after March 17, 2012.

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3A Composites and Bcomp Cooperate to Develop New Structural Core Materials

6th March 2012 0 comments

3A Composites and Bcomp have entered into a cooperation for the development, production and marketing of innovative, engineered core material solutions.

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Dymax Release Manual Dispensing System Featuring Hand-Held Valve

6th March 2012 0 comments

Dymax’s manually controlled dispensing systems facilitate dispensing through the use of a normally closed, hand-held Model 200 diaphragm valve designed for a variety of applications including dot, bead, and potting applications.

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