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News for November 2012


NetComposites Search for Composites Stakeholder Group at Composites Engineering 2012

7th November 2012 0 comments

URS, a global engineering consultancy, in partnership with NetComposites, has been awarded a 2 year contract to create a Resource Efficiency Action Plan (REAP) to assist composite companies within the construction sector.

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ACMA and SAMPE Join Forces

7th November 2012 0 comments

The American Composites Manufacturers Association(ACMA) andSociety for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) Boards of Directors have signed a Letter of Intent regarding a new event to provide a venue to serve the entire advanced materials and composites industry in North America and the world. 

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Cincinnati Milacron Leading the Way in WPC

7th November 2012 0 comments

Cincinnati Milacron is gearing up for an expected growth in the European Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) market of around 20% during 2012.

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Amber Composites Material Specified for another New Automotive Program

7th November 2012 0 comments

Amber Composites’ high-performance prepreg has been specified for another new automotive program for a major European OEM.

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Formax Improves Energy Efficiency at UK Production Site 

7th November 2012 0 comments

Formax has installed 216 solar panels and insulation to the production facility’s roof as part of its on-going commitment to reduce energy consumption and create a more sustainable manufacturing environment.

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Integran Advances its Lightweight Part Manufacturing for Transportation

7th November 2012 0 comments

Integran Technologies has made further advances in its “structural metal plating-on- polymer” technology (Nanovate NP) for enhancing fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by enabling the cost-effective manufacture of lightweight transportation parts.

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SP Engineered Antares III Named Best Sailing Superyacht 24-40m

7th November 2012 0 comments

Antares III, a 30m composite sloop, has come out on top at the prestigious International Superyacht Society Awards, held during Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, having been named Best Sailing Superyacht in the 24-40m category.

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Ashland Begins Gelcoat Production in Brazil

7th November 2012 0 comments

Ashland Performance Materials will begin the production of Maxguard premium gelcoats in Brazil.

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AMI Reports Innovation Drives Growth of Polypropylene

7th November 2012 0 comments

According to a recently published study by leading industry consultants, Applied Market Information Ltd (AMI Consulting), innovation, in the period through to 2016, is pushing up sales of polypropylene in Europe in the face of fierce inter-polymer competition and slow economic growth.

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DSM Demonstrates Great Performance of Composites in Life Cycle Assessment

7th November 2012 0 comments

In close collaboration with Fiberline Composites, DSM has demonstrated that the Eco-Footprint of windows made from composite profiles can be substantially lower than the footprint of equivalent windows in traditional materials. This is good news for architects and for home owners that want to combine comfort in living with care for the environment.

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