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News for April 2013


Network Group for Composites in Construction Announce Innovative Event

2nd April 2013 0 comments

The Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC) has announced the programme for their 2013 annual conference which will take on the subject of “Innovation in Composites for Construction” on the 24th April 2013 in Bristol, UK.

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Integrated Composites Awarded Fourth Production Order from U.S. Army

2nd April 2013 0 comments

Integrated Composites has received a fourth U.S. Army contract for the continued production of the lightweight Composite Universal Weapons Pylon (CUWP) for the Kiowa Warrior helicopter.

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PPG Wins GL Certification for High-Modulus Glass Composition Fibres

2nd April 2013 0 comments

PPG Industries’ fibre glass business has received certification from Germanischer Lloyd (GL), a leading international certification body in the wind energy industry.

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Daimler and the University of Stuttgart to Research into New FRP Design, Simulation and Process Techniques

2nd April 2013 0 comments

A cooperation contract between the University of Stuttgart’s Institute for Aircraft Design and Daimler has resulted in a joint research project into new design, simulation and process techniques in fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) lightweight construction.

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Ultra-Light Solar Impulse Plane Set to Take Flight Across America

2nd April 2013 0 comments

Solar Impulse, an ultra-lightweight, solar-powered plane, capable of flying day and night, is set to take flight across America with the help of diverse material and technologies from Bayer MaterialScience.

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Magna and Zoltek Provide Carbon Fibre Composite Parts and Systems for High Volume Automotive Applications

2nd April 2013 0 comments

Magna Exteriors and Interiors (MEI) together with strategic development partner Zoltek, is providing carbon fibre composite parts and systems for high-volume automotive applications to support automakers’ lightweighting initiatives.

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CDI Installs New CD6015 Small Prepreg Machine at Huntsman

2nd April 2013 0 comments

Century Design (CDI) has installed a CD6105 combi prepreg machine at Huntsman’s Advanced Technology Centre in The Woodlands, Texas, US.

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Foster Expands Nano-Reinforced Polymer Product Range for Medical Devices

2nd April 2013 0 comments

Foster now offer nano-reinforced composites for minimally invasive devices, such as catheters, with reinforcement loadings up to 30% by weight.

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SGL Group Supports Establishment of Technology Centre for Composites in Singapore

2nd April 2013 0 comments

The SGL Group is supporting a joint project by Singapore Polytechnic, the German Institute of Science and Technology – TUM Asia, and the Institute for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to establish a Composite Technology Centre in Singapore.

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Siemens Opens World's Largest Wind Turbine R&D Test Facilities

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Siemens Energy has opened two major research and development test facilities for wind turbine technology in Denmark.

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