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Tecniplas Showcases Vinasse Cooling Towers

Tecniplas Showcases Vinasse Cooling Towers

15 August 2017

Tecniplas will showcase the advantages of its vinasse cooling towers at the International Fair of Sugar, Ethanol and Energy Technology (Fena...


Redelease Launches Semi-Permanent Mould Release

Redelease Launches Semi-Permanent Mould Release

15 August 2017

Redelease is introducing the semi-permanent mould release Ycon CR8, developed by UK company Marbocote, to the Brazilian composites market.


TPI and Senvion Sign Wind Blade Supply Agreement

15 August 2017

TPI Composites has signed a multi-year supply agreement with Senvion to provide wind turbine blades from two manufacturing lines for wind markets including Asia, Australia and South America.


Dilutec Gelcoat Meets Shipyard Requirements

08 August 2017

Dilutec reports that its Colorgel Marine gelcoat meets the requirements of both shipyards and ship owners.


Dilutec Signs Distribution Agreement with Percilglass

Dilutec Signs Distribution Agreement with Percilglass

27 June 2017

Dilutec has signed an agreement with Percilglass for exclusive distribution of its gel-coat products in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.


ALMACO and IPT Join Forces to Help Smaller Businesses

27 June 2017

The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) and the Technological Research Institute (IPT) have signed a cooperation agreement to contribute to the development of Brazilian micro, small and medium-sized companies which make up most of the composites manufacturing segment in the region. 


Fibermaq Distributes Autometrix Equipment in Brazil

20 June 2017

Fibermaq has confirmed an agreement to distribute US company Autometrix's automated cutting systems in Brazil.


Brazilian Tank Design Should Consider Increased Wind Loads

Brazilian Tank Design Should Consider Increased Wind Loads

06 June 2017

Climate change has brought a new concern to Brazilian companies that use tanks in their operations – increas...


NetComposites Enterprise and ACMA Launch Global Composites 2018

NetComposites Enterprise and ACMA Launch Global Composites 2018

16 May 2017

NetComposites Enterprise, in association with the American Composites Manufacturers Association (AMCA), is pleased to announce the launch of...


Brazilian Composites Industry Sees Sales Fall in 2016

16 May 2017

In 2016, sales in the Brazilian composites industry totalled US$810 million, 4% lower than in the previous year, reports the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO).


Dilutec Expands Synthetic Marble Gel-coat Portfolio

Dilutec Expands Synthetic Marble Gel-coat Portfolio

09 May 2017

Dilutec is expanding its portfolio of gel-coats for the production of synthetic marble. The Brazilian company recently started selling Color...


TPI and Vestas Sign Supply Agreement for Latin America

09 May 2017

TPI Composites (TPI) has signed a multi-year supply agreement with Vestas Wind Systems to provide blades from two manufacturing lines (with option to add more lines) for the Vestas V136 wind turbine for markets in Central and South America.


GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

25 April 2017

GE has completed the acquisition of LM Wind Power, following regulatory approval in the European Union, US, China, and Brazil.


LORD Achieves ISO 14001: 2015

25 April 2017

The Brazilian subsidiary of US-based high performance coatings and structural adhesives manufacturer LORD has been certified to the environmental management standard ISO 14001: 2015.


Fibermaq Recertified under ISO 9001

25 April 2017

Fibermaq, a Brazilian manufacturer of composites moulding equipment, has been recertified under quality standard ISO 9001: 2008. A holder of the certificate since 2011, the company was audited by the local subsidiary of DNV/GL, an accredited body headquartered in Norway. 


ALMACO Announces Action Plan for 2017

ALMACO Announces Action Plan for 2017

21 March 2017

ALMACO, the Latin American Composite Materials Association, has announced its action plan for 2017, where, in addition to the traditional co...


BÜFAtec Spain Looks for Opportunities in the Brazilian Wind Power Market

21 March 2017

BÜFAtec Spain intends to expand its presence in Brazil in 2017 by doing business with companies of the wind power sector.


Zoltek to Expand Production Capacity

14 March 2017

Zoltek Companies will begin a large scale capacity expansion of carbon fibre production in its Mexico facility starting in 2017.


AOC Announces Price Increase for Latin America

14 March 2017

AOC reports a price increase of US$0.06/lb. for all products sold in Latin America, including Mexico and the Caribbean.  


Solvay Launches SolvaLite 730, a Next-generation Sub 60 Seconds Cure Technology for Automotive Applications

14 March 2017

Solvay will launch its new innovative thermoset prepreg resin system SolvaLite 730 specifically developed for high volume automotive applications at JEC World 2017.


Teijin Exhibits High Performance Products at JEC World 2017

14 March 2017

The Teijin Group will showcase a wide range of high-performance composite products at JEC World 2017.


Evonik to Showcase its News VESTAPE Unidirectional Tape at JEC World

Evonik to Showcase its News VESTAPE Unidirectional Tape at JEC World

07 March 2017

Evonik will showcase its endless fibre-reinforced UD tapes with thermoplastic matrices at JEC World 2017, now distributing them under the VE...


Hexcel Promotes its Cross Sector Innovations at JEC World

07 March 2017

Hexcel will be promoting a number of composite innovations for aerospace, wind energy, automotive and recreation industries at JEC World 2017.


Solvay Showcases Lightweighting Composite Solutions and Additive Manufacturing Technology for Challenging Aerospace and Automotive Applications at JEC World

07 March 2017

Solvay will present its technologically advanced lightweighting material solutions for the manufacture of cost-efficient and high-performance structures for aerospace, automotive, mass transportation, oil & gas, and other demanding industrial end-use applications at JEC World 2017.


Gurit Appoints Barracuda Advanced Composites as Distributor for Brazil

14 February 2017

Gurit has signed a distribution agreement with Barracuda Advanced Composites for Non-Wind Applications.


AOC Increase Prices for Latin America

14 February 2017

AOC is increasing the price US$0.07/lb. for all products sold in Latin America, including Mexico and the Caribbean.


Reverse Logistics Program for Composites in Brazil Starts Off Successfully

31 January 2017

In the Brazilian state of Paraná, the reverse logistics for post-consumption composite parts has started off successfully.


AOC Increases Prices for Mexico

24 January 2017

AOC is increasing the price of US$0.05/lb. for all isophthalic acid (PIA) based products produced in Mexico.  


Motorcycle Enthusiast to Tackle World's Toughest Rally With Help from Composites Manufacturer Attwater

Motorcycle Enthusiast to Tackle World's Toughest Rally With Help from Composites Manufacturer Attwater

17 January 2017

A British motorcycle enthusiast has completed the Dakar Rally 2017 after a Preston,UK, company helped by supplying components for the new po...


NovaScott Gains Gelcoat Supplier Approval from Gamesa Brazil

10 January 2017

NovaScott has become the first local supplier to gain full approval from Gamesa to supply gelcoat for the production of all nacelles manufactured for Gamesa in Brazil.


AOC Announces Price Increases

03 January 2017

AOC has increased the price of its resins, gel coats and pigments effective for all orders shipped on or after 15th January 2017.  


Radicigroup Receive Award from Top Fuel Filter Producer in Latin America

03 January 2017

Radici Plastics has received the ‘Destaque de Qualidade’ award which is sponsored by Tecfil, a customer and car filter production market leader in Latin America.


Redelease Wins Top of Mind in the Categories ‘Distributor’ and ‘Mould Release Agent’

20 December 2016

Chemicals distributor, Redelease, Brazil was elected the Composites Industry Top of Mind in the categories ‘Distributor’ and ‘Mould Release Agent’.


AOC Wins Top Customer Award

AOC Wins Top Customer Award

13 December 2016

AOC was recently named the Gold Supplier of the Year by Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP).


Winners of Composites Industry´s Top of Mind Announced

13 December 2016

On 8 December, the awards ceremony for the Composites Industry ‘Top of Mind’ competition was held in São Paulo, Brazil.


Dilutec Produces Tailor-made Gelcoats to Stand Out from the Competition

22 November 2016

Dilutec sought to stand out by producing tailor-made gelcoats and today, it has a portfolio of more than 300 items, the largest of its kind in Brazil.


Hexagon Ragasco Enters Strategic Partnership With Lipigas in Chile

22 November 2016

Hexagon Ragasco has entered the Chilean market through a strategic partnership with Empresas Lipigas.


AOC Increases Prices for Mexico

22 November 2016

AOC has increased the price of all products and accounts based on Mexican pesos by MX$2.25/KG.


LORD Competes for the Top of Mind Award of the Composites Industry in Brazil

22 November 2016

LORD is competing for the fifth Top of Mind Award of the Composites Industry in the category ‘Adhesives’.


Fibermaq Supplies Equipment to Polynt

Fibermaq Supplies Equipment to Polynt

25 October 2016

Fibermaq has supplied three machines to the local operations of the Italian company Polynt, a company specialised in the production of resin...


Sales in the Brazilian Composites Sector Totaled US$ 335 Million in the First Half

11 October 2016

A report ordered by the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) shows sales in the Brazilian composites industry totaled US$ 335 million in the first half of this year, which corresponds to a 30% drop compared to the same period of 2015.


LORD Sees Signs of Recovery of Brazilian Operation

04 October 2016

LORD has seen signs of recovery in the Brazilian market and is following a new strategy to face the crisis by expanding its product range and entering new areas.


Agility Fuel Systems and Hexagon Composites Successfully Close Merger to Create Agility Fuel

04 October 2016

Agility Fuel Systems and Hexagon Composites have finalised their merger effective 3 October 2016.


Opening Ceremony of New KraussMaffei Reaction Process Machinery TechCentre in Mexico

Opening Ceremony of New KraussMaffei Reaction Process Machinery TechCentre in Mexico

06 September 2016

More than 100 customers from Mexico took up their invitation to attend the opening ceremony of the new KraussMaffei Reaction Process Machine...


Program of Composite Reverse Logistics Enters Into Force in the State of Paraná, Brazil

Program of Composite Reverse Logistics Enters Into Force in the State of Paraná, Brazil

06 September 2016

Gilmar Lima, President of the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO), and Antonio Bonetti, Secretary of the Environment and...


Redelease Takes Over the Exclusive Distribution in Brazil of AkzoNobel Phenolic Resins

06 September 2016

Redelease has taken over the exclusive distribution in Brazil of the phenolic resins produced by the Dutch company, AkzoNobel.


ALMACO Creates Wind Committee

23 August 2016

The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) has recently created a Wind Committee, a body that has the goal of sharing knowledge and opening new opportunities for composite materials.


BÜFA Composite Systems Evaluates Wind Energy Market in Brazil

16 August 2016

As a traditional manufacturer of specialties for the composites market, the German company BÜFA Composite Systems has an extensive experience in supplying systems – polyester and vinyl-ester resins, gelcoats, topcoats and bonding pastes – for the wind power industry.


Redelease Expands Semi-permanent Release Agent Options for the Composite Market

09 August 2016

Redelease has expanded the options of semi-permanent release agents which it provides to the composites manufacturers.


Gurit Tooling and Barracuda Advanced Composites Co-operate to Service the Brazilian Wind Energy Tooling Market

Gurit Tooling and Barracuda Advanced Composites Co-operate to Service the Brazilian Wind Energy Tooling Market

26 April 2016

Gurit and Barracuda Advanced Composites have teamed up to serve the Brazilian market with wind blade mould technology and services.


Gurit Expands its Global Balsa Wood Production Capacity

24 November 2015

Gurit is to expand its balsa wood production capacity in the first quarter of 2016.


Brazilian Composites Sector Elects the 2015 Top of Mind Companies

17 November 2015

Approximately 200 people participated in the the Brazilian Composites Industry Top of Mind award ceremony, held on 5 November 2015 at Transamérica Expo Center, in São Paulo, Brazil.


Fibermaq Supplies First Units of the Evolution Series to Stringal-Hurner

Fibermaq Supplies First Units of the Evolution Series to Stringal-Hurner

20 October 2015

Fibermaq has supplied the first machines of the new series Evolution to Stringal-Hurner, a Brazilian reference in industrial equipment made ...