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News for 11 March 2005


Waves of Resin Price Increases Here to Stay

11th March 2005 0 comments

A leading European resin producer offers some explanation for the spiralling costs of resins, which are likely to continue for the immediate future.

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Internal Problems Force Boeing’s CEO Harry Stonecipher to Resign

11th March 2005 0 comments

Boeing’s Board of Directors asked for and received the resignation of President and CEO Harry Stonecipher on Sunday, following news of a personal relationship with a female executive of the company.

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Carbon Fibre Brake Producer Resurfaces with Metek Deal

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The UK composite brake manufacturer, Surface Transforms, has agreed a second contract with the automotive brake supplier, Metek.

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German Premium Car Manufacturer and RocTool Company Begin Collaboration

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RocTool and BMW collaborate to adapt the Cage System for the automotive market.

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The National Composite Center Launches New Company

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The National Composite Center (NCC) unveiled a new company called Composite Advantage to promote use of polymer composites using closed moulding technology.

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AOC, DSM, Reichhold and DOW Increase Resin Prices

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AOC, DSM, Reichhold and DOW are following the trend of recent resin price increases, with all adjustments taking effect in April.

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BAE Systems to Acquire United Defense Industries for 2 Billion (GBP)

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The wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, BAE Systems North America Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire United Defense Industries, Inc (UDI) for over 2 billion pounds (GBP).

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GGB Develops Bearings for Hydropower Applications

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GGB, formerly Glacier Garlock Bearings, has introduced two self-lubricating, fibre/resin composite bearing materials.

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