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News for November 2005


SAMPE Fall Technical Conference 2005 Sets Attendance Record

4th November 2005 0 comments

The SAMPE Fall Technical Conference set attendance records for its annual composites event, attracting to 1000 industry and academic delegates.

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FACT Expansion Aims to Double LFT Production Capacity

4th November 2005 0 comments

FACT Future Advanced Composites and Technology (FACT) is to double its capacity in long fibre thermoplastics, creating 30 new jobs in the process.

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EPTA Completes Study on World Pultrusion Market

4th November 2005 0 comments

The European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) has recently completed a Market Study of the Developments in the European Market for Composites Profiles in relation to the World Pultrusion Markets.

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Bohannon Concepts Create Chevy' 55 Composite Replica

4th November 2005 0 comments

Bohannon Concepts, the custom car replica company in Cookeville, US, have developed an all composite ’55 Chevy S-S which is a lightweight, retro version of the original Chevy shoebox.

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PPG Launch Joint Venture for Thermosets in China

4th November 2005 0 comments

PPG Industries and Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass Co. Ltd. are to launch a 50-50 joint venture, PPG Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass Co. Ltd., to serve the global thermosets market.

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Virginia Tech Football Player uses Prototype Composite Cast

4th November 2005 0 comments

Virginia Tech’s footballer, Cedric Humes, was able to play against Boston College despite a broken arm (the ulna bone) thanks, in part, to a prototype composite brace designed for him by Virginia Tech engineers.

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Cytec Merges Divisions to Form Cytec Specialty Chemicals

4th November 2005 0 comments

Cytec Industries is to combine its two specialty chemical divisions, Cytec Surface Specialties and Cytec Performance Specialties, into a new unit named Cytec Specialty Chemicals.

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Gitzo Develops Carbon Fibre Tripod Technology

4th November 2005 0 comments

Gitzo, manufacturer of photography/visual equipment, has developed a new line of carbon fibre tripods incorporating a design process that they claim will reduce the overall weight up to 30 percent.

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AGY Expands S-2 Glass Products in Japan

4th November 2005 0 comments

AGY has completed a distribution agreement with Sakai Sangyo Co., Ltd., Japan, that is part of the company’s plan to expand the use of S2 Glass reinforcements and related products in Asia.

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BMW Collaborate with Leatt on Carbon/Kevlar Neck Brace

4th November 2005 0 comments

BMW and KTM are collaborating with the Leatt Corporation, developer of the Leatt-Brace system, a composite cervical spine protection system for the sports motorcyclist.

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