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News for September 2005


Argonne Researchers Create New Diamond-nanotube Composite Material

2nd September 2005 0 comments

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have combined the world’s hardest known material – diamond – with the world’s strongest structural form – carbon nanotubes.

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PlastiComp and Indore Sign Strategic Business Alliance

2nd September 2005 0 comments

The Long Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastic (LFRTP) technology developed and used by PlastiComp LLC for the production of Complçt Composite Pellets will be transferred to Indore Composites of Bombay, India.

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LM Glassfiber Revenue for First Half of 2005 Up 20 Percent

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In the first six months of 2005, the LM Glasfiber Group posted revenue of DKK 1,099 million, up 20 percent on the same period of 2004.

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Boeing Receives 787 Order from China Southern Airlines

2nd September 2005 0 comments

China Southern Airlines, the largest airline in The Republic of China has made a firm purchase to acquire 10 787 Dreamliner aircraft from Boeing.

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Aurora Delivers First RQ-4B Composite Vertical Tail

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Aurora Flight Sciences has delivered the first set of vertical tails for the new RQ-4B model of the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle to prime contractor Northrop Grumman.

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Researchers Find Mechanism Governing Particle Growth in Nanocomposites

2nd September 2005 0 comments

A research team from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Drexel University has discovered a new mechanism by which polymer materials used in nanocomposites control the growth of particles.

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JEC to Hold Forum on Composite Initiatives in France

2nd September 2005 0 comments

The JEC Group will hold a forum devoted to composite initiatives in French regions in October in the CAP 15 Congress Centre in Paris.

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Vibration Testing Proves CTC’s Composite Conductor Cable Longevity

2nd September 2005 0 comments

Composite Technology Corporation (CTC) has successfully completed its Aeolian Vibration Test performed on its proprietary Aluminum Conductor Composite Core (ACCC) to test the cable longevity.

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Saint-Gobain Reinforcements to Expand Thermoplastic Production in China

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Saint-Gobain Reinforcements is to expand exponentially its thermoplastic production capacity in China.

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3M’s Composite Conductors Ensure Consistent Electricity Supply

2nd September 2005 0 comments

A new high-temperature, low-sag overhead conductor from 3M, designed to help eliminate transmission bottlenecks in electricity grids – the major cause of brownouts and blackouts – is getting its first use in California.

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