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Reinforced Plastics News - 29 Oct 2014

Editor's Choice

Reinforced Plastics' JEC Europe 2015 Showcase The January/February issue of Reinforced Plastics magazine will contain a preview of the JEC Europe 2015 exhibition, which takes place in Paris on 10-12 March. More

Tooling study: Epoxy prepreg improves MRO capabilities for Boeing 777 Australian company GMS Composites has developed a low temperature epoxy prepreg tooling system that is proving ideal for repairs to Boeing 777 composite parts. More

Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – Volvo XC90 composite leaf spring, improving adhesive bonding, aircraft repair The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week. More

Airtech Advanced Materials Group
Established in 1973 Airtech Advanced Materials Group is the leading manufacturer of processing materials to the world's composite and tooling industries.
Airtech offers the auxiliary materials for the vacuum bagging, wet lay-up and resin infusion processes. Airtech product range consists of: vacuum bagging films up to ultra-high temperature and very large width, release films and release liquids, pressure sensitive tapes, peel plies, breathers and bleeders, vacuum bag sealant tapes, vacuum bag connectors and hoses, rubber, tooling materials, carbon and glass reinforcements.
Airtech is an ISO 9001:2008 and EN/ AS 9100:2009 registered company. 


NASA seeks 'ultra-lightweight' core materials for future space vehicles
NASA is seeking proposals to develop and manufacture lower-mass alternatives to the honeycomb or foam core materials currently used in composite sandwich structures. ... More

Airbus shares composites expertise with America's Cup team
Airbus has announced a partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA, the defending champion of the America’s Cup, under which it will share its composites expertise. ... More

Scott Bader

Are you are looking for high quality resins, gelcoats, adhesives and pigments which can be relied upon to process easily and consistently while offering the best long-term performance? We have the solution for you!

Crestapol® Resins: A unique resin series enabling you to achieve a market-leading industrial-scale performance across a range of processes.

Advanced Gelcoats: Extensive range of high-quality gelcoats, combining ease of processing with spectacular long-term exterior performance.

Adhesives: A versatile range of structural and patented-technology MMA and Urethane Acrylate adhesives and bonding pastes, used for bonding a wide variety of dissimilar substrates.

For more information visit our stand at the upcoming shows or email: enquiries@scottbader.com; Phone: +44 (0)1933 666638; Visit:  www.scottbader.com


Quickstep to create automotive composites division at Deakin University
Quickstep Holdings Ltd, an Australian manufacturer of carbon fibre composite components for the aerospace, defence and automotive industries, is establishing a dedicated automotive division co-located with Deakin University to design automotive manufacturing cells.... More


Looking for the best system to dispense adhesives or putties? MVP has 6 to choose from.  5-gal. & 55-gal. models, in multiple ratios, able to dispense multiple materials. Visit www.mvpind.com to find yours.


NASA and Boeing, Composite Panel Systems win CAMX Awards
The new US composites trade show CAMX issued its first Awards last week in Florida.... More

Chromaflo Technologies

Chromaflo Technologies is a leading provider of colorant technologies for the global thermoset plastics market. Learn how we solve our customers’ toughest color, appearance and performance challenges at www.chromaflo.com


COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 sets records
The COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 trade show in Düsseldorf earlier this month attracted 10,186 visitors, an increase of 25% on the previous event held in Düsseldorf in 2012.... More

TenCate Advanced Composites

TenCate CCS Composites is a leader in chopped fiber composite compression molded parts. Bridging the ease of injection molded plastics with the high strength of advanced composites. Visit us online to see what is possible. 

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McClean Anderson

McClean Anderson, a world leader of advanced filament winding equipment since 1961, provides innovative and cost-effective filament winding equipment solutions to customers worldwide. Please visit our new website at www.mccleananderson.com for detailed information. 


Recycling composites commercially (Part 2)
Glass fibre and carbon fibre reinforced plastics (GRP and CFRP) have excellent properties but one barrier to the increased use of these materials is the lack of recycling facilities. Stella Job reports.... More

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3A Composites Core Materials
3A Composites Core Materials is a global organization within 3A Composites, with operations in Europe, North America, South America, India and China.
The branded products AIREX®, BALTEK® and BANOVA® have pioneered the sandwich technology for almost 70 years. Fabricators use these core materials to make innovative, lightweight sandwich structures for the wind energy, marine and transportation markets as well as other industrial applications.
3A Composites Core Materials is the global leader in answering the markets’ and users’ needs for sustainable, lightweight and resource-friendly materials that enable the production of lighter and thus more energy efficient end products. 

Materials technology

Alcoa joins thermoplastic composites research centre TPRC
Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) and the ThermoPlastic composites Research Centre (TPRC) in the Netherlands are collaborating to develop thermoplastic composite fastening solutions for the aerospace, automotive and other markets.... More

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Applied NanoStructured Solutions LLC
Care to improve both strength and modulus? Carbon NanoStructure-infused chopped glass is a reinforcement for thermoset and thermoplastic resins that greatly enhances strength and modulus and adds electrical & thermal conductivity. Discover how at www.appliednanostructuredsolutions.com

Processing technology

Laser surface preparation of composite materials (Part 2)
General Lasertronics Corporation has examined the degree to which laser surface preparation of composite material enhanced the repeatability and fracture toughness of adhesive bonds, compared with conventional abrasive-plus-solvent wipe processes. Robert Cargill and Jim Russell of Lasertronics describe the project.... More

Composites books – Elsevier survey

The Editor for Plastics and Composites books for Elsevier is currently running a survey of the community, to get more insight into what books Elsevier should be publishing in this area. The survey only takes 10 minutes, and you’ll receive a discount code for Elsevier books at the end.

Wind energy

Renewable Power Generation 2013
This special Renewable Energy Focus power generation report reviews the latest REMIPEG (Renewable Electricity Market, Installed Power and Annual Electricity Generation) report, carried out in the first half year of 2014 and presenting an overview for the status of the renewable energy market through the end of 2013. ... More


JEC Americas 2014
Dates: 28 October 2014 until 29 October 2014
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Website: http://www.jeccomposites.com

FEIPLAR Composites & FEIPUR 2014
Dates: 11 November 2014 until 13 November 2014
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Website: http://www.feiplar.com.br

Composites UK Industry Awards Dinner 2014
Dates: 11 November 2014 (1 day event)
Location: Birmingham, UK
Website: http://www.compositesuk.co.uk/EventsandExhibitions/Composite...

Composites Engineering UK 2014
Dates: 11 November 2014 until 12 November 2014
Location: NEC, Birmingham, UK
Website: http://www.advancedengineeringuk.com/

JEC Asia 2014
Dates: 17 November 2014 until 19 November 2014
Location: Singapore
Website: http://www.jeccomposites.com

Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture 2014
Dates: 01 December 2014 until 03 December 2014
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Website: http://www.amiplastics.com/events/event?Code=C608

For a full list of events and conferences, please visit

Scott Bader
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