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Reinforced Plastics News - 27 Aug 2014

Editor's Choice

Expanded role for thermoplastic composites (Part 1) Andreas Erber and Simon Spitko of SGL Group describe how improved thermoplastic composite systems can be achieved through customised materials and process technologies. More

Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories: NDT by active thermography, MHI boosts Dreamliner work, XS-1 spacecraft design The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week. More

COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014: show preview This year's COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany, on 7-9 October. In our preview we take a look at some of the innovations which will be on display. More

Aerospace

Northrop Grumman, Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic developing XS-1 spacecraft design
Northrop Grumman Corporation, working with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic, is developing a preliminary design and flight demonstration plan for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 programme.... More

Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries add aerospace tooling machining capabilities
US aerospace suppliers Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries have invested in additional machining equipment to meet increasing demand for high quality tooling and shorter delivery schedules.... More

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. 

Automotive

RTP adds pultrusion line at Mexican facility
RTP Company has installed a new pultrusion line at its facility in Monterrey, Mexico for producing Very Long Fiber (‘VLF’) compounds.... More

MVP

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.

Business

Ashland increases prices in Europe, Middle East and Africa
Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. is increasing the prices of its complete portfolio of unsaturated polyester resins and gelcoats in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) by 75 euros per ton.... More

Innovative Composites announces $1.5m funding agreement with Bassett Financial
Innovative Composites International Inc (ICI) has entered into a definitive Commitment Letter and Advisory Agreement with Bassett Financial Corporation to assist with the restructuring of the company to build a more stable financial platform and promote sales growth. ... More

Gurit reports sales increase for first half
Gurit has reported a 28.8% sales increase to CHF 167 million (1HY 2013: 129.7 million) for the first six months of 2014, versus the same but weak period of last year.... More

DSM Composite Resins announces price increase for Europe
DSM Composite Resins will increase prices of its complete portfolio of unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins in September. ... More

Jobs on ReinforcedPlastics.com

The latest vacancies on our jobs page include:

Composite Sales Manager – South of England, Cathay Composites.

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COMPOSITES EUROPE

COMPOSITES EUROPE appoints 'Wind Energy Ambassador'
Hanno Fecke, an experienced organiser of wind energy trade fairs, is to become 'Wind Energy Ambassador' for COMPOSITES EUROPE, reflecting the exhibition's expanding commitment to the wind energy sector.... 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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Global Outlook for Carbon Fibre 2014

Join us in Cologne, Germany, from 8-10 October for Europe’s leading forum in the carbon fibre industry. Bringing together carbon fibre experts to discuss the latest issues facing this highly competitive growing industry www.gocarbonfibre.com

Materials technology

Composite guards protect railway components
Beakbane has developed lightweight composite guard technology for railway rolling stock applications.... More

Technical Fibre Products appoints Chinese distributor
Technical Fibre Products has appointed the JianYe and BluDot Group as the exclusive distributor of Optiveil®, Optimat® and Tecnofire® nonwovens in China, Taiwan and Singapore.... More

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Events

China Composites Expo 2014
Dates: 03 September 2014 until 05 September 2014
Location: Shanghai, China
Website: http://www.chinacompositesexpo.com/en/
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FRP Bridges 2014: 2nd International Conference on the Use of Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites in Bridge Design
Dates: 11 September 2014 until 12 September 2014
Location: London, UK
Website: http://www.netcomposites.com/calendar/frp-bridges-2014/1335
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International AVK Conference 2014
Dates: 06 October 2014 until 07 October 2014
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Website: http://www.avk-tv.de
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COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 - 9th European Trade Fair & Forum for Composite Materials Technology & Applications
Dates: 07 October 2014 until 09 October 2014
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Website: http://www.composites-europe.com
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CAMX 2014 – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo
Dates: 13 October 2014 until 16 October 2014
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Website: http://www.thecamx.org/
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For a full list of events and conferences, please visit
http://www.reinforcedplastics.com/events/

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