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Reinforced Plastics News - 2 Jul 2014

Editor's Choice

Composites Part A: Top 10 articles of 2013 The following are the 10 most popular research articles for 2013 from the Elsevier journal Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. More

Thermoplastic sandwich panel promises weight savings for aircraft interiors French company SMTC is introducing Dynatech, a thermoplastic sandwich panel reported to offer significant weight and cost savings in aircraft and train interior applications. More

Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – automotive composites, lightweight materials market, Sumitomo Bakelite acquires Vaupell The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week. More



Royal supplies parts for Fokker Aerostructures
US company Royal Engineered Composites has moved into the international aviation market with deliveries on a new contract for Fokker Aerostructures.... More

Airbus A350 XWB test fleet complete
The fifth and final flight-test A350 XWB aircraft, MSN005, has made its first flight. The A350 XWB is the first Airbus aircraft to be over 50 wt% composite.... 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. 


Toyota and AZL agree 5-year partnership on production technologies for lightweight components
Car maker Toyota and the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) in Germany have signed a 5-year contract focusing on the large series production of automotive components.... More

Hexagon Composites introduces TITAN XL
Hexagon Composites’ wholly owned subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has introduced TITAN™ XL, the largest CNG trailer of its kind, to the Latin America Market in response to demand for increased gas capacity per trailer.... More



MultiCam acquired by investment firm
MultiCam, a CNC cutting solutions manufacturer, has been acquired by Rosewood Private Investments.... More

Ashland announces resins price increase for Europe
Ashland Performance Materials is increasing the prices of its complete portfolio of unsaturated polyester resins, gel-coats and epoxy vinyl ester resins in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in July. ... More

Jobs on ReinforcedPlastics.com

The latest vacancies on our jobs page include:

Composite Sales Manager – South of England, Cathay Composites; and

Business Manager – Open Mold, AOC.

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AVK releases conference program
The program for the International AVK Conference on Fibre Reinforced Plastics/Composites, which will take place at the CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf from 6 - 7 October 2014 is now available.... More

COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 set for new attendance record
With about 85% of the available exhibition space already booked, the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany, this October, is set to post record attendance numbers.... More

TenCate Performance 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. 


Milliken Infrastructure Solutions acquires Edge Structural Composites, Inc.
Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Milliken & Company, has acquired the assets of Edge Structural Composites, Inc., which produces structural strengthening systems for structural upgrades, corrosion repairs, seismic strengthening, and a variety of other applications.... More

Corrosion-resistant equipment

Hexagon Composites receives new TITAN order in North America
Hexagon Composites' wholly owned subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has received an order valued at approximately US$11.8 million (approximately NOK 71 million) from an existing North American client for TITAN™ compressed natural gas (CNG) modules to serve as mobile pipelines.... More

Innovation in Composites – take part in our survey!

Reinforced Plastics is conducting a survey about the importance of innovation in the composites industry.

The survey will only take you a few minutes to complete and the information gathered will help us develop our products and services for the industry. 

We welcome your input. Please visit the survey here.

Materials technology

Interplastic offers new Silmar surfboard resin
US company Interplastic Corporation has developed a new Silmar® acrylic modified polyester resin for surfboards.... More

Join the Reinforced Plastics LinkedIn Group!

The Reinforced Plastics LinkedIn Group has over 3380 members. Why not join us to discuss what's happening in the composites industry? 

Processing technology

Mastergel moves into mould manufacture
The Brazilian manufacturer of gelcoats and distributor of speciality chemicals Mastergel is now supplying moulds for the manufacture of composite parts using the RTM process.... More

Wind energy

FREE DOWNLOAD: WEU Onshore O&M Report 2014
This download is an extract from Chapter 2 of the Wind Energy Update Onshore O&M Report: Cost effective O&M strategies to minimize downtime and maximize wind energy yield.... More


ICCE-22: The 22nd Annual International Conference on Composites or Nano-Engineering
Dates: 13 July 2014 until 19 July 2014
Location: Malta
Website: http://www.icce-nano.org

FPCM12: The 12th International Conference on Flow Processing in Composite Materials
Dates: 14 July 2014 until 16 July 2014
Location: Enschede, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.fpcm-12.nl/

The 7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2014)
Dates: 20 August 2014 until 22 August 2014
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Website: http://www.cice2014.ca

Wind Energy Recycling: A Special Session at the 4th International Conference on Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management
Dates: 02 September 2014 until 05 September 2014
Location: Crete, Greece
Website: http://www.hwm-conferences.tuc.gr/index.php/79-news/92-speci...

China Composites Expo 2014
Dates: 03 September 2014 until 05 September 2014
Location: Shanghai, China
Website: http://www.chinacompositesexpo.com/en/

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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