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Reinforced Plastics News - 20 Aug 2014

Editor's Choice

Thermographic inspection of composites Non-destructive testing with active thermography is now a reality for composite materials, both in the field and on the production line. Tobias Kroeger of Automation Technology explains. More

Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – automotive pultrusion, reinforced thermoplastics, Sintex-Wausaukee Composites in India 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


MHI to increase production of composite wing boxes for Boeing 787 Dreamliner
In response to Boeing's plan to increase production rates for the 787 Dreamliner, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI), manufacturer of the aircraft's composite wing boxes, is to expand two production facilities in Japan.... More

SNC and Lockheed Martin unveil first composite structure for Dream Chaser spacecraft
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and programme partner Lockheed Martin have unveiled the composite airframe of the Dream Chaser orbital spacecraft. ... More

Greene, Tweed and Aerolia validate thermoplastic composite replacement for complex-shape metallic parts
US-based aerospace supplier Greene, Tweed, and Aerolia, a French Tier 1 aerostructures supplier, have developed thermoplastic composite materials which can replace metal in complex-shape aerospace applications previously not suited for composites.... 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 composite project develops racecar suspension components
Polystrand, in partnership with PPG and SANLUIS Rassini, is preparing a vehicle to compete in the Grand Touring Lite (GTL) classification in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). The goal is to new racecar composite suspension components.... 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.


Chem-Trend expands in China
Chem-Trend, the producer of high-performance mould release agents and casting lubricants, together with Klüber Lubrication, part of the Freudenberg Chemical Specialties business group, is investing in a major site-expansion project at its Qingpu facility in China.... 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 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

COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 show preview – deadline 15 August
The September/October issue of Reinforced Plastics will contain a preview of the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 exhibition, which takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany on 7-9 October 2014. ... 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. 


Composite Advantage establishes bridge installation partner
Composite Advantage has established partner company FRP Constructors LLC to provide on-site delivery and installation services for its fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) bridges and bridge decks. ... More

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GRP cover protects WWI submarine
RPC Technologies has developed a glass reinforced plastic cover to help protect a World War I Australian submarine.... More

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

Scott & Fyfe adds flame retardant glass mat to Polymat range
Scott & Fyfe has introduced Polymat FR, an extensive chopped glass mat designed for RTM applications, as a new addition to its Polymat range.... More

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Ingalls Shipbuilding delivers composite deckhouse for second Zumwalt destroyer
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division has delivered the composite deckhouse for the second Zumwalt Class destroyer to the US Navy. ... More

Processing technology

Lach Diamant expands tool range for fibre reinforced materials
Lach Diamant is expanding its diamond tool programme for the processing of fibre reinforced materials such as carbon fibre reinforced plastics, glassfibre reinforced plastics and mixed materials.... More

AVK advert

Wind energy

Gamesa concludes turnkey construction of its first wind farm in Chile
36 MW project will feature 18 Gamesa G90-2.0 MW wind turbines. ... More


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

International AVK Conference 2014
Dates: 06 October 2014 until 07 October 2014
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Website: http://www.avk-tv.de

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

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/

For a full list of events and conferences, please visit

Global Outlook for Carbon Fibre 2014
McClean Anderson
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UK Tech Events
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