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Reinforced Plastics News - 10 Dec 2014

Editor's Choice

Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – giant robots, FRP buses, and boost for carbon fiber in China and Russia The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week. More

Reusing automotive composites production waste (part 3) Research continues to improve prospects for the increased reuse of automotive composites production waste. J.P. Snudden, C. Ward, and K. Potter of the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) at the University of Bristol in the UK discuss this possible high value solution. More

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Toray FRP used in Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle
Toray Industries’ carbon fiber material will be used for a range of parts in Toyota Motor Corporation’s MIRAI fuel cell vehicle.... More

Autoclave developed for F1 parts
Support service company AIC Group has recently completed the design and installation of a new autoclave for a leading Formula 1 team in the UK. ... 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.


South Korean government invests in carbon fiber hub
South Korean conglomerate Hyosung and the government have jointly established a carbon fiber hub in North Jeolla Province n the southwest of South Korea.... More

Comment: Composites industry deal volumes remain strong in 2014
Keith Pickering, partner, Catalyst Corporate Finance, reviews mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the composites industry in 2014.... 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

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. 


Wood plastic composite market to reach 1,728.9 kilotons by 2019
The wood plastic composite market is projected to grow from 1,046.1 kilotons to 1,728.9 kilotons between 2014 and 2019, with a CAGR of 10.5%.... More

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Shell invests in composite pipes
Netherlands-based Airborne Oil & Gas BV says that it has added Shell Technology Ventures BV as a company investor and shareholder.... 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. 


Launch of 22m composite workboat
UK-based CTruk, which designs and builds composite marine craft, has launched the CWind Sword, a 22 m multi-role composite workboat built for offshore wind farm support. ... More

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

Award for multi-material system for car seats
Johnson Controls has received an innovation award for its CAMISMA carbon fiber-amide-metal-based interior structure, which uses a multi-material system approach to reduce weight and cost. ... More


DSM Dyneema materials win awards
DSM Dyneema has won three awards for its Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology platform, which develops fiber for ballistic applications. ... More

Applied NanoStructured Solutions LLC

Easy Dispersion: Carbon NanoStructure (CNS)-infused chopped glass product is designed for use as a reinforcement for thermoset and thermoplastic resins that not only makes the material conductive but greatly enhances strength and modulus.   www.appliednanostructuredsolutions.com

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.


India Composites Show 2014
Dates: 10 December 2014 until 12 December 2014
Location: Mumbai, India
Website: http://www.indiacompositesshow.com

ICERP 2015 – International Conference and Exhibition on Reinforced Plastics
Dates: 29 January 2015 until 31 January 2015
Location: Hyderabad, India
Website: http://www.icerpshow.com

CompIC (Composites in Construction)
Dates: 03 February 2015 (1 day event)
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Website: http://www.netcomposites.com/calendar/compic-2015/1410

Compotec 2015: 7th International Exhibition on Composites and Related Technologies
Dates: 04 February 2015 until 06 February 2015
Location: Marina di Carrara, Italy
Website: http://www.compotec.it

JEC Europe 2015
Dates: 10 March 2015 until 12 March 2015
Location: Paris, France
Website: http://www.jeccomposites.com

For a full list of events and conferences, please visit

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