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Reinforced Plastics News - 12 Nov 2014

Editor's Choice

High specification carbon fibre prepreg benefits CAMCOPTER® project TenCate Advanced Composites has been involved in a long term tooling project with Austrian company Schiebel to develop materials for the CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. More

Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – Hemp composites for cars, 3D carbon fibre printer, Europe's GRP market The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week. More

Laser surface preparation of composite materials (Part 1) 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


October's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – Volvo XC90 leaf spring, 3D fabrics, aircraft repair
The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last month.... More

Scott Bader

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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


Toho Tenax introduces rapid-cure carbon fibre prepreg for automotive applications
Toho Tenax has developed a carbon fibre prepreg that achieves rapid curing, enabling increased productivity in the manufacture of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) automotive parts.... 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.


Brazilian composites sector reports third quarter revenues
The Brazilian composites sector reported a revenue of US$ 325 million in the third quarter of 2014, 9.8% higher when compared to the previous three months, but 2.4% lower than the figures reported in the same period last year.... More

Composite Cluster Singapore and Componeering in software partnership
Composite Cluster Singapore Pte Ltd (CCS) and Componeering Inc. have signed an agreement to substantiate their collaboration regarding Componeering’s ESAComp software in the ASEAN region.... More

Momentive CCT and Consuta collaborate on composites training
Combined Composite Technologies Ltd, part Momentive Specialty Chemicals (Momentive CCT), has developed a specially-adapted training school in a collaboration with Consuta Training at its facility in Segensworth North, near Fareham, Hampshire in the United Kingdom.... More

HGGC and Charlesbank Capital Partners acquire The Composites Group
US private equity firms HGGC and Charlesbank Capital Partners, with portfolio company Citadel Plastics Holdings, have completed the acquisition of The Composites Group, a manufacturer of thermoset composite moulding compounds.... More

Vince Cable MP opens new facilities at UK's National Composites Centre
The UK's Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), Dr Vince Cable MP, formally opened new facilities at the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol on 30 October.... More

Exel Composites unveils new strategy
Exel Composites has announced a new strategy and long-term financial targets. ... 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


AVK announces 2014 Innovation Awards winners
German composites association AVK presented its 2014 Innovation Awards at its annual conference in Düsseldorf earlier this month. ... More

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. 

PGI Composites
Composite/Fiber Reinforced Plastic manufacturers have been using PGI’s high-performance materials in their solutions for aerospace, construction and marine industries for many years. Find out more how PGI can help you here 


UK boat builder CTruk plans expansion
CTruk is planning to develop a new site to build the larger support vessels required for the latest offshore wind farm projects. ... More

Composites UK to highlight composites for marine and offshore energy
Composites UK, the accredited Trade Association for the UK composites industry, will support companies using composite materials in the marine and offshore energy sectors during its latest showcase event being held on 27 November in Southampton.... 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

Graphene-toughened composites may benefit new aerospace structures
The School of Engineering at Cardiff University and Haydale have announced new research demonstrating significant improvements in mechanical performance including impact resistance in carbon fibre composites.... More

Automotive Surfaces

Automotive Surfaces will present the latest plastic developments in the field of decorative and functional surfaces for the automotive industry. Join OEMs, Tier 1 manufacturers and suppliers on 18-19 November in Stuttgart. 

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.


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

Composite Pressure Vessel (CPV) Symposium
Dates: 02 December 2014 until 04 December 2014
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Website: http://www.cpvsymposium.com

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

For a full list of events and conferences, please visit

Scott Bader
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