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Reinforced Plastics News - 4 Sep 2014

Editor's Choice

Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – Boeing 777X engine, thermoplastic composites, NDT with active thermography The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week. More

Expanded role for thermoplastic composites (Part 2) Andreas Erber and Simon Spitko of SGL Group describe how improved thermoplastic composite systems can be achieved through customised materials and process technologies. More

August's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – GE9X engine's composites blades, pultrusion for automotive, thermographic inspection The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last month. More

Airtech Advanced Materials Group
Established in 1973 Airtech Advanced Materials Group is the leading manufacturer of processing materials to the world's composite and tooling industries.
Airtech offers the auxiliary materials for the vacuum bagging, wet lay-up and resin infusion processes. Airtech product range consists of: vacuum bagging films up to ultra-high temperature and very large width, release films and release liquids, pressure sensitive tapes, peel plies, breathers and bleeders, vacuum bag sealant tapes, vacuum bag connectors and hoses, rubber, tooling materials, carbon and glass reinforcements.
Airtech is an ISO 9001:2008 and EN/ AS 9100:2009 registered company. 


GE9X engine for Boeing 777X will feature fewer, thinner composite fan blades
GE Aviation is designing a new composite fan blade using 'next-generation' carbon fibre composite material for GE9X engine which will be used on the Boeing 777X aircraft. ... More

Scott Bader

Are you are looking for high quality resins, gelcoats, adhesives and pigments which can be relied upon to process easily and consistently while offering the best long-term performance? We have the solution for you!

Crestapol® Resins
A unique resin series enabling you to achieve a market-leading industrial-scale performance across a range of processes

Advanced Gelcoats
Extensive range of high-quality gelcoats, combining ease of processing with spectacular long-term exterior performance

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


Automotive industry relies on aluminium and multi-material solutions to lightweight vehicles
While aluminium is expected to be relied on heavily to meet new fuel efficiency standards for vehicles, multi-material solutions, engineering plastics and advanced composites will also play a key role, according to a WardsAuto survey sponsored by DuPont. ... More

NIST research centre helps auto industry understand lightweighting materials
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for Automotive Lightweighting (NCAL) aims to provide automotive companies and their suppliers with design and manufacturing information on new types of steel, aluminium, magnesium, composites and other materials which they can use to reduce the weight of their vehicles.... 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.


AOC announces price increase for Europe
US-headquartered resins supplier AOC has announced a September price increase for all products sold in Europe.... More

New Chinese appointment for Michelman
Michelman, the manufacturer of modifiers for composites, has appointed Richard Yang as its new Regional Sales Manager, Asia-Pacific, Chemical Specialties, and Country Manager, China.... More

Jobs on ReinforcedPlastics.com

The latest vacancies on our jobs page include:

Composite Sales Manager – South of England, Cathay Composites.

(If you'd like to advertise a job on Reinforced Plastics.com please contact us. This service is free of charge for current Reinforced Plastics advertisers.)


COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014: Free entrance tickets for Reinforced Plastics readers
As COMPOSITES EUROPE's official media partner Reinforced Plastics is very pleased to be able to offer our readers free entrance tickets to this year's exhibition in Düsseldorf on 7-9 October.... More

COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 introduces 'Wind Energy meets Composites' tours
At COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 there will be wind energy-themed guided tours of the exhibition highlighting the latest composites developments for the wind power 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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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. 


Russell Athletic introduces American football shoulder pad system made with Boeing 787 carbon fibre
Boeing and Russell Brands LLC are working together to incorporate excess carbon fibre from Boeing's 787 Dreamliner aircraft production in Russell Athletic protective athletic gear.... More

The UK’s largest ever Composites Event
Network and do business at the Composites Engineering Show, plus co-locating Aero Engineering Show, and Automotive Engineering Show - part of Advanced Engineering UK 11-12 Nov, NEC, UK


Closed Moulding session at IBEX 2014
Composites One, along with the Closed Mold Alliance, is presenting a free Closed Molding Super Session at IBEX 2014 in Tampa, FL on Monday, September 29 from 12-4 pm.... 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

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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

Processing technology

UK team awarded funding to develop monitoring system for composite hydrogen storage tanks
A team led by R-TECH Services has been awarded £300,000 from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board to develop a system which provides an early warning of any damage in composite hydrogen storage tanks for vehicles.... More

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Wind energy

US Department of the Interior auctions 80,000 acres for offshore wind energy development in Maryland
Action is part of President Obama’s comprehensive plan to create jobs, develop domestic clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution. ... More


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/

JEC Americas 2014
Dates: 28 October 2014 until 29 October 2014
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Website: http://www.jeccomposites.com

For a full list of events and conferences, please visit

Scott Bader
MVP advert
UK Tech Events
McClean Anderson
CAMX advert
Global Outlook for Carbon Fibre 2014
Composites Europe
Aero Engineering

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