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Reinforced Plastics News - 21 Jan 2015

Editor's Choice

Autoclave liberation gathers pace (part 1) The search for viable alternatives to autoclaves has been underway for some time. George Marsh assesses where progress has reached and finds that some high profile projects are leading the way. More

Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – composite space Lego, 3D printing and DSM sale The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week. More

Obama announces new US$250 million composites institute President Obama has announced the new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), a Knoxville, Tennessee-based center focused on developing next-generation composite materials. More

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February 18-19, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA

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Gurit wins bid for carbon fiber body panels
Swiss automotive composite specialist Gurit has been selected as the supplier for carbon fiber based automotive body panels at a total contract value of more than CHF30 million calculated on a multi-annual basis.... 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.


Composites UK offers £1500 grants for UK SMEs
Composites UK, the accredited industry trade association (ATO) for the UKTI’s Trade Access Programme (TAP) is offering grants of £1500 each to pay some of the cost for UK SMEs to exhibit at the JEC Europe show in Paris.... 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. 


Composite manhole covers can be lifted by hand
UK manufacturer Structural Science Composites Ltd (SSC) has developed a range of glass fiber reinforced manhole and drain covers that are so lightweight that even the largest can be lifted by hand.... More

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ATL Composites celebrates 35 years
ATL Composites says that 2015 marks its 35th anniversary as a producer of epoxy resins and supplier of structural materials to the Australian and Asian composites industries.... More

Materials technology

New analyzer for composite materials
Testing and protection specialist Acoem has developed a thermomechanical test platform for polymers and composite materials.... More

Resin designed for surface mount connectors
Solvay Specialty Polymers has introduced the Xydar MG-850 liquid crystal polymer (LCP), a new specially designed grade suitable for new high-speed USB 3.0 surface mount connectors. ... More

Processing technology

AIC forms new partnership with the AMRC
AIC Group announces a new partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) based in Sheffield, UK.... More

Student develops tool to help composite layup
A PhD student from the University of Bristol has designed and developed a hand-held laminating tool, called a dibber, for use in the layup of advanced composite components. ... More


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

EWEA Offshore 2015
Dates: 10 March 2015 until 12 March 2015
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: http://www.ewea.org/offshore2015

International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterization
Dates: 14 March 2015 until 15 March 2015
Location: Hyderabad, India
Website: http://www.icmpc.com

NPE 2015
Dates: 23 March 2015 until 27 March 2015
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Website: http://www.npe.org

UTECH Europe Conference and Exhibition
Dates: 14 April 2015 until 16 April 2015
Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.utecheurope.eu

Plastic Pipes in Infrastructure
Dates: 14 April 2015 until 16 April 2015
Location: London, UK
Website: http://www.amiplastics.com/events/event?Code=C649

Second International Symposium on Automated Composites Manufacturing
Dates: 23 April 2015 until 24 April 2015
Location: Montreal, Canada
Website: http://concom.encs.concordia.ca/autocomposites/index.htm

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