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Futuristic Bus Pavilion Gains its Strength from Divinycell

The new information and ticket pavilion on the intercity bus level of Union Station in Washington, DC, US, is a futuristic structure strengthened by a Divinycell core. 

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Futuristic Bus Pavilion Gains its Strength from Divinycell

Airbus A350 XWB Containing Hexcel Carbon Fibre and Composite Materials Achieves Type Certification

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Airbus A350 XWB Containing Hexcel Carbon Fibre and Composite Materials Achieves Type Certification

The Airbus A350 XWB containing Hexcel carbon fibre and composite materials has achieved Type Certification, which means the aircraft is now ready for flight operations. 

Marenco Swisshelicopter’s High-Performance SKYe SH09 Helicopter Featuring Gurit’s Composite Materials Completes Maiden Flight

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Marenco Swisshelicopter’s High-Performance SKYe SH09 Helicopter Featuring Gurit’s Composite Materials Completes Maiden Flight

Gurit’s customer, Marenco Swisshelicopter, has had a successful maiden flight of SKYe SH09 – an entirely new, multi-purpose, versatile, largely composite-built helicopter. This new class of helicopters is designed and built in Switzerland and features Gurit composite materials.  

ACIC 2015 Open for Abstracts

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ACIC 2015 Open for Abstracts

The seventh biennial Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) conference will be taking place on 9-11 September, 2015, at St John’s College, Cambridge, UK, and is inviting relevant abstracts to be submitted now.

Exova Renews Partnership with Hitachi Rail Europe

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Exova Renews Partnership with Hitachi Rail Europe

Exova Warringtonfire has renewed a partnership with Hitachi Rail Europe to provide fire testing as part of the UK Government’s £5.7billion Intercity Express Programme (IEP).

TSE-EcoWinder Resin Applicator Wins ACE Award for Composites Excellence at CAMX 2014

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TSE Industries of Clearwater, Florida, US, has just received the ACE Award for Composites Excellence for its TSE-EcoWinder resin applicator for filament winding at the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) in Orlando, Florida, US. 

Composites UK Announces 2014 Industry Award Winners 

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Composites UK, the accredited trade association for the UK composites industry, has announced the winners of its 2014 industry awards, which will be presented on 11th November 2014.

Four Times Formula 1 World Champion, Alain Prost, Guest of Honour at JEC Asia 2014

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JEC Group will be welcoming four times Formula 1 Champion, Alain Prost, as Guest of Honour, to JEC Asia this year for its 7th session, with a day focused on automotive.

Alcoa Joins TPRC as New Tier 1 Member

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Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) and the ThermoPlastic composites Research Center (TPRC) in Enschede (The Netherlands) have entered into a long term partnership to share and collaborate in the development of thermoplastic composite technologies.

Scott Bader Exhibiting BBA Approved CrysticROOF GRP Roofing Systems at RCI 2014 

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Scott Bader Exhibiting BBA Approved CrysticROOF GRP Roofing Systems at RCI 2014 

Scott Bader is exhibiting at the RCI (Roofing, Cladding & Insulation) Show 2014, taking place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK, from 28-30 October (stand E03.)

Solvay Specialty Polymers' KetaSpire PEEK Products are Qualified at COMAC

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Five of Solvay Specialty Polymers’ KetaSpirepolyetheretherketone (PEEK) grades have earned qualification at the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), a leading Chinese aircraft manufacturer, for use on its next-generation aircraft. 

New Isojet 2K Revolutionising Aerospace Resin Applications

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International teamwork between Isojet Equipements and JR Technology Limited (JRTL) is set to revolutionise resin applications in aerospace and allied industries.

Quickstep to Create Automotive Division in Geelong

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Quickstep Holdings has been awarded a grant of $1.76 million from the Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund, (GRIIF) an Australian Government, Victorian Government and Ford Australia funded initiative under the Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund.

TCG Launches New Material Options for PremierLT, PremierUV Compound Lines

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The Composites Group (TCG) has launched PremierLT L703S and PremierUV VQH-55S, two new materials to the most recent PremierLT and PremierUV product families of high-performance thermoset sheet moulding compounds (SMCs). 

RocTool Signs Global License Agreement for Multiple Markets with Flextronics

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RocTool has signed a global license agreement with Flextronics, a leading provider of global end-to-end supply chain solutions including designing, manufacturing, shipping and services for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

IDI and Composite Castings Collaborate to Demonstrate Lightweight Engine Using Carbon Fibre Composite

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IDI Composites and Composite Castings have collaborated to demonstrate production feasibility of a proprietary thermoset structural composite moulding compound.

Teijin Aramid Increases Prices for Twaron Aramid Products

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Teijin Aramid will raise prices for its Twaron products by 7% insofar as existing contracts allow. 

DSM Increases Price for its Unsaturated Polyester/ Vinyl Ester Resins

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DSM Composite Resins is increasing the price for its Unsaturated Polyester/ Vinyl ester resins sold in Europe, Middle East and India by 50-75 euros per ton (depending on product and resin chemistry). The price increase will take effect for all new deliveries after 15 October 2014. This new price increase is on top of the price increases announced by DSM in July and August 2014.

Henkel Introduces Loctite Benzoxazine

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Henkel Introduces Loctite Benzoxazine

Henkel has developed the Loctite Benzoxazine (BZ) composites family which includes prepregs, infusion resins, film adhesives and tooling materials. 

Formaplex Expands Manufacturing Capacity with Major Investment in Three New 5-Axis Machines

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Formaplex Expands Manufacturing Capacity with Major Investment in Three New 5-Axis Machines

Formaplex has announced new investment in cutting-edge technology with the purchase of a 5-axis gantry milling machine and two 5-axis machining centres.

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