NetComposites news archive: February 2012
Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) has selected D & F Distributing and Horn to distribute its fire retardant additives, calcium carbonate extenders and barium sulfate products, often for use in fire retardant composites, effective immediately.
Nammo Composite Solutions has signed an agreement with Raytheon Missile Systems to support the development and manufacturing of a redesigned composite TOW missile case.
The Thermoset Resin Formulators Association's (TRFA) 3rd Annual Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award Competition designed to encourage and recognise advances in the science and engineering of the thermoset polymer industry will take place at their 10th anniversary and the award presentation will be at the 10th Annual Meeting, October 28-30 in Orlando, Florida, US.
PRF Composite Materials are now the approved supplier of Safran Structil Aerospace Adhesives for the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Binani Industries has acquired a 100 per cent equity interest in 3B – The Fibreglass Company (‘3B’) from Platinum Equity.
Pogea Racing have modernised the '59 model Corvette convertible to meet the requirements of a customer.
Cabot has launched a new technical solution for the bonding paste market that sets new industry benchmarks for performance, ease of use and manufacturing efficiency.
ESI Group has released their PAM-RTM and PAM-FORM 2012, two numerical simulation applications dedicated to the manufacture of composite parts.
Golf shaft manufacturer True Temper recently released the new high-performance model Project X Black which uses TeXtreme Spread Tow Fabrics designed to reduce weight and simultaneously improve crucial performance parameters to achieve an ultra light high-performance shaft with the right feel.
On 26-27 January 2012, the European Alliance (EA) for SMC(sheet moulding compound)/BMC(bulk moulding compound) held its first conference on sustainability of SMC/BMC based products in Brussels.
The Centre for Automotive Research (CAR) haslaunchedthe Coalition of Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM) to support efforts by auto manufacturers to aggressively down-weight vehicles to improve performance, fuel economy and safety.
Motive Industries has revealed its new composite pick up truck design titled the Bison which they describe as a showcase of what a global market highly efficient pickup can look like.
University of Wollongong(UOW) researchers have used graphene to develop a new composite material which can produce the toughest fibres to date described as even tougher than spider silk and Kevlar.
Graham Mulholland MD and Owner of Derby based epm: technology group has national exposure on BBC Breakfast News and 1 o’clock News and is asked, are banks open for business?
Ticona was the main sponsor of the 12th international CAR Symposium for the second time in succession, providing participants for the panel discussion and information on possibilities for high-performance polymers in automobile construction at the event which took place on February 8th and 9th in the Bochum RuhrCongress Centre.
eXstream have released Digimat 4.2.1 designed to speed-up simulation time as well as introduce new functionalities to help design and manufacture of composite materials.
Scott Bader will be exhibiting at the ACMA Composites 2012 Show in Las Vegas next week and will be showcasing their new UV weather resistant Crystic Permabright advanced polymer technology gelcoat, alongside other products.
Teijin has been named to the Bronze Class of The Sustainability Yearbook, a corporate-sustainability publication issued by the Swiss-based SAM Group.
TenCate Advanced Composites North America has completed the relocation of its former Benicia California prepreg facility to a 65,000 square foot aerospace certified facility in Fairfield California.
This year, 13 companies and their partners will receive innovation awards at JEC Europe - Composites Show and Conferences, March 27-29, 2012.
UST Mamiya has partnered with Firehole Composites to allow UST Mamiya to enhance exclusive in-house design tools and further advance the design and manufacturing of their high performance, carbon fibre golf shafts.
Composites Vision have launched Plyform, a profiled plank product designed to provide a fast and effective way to produce patterns and direct moulds, which are stable up to 80°C.
BYK Additives & Instruments has laid the foundations of a new laboratory in Dubai which is being built to provide local support for their Middle East customers in their search for innovative solutions for the paint and plastics industry.
Ashland Performance Materials participated in the Boat Xperience boat show, which took place January 25 -29 in Guarujá, São Paulo, in partnership with Barracuda, its distributor for the marine market.
Both Consuta and Renewable Advice recognise the need for Technicians with industrial experience in the of Wind energy and to develop this they have joined forces to raise the standard for operational wind turbine blade composite training: inspection and repair.
Harbor Technologies has manufactured a vehicular composite bridge beam at 105’ 7” long, 6’ wide, and 5’ deep for the Missouri DOT which they say is the world’s longest vehicular composite bridge beam manufactured to date.
Atlas Composites welcomed Jessica Lee, MP for Erewash, for a site visit to coincide with National Apprentice Week (NAW).
Klaus Ritter, Huntsman Advanced Materials’ Marketing Manager for Composites, Tooling and Adhesives, explains how a new and very different value chain is emerging as the drive for sustainability evolves, focusing on the coherent practices Huntsman is putting in place to rise to the challenge.
InnoVoc Solutions has launched a new technology for powder coating plastics, composites and other non-conductive substrates.
Composites Testing Laboratory (CTL) has been awarded AC7122 Non Metallic Materials Testing accreditation by PRI Nadcap and has just completed a major expansion of its fatigue testing facilities for advanced composite materials.
Jon Huntsman, Jr. has accepted an invitation to deliver the keynote address at the formal Opening Gala of the NPE2012 international plastics exposition.
Polinox estimates a 6% revenue growth in 2012 and according to Roberto Pontifex, CEO, the estimate is initially based on the historical annual growth rate of the Brazilian composites market, nearly always double the GDP.
Johns Manville (JM) plans to expand current fibre production capacities in its Trnava, Slovakia facility.
Gazechim Composites, SP-High Modulus’ French distributor, have opened a refrigeration facility in Brittany for the storage of low temperature prepregs such as SE 70; SE 84LV, and SPRINT.
AOC increase the price for all products, including polyester resins, vinyl ester resins, gel coats and pigments in the amount of US$0.06 per pound for all shipments within Mexico, from March 15th, 2012.
Composite Patch have launched a universal composite repair system designed to be a straightforward, all weather, error proof and fast curing composite repair system for ocean racing yachts.
NASA recognised HyperSizer’s evolution from a NASA spinoff to a commercial success story when Craig Collier briefed NASA Deputy Administrator, Lori Garver, who visited the Langley Research Centre on Thursday, February 16th.
During ceremonies on the Eindhoven High Tech Campus, TULiPPS Solar won the 2012 Dutch Solar Innovation Awards in the Industrial Development category.
Following consecutive wins in the Eco Responsibility category of the ISPO Awards; Entropy Resins is represented in 2012 with the Niche Story snowboard.
Hexcel has received a 2011 Boeing Performance Excellence Award which is issued annually to recognise suppliers who have achieved superior performance.
Boeing will conduct the fourth segment of the 787 Dream Tour beginning 1st March, with stops including cities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Advanced Composites Group, GRPMS, JD Lincoln and Richmond Aerovacwill be rebranded under one name: Umeco.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has recognised M.C. Gill Corporation with the 2012 Outstanding Technical Paper Award for Design and Engineering.
At the ACMA show last week, Jushi highlighted 3 newly innovated products for the North America market.
The Dow Chemical Company will be the corporate sponsor of the Technical Education Program and Technology Central at the NPE2012 international plastics exposition, taking place 1st – 5th April at the Orange County Convention Centre (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida.
AOC has increased the amount of €100/metric ton for all products sold in Europe.
Pallets from Jeco Plastic Products can now be made stronger as a result of a collaboration with Purdue University and the National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium (NDEMC).
Avingtrans has formed Sigma Composites Ltd to operate businesses previously part of the Composites Engineering Group, based in Buckingham, UK (Delta Composites Ltd., Alpha Composites Ltd. and Orion Machining).
Thejury of sponsors (Coperion), experts and partners of the International Congress on bio-based Plastics and Compositeshave nominated from among the many applications the six bio-based materials as "Biomaterial of the year 2012".
Victrex Polymer Solutions has reaffirmed its security of supply in anticipation of increased demand as commercial airplane manufacturers plan to boost production rates to record levels.
Bayer MaterialScience can begin construction in Dormagen of a new world-scale plant for a key plastics precursor.
3B is launching HiPer-tex W2020 high performance roving to satisfy OEMs’ needs for longer and lighter rotor blades to meet the offshore and onshore multi-megawatt wind turbines.
ICCO Composites is participating in the DECID2 Project for the creation of smart profiles.
James Sargianis, a master’s student in mechanical engineering affiliated with University Of Delaware Centre for Composite Materials, took home a first-place award for his presentation at the SAMPE Baltimore-Washington Research Symposium on 8th February.
Harbor Technologies has supplied the Down East Institute (DEI), Beals Island Maine, the first pier made entirely of composites.