CompositeNews news archive: November 2005

Sunday, November 13, 2005

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Golf Shafts Made in China - In a later presentation by Pete Mathewson, CEO of Aldila, he noted that they opened their first China CFRP golf shaft plant in Zhuhai (Macao area - Pearl River delta) in 1996. From AM&CN #605 China is considered a great growth market for golf...

Thursday, November 03, 2005

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As part of SAMPE's Fall Technical Conference, SAMPE will present the first nanotechnology conference focusing on materials and processes, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from Oct. 31 through Nov. 3, 2005. The conference exemplifies the need to address significant scientific challenges as nanotechnology continues to develop. Therefore, only...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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The eighth annual Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE) UK & Ireland Chapter Annual Students Seminar will take place at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) London HQ, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005.  SAMPE UK & Ireland Student Coordinator, Dr. John Summerscales of the...

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

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Dassault Syst?s has formed a CAAV5 Software development partnership with MTorres, a leading provider of composite tape-laying machines. MTorres is now a member of Dassault Syst?s' Component Application Architecture Version 5 (CAA V5) software partner community.  The partnership provides a solution that delivers an end-to-end V5 PLM composite design-to-manufacturing solution...

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

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The Composite Polymers business of Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., today announced a price increase of $0.09 per pound for all Unsaturated Polyester and Vinyl Ester resins.  The increase is effective for all products shipped on / or after, November 1, 2005. The impact of higher oil prices and record high...

Sunday, November 13, 2005

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October 11-13, 2005 ? three news and background items on A3801.  Airbus Exec Says it Can't Keep Up with A380 Demand - Airbus can't keep up with demand for its new super-jumbo jet, the A380. John Leahy, commercial aircraft sales director for Airbus said, "I could sell another 30 A380s...

Thursday, November 03, 2005

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Nov. 3, 2005 - Bcomtesting, which provides physical testing services to the composites and other industries, announced an expansion of size and services. It evaluates mechanical and physical properties of composites and plastics for both composites fabricators and plastics suppliers to those industries  The company has increased its physical size...

Friday, November 04, 2005

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Nov. 4, 2005 - Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., the world's leading producer of thermoset resins for industrial uses, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the decorative coatings and adhesives business unit of The Rhodia Group. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Closing will occur upon...

Friday, November 04, 2005

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Nov. 4, 2005 - Airbus' third A380, MSN 2, performed a successful first flight yesterday afternoon, 3 November. The flight lasted three hours and took the aircraft over Southern France. During the flight, all systems were checked out and the whole flight envelope was cleared. The tests performed were similar...

Thursday, November 03, 2005

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Nov. 3, 2005--Cytec Industries Inc. announced net earnings available to common stockholders for the third quarter of 2005 of $35.4 million or $0.75 per diluted share on net sales of $761 million. Included in the quarter is a pre-tax gain of $3.7 million (after tax $2.4 million or $0.05 per...

Thursday, November 03, 2005

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Nov. 3, 2005 - First nine months in brief - Group- Net sales rose to EUR 69.3 million for the first nine months, up 8.2 per cent on the previous year's EUR 64.1 million- Net sales were EUR 22.4 (20.4) million in the third quarter- Operating profit for the first...

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

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Nov. 2, 2005 - Owens Corning reported third quarter sales of $1.618 billion, the highest quarterly total in company history.  Sales for the period were up five percent, compared with $1.541 billion for the same quarter last year. For the first nine months of 2005, sales totaled $4.610 billion, a...

Thursday, November 03, 2005

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Nov. 3, 2005 - The International SAMPE Fall Technical Conference (ISTC) held in Seattle from Oct. 31 through Nov. 3, set attendance records for this annual fall event. Nearly 1,000 material and processing (M&P) engineers, scientists, technologists, and educators converged on the Washington State Convention and Trade Center for three...

Friday, November 04, 2005

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Nov. 4, 2005 - North Coast Tooling has proven time and again that the cost-efficient resin transfer molding (RTM) process is a viable manufacturing method for large complex, integrated aerospace structures, given proper planning and tool design. A good example is the unitized and fastenerless, all-composite vertical tail developed...

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

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November 1, 2005 - Composite Technology Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CPTCQ.OB), a leading developer of high-performance composite core cables for electric transmission and distribution lines, emerged today from bankruptcy, after its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization providing for the payment of 100% of creditors? allowed claims was confirmed by United...

Thursday, November 03, 2005

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Nov. 3, 2005 - AirLaunch LLC announced that it has been selected for contract continuance by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under Phase 2B of the Falcon program. Valued at $17.8 million for a one-year effort, the Phase 2B contract activity enables AirLaunch and its team of contractors...

Friday, November 04, 2005

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Nov. 4, 2005 - The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) stated in its Third Quarter Market Report that the U.S. wind energy industry will install about 2,500 megawatts (MW) of new wind power this year, a record amount that will help lower skyrocketing home heating and electric bills by reducing...

Thursday, November 03, 2005

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Nov. 3, 2005 - Membranes composed of manmade carbon nanotubes permit a fluid flow nearly 10,000 to 100,000 times faster than conventional fluid flow theory would predict because of the nanotubes' nearly friction-free surface, researchers at the University of Kentucky report in the Nov. 3 issue of Nature. In their...

Friday, November 04, 2005

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November 4, 2005 - At Exit Engineering's Stand at METS in Amsterdam, Nov. 15-17, 2005, the company is announcing:    -- A new, 3.8 kg carbon gangway will be introduced for the first time.      The 3.5 meter model has been nominated at DAME Awards 2005. That's twice in two years, after...

Thursday, November 03, 2005

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Nov. 3, 2005 - Lord Sainsbury, Science and Innovation Minister, today announced the four successful projects that have been chosen to build science and innovation bridges with world-class universities and high-tech businesses in the United States to increase industrial competitiveness and knowledge transfer. The four projects supported by this fund...

Thursday, November 03, 2005

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Nov 3, 2005 - Koch Membrane Systems, Inc., a major developer and manufacturer of innovative membranes and systems, announces MegaMagnum(r) reverse osmosis (RO) elements and fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) pressure vessels for seawater desalination applications. The unprecedented capacity of the 18-inch diameter and 61-inch long MegaMagnum spiral elements, housed in...

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

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Nov. 1, 2005 - A wind farm of up to 450 MW could soon join the rush of wind developments sprouting in the Oregon-Washington border region. Orion Energy LLC has filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) to Apply for a Site Certificate with the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council....

Friday, November 04, 2005

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Nov. 4, 2005 - An arbitrator has settled a dispute between Air Canada and its pilots union, paving the way for the airline to reopen talks with the Boeing Co. on a $6 billion deal for 777s and 787s. Boeing spokesman Nicolass Groenveld-Meijer said Boeing is "obviously pleased" that...

Saturday, November 05, 2005

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Nov. 5, 2005 - When word emerged Friday that the Pentagon may recommend halting new orders for the Globemaster III after current orders are filled in 2008, it sent ripples through the 6,500-worker Boeing complex. But it's not a done deal yet, according to an internal memo sent by...

Friday, November 04, 2005

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Nov. 4, 2005 ? The fate of New England's shipbuilding industry and thousands of jobs will depend on a series of top-level discussions that began yesterday at the Defense Department, where Navy officials are scrambling to salvage long-term plans to buy new warships and submarines built at shipyards in...

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

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Nov. 2, 2005 ? Sounds of commerce resonate in the new Fibrelite manufacturing plant in Pawcatuck, where huge machines compress an industrial brew of special resins and fiberglass into indestructible manhole covers. Jim Goodman, president of Fibrelite's U.S. operations, said he expects the Pawcatuck plant will have a...

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

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Nov. 2, 2005 ? Growth in its artificial grass, aerospace and antiballistic composites, protective fabrics and geosynthetics lifted technical textiles business Royal Ten Cate's third quarter net profit by 22 per cent. Royal Ten Cate (RTC) posted a net profit of (euro) ?9.2 million in the third quarter of 2005...

Sunday, November 06, 2005

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Nov. 6, 2005 ? The U.S. and China have agreed in principle to a three-year textile deal giving Chinese producers increased shipments to the U.S., but imposing controls on Chinese access to the American market through 2008, says the Wall Street Journal. The final pact could be signed as...

Thursday, November 03, 2005

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Nov. 3, 2005 ? Growth in U.S. wind power could reduce the amount of natural gas used to produce electricity by up to five per cent at the end of the year, which could provide some relief to consumers from near record prices for the fossil fuel, an industry...

Friday, November 04, 2005

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Nov. 4, 2005 ? In its third quarter market report release on Nov. 3, AWEA said the U.S. wind energy industry will install about 2,500 MW of new wind power this year ? a record amount that will help lower skyrocketing home heating and electric bills by reducing the...

Thursday, November 03, 2005

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Nov. 3, 2005 ? Siemens Power Generation announced that it would further expand its presence in the wind power sector with the acquisition of Bremen-based AN Windenergie GmbH. An acquisition agreement to that effect was signed with the current shareholders on Nov. 2. The approval of the German...

Friday, November 04, 2005

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Nov. 4, 2005 ? Gitzo, manufacturer of photography/visual equipment, has developed a new line of carbon fiber tripods incorporating a design process that they claim will reduce the overall weight up to 30 percent. The new 6C carbon fiber range improves the existing 1.5mm Gitzo carbon fiber tube products...

Monday, November 07, 2005

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Nov. 7, 2005 - Southern California-based Century Products, LLC has introduced LifeTime Lumber, which has the look and feel of wood without the high maintenance. This "polyurethane wood", which can be used for decking, fencing and barn construction, is made from a Baydur composite from Bayer MaterialScience. Century Products manufactures LifeTime...

Monday, November 07, 2005

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Nov. 7, 2005 ? The Boeing Company detailed its 2005 Current Market Outlook (CMO) for the Asia-Pacific region today, forecasting a market for about 7,200 new airplanes worth $770 billion over the next 20 years. Over the forecast period, Asia-Pacific will remain the largest market outside North America for...

Thursday, November 03, 2005

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Nov. 3, 2005 ? As an OEM manufacturer, Integrated Composite Technologies, Inc. produces a wide range of wood plastic composite (WPC) components for the window and door industry. ICT's composite components offer many advantages over more traditional materials used in the industry. Utilizing color through and embossing processes, WPCs can...

Friday, November 04, 2005

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Nov. 4, 2005 ? INTERMAT 2006 is France's biggest trade exhibition in terms of size, and all the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and services for civil engineering, construction and the building materials industry have already signed up, as have many SMEs. More than 80 per cent...

Monday, November 07, 2005

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12 Grand Award Winners Take Top Honors in the 18th Annual Best of What's New Awards Nov. 7, 2005 ? Every year, the editors of Popular Science magazine review thousands of new products and technologies in pursuit of 100 breakthroughs that merit the magazine's highest honor, the Best of...

Monday, November 07, 2005

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Nov. 7, 2005 ? The last General Members Meeting of the EPTA Membership elected Luigi Giamundo onto the Board as chairman and renamed the position to make him president. Giamundo is owner of ATP Pultrusion Company in Italy. This is his second term. He was chairman from November 1992 to...

Monday, November 07, 2005

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Nov. 7, 2005 ? The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), in conjunction with the ACerS Engineering Ceramics Division and Nuclear and Environmental Technology Division, is hosting the 30th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites in Cocoa Beach, Florida, Jan. 22 to 27, 2006. This is the leading conference...

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

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Nov. 9, 2005 ? CPS Corporation, the worldwide leader in the design and production of metal matrix composites, has recently been awarded a patent for their lightweight armor system (USPO #6955112B1). The armor is reinforced with AlSiC (Aluminum Silicon Carbide), a metal matrix composite, which is typically used for thermal management...

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

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Composites Europe ? The European Trade Fair & Forum for Composites, Technology and Applications will be held in the Exhibition Center, Essen, Germany Sept. 20 to 22, 2006. The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) will launch the fair jointly with Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH alongside Aluminum 2006 and it will...

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

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Nov. 8, 2005 ? Dynetek Industries Ltd., a leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of proprietary fuel storage cylinders and systems for compressed natural gas (CNG) and hydrogen, today reported results for the three months and nine months ended Sept. 30, 2005. Conference call information is provided below. President...

Monday, November 07, 2005

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Nov. 7, 2005 ? Lt. Governor Bruce Johnson today joined GrafTech International Ltd. CEO Craig S. Shular in announcing that GrafTech would move its global corporate headquarters from Wilmington, Delaware to Parma. The move will result in at least 25 new jobs for Northeast Ohio and serves as an...

Monday, November 07, 2005

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Nov. 7, 2005 ? A turbine shortage could hamper wind power development over the next couple of years. Last week, more than 215 representatives from major debt, equity, and private equity investors came together with wind energy project developers at the American Wind Energy Association's second annual finance and...

Monday, November 07, 2005

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Nov. 7, 2005 ? According to the UK Science and Innovation Minister Lord Sainsbury, the University of Manchester will be one of only four UK universities to lead transatlantic research partnerships under a new DTI pilot scheme. The scheme, which is aimed at establishing world-class UK/US collaborations, will see The...

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

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Nov. 9, 2005 ? A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison civil engineers has received a Popular Science magazine "Best of What's New" award in engineering for a unique technology that may lengthen life of bridges without raising construction costs. The technology is highlighted in the Popular Science magazine December 2005...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

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November 10, 2005 - Oh, Suzanna!  They did it!  Pilot sets world record with Boeing 777, says London Evening Standard - A Boeing 777 plane has landed at Heathrow Airport after completing a record-breaking non-stop flight. Piloted by American captain Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann, the plane touched down in west London...

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

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Nov. 9, 2005 - Air Canada has selected GEnx engines to power its new Boeing 787 fleet, along with the GE90 which powers the 777-200LR and 777-300ER fleets. GEnx engines will power Air Canada's new fleet of 14 firm Boeing 787 aircraft, along with options and purchase rights for a...

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

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Nov. 9, 2005 - Air Canada today signed a previously stalled contract with The Boeing Company to upgrade the airline's fleet with up to 36 Boeing 777s and 60 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The conclusion of the order comes six months after the airline announced a widebody fleet renewal plan, subject...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

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Nov. 10, 2005 ? Among Sandia National Laboratories' four winning technologies this year in the annual "R&D 100 Awards" was Tepic?, a high temperature, high strength, polymer foam developed at Sandia's facility in Livermore, California for use as a lightweight, inexpensive molding form for advanced composite materials that cure at...

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

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Nov. 8, 2005 ? BlastGard International's "BlastWrap?" technology has been named a recipient of a 2005 Popular Science "Best of What's New Award" in the General Innovation category. Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

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Nov. 10, 2005 ? TTCM China, Inc., a leading supplier of glass-reinforced plastic pipes, announces that it has signed new water pipeline contract. The city of Jing Chang in Gan Shu Province has signed a water pipeline contract with TTCM to bring water to the city. TTCM is delivering...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

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Nov. 10, 2005 ? Mitsubishi Rayon Company (MRC), of Tokyo, Japan announced that it will increase its carbon fiber production capacity by 2,200 metric tons per annum (4.85 million lbs/yr) with the construction of a new carbonization line at its Toyohashi Plant at a cost of ?7 billion ($59.5 million...

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

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Nov. 15, 2005 -- The Boeing Company today officially launched the new Boeing 747-8 program, which includes the 747-8 Intercontinental passenger airplane and the 747-8F Freighter airplane. Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, has ordered 10 747-8 Freighters and will take delivery of the first 747-8F in third-quarter 2009. It also holds...

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

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Nov. 15, 2005 - Hexcel Corporation today provided details of its previously announced capacity expansion for Magnamite(R) carbon fiber. As part of that program, Hexcel is building a carbon fiber production plant near Madrid, Spain. In the United States, the Company is adding an additional carbon fiber line to its...

Monday, November 14, 2005

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Nov. 14, 2005 ? NewTech Tire, a venture capital firm out of Boca Raton, Florida, has announced significant test results from its airless tire project. Tire ConceptThe NewTech Airless Tire is designed around a set of internal ribs. The ribs run radially from one side of the wheel, up the...

Monday, November 14, 2005

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Nov. 14 ? Low profile armored vehicles have become an extremely important tactical element in security operations outside the continental United States in places such as Afghanistan and Iraq. To help fulfill this need, First Choice Armor and Equipment, Inc. (FCA) is now offering its own line of armored vehicles....

Friday, November 11, 2005

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Nov. 11, 2005 ? Adelaide, Australia, is set to host Global Windpower 2006, the world's premier wind energy event, taking place Sept. 18 to 21, 2006. This is a change from the previously announced destination of Brisbane. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Australian Wind Energy Association (Auswind) are hosting...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

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Nov. 10, 2005 ? Beluga Composites Corporation, an international leading manufacturer of underground flammable-liquid storage tanks, has received orders from Caltex, Chevron-Texaco Co in the Philippines. Beluga owns the technology that earned both the Underwriters Laboratories' UL 1316 and ULC-615-S certifications for fiber glass reinforced plastic (FRP) underground storage...

Monday, November 14, 2005

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Nov. 14, 2005 ? A three-week flight-test program recently completed by The Boeing Company and its partners has confirmed the effectiveness of several significant airplane noise-reduction technologies. Known as the Quiet Technology Demonstrator 2 (QTD2), the research and development program is a cooperative commercial aircraft industry project among The...

Friday, November 11, 2005

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Nov. 11, 2005 - RadTech: The Association for ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technology has been recognized for "Excellence in Advancement of Air Pollution Technology," at the 17th Annual Clean Air Awards by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), in Los Angeles California. UV and EB...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

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Nov. 10, 2005 ? Wind power and other energy alternatives present significant growth opportunities for General Electric Co.'s energy unit in the face of high oil and gas prices, the head of GE Energy said on Thursday. "Right now we're pretty shocked by demand for wind," John Krenicki, president and...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

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Nov. 10, 2005 ? Production of wood plastic composites (WPC) in Germany is expected to double from 5,000 metric tons in 2004 to 10,000 metric tons this year, according to a market study by Nova-Institut in H?/P> In the whole of Europe, Nova said the market doubled from 2002 to...

Monday, November 14, 2005

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Nov. 14, 2005 ? Honeywell announced today that Sherman & Reilly, a leader in the manufacture of electrical and telephone equipment, has selected stringing lines made with Spectra? fiber to help make installation of electrical transmission wires faster and safer. Sherman & Reilly is using Spectra fiber based ropes with...

Monday, November 14, 2005

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Nov. 14, 2005 ? DuPont Electronic Technologies has announced plans to expand the production of DuPont? Kapton? polyimide film with Du Pont-Toray Co., Ltd, its joint venture with Toray Industries, Japan. Approximately $95 million will be invested in the new facility, which is expected to increase overall capacity for DuPont...

Monday, November 14, 2005

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Nov. 14, 2005, ? With a growing reputation for the supply of custom composite components and systems, such as keels and rudders, to high profile projects, such as the Open 60 Hugo Boss and 165-foot MITSeaAH, Ocean Endeavours has launched a range of production products for performance and luxury...

Friday, November 11, 2005

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Nov. 11, 2005 ? Not in its 85-year history has Qantas had long-range aircraft offers on the table like the ones in front of the board right now. For Airbus and Boeing, the stakes are sky high. Qantas is a blue chip customer that both manufacturers want on their order...

Friday, November 11, 2005

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Nov. 11, 2005 ? Potential buyers look poised to table ?300million bids for BAE's aerospace production plant at Prestwick in the UK. Two high-powered delegations have been given a guided tour of the sprawling complex ? where Airbus wing parts are manufactured. Senior management sources today confirmed growing speculation that...

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

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Nov. 16, 2005 ? An organization known the world over for the awards it bestows each year to recognize the most innovative uses of polymeric materials in automotive and transportation applications is about to receive a very special award of its own. Wednesday, Nov. 16, Michigan Secretary of State,...

Friday, November 11, 2005

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Nov. 11, 2005 ? Because more and more composite structures require unique bends and curvatures, Ultracor Inc. has introduced UltraFlex? specialty core material. UltraFlex is available as a honeycomb core with distinctive cell geometry. It is said to provide similar or higher mechanical properties than comparable hexagonal cores of equivalent...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

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Nov. 10, 2005 ? The fibers and textiles units of Toray Industries in Tokyo booked both higher sales and operating profits in the first half of 2005 in spite of rising raw material costs. In the six months to Sept. 30, 2005, the business posted sales of ?288.7 billion (US$2.55...

Monday, November 14, 2005

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14 Nov. 2005 ? The most extensive study yet of the UK's wind resource, published today, underlines its ability to make a significant contribution to our energy needs and backs up the Government's efforts to harness its potential. The research, conducted by Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute for the...

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

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Nov. 15, 2005 ? The startup of the Changshu Organic Peroxides plant in the spring of 2005 was a success, on schedule and in line with production specification. With an initial 3,000 tpa capacity, the plant boosts Arkema's overall presence on the Asian continent. Customer service, reactivity, and the refrigerated...

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

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Nov. 15, 2005 ? Envirokare Tech, Inc. announced interim financial results of its composites industry segment, LRM Industries, LLC ("LRM"). Envirokare, through its joint venture interest in LRM, is developing state-of-the-art Thermoplastic Flowforming ("TPF?") technology, producing proprietary long-fiber reinforced thermoplastic products. LRM reports third quarter results from continuing operations...

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

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Nov. 15, 2005 ? The U.S. Air Force has granted Lockheed Martin a $2.9 billion contract to continue to produce F/A-22 Raptor aircraft through November 2007. The stealth fighter is partially made at Lockheed's Marietta, Georgia, Aeronautics unit. The new production contract will increase the total number of contracted aircraft...

Friday, November 11, 2005

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Nov. 11, 2005 ? Delcam's Power Solution software is helping Italian composites manufacturer, Plyform, reduce its costs and its time to market. The software is also enabling the company to create the increasingly complex components requested by its customers. Plyform is located in the Piemonte-Novara region, from where it supplies...

Thursday, November 17, 2005

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Nov. 17, 2005 ? Volkswagen and Dow Automotive have received an Innovation Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers International (SPE) in the Process/Assembly/Enabling Technologies category for the bonded hybrid front-end carrier, which has recently gone into series production in Europe on the new Polo. Judging criteria focused on how...

Monday, November 14, 2005

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Nov. 14, 2005 ?  Representatives of Touchstone Research Laboratory of Triadelphia took center stage in ceremonies held at Chicago's Navy Pier to accept an award from a national publication for creation of one of America's top 100 technologically significant new products introduced into the marketplace during 2004.Touchstone, a cutting-edge West...

Thursday, November 17, 2005

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Nov. 17, 2005 ? Honeywell announced today its Spectra Shield? composite material is being used to armor 164 U.S. Marine Corps Sea Knight helicopters. ArmorWorks, a provider of armor technology for U.S. military applications and companies worldwide, is using Spectra Shield in Light Weight Armor Replacement System (LWARS) kits for...

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

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Nov. 15, 2005 - The Department of Defense has released details on major defense acquisition program cost and schedule changes since the June 2005 reporting period. This information is based on the Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs) submitted to the Congress for the Sept. 30, 2005, reporting period. SARs summarize the...

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

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N ov. 16, 2005 - When Prof. J. L. Grenestedt, head of the Lehigh University Composites Lab, wanted to build a deck for his house in Saucon Valley, a few miles south of Bethlehem in eastern Pennsylvania, he soon realized that the ground was exceptionally hard and full of...

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

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Nov. 15, 2005 - Today's serious athletes all participate in extensive and rigorous training programs to strengthen and condition their bodies. But as they approach the point where their bodies are being asked to do all that is humanly possible, advanced equipment is becoming more important as a source...

Friday, November 18, 2005

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Nov. 18, 2005 - Cheap Tubes, Inc. has significantly reduced their already low prices for high quality, low cost Carbon Nanotubes.  Our supplier wants to sell more CNTs so he reduced our costs and today Cheap Tubes is announcing an across the board price cut. Customers will pay and average...

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

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Nov. 16, 2005 - Airbus' A380 will be the highlight of the Dubai airshow where, wearing Emirates colors, it will fly each day. This is the first time that the Airbus A380 has displayed at an airshow outside Europe, the first time that it is wearing a full airline livery,...

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

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Nov. 15, 2005 -- Worldwide demand for motorcycles is forecast to advance 4.9 percent annually through 2009 to 41.6 million units, valued at almost $40 billion. Demand for all categories of motorcycles is expected to remain healthy, despite the slowdown in growth in key markets such as China, which...

Monday, November 21, 2005

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Nov. 21, 2005 ? TAP Portugal, an all-Airbus operator, has announced the decision to acquire 10 Airbus A350s and seven Airbus A330-200s to modernize and reinforce its long-haul fleet. TAP's decision confirms the number of sales for the A350 of 143 aircraft from 10 customers.  TAP will cover its long-haul...

Sunday, November 20, 2005

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Nov. 20, 2005 ? The ALAFCO Aviation Lease & Finance Company  has completed an agreement to purchase 12 firm, eight option Airbus A350 aircraft powered by the GEnx engine. Based in Kuwait, ALAFCO is a growing aviation lease and finance company with customers in Asia, the Middle East, and...

Friday, November 18, 2005

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Nov. 18, 2005 ? Boeing's three 787 variants will be able to carry more passengers than initially thought. Boeing 787 VP of sales, marketing and in-service support Marty Bentrott said Boeing has been able to reduce the insulation between the 787's hull and cabin walls to give the interior...

Monday, November 21, 2005

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Nov. 21, 2005 ? The Boeing Company and International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) today announced a firm order for 20 787 Dreamliners with four additional options. The order is valued at approximately $2.7 billion at list prices. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in January 2010. ILFC is the first...

Sunday, November 20, 2005

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Nov. 20, 2005 ? Boeing will attempt to steal a march on arch-rival Airbus at this weekend's Dubai air show by announcing an $6-billion-plus (?3.5 billion, ?5.1 billion) order from airline Emirates for a mix of Boeing planes, including the 777-300 extended range and 777-200 long range. Airbus has been...

Sunday, November 20, 2005

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Nov. 20, 2005 ? Control of the global wind-power market is up in the air. European outfits have dominated the fast-growing market. With the U.S. and others looking to renewable energy, that dynamic may be changing. Affirming the sector's mainstream appeal, major industrial outfits have jumped in and are throwing...

Monday, November 21, 2005

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Nov. 21, 2005 ? ALAFCO, the Kuwait-based international aircraft leasing company, has signed a contract for 12 Airbus A350s with options on six more, reaffirming the commitment that it announced in June. It is the first leasing company to select the new jetliner. Deliveries of ALAFCO's A350-800s are due to...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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Nov. 22, 2005 ? A noisy crane hoisted large yellow grids and set them side by side atop a stripped-down bridge that spans Pearson Creek, a tributary of the James River just east of Springfield. Fabio Matta, 30, a doctoral student in structural engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, has...

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

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Nov. 23, 2005 ? The Human Development Foundation (HDF), a US based NGO, is breaking ground for the re-building process in earthquake affected areas of Pakistan. As a first step, 115 houses are being donated to HDF by a US building company, Alaska Structures. Each of these wind-proof houses...

Thursday, November 17, 2005

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Boeing Provides 787 Progress Update to Airlines, Financiers and Supplier Partners Nov. 17, 2005 ? The Boeing Company and representatives from 140 airlines, financial institutions and supplier partners spent two days in Seattle this week discussing progress on the all-new 787 Dreamliner airplane. Called the Progress Summit III, the...

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

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Nov. 23, 2005 ? ACM Markdorf has invested more than two years of development and intensive test series to meet all requirements from Airbus, Laupheim, Germany on a project for the A340. For the first time, a profile on which the side panel of the passenger cabin of the A340...

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

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Nov. 23, 2005 ? Airbus has formally launched the new passenger long-range A350 aircraft, for which it has already received 140 firm order commitments from nine world-renowned customers. This followed approval by its shareholder EADS and BAE systems. The A350 will be produced and assembled at the same facilities at...

Sunday, November 20, 2005

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Nov. 20, 2005 ? Assembly of engine subasssembly for the first full-scale GEnx test engine is underway. The GEnx engine is being developed for the Boeing 787 and 747 Advanced aircraft and the Airbus A350 aircraft. "We are currently assembling components for this first engine to test," says Tom Brisken,...

Friday, November 18, 2005

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Nov. 18, 2005 ? Boeing officials have said they've essentially sold out the first three years of production for the 787 Dreamliner and need more capacity. Production on the 787 Dreamliner begins in 2007. Boeing has 309 orders so far but is planning to build fewer than 100 in the...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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Nov. 22, 2005 ? Cornerstone Composites Corporation today lauded Composite Technology Corporation (CTC), one of the leading developers of high-performance electric transmission and distribution composite core cables, for its recent emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. [ED. NOTE  ---- "FUNNY" THING - OUR GOOGLE and YAHOO SEARCHES CAN FIND NO - THAT...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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Nov. 22, 2005 ? Aerospace and precision engineering group Hampson Industries is paying a total of $81.2 million (?69.4 million) to acquire two California, US-based companies that specialize in composites and laminates technology. The UK group will pay ?32.2 million (?47 million) for Coast Composites, which it describes as a...

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

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Nov. 23, 2005 ? The 85th TRB will take place in Washington, DC, from Jan. 20 to 26 at three hotels concurrently, as usual: the Marriott Wardman, Omni Shoreham, and Washington Hilton and Towers.   Sessions, workshops and AFF80 meetings related to FRP Composites are to be as follows: Activities Sponsored...

Monday, November 21, 2005

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Nov. 21, 2005 ? The Boeing Company and LCAL (Low-Cost Aircraft Leasing) today announced at the Dubai Air Show an order for six 787-8 Dreamliners, Boeing's all-new advanced-technology airplane. The order was placed last May, thereby making LCAL the first leasing company to commit to the 787. LCAL was not...

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

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Nov. 23, 2005 ? Ending speculation the project might be killed, the Defense Department cleared a Navy plan to let two companies go ahead with detailed design work on a new multibillion-dollar destroyer. Northrop Grumman Corp. and General Dynamics are to co-develop the centerpiece of the Navy's future surface...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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Nov. 22, 2005 - You won't need super powers to repel bullets and knives, thanks to a new technology for dual protection vests that combines two leading products: Dyneema high-performance polyethylene fiber from DSM for ballistic protection, and Steelskin? steel cord material from Bekaert for stab protection.  A combination of...

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

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Nov. 23, 2005 ? Airbus announced orders and commitments (excluding options) for 157 airliners worth around $14 billion during the Dubai air show. The deals reaffirm Airbus' leading role in the airliner business and reflect an increasingly strong market recovery. They also take commitments for Airbus' new A350 airliner to...

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

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Nov. 15, 2005 ? DSM Dyneema has introduced a new grade of their unique high modulus polyethylene fiber: Dyneema? SK78. The material, credited as the world's strongest fiber, has been developed in conjunction with rope manufacturers and yachting teams for use in competitive sailing lines and rigging. "We developed...

Sunday, November 20, 2005

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1. Emirates Places Large Order for 42 Boeing 777s Nov. 20, 2005 ? The Boeing Company and Emirates today announced they have concluded contract negotiations for a firm order for 42 Boeing 777 airplanes with purchase rights for 20 additional airplanes. The deal was announced by Emirates Chairman H.H....

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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Nov. 22, 2005 ? Plasan Sasa, a global leader in the development and manufacture of combat-proven ballistic armored solutions, is launching its armored patrol vehicle built on a Ford commercial chassis cab ? the "Caracal" (lit. "Desert Lynx") ? for the first time in Europe at MILIPOL 2005. Armoring...

Monday, November 21, 2005

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 Nov. 21, 2005 ? Gamesa Wind US LLC., a subsidiary of Gamesa E-lica, the world's second leading wind turbine manufacturer and a market leader in Spain in the manufacturing, sales and installation of wind turbines, has been selected by Horizon Wind Energy, a wind energy developer owned by Goldman Sachs,...

Thursday, November 24, 2005

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Nov. 24, 2005 ? Heritage Wood Specialities Inc. is in party mode. It's been 100 years since its plant in Cambridge began producing professional hockey sticks. All the owners of Heritage Wood Specialities have a passion for their sports. Heritage Wood Specialties president Paul Bossenberry speaks easily on the...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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Nov. 22, 2005 ? International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), the world's largest commercial leasing company and a subsidiary of American International Group, Inc, has signed a contract with Airbus for 12 new A350 aircraft. "The Airbus A350 is the natural choice for a global lessor like us," ILFC Chairman...

Friday, November 18, 2005

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Nov. 18, 2005 ? Janicki Industries Inc. is a $30 million business that creates plugs, patterns, molds and prototype parts for large products such as boat hulls, decks, airplane fuselages and wing surfaces. It was the first company to create a 5 Axis CNC (computer numeric code) mill operated...

Thursday, November 24, 2005

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Nov. 24, 2005 ? Cuts in U.S. defense spending may not be as severe as some investors anticipate because lawmakers will seek to preserve most large weapons programs under development by contractors including Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co. ``Nothing radical is going to happen,'' David Scruggs, a defense analyst...

Thursday, November 24, 2005

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Nov. 24, 2005 ? Films of aligned carbon nanotubes can act like a layer of mattress springs, flexing and rebounding in response to a force. But unlike a mattress, which can sag and lose its springiness, these nanotube foams maintain their resilience even after thousands of compression cycles. Carbon nanotubes...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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1. 747-8 gives Boeing a Boost Nov. 22, 2005 ? Boeing has relied too heavily on derivative aircraft. The 757-300 and 767-400 were sales dogs. The standard 737-900 is critically hampered by old-style emergency exits that limited capacity and its sales potential. But the 747-8, minor makeover that it is,...

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

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Nov. 8, 2005 ? Spectrum Aeronautical, LLC was introduced to the aviation community today with the announcement of its Spectrum 33 business jet. Development of its new, high-performance jet has been kept a tightly guarded secret until now. A prototype Spectrum 33 is a few months away from flight...

Friday, November 18, 2005

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Nov. 18, 2005 ? Using building blocks that make up ordinary plastics, but putting them together in a whole new way, University of Michigan researchers have created a class of lightweight, rigid polymers they predict will be useful for storing hydrogen fuel. Using building blocks that make up ordinary plastics,...

Friday, November 18, 2005

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Nov. 18, 2005 ? The new green field manufacturing facility for 'high pressure gas cylinders', put up at Gandhidham in Gujarat by Everest Kanto Cylinder Ltd (EKC), will begin production. The new unit would have a capacity to produce 344,000 cylinders per annum. The company already has three units in...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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Nov, 22, 2005 ? Park Electrochemical Corp. has appointed Steven Peake to the permanent position of president (from the prior "interim" position) of the Company's FiberCote Industries, Inc. advanced composite materials subsidiary located in Waterbury, Connecticut. Fibercote is best known for its aerospace grade carbon fiber reinforced polymer prepregs for...

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

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Nov. 23, 2005 ? A Viper? 1200 CNC fiber placement system and off-line composite programming system supplied by Cincinnati Machine have been used to produce a one-piece carbon fiber fuselage developed by a consortium of European firms. The fuselage is 4.5 m long and 2 m at its widest point....

Thursday, November 24, 2005

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Nov. 24, 2005 ? And Boeing is doing OK also. It is sports equipment makers who are feeling the pinch in the rapidly worsening carbon fiber famine. A university professor at an American university has said the US military is going to win this war... Phil Collins, an assistant professor...

Sunday, November 20, 2005

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Nov. 20, 2005 ? A company striving to launch a new lightweight building material is in talks with county and state economic officials about opening a manufacturing plant in Palm Beach County's poor rural communities near Lake Okeechobee. If Fort Myers-based Composite Building Structures (CBS) can pull it off, the...

Saturday, November 19, 2005

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Nov. 19, 2005 ? Infrastructure Renewal - Fibrwrap? Construction Inc. has announced the successful completion of a large scale underwater FRP strengthening project on the Fort Mason Pier in San Francisco. The Tyfo? PR Fibrwrap System was used to provide additional strength to 300 piles that support the pier. In...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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Nov. 22, 2005 ? SpaceDev has signed a contract with SpaceX of El Segundo, CA to purchase specified launch services on a Falcon I launch vehicle. The launch vehicle is planned for multiple primary microsatellite payloads and multiple secondary nanosatellite payloads produced by SpaceDev or other suppliers. SpaceDev has tentatively...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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Nov. 22, 2005 ? Lockheed Martin successfully conducted a developmental flight test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile today at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), NM. This was the first flight of the Block '04 missile that is being tested under an Engineering and Manufacturing contract awarded...

Monday, November 14, 2005

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Nov. 14, 2005 ? Wabash National Corp. announced the launch of its new DuraPlate CargoMax domestic container designed to provide intermodal carriers with additional interior width to optimize valuable cargo capacity. The new container design incorporates high-performance DuraPlate composite panels in the sidewalls, nose and doors to reduce weight and...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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Nov. 22, 2005 ? Camtech Camouflage Technology of Rydalmere have reported their first sale of to a US aircraft manufacturer. Camtech has been manufacturing under license the Spectro Dynamic Systems range of multispectral reflectors and absorbers since early 2005. "Due to client confidentiality protocols we can't say which US aircraft...

Monday, November 28, 2005

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Nov. 28, 2005 - Manufacturing Insight LLC has just announced its enhanced flame retardant additive that they say imparts "significant advantages in non-halogenated FRP composites." Specifically, the new material enhances FR capabilities of a resin, without bromination, by improving char yield (about 130% of normal) to protect laminate surfaces, better...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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Nov. 22, 2005 ? The term smart materials refers to an interesting class of materials that are able to respond dynamically to external stimuli like heat, humidity, ultraviolet light, and pressure. Smart materials systems have sensing and actuating functions that are used for an increasing number of engineering and commercial...

Monday, November 28, 2005

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Nov. 28, 2005 - Armor Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of security products and vehicle armor systems serving military, law enforcement, homeland security and commercial markets, announced today receipt of orders valued at $53.1 million from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command for production of additional M1114...

Monday, November 28, 2005

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Nov. 28, 2005 -- In 1994, Shirley Wang, president of Plastpro, Inc. (Livingston, New Jersey), started her company with a desk and a phone. Plastpro initially sold fiberglass doors made in Taiwan to the new-construction and remodeling markets in the United States. As the business grew, Wang started thinking about...

Monday, November 28, 2005

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Nov. 28, 2005 -- Customized and convertible truly modular buildings for on-site storage or additional facility space are now available to businesses in the United States from McDonald Modular Solutions. The Michigan company has an exclusive distribution agreement with RM Products of Orillia, Ontario to sell Duraspace modular fiberglass (reinforced...

Monday, November 28, 2005

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Nov. 28, 2005 - Japan Airlines (JAL) has selected the GEnx engine to power its 30 firm, 20 option Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The value of the firm engine order is more than US$700 million. Engine deliveries begin in 2008. "The selection completes an extensive two-year technical evaluation by...

Monday, November 28, 2005

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Nov. 28, 2005 - Resin Systems Inc., a composite material products technology company, through its operating division, RS Technologies, has successfully tested its 36-meter (120-foot) RStandard(TM) modular utility structure, which includes the largest module to date of its product line. RS will use the newest module to configure utility...

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

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Nov. 29, 2005 - Emirates says it must be convinced the A350 will not repeat recent "misses" by Airbus in performance and delivery targets for new aircraft if it is to beat the Boeing 787. Emirates airline president Tim Clark says the carrier's requirement for a 777-200ER replacement is for...

Monday, November 28, 2005

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Nov. 28, 2005 ? Since the early 1970s, NASA seems to mean "No Adult Supervision Apparent." Thus says Burt Rutan, the private airplane and spacecraft designer, who is anything but shy when it comes to telling the world where he thinks the United States - and NASA in particular, has...

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

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Nov. 29, 2005 ? Following a commitment announced in May 2005 by US Airways and America West, US Airways Group ? the merged entity of the two low-cost carriers - has firmed up their order and signed the contract for 20 Airbus A350 aircraft. The airline has not yet announced...

Monday, November 28, 2005

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Nov. 28, 2005 ? Two prominent international marine organizations that are leaders in their respective industries, Australian based yacht builders McConaghy Boats and China's JinLi Composites, have announced a powerful joint venture partnership, McConaghy International. The new company will build large, custom designed composite ocean racing yachts for the world...

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

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Nov. 29, 2005 ? Reaction injection molding (RIM) metering and dispensing equipment starts with a standard platform, then adds a host of configurable and customizable advanced features to meet the specific needs of manufacturers. Less than six months after reaction injection equipment suppliers Gusmer and LCC/Decker announced their merger into...

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

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Nov. 29, 2005 ? At the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) annual trade show, Fabwel, a division of Owens Corning, today announced the opening of a new science and technology center in Elkhart, Ind., that will allow the company to bring RV industry component solutions and expertise to the...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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Nov. 22, 2005 ? GreenShift Corporation has entered into an agreement to invest $500,000 in Aerogel Composite, Inc. (ACI), a development stage materials science company with proprietary technologies involving meso-porous carbon aerogel composites. Under the terms of its agreement with ACI, GreenShift will purchase 25 per cent of ACI's outstanding...

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

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Nov. 29, 2005 ? Invenergy Wind LLC has contracted with General Electric Company (GE) to purchase 350 MW of wind turbines for use in projects slated for construction in 2006. Invenergy's contract provides for 233 of GE's 1.5 MW SLE model wind turbines for delivery in the second half of...

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

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Nov. 29, 2005 ? In work that could radically change how engineers search for new materials, MIT researchers have developed a way to test the mechanical properties of almost 600 different materials in a matter of days ? a task that would have taken weeks using conventional techniques. The new...

Monday, November 21, 2005

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Nov. 21, 2005 ? The State of Ohio's Emerging Technology Award was awarded to NanoSperse in recognition of the company's efforts in the commercialization of nanocomposites. Speaking at the 2005 Thomas Edison Award ceremony at the Ohio Historical Society, Taft emphasized the importance of new pioneering technologies to Ohio's future economy. Ten...

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

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Nov. 29, 2005 ? The motorization of the emerging markets, with China and India leading the way, is about to give the global motor vehicle industry a second wind. A newly released white paper by Keystone India, "The World's Top Auto Markets by 2030," projects that over the next quarter...

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

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SPE Automotive Division Announces 11 Winners Of 35th Anniversary Innovation Awards Gala This Year's Nomination Pool is Largest in a Decade & Most Diverse Yet in Terms of OEMs, Suppliers Represented Nov. 16, 2005 ? At its 35th anniversary Innovation Awards Gala, the Automotive Division of the Society...

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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Nov. 30, 2005 ? Version 3.3 of the popular software package CoDA has just been released. CoDA (Composite Component Design Analysis) assists in the preliminary stage of engineering design of panels, beams, joints, flanges and laminates, as well as in composite material synthesis. CoDA is a product of the Composites...

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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Nov. 30, 2005 ? The Managing Board of Directors of DSM made the following appointments to replace business group directors who have reached pension age and to fill the vacancies that have arisen due to other appointments: B. (Ben) van Kooten (53), at present business group director of DSM Elastomers,...

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

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Nov. 29, 2005 ? Airbus aims to reassert itself in the long-range widebody battle with Boeing by introducing a new version of the A340-500/600 incorporating certain improvements from the A350 twin and new Rolls-Royce Trent 1500 engines. The study focuses on major improvements to the high gross weight, 380t maximum...

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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Nov. 30, 2005 ? The British government has published a report setting out its research agenda to address the potential risks posed by the products of nanotechnology. The report was prepared in response to the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering study on the implications of nanoscience and...

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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Nov. 30, 2005 ? Reichhold has introduced a new low-styrene, 100 per cent vinyl ester resin, Hydrex? 100-LV (33600 series) for boat building and spa applications. Boat builders and spa manufacturers will find that this resin provides excellent blister resistance while helping them meet MACT regulations. Spa manufacturers will...

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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Nov. 30, 2005 ? Resin Systems Inc., a composite material products technology company through its operating division, RS Technologies (RS) has started production of its RStandard? utility structures from the first production cell at its Calgary, Alberta plant. Installation of the second production cell, announced Aug. 2, 2005, is...

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

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Nov. 29, 2005 ? US Airways Group Inc. has ordered 20 Airbus A350 planes honoring its promise to buy the fuel-efficient aircraft aimed at trans-Atlantic flights as part of a financing deal for the airline's acquisition by America West Airlines. Airbus SAS announced the binding order on Tuesday but did...

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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Nov. 30, 2005 ? Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded the 2005 Defense Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Achievement Award by the U.S. Office of Naval Research for extraordinary accomplishments on the U.S. Navy's next-generation destroyer program, DD(X). Northrop Grumman was recognized for its composite-to-steel joint development for DD(X), the U.S. Navy's...

Thursday, November 17, 2005

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Nov. 17, 2005 ? Honda and Meridian Automotive Systems were the Grand Award winners at the Society of Plastics Engineers' 35th Annual Innovation Awards Gala. The Honda Ridgeline's Composite In-Bed Trunk, supplied by Meridian, was honored as the winner of the Body Exterior category, and was the 2005 Grand Award...

Monday, November 28, 2005

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Nov. 28, 2005 ? Atlanta-based Composite Materials Technology (CMT) completed its acquisition of CCI/DuraPole? today. CCI/DuraPole was formerly a division of Corrosion Controllers, Inc. (CCI). CMT will serve the Western United States from CCI/DuraPole's Portland-area location. CCI has been in the composites business since 1956 specializing in filament-wound pipes,...

Monday, November 28, 2005

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Nov. 28, 2005 ? There is a growing trend to use dilution technology as a cost-effective route for technically demanding injection molded applications. This technology reduces the quantity of compounded material used by diluting a concentrated long, glass fiber compound (concentrate) with reactor polypropylene (PP) at the injection molding stage....

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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Nov. 30, 2005 ? US demand for recreational boating products ? including boats and separately sold propulsion systems and accessories ? is projected to grow by 4.8 per cent annually through 2009 to $16.7 billion. Gains will be supported by an ongoing shift in the product mix toward larger, more...

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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Nov. 30, 2005 ? The W1 Carbon Notebook Series claims to be the perfect fusion of aerospace material and advanced computing technology. With the continuous effort to provide innovative products, ASUSTeK Computer Inc., a leading provider of high-performance notebook computers, has introduced the W1 Carbon Notebook Series with high-tech carbon...

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

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Nov. 9, 2005 ? CPS Corporation, the worldwide leader in the design and production of metal matrix composites, has recently been awarded a patent for its lightweight armor system (USPO #6955112B1). The armor is reinforced with AlSiC (Aluminum Silicon Carbide), a metal matrix composite, which is typically used for thermal management...

Monday, November 28, 2005

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Nov. 28, 2005 ? With help from DSM Somos ProtoFunctional stereolithography (SL) resins, European rapid prototyping service bureau Materialise NV is expanding capacity for its large-frame SL machines, after more than five years of unprecedented success with the technology. Materialise's patented "Mammoth" technology (as it is known in-house) produces...

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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Nov. 30, 2005 ? DR Technologies, Inc. (DRT) has been selected by NASA for two Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts related to development of advanced solar array technologies for space power applications. NASA Phase I awards provide up to $70,000 for each contract for a six-month feasibility...

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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Nov. 30, 2005 ? PRC-DeSoto has qualified its chromate-free high-solids epoxy aerospace primer at Boeing for use on the composite fuel tank of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Desoprime HS CA7501 primer is qualified to Boeing specification BMS 10-123. According to Paul Bowman, PPG global platform business manager, aerospace...

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