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Advanced Composites Bulletin - Issue 6, 2010

  • ID: 1289527
  • June 2010
  • International Newsletters Ltd

A monthly digest of international developments in research, design, manufacturing, testing and recycling of all advanced composites – organic and inorganic fibres and fillers, polymers, metal and ceramic matrices, hybrid and macrocomposite systems.

Every month, Advanced Composites Bulletin keeps its readers informed about new materials, new technologies, the latest research, product launches, business and industry news, environmental issues and concerns, shows and conferences, and more. It covers all application areas, including aerospace, automotive, marine, civil engineering, computer technology, energy generation, electrical engineering, sports and leisure, and recycling.

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MARINE

- Urethane structural adhesive with long open time wins approval from Lloyds
- Carbon fibre instrument arch improves performance of yacht

REINFORCEMENTS

- Bias weave fabric enables the cheaper manufacture of lightweight components
- Ultra-fine yarn developed for printed circuit boards
- Boron-free glass fibre outperforms standard E-glass in corrosive environments, according to report
- Graphene reinforcement less prone to failure than carbon nanotubes

WIND ENERGY

- Cheaper production of nacelle housings using polyurethane spray

AUTOMOTIVE

- Daimler and Toray to develop carbon fibrereinforced plastics
- Significant reduction in mass at minimal cost possible by 2020, according to study
- Glass-filled polycarbonate siloxane steering wheel is light and cheap to produce

AEROSPACE

- Contract awarded for modular armour system
- TenCate signs supply agreement with Boeing

COMPANY NEWS

- DSM posts 345% increase in earnings
- Owens Corning announces $0.2 billion increase in sales
- Hexcel reports 14.4% drop in net sales
- Gurit’s sales down 27.5%

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