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  • JM to manage its composites business 'more globally'
    To better serve the composites, filtration and energy storage markets, Johns Manville (JM) is merging its US, European and Asian Engineered Products activities into one global business unit.
  • COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 show preview – deadline 1 August
    The September/October issue of Reinforced Plastics will contain a preview of the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 exhibition, which takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany on 7-9 October 2014.
  • VDL acquires composite panel manufacturer Acrosoma
    The VDL Groep, headquartered in the Netherlands, has acquired the activities of Acrosoma, a manufacturer of composite sandwich panels located in Belgium.
  • Airtech introduces vacuum test unit
    Airtech Advanced Materials Group, a manufacturer of vacuum bagging and tooling materials for the composites industry, is launching its Vacuum Test Unit, which can be used to test the vacuum integrity of Airtech vacuum hoses and valves as well as the couplings attached to these.
  • 'Industry meets Science' at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014
    At this year's COMPOSITES EUROPE exhibition the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University will organise an 'Industry meets Science' area where visitors will be able to learn about the latest developments in process engineering and quality assurance.
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  • How important is innovation to the future of the composites industry?
    Posted by Amanda Jacob • 27 May 2014
    by Amanda Jacob, Content Development Editor, Reinforced Plastics Reinforced Plastics is conducting a survey on the importance of innovation in the composites industry. The survey is open to anyone...
    tags: innovation, composites, survey, Reinforced Plastics
  • Connect with Reinforced Plastics on Google+
    Posted by Amanda Jacob • 21 May 2014
    By Amanda Jacob, Content Development Editor, Reinforced Plastics This is just a brief post to let you know that if you have a profile on Google+, you can now add Reinforced Plastics to your circles...
    tags: Google, social media, Reinforced Plastics
  • Can the UK maintain a leading position in the composites industry?
    Posted by Amanda Jacob • 27 March 2014
    By Amanda Jacob, Content Development Editor, Reinforced Plastics Will UK manufacturing be left behind as others seize on international opportunities to manufacture and supply comp...
    tags: UK composites industry, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Education, Supply chain, Standards
  • GUEST BLOG: Do you have any case studies related to NDT of composite materials?
    Posted by Guest bloggers • 26 February 2014
    A welcome letter from Dr Bernd Köhler, Editor-in-Chief of Case Studies in Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation, a new open access journal from Elsevier. Non-destructive methods are as l...
    tags: composites, NDT, testing, NDE, carbon fibre, Elsevier
  • Tackling corrosion in the oilfield
    Posted by Mark Holmes • 20 February 2014
    For over 30 years glass reinforced epoxies (GRE) have proven to outperform other polymers in protecting tubulars from corrosion and abrasion. Corrosion in the oilfield can be caused by many sources: ...
    tags: corrosion, glass reinforced eopxy, oilfiled
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