Cymat Appoints New Vice President for Technology Development
07/06/01 Cymat has appointed Jan Ruby as Vice President, Technology Development. Cymat is a materials company that produces Stabilized Aluminum Foam (SAF).
Alliant Techsystems to Study Composite Cryogenic Fuel Tank
07/06/01 Alliant Techsystems has been awarded a contract by Boeing to study technology concepts for a composite cryogenic fuel tank that could be used on a next-generation reusable launch vehicle (RLV) under development by NASA in the first phase of its Space Launch Initiative (SLI).
ADS Obtains Contract from Polaris for Composite Parts
07/06/01 ADS has obtained a three year contract with Polaris for the manufacture of parts made from composite materials.
ADS Earnings Up on Increased Technical Textile Sales
07/06/01 ADS reported an increase in first quarter earnings. An increase in sales was attributed to growth in the technical textiles sector.
Elastomers Strain when Exposed to Light
07/06/01 Researchers have developed a new type of photosensitive nematic elastomer that expands and contracts in response to changes in both heat and light.
European Engineering Thermoplastics Compounding Industry
07/03/01 BRG Townsend will publish a study on the European engineering thermoplastics compounding industry in August 2001.
Thermoplastic Carbon Composite Shafts from Phoenixx Golf
06/27/01 Phoenixx Golf has chosen a composite made of Fortron 0214B1 linear polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) and carbon fiber for three new woods shafts.
Teijin to Expand Production of Twaron Aramid Fibers
06/27/01 Teijin Limited, a leading producer of synthetic fibers headquartered in Osaka, Japan, today announced plans to expand production of para-linked aramid fibers used in a variety of products.
ZCL Composites Reports Net Earnings, End of Litigation
06/27/01 ZCL Composites reported net earnings for the year ended 31 March 2001, up from a loss in the previous year.
Thermo Fibertek Changing Name to Kadant
06/27/01 Thermo Fibertek will change its name to Kadant on 12 July 2001. The name change is part of a spin-off from Thermo Electron.
Ameron Reports Earnings, Fiberglass Pipe Sales Improve
06/27/01 Ameron reported an increase in earnings for the second quarter of 2001. Fiberglass pipe profits were flat on increased sales.
AAR to Provide Car Bodies for Las Vegas Monorail System
06/27/01 AAR Composites was awarded a contract with Bombardier Transportation to provide the design, engineering and manufacturing of the car bodies for the new monorail system in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hot Melt and Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Seminar
06/26/01 Technomic Publishing announces three seminars in hot melt and pressure sensitive adhesives.
PELCHEM Produces Fluorocompound for Phenolic Foams
06/26/01 PELCHEM has developed a direct fluorination technology (DF) for organic compounds. The perfluoroheptane product is supplied to a local company SAGEX where it is used in the manufacture of phenolic foam.
Hexcel Contracts with Airbus Extended
06/26/01 Hexcel's existing contracts with Airbus have been extended through 2004. Hexcel remains the prime supplier of prepregs to Airbus.
Marion Composites Awarded Italian Nose Radome Contract
06/26/01 FIAR S.p.A of Italy has awarded Marion Composites a contract for fighter aircraft nose radomes.
06/25/01 JoAnn Fumerelle manufactures custom prosthetics in Florida from carbon composites and other lightweight materials.
Fungus Eats CDs
06/25/01 Scientists have discovered a new fungus that eats the plastics that makes up CDs. The fungus only attacks the discs in high temperature, high humidy environments. Fee to view the entire article.
Raytheon Introduces Carbon Composite Business Jet
06/25/01 The fuselage of Raytheon's new Premier business jet is made entirely from carbon fiber composite with a Nomex honeycomb core. Some of the technical details in the article are wrong, but there are still some interesting details.
Composites One Acquires Distributor Plas-tex
06/21/01 Composites One has acquired Plas-tex, a regional composites distibutor located in Texas and Oklahoma.
Cyclics Introduces Low-Viscosity Thermoplastic
06/21/01 Cyclics has formulated a single-component low-viscosity PBT thermoplastic resin.
Hexcel to Issue Notes
06/21/01 Hexcel will announce a new series of senior subordinated notes as a tack-on to notes issued in January 1999. Proceeds will be used to redeem notes held by Ciba Specialty Chemicals.
3TEX Signs Strategic Alliance with Second Chance Body Armor
06/21/01 3TEX has signed a long-term strategic alliance with Second Chance Body Armor to develop protective personal armor using 3TEX's 3WEAVE technology.
Marion Composites Awarded Boeing Nose Radome Contract
06/21/01 Boeing has awarded Marion Composites a contract for nose radomes for three different aircraft.
Marion Composites Awarded F-22 Contract
06/21/01 Lockheed Martin has awarded Marion Composites a contract to produce composite airframe parts for the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft.
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