Honeywell Expanding Spectra Fiber Production
10/23/01 In response to increasing demand, Honeywell is expanding its production of Spectra high modulus polyethylene fiber (HMPE).
Bally Ribbon Mills Awarded 3D Preform Contract
10/22/01 Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) announced today that the USAF awarded the company the first phase of a three phase $5.5 million contract for the development of 3D bias woven unitized structures for aircraft applications.
Cytec Third Quarter Sales and Earnings Drop
10/22/01 Cytec met lowered expectations for third quarter sales and earnings. Raw material costs continued to decrease. Overall composite sales and earnings are expected to decline in the fourth quarter.
Owens Corning Engineer Wins Technical Paper Award
10/22/01 Owens Corning's Mark Greenwood, earned the Best Materials and Testing Technical Paper Award for his conference paper entitled, 'Pultruded Composites Durability: A Key Value,' at the CFA Composites 2001 Show.
AAR Lowers Quarterly Dividend
10/22/01 The AAR Board of Directors reduced its quarterly dividend to 2.5 cents from 8.5 cents. The move is a step to preserve cash and maintain a strong balance sheet.
Cytec Elects James Stanley to Board
10/22/01 Cytec Industries has elected James R. Stanley to its Board of Directors.
Owens Corning Sales Flat, Margins Improve
10/22/01 Owens Cornings reported flat earnings for the third quarter of 2001, compared to the same period in 2000. A slight improvement in margins helped to boost earnings.
AAR Military Orders Increase
10/22/01 AAR announced that the Company has received more than $16 million in U.S. military orders since September 1, 2001. Most of the orders are for various types of containers, shelters and integrated command posts.
University of Arizona Ultra Lightweight Space Mirror
10/10/01 University of Arizona scientists have made an ultra lightweight demonstration space mirror that could be developed for satellites in geosynchronous orbit and for giant space telescopes.
FANUC Introduces New Plastic Molding Robotics
10/10/01 FANUC is introducing several new robotic technologies. The new FANUC M-6iB robot equipped with FANUC Robotics' AccuDeflash(TM) will simulate robotic deflashing and trimming of a blow molded plastic child seat. The robot will also feature the new i Pendant, a user interface device based on Internet technology.
Hexcel Extends Supplier Relationship with Embraer
10/10/01 Hexcel Composites announced its extended business relationship with Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de AeronŠutica S.A.) through the continued supply of advanced composite materials for their production of future regional jet aircraft.
3TEX and Reichhold Develop Turnkey Boat Molding System
10/10/01 3TEX introduced Boat in a Box that uses 3WEAVE preforms and Resin Infusion molding techniques to deliver superior structural performance and increased productivity in a low VOC environment.
Savannah College Develops Family Boat with 3WEAVE from 3TEX
10/10/01 The Savannah College of Art and Design used 3TEX's patented 3WEAVE products to create a futuristic 21-foot family sport boat.
QUANTUM Delivers Hydrogen Tank for Modified F150 Pick-up
10/10/01 QUANTUM Technologies announced that it has designed, manufactured, and delivered a hydrogen fuel storage system to Pinnacle West, for a modified Ford F150 pick-up truck to compete in the 2002 Michelin Challenge ``Bibendum.''
QUANTUM/ATK Hydrogen Tank Passes First Cycling Test
10/10/01 QUANTUM Technologies and ATK Thiokol Propulsion Company announced the successful completion of the first fast-fill cycling test of QUANTUM's 5,000 psi TriShield(TM) hydrogen storage tank.
Lincoln Composites to Build TOW Missile Case
10/10/01 Lincoln Composites has been awarded a $1.5 million development contract for the U.S. Army's Tube Launched, Optically 'Engaged', WireLESS (TOW) Fire & Forget missile case.
Hexcel Presents Business Outlook
10/10/01 Hexcel expects the September terrorist attacks to have a large negative impact on commercial aerospace sales in 2002, and little if any impact in other market segments. Electronics sales continue to be hurt by the slump in the PC market.
Dynetek Supplies Fuel Storage Systems for Peterbilt Trucks
10/08/01 Dynetek Industries announced that it has supplied the fuel storage systems for fourteen of the Peterbilt 378 trucks scheduled for delivery to Norcal Waste Systems by Cummins Westport.
PPG Introduces Improved Fiber Glass Spray-Up Roving
10/08/01 PPG Industries has introduced a fiber glass spray-up roving that has demonstrated faster application with less resin and increased fiber glass content for enhanced structural integrity of the finished part compared with its previous rovings.
Alliant SRMU Motors Launch Titan IV B into Orbit
10/08/01 ATK said rocket motors designed and manufactured by its Aerospace Group helped launch a Lockheed Martin Titan IV B rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on Oct. 5.
Lincoln Composites Builds Largest CNG Fuel Tank
10/08/01 Lincoln Composites has designed, manufactured, and qualified the largest natural gas vehicle (NGV) fuel tank in the world. These tanks allow the cost of the CNG package of the vehicle to be lowered by hundreds of dollars while also reducing the vehicle weight by hundreds of pounds.
Lincoln Composites Delivers High Pressure Hydrogen Tanks
10/08/01 Lincoln Composites has concluded delivery of TUFFSHELL(TM) hydrogen fuel tanks to a Japanese OEM who is participating in the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP). The first tanks were delivered in December 2000, making them the first METI approved 5,000 psi service pressure hydrogen fuel tanks operating in Japan.
Aurora West Virginia Receives Global Hawk Contract
10/01/01 Aurora West Virginia has been selected by Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems to supply parts for the military's Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle (UAV).
CASTOR 120 Launches Athena into Orbit
10/01/01 ATK's CASTOR 120 solid rocket motor helped launch an Athena I space launch vehicle on its first mission from the new Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska on Sept. 29.
Alliant Rocket Nozzle Passes Certification Tests
10/01/01 ATK's new composite rocket nozzle developed for the Boeing RS-68 engine successfully passed a series of four flight certification tests, clearing the way for production of the nozzle and its use on the maiden flight of the new Boeing Delta IV launch vehicle in early 2002.
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