Marion Composites Receives Shelters Contract from U.S. Army
10/01/01 Marion Composites has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army for an estimated 1,200 rigid wall shelters, five first article test units, first article testing and first article test report, training and logistical documentation.
Simulation Predicts Diamond-Strength Carbon Nanotube Fibers
10/01/01 A team of researchers has used computer simulations to discover carbon fibers with mechanical strength comparable to that of diamond. The so-called nanotubes could theoretically be made from simple starting materials but have yet to be synthesized.
UA to Develop Online Civil Engineering Library
10/01/01 University of Arizona researchers led by civil engineering Professor Muniram Budhu have received a $900,000 National Science Foundation grant to set up a web-based library of articles relating to civil engineering technologies.
McClean Anderson Expands Filament Winding Capacity
10/01/01 Citing increased demand for medium capacity and multiple spindle filament winding systems, McClean Anderson has expanded its assembly and manufacturing facilities by 60 percent.
Argonide Announces New Nanopowder Custom Synthesis Group
10/01/01 Argonide Nanomaterials announced the launching of their new nanopowder custom synthesis group. Any metal that can be converted into ductile wire can be converted into nanopowders.
Celerant Consulting Joing Jordan Grand Prix Team
10/01/01 Celerant Consulting has announced its participation in a performance improvement project for Jordan Grand Prix race team. The purpose of the project is to maximize the team's on- and off-track performance in its long-term pursuit of Formula One success.
Microcrack Model Explains Friction
10/01/01 Scientists may finally be able to explain the source of frictional forces. Atomic-scale microcracks form and heal at the boundary between two surfaces. The model has applications from nanoscale objects to plate tectonics.
Superplastic Ceramics Stretch Longer, Faster
10/01/01 Researchers in Japan have developed a new superplastic ceramic that stretches to ten times its initial length a thousand times faster than existing superplastic ceramics.
Plastics Industry Faces Tough Times
10/01/01 The plastics industry has suffered along with the rest of the economy, though certain sectors are actually improving. This is a good, insightful article.
Product Innovation Drives Plastic Additives Market
09/26/01 Spurred by the slowing pace of major industry consolidations and global expansions, suppliers in the $16 billion plastic additives industry are shifting their focus away from structural change toward product innovation.
General Chemical Raises Price of Soda Ash
09/26/01 General Chemical is raising the price for all grades of soda ash by $5 per net ton. Soda ash is used in the manufacture of glass and glass fiber.
PPG Expects Sharp Drop in Earnings
09/26/01 PPG Industries expects earnings per share for the third quarter to be 50 to 60 cents compared with 88 cents a year ago. Cost cutting measures have helped, but the economy still remains weak.
Cymat Reports Progress in Commercializing Aluminum Foam
09/26/01 Cymat reported progress in commercializing its aluminum foam product. A larger loss for the quarter is consistent with increased commercialization efforts.
Toray Revises FY2002 Sales and Earnings Forecast Downwards
09/26/01 Toray has revised its fiscal year 2002 earnings and sales downwards. Sales are expected to be flat to slightly lower, while income will decrease significantly.
Ameron Declares Quarterly Dividend
09/26/01 Ameron International has declared a quarterly dividend of 32 cents per share of common stock payable November 20, 2001 to stockholders of record October 25, 2001.
Kadant Announces Stock and Debt Repurchase
09/26/01 Kadant announced that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase, through September 24, 2002, of $50 million of its own debt and equity securities in the open market, or in negotiated transactions.
ADS Earnings Up, Composite Materials Sales Down
09/26/01 ADS reported an increase in second quarter earnings. Composite materials sales were down because of a decline in intercity bus orders.
Ameron Reports Increase in Third Quarter Sales and Earnings
09/26/01 Ameron reported an increase in earnings for the third quarter of 2001. Fiberglass pipe profits declined.
AAR First Quarter Sales and Earnings Down
09/26/01 AAR sales and earnings were down for the first quarter of fiscal year 2002. Cost cutting measures have been announced. Military sales are expected to increase.
Nemesis Chooses FiberCote Prepreg for NemesisNXT Airplane
09/17/01 Nemesis Air Racing has chosen FiberCote's family of E-765 Prepregs and FAA Approved Lamina & Laminate Allowables Databases for the NemesisNXT kit aircraft.
New Handbook of Composite Fabrication
09/17/01 Rapra has recently published the Handbook of Composite Fabrication, covering open and closed mould processes, pultrusion, filament winding, machining, and joining.
AAR Expects Lower First Quarter Earnings
09/17/01 AAR expects to barely break even in the first quarter of FY 2002, falling short of expectations. Greater than expected weakness in the airline industry is to blame.
IMPCO Loss Widens on Lower Revenues, Increased R&D
09/17/01 IMPCO Technologies reported a larger first quarter loss resulting from decreased revenues and increased R&D expenses. The spin-off of Quantum Technologies is still on track.
Vectorable Version of GEM Booster Passes Flight Test
09/17/01 ATK (Alliant Techsystems) said a solid rocket motor developed by its Aerospace Group provided the first-stage propulsion during the first successful flight test of a booster vehicle that is a prototype interceptor missile for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense Segment (GMDS) Program.
Hexcel Completes Exchange Offer
09/17/01 Hexcel Corporation announced that its offer to exchange all of its outstanding 9.75% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2009 for like principal amount of new notes has been completed.
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