NASCAR Safety Devices Use Composites
08/28/01 An overview of seven current and proposed NASCAR safety devices, listing the pros and cons of each. Most are made from composites or other advanced materials.
Cymat Loss Widens on Commercialization and R&D Expenses
08/26/01 Cymat reported an increased loss for the fourth quarter. Commercialization and R&D expenses have increased as the company begins aggressively marketing its aluminum foam material.
ZCL Composites Reports Increase in First Quarter Earnings
08/26/01 ZCL Composites Inc. reports net earnings for the first quarter ended June 30, 2001 of $387,000 compared to $225,000 for the same period last year.
3TEX Forms Strategic Alliance with Confluence
08/26/01 Confluence, a premier manufacturer of canoes, kayaks, and unique sailing trimarans, announced that it has signed a strategic alliance with 3TEX, Inc to use 3TEX's 3WEAVE products.
QUANTUM to Supply Fuel Cell Tanks for Helios UAV
08/26/01 QUANTUM Technologies announced that it has been awarded a major contract by AeroVironment and NASA to design, fabricate, test and supply large advanced hydrogen and oxygen tanks for the next generation Helios fuel cell prototype aircraft.
Dynetek Reports Higher Revenues and Sales
08/26/01 Dynetek Industries reported increased revenues and sales for the second quarter of 2001. Earnings were lower because of expansion and R&D costs.
Market Report on Adhesive Films and Tapes
08/21/01 Recent advances in adhesives technology are creating new opportunities for adhesive films and tapes in a number of industrial applications. A new report from Technology Assessment Associates covers the adhesives market.
Paul Pendorf Appointed President of Hitco Carbon Composites
08/21/01 SGL CARBON GROUP is to strengthen its aerospace composites business by appointing Paul W. Pendorf, CEO and President of its US subsidiary HITCO CARBON COMPOSITES Inc. in Gardena, California.
Core Materials Reports Lower Second Quarter Earnings, Sales
08/19/01 SMC compounder Core Materials reported lower second quarter sales and earnings. Sales to both truck and personal watercraft manufactures were hurt by the weak economy.
Materials International Space Station Experiment
08/19/01 NASA's new MISSE experiment will place hundreds of material samples outside the space station in a specially-designed container in order to gather long-term exposure data.
Helios Solar-Powered UAV Sets Altitude Record
08/19/01 The unmanned, solar-powered Helios aircraft reached an altitude of 96,490 feet during a test flight last week. That beat the former aircraft record, held by the SR-71, of 85,072 feet.
Zoltek Third Quarter Loss Increases on Weak Sales
08/17/01 Zoltek reported a loss for the third quarter. Carbon fiber sales continued to decline because of order deferrals, over-capacity and pricing pressure.
Marion Composites Receives Shelters Contract from U.S. Army
08/17/01 Marion Composites has been awarded a contract for Petroleum Quality Analysis System (PQAS) shelters from the U.S. Army Rock Island Arsenal. Total contract value, including base and contract options, is approximately $2.5M.
Texas University to Assist USTech Materials with PEAR Resin
08/17/01 USTech Materials Corporation (USTM) will commence its composite resin manufacturing, R&D and customer support operations with the Institute for Environmental and Industrial Science (IEIS) at Southwest Texas University (SWT).
Innovative Holdings Acquires Majority of USTech Materials
08/17/01 Innovative Holdings & Technologies, Inc., has announced that it has entered into an a letter of intent with its subsidiary, USTech Materials Corporation (USTM), to increase its stake in USTM to 51%.
USTech Materials Receives PEAR Resin Licensing Agreement
08/17/01 USTech Materials Corporation (USTM) subsidiary has been granted a worldwide licensing agreement with Ashland, Inc. for the PolyEther Amide Resin (PEAR) high performance resin system.
Omni-Lite Builds Components for Joining Composite Airframes
08/17/01 Omni-Lite has received a contract from Monogram Aerospace Fasteners to manufacture two components for the mating and joining of composite airframe structures.
Alliant Techsystems Announces Stock Split
08/12/01 ATK (Alliant Techsystems) said its board of directors has approved a 3-for-2 split of its common stock payable Sept. 7 to shareholders of record on Aug. 17.
Alliant Reports Strong Increase in Sales and Earnings
08/12/01 ATK (Alliant Techsystems) reported a strong increase in first quarter sales and earnings. Revenues from Thiokol propulsion and increased composite structures manufacturing contributed to the growth.
ATK Composite Booster Motors Help Launch Titan IV B
08/12/01 Two Solid Rocket Motor Upgrade (SRMU) motors, manufactured by ATK from graphite epoxy composites, performed successfully during the recent launch of a Titan IV B.
QUANTUM to Study Packaging of Fuel Storage Systems for GM
08/12/01 QUANTUM Technologies announced that General Motors' Global Alternative Propulsion Center has awarded QUANTUM multiple contracts to perform optimization studies for efficiently packaging advanced fuel storage systems within the chassis of vehicles.
Zeppelins Return to Flight
08/12/01 The same company that built the Hindenburg are about to receive certification for the Zeppelin NT, a helium-filled rigid airship with an aluminum and carbon fiber frame.
Plastic Deformation in Ceramic at Room Temperature
08/07/01 Materials scientists at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Metallforschung, Stuttgart have achieved significant plastic deformation in strontium titanate (SrTiO3), an oxide ceramic material hitherto believed to be extremely fragile and brittle at room temperature.
Air Force Considering Sub-Orbital Bomber
08/07/01 The U.S. Air Force is considering the development of a space plane bomber, possibly based on NASA's canceled X-33.
XCOR Begins Flight Tests of EZ-Rocket
08/07/01 XCOR has built a manned rocket aircraft from a modified Long-EZ homebuilt aircraft. The EZ-Rocket features an external composite fuel tank.
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