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2012-08-01 10:21:43

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After more than 40 years of promise, the next decade will see an explosion in the use of composite materials. Aerospace and general aviation have been using the technology for years and automotive and alternative energy markets are now on the cusp of broader implementation. Car manufacturers are already implementing and launching carbon fiber composite development programs and working with both domestic and foreign producers...

2012-07-17 10:22:13

ATLANTA, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arclin, a leading provider of innovative bonding and surfacing solutions for the building industry, today announced that it has acquired the North American Operations of Coveright Surfaces, including manufacturing facilities in Cobourg, Ontario and Blythewood, South Carolina. With this acquisition, Arclin increases its capabilities to supply decorative surface overlays, including decorative melamine, laminate flooring films and...

2012-07-14 23:01:40

Reinforced plastics market report segments the market on the basis of product i.e type of plastic and type of fiber reinforcement. (PRWEB) July 14, 2012 Reinforced plastics are composite materials made by reinforcing plastics with different types of fibers. Fibers used for reinforcing plastics include glass, carbon, or aramid, metals and other non metallic fibres such as paper, wood or asbestos. The emergence of new technologies has also contributed positively to the growth of reinforced...

2012-07-11 02:22:17

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuel efficiency and low carbon emission regulations are playing a major role in raising global demand to incorporate lightweight composites and replace metal parts in automotive components. Furthermore, major Western economies have begun to witness increased consumer spending, particularly in the luxury and super-luxury car segments, the majority of which utilize carbon composite components. Analysis from Frost & Sullivan...

2012-06-25 06:22:44

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SAE International and the Composite Materials Handbook-17 organization have entered into an exclusive agreement for publishing the initial release of the "Composite Materials Handbook," referred to as "CMH-17." The handbook will be produced in print, electronic and DVD formats. The handbook is a six-volume engineering reference tool, previously known as MIL-HDBK-17, that contains more than 1,000 records of the latest test data for...

2012-06-21 22:20:04

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ground breaking technology that truly moves the global automotive industry doesn't come along often. In such a massive and highly sophisticated sector, serious innovations are almost always the work of the major players in Europe or the USA. Anomalies and exceptions to this are rare, particularly in the areas of light-weighting and true performance enhancement. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120622/CG28460) Over the...

2012-06-04 14:22:23

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Going green and being frugal go hand in hand if you choose your home's flooring wisely. Both environmentally friendly and a good value, a laminate floor can transform a room without felling a tree, mining a quarry or depleting your wallet. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120604/CG18338) Among homeowners in the know, laminate flooring has long been known as an affordable solution. Now, with the green movement catching on with...

2012-05-28 23:00:56

Lucintel´s Estimates High Growth for Global Glass Fiber Textiles Industry During 2012-17 Irving, TX (PRWEB) May 28, 2012 The global glass fiber textile industry experienced significant growth in 2011 and is expected to continue that trend, reaching approximately $4 billion in 2017 with a CAGR of 7% over the next five years. Economic recession and the downturn in the key market segments in 2009 caused the market to decline in 2009 compared to 2008; in 2010, however, the market witnessed...

2012-05-22 06:26:04

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This Memorial Day weekend, CertainTeed Corporation -- North America's leading brand of building products -- is encouraging homeowners to grab their video camera and document their wish list for a dream outdoor oasis. Through the CertainTeed Exterior Living Spaces(TM) Home Makeover Video Facebook® Contest, one lucky winner will receive $75,000 worth of exterior building products, including installation. CertainTeed will also include...

2012-05-17 23:03:24

Customers in the aerospace, automotive, military and wind energy industries can now save money by purchasing composite repair materials in smaller quantities Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 Seattle-based HEATCON Composite Systems is happy to announce the company´s continued relationship with Hexcel Corporation, an advanced composites leader and a recipient of the 2011 Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The relationship strengthens HEATCON´s ability to provide specialized...


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2010-11-15 17:15:41

Fiberglass consists of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass. Although experimented with throughout history actual glass fibers were not mass produced until the invention of finer machine tooling. A dress with glass fibers was first worn in 1893 by stage actress Georgia Cayvan. Russell Games Slayter invented, in 1938, what is commonly known as fiberglass today. It is commonly used for insulation. Carbon fiber is also a somewhat similar but more expensive technology used in place of...

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