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Composites help Orion space capsule blast off, splash down safely


December 5, 2014 2:30 pm ET

Plastic composites replaced titanium in key components of the Orion space capsule, which both launched into and returned from space today.

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German tooling and glass encapsulation firm sets up Michigan plant


December 2, 2014 12:20 pm ET

A German glass encapsulation technology firm has established an operation in Oxford, Mich.

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Large part molder EnviroTech in 'growth mode,' adds space, equipment


November 26, 2014 9:54 am ET

Salt Lake City-based EnviroTech Molded Products Inc. is adding new equipment and expanding its factory as it gains business in some of its traditional markets like components for oil and gas machinery and large filter plates.

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Electronics, aerospace driving new Aptiv film production for Victrex


November 18, 2014 9:40 am ET

Victrex plc has launched production at its new $25 million manufacturing facility for high performance thermoplastic film Aptiv, with the United Kingdom's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne taking part in the opening celebration.

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France's Chomarat expands in SC for autos, aerospace


October 27, 2014 12:47 pm ET

French textiles firm Chomarat has opened a new plant in South Carolina for production of polymer-based advanced composites.

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Composite helicopter takes flight


October 9, 2014 9:26 am ET

An all-new helicopter, built almost entirely with composites and featuring materials provided by Switzerland's Gurit Holding AG, took its maiden flight early this month.

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New Hexcel plant will supply carbon fiber for Airbus A350 XWB


September 30, 2014 2:43 pm ET

Hexcel Corp. is investing $250 million on a new carbon fiber plant in France, with part of the production going into the future Airbus SAS A350 XWB.

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TenCate materials help new amphibious sport aircraft take off


September 22, 2014 4:13 pm ET

TenCate Advanced Composites is supplying materials used in a new consumer sport plane made by ICON Aircraft.

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Westminster Tool creates academy to find, train future toolmakers


August 22, 2014 2:06 pm ET

Westminster Tool Inc. begins its own Westminster Academy to find and train skilled employees.

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Soaring business leads to growth for Composites Horizons


August 19, 2014 1:56 pm ET

Composites Horizons LLC is investing $12 million in new equipment and processes, in part for ceramic matrix composite production in its fourth building in Covina, Calif.

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