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Continental Structural Plastics targets China for acquisitions


December 6, 2013 1:18 pm ET

AUBURN HILLS, MICH. — Continental Structural Plastics is closing in on a deal that will take it to China as well as expand in the United States to make carbon fiber auto parts.

Personal watercraft firm invests in composite technology in Mexico


November 19, 2013 6:08 pm ET

QUERETARO, MEXICO — Canada’s BRP Inc. is developing new composite technology for fiberglass hulls and decks for its Sea-Doo personal watercraft (PWC) in Mexico.

Continental Structural Plastics adding paint line in Ohio


November 19, 2013 4:07 pm ET

Continental Structural Plastics will invest $18.3 million to add a paint line to its Carey, Ohio, composites plant to expand its capabilities for customers.

RTM process promises to simplify composite auto part production


November 11, 2013 5:08 pm ET

A wide-ranging group of technology, material and equipment suppliers have developed a new resin transfer molding process that would simplify production and painting for automotive composite parts.

ZF Friedrichshafen beefs up automotive tech center


November 11, 2013 1:38 pm ET

German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG has added new equipment at its development center as part of its ongoing interest in using plastics to replace metal in some structural parts.

Private equity firm buys fiberglass unit from AGY


November 6, 2013 4:58 pm ET

Stonewood Capital Management, Inc. a Pittsburgh-based equity group, has completed the purchase of the continuous filament mat business unit as well as a plant and facilities in Huntingdon, Pa., from AGY Holding Corp. The new entity will be known as Huntingdon Fiberglass LLC.

Taiwan's Mitac targets bioresins, carbon fiber molding


November 4, 2013 2:09 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Peter Chu and his 40-person team of materials researchers at Taiwanese molder Mitac Precision Technology Co. Ltd. have a challenge — find a competitive niche against much larger rivals in the electronics manufacturing industry like iPhone supplier Foxconn.

Solvay Specialty Polymers invests in thermoplastic composite firm


October 21, 2013 6:00 am ET

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY — Solvay Specialty Polymers has purchased a stake in advanced composites maker Aonix Advanced Materials Corp. for an undisclosed price.

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Solar, composite plane pilot: Risks beget innovation


October 17, 2013 5:04 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Flight pioneer Bertrand Piccard, one of two pilots set to fly around the world in a solar-powered airplane in two years' time, told a K show audience the innovation surrounding the project could help solve many of the...

UK firm buys San Diego-based composites specialist


October 7, 2013 1:41 pm ET

Middlesex, England-based international aerospace group Shimtech Industries Ltd. has acquired San Diego-based Performance Plastics Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

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