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Cost effective eco-composite sound barrier
US-based CENTRIA has introduced what it says is an inexpensive composite sound barrier that provides and an environmentally friendly alternative to precast concrete sound barriers on highways ? at nearly one-third of the material cost.
Recycled alternative to granite
Two US companies have teamed up to produce low impact cement-based composite countertop slabs made with 70% post-consumer and post-industrial recycled materials that can be used as an alternative to traditional granite tops.
Nanotubes boost structural integrity of composites
A new research discovery at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the US could lead to tougher, more durable composite frames for aircraft, boats and cars.
RTM process reduces VOCs and styrene emissions in TGV door production
Owens Corning and Stratiforme Industries have jointly developed a tough and lightweight composite door that will be employed on? French TGV high-speed trains.

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Bio-renewable chemicals market to skyrocket
The value market for bio-renewable chemicals will more than triple to US$5.01 billion by 2015 from the current US$1.63 billion due to a predicted improvement in renewable feedstock yields and as the price of non-renewables continues to climb.
Bioplastic bone replacement
Bioplastic resin is being employed in the new ?Bio-Bones? bone replacement prosthetics promoted by US company Absorbent Specialty Products.
Self-healing car chassis
A new type of polyurethane material derived from the shells of crabs could replace traditional self-healing epoxy resins in cars, electronic devices, mobile phones and even furniture, according to US researchers.
Award for new Huntsman fuel cell resins
Two new resin systems from Huntsman Advanced Materials received the 2009 JEC Composites Show Raw Materials Innovation Award at the recent Paris event. The new resins are said to meet the most stringent requirements for graphite composite fuel cells for the large scale production of automotive and stationary power components.
Clean product for cushion flooring from Owens Corning
Owens Corning has introduced AdVeil ? a new nonwoven glass veil incorporating a new technology providing cost and production benefits to the cushion vinyl flooring industry.
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