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Owens Corning to buy Ahlstrom glass fibre business
Composites manufacturing specialist Owens Corning has signed an agreement to acquire the building and wind business unit of Ahlstrom, the makers of AceBlade wind turbine technology; a solution for vacuum infusion, in a €73 million (U.
VDMA to examine hybrid lightweight materials
FRANKFURT — A leading German machinery technology association has formed a new working group on Hybrid Lightweight Technologies, which opens up new possibilities for the composites sector to replace the use of metal for a range of manufacturing applications.
EU event maps out sustainable composites plan
The Association of the European Composites Industry (EuCIA) recently held a conference in Brussels to examine the increasing role that composites will play in creating a more sustainable Europe.
Pultruded natural fibres for cleaner air
The four-year OSIRYS project is developing natural fibre-based composites for façades and interior partitions that will improve indoor air quality in both new builds and restoration projects.
JEC World 2016
The largest composites exhibition in the world is relocating to a bigger venue and has a new name – JEC World.
UK opening for Cytec
Cytec Industries has opened its new $13 million Application Centre in Heanor, UK, adjacent to its existing manufacturing and R&D sites. 
Victrex UK expansions
In order to support identified ‘mega-programmes’ across the industrial and medical sectors, PAEK-based solutions provider Victrex will invest up to £15 million in further downstream manufacturing.
Coil springs are 40% lighter
Resin technology was critical to the first-ever glass fibre composite automotive coil spring which has recently been honoured  by the Society of Plastic Engineers.
Spotlight on flax and hemp pioneers
The Technical Section of the European Confederation Of Flax and Hemp (CELC) recently celebrated a decade of activity aimed at converting the growing interest in green materials into actual market share for its businesses at an event in Paris.
Composites for Cadillac
Part innovations from Magna International have enabled Cadillac to design and build lighter vehicles that enhance performance and improve fuel economy with lower emissions and cost of ownership.
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