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American Matrix and Ensinger Industries form strategic technology alliance to promote the manufacture and sale of thermoplastic composite products; Mark A. Banash appointed VP Engineering at Nanocomp Technologies; Cray Valley releases hydrocarbon resins listing; Adam Aircraft A500 and A700 to be displayed at NBAA in Georgia; Pilgrim CosmoLite Composite replaces wood floors in travel trailers.

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Posted on: 9/25/2007
Source: CompositesWorld

American Matrix (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) and Ensinger Industries (Washington, Pa.) have announced a strategic alliance to supply thermoplastic composite processing technology. These composites are made from continuous fibers and thermoplastic resins. The most popular resins include PEEK, PPS, and nylon with continuous carbon or glass fiber reinforcements.

Nanocomp Technologies (Concord, N.H.), a developer of next-generation performance materials, reports that Mark A. Banash has joined the company as VP of engineering. He will manage process scale-up, quality control and manufacturing engineering involving Nanocomp's carbon nanotube yarn and sheet products. Nanocomp produces multi-functional nonwoven sheet and yarn textiles from long, pure, single-wall carbon nanotubes.

Cray Valley (Exton, Pa) has released a new directory of its hydrocarbon resin line that includes the Norsolene and Wingtack products. The eight-page document includes complete background information on the two product lines and the different resins available. It also includes technical data and U.S. Food and Drug Administration compliance measurements.

The National Business Aviation Assn. (NBAA) Annual Convention will be the occasion of the formal unveiling of the new interior for the Adam Aircraft (Englewood, Colo.) A700 very light jet. The Adam A500 will be on static display at the Fulton County (Georgia) Airport. The NBAA Annual Convention will be Sept. 25-27, 2007, at the Georgia World Congress Center and at Fulton County Airport (KFTY).

Pilgrim International (Middlebury, Ind.) has begun to replace wood used in floor substrates of selected 2008 trailer models with TekModo’s (Elhart, Ind.) CosmoLite composite one-piece, structural flooring. The CosmoLite flooring is reportedly impervious to water and provides improved strength and durability when compared to wood.

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