News briefs -- Sept. 23, 2008

Composites One announces IBEX demonstrations; ATL Composites launches website for DuFLEX panels; Incident Control Systems offers contract cutting services; Teijin Aramid increases prices for Twaron, Technora, Teijinconex.

Boat manufacturers attending IBEX 2008 will be able to experience the benefits of three different closed mold processes —light resin transfer molding (light RTM), the vacuum infusion process (VIP), and closed cavity bag molding (CCBM) – under the same roof. Composites One (Arlingtion Heights, Ill.) is hosting live technology demonstrations with more than 10 industry partners. Featuring Magnum Venus Plastech (MVP, Clearwater, Fla.) injection equipment, the live work cells will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 6-8, in the outdoor demo zone at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

ATL Composites Pty. Ltd. (Molendinar, Australia) has announced the launch of a new website ( for its DuFLEX composite panels. The DuFLEX site includes information on the panel options available in the range, basic application techniques, downloadable data sheets, and project data files. DuFLEX composite panels were developed by ATL in the early 1990s to reduce construction time, optimize structural weight, and to minimize the experience required to produce high-performance, lightweight composite structures in the marine, transportation, architectural and industrial markets.

Incident Control Systems LLC (ICS, New Bedford, Mass.) is now offering of contract computerized cutting services. ICS has recently purchased an Eastman M9000 digital cutting system. The M9000 is a static table cutting system capable ot marking, cutting, drilling, and punching any fabric material at speeds of up to 60 in/sec (1,524 mm/sec). ICS will offer contact cutting services that include dry fabric cutting, prepreg fabric cutting, ply cutting, composite cutting and kitting. The company's facility also has cold and hot onsite material storage. In addition to cutting services, the company plans to offer its engineers to assist in design services.Visit for more information.

Teijin Aramid (Conyers, Ga.) has announced that, effective Oct. 1, 2008, it will increase prices for its para-aramid products Twaron and Technora by a minimum of 8 percent. The price for its meta-aramid product Teijnconex will increase by a minimum of 15 percent.