Elsevier journal announces alliance with industry association in China

Chinese language edition of Reinforced Plastics planned.

Oxford, UK, 3 September 2004 – Reinforced Plastics has announced the establishment of a strategic collaboration with the China Fabricators’ and Resin Producers’ Industry Association (CFRPIA) and the publication of a special Chinese language edition of the magazine. This is timed to coincide with the China Composites 2004 exhibition in Shanghai and the magazine’s biannual RP Asia conference and exhibition, being held this month in Thailand. In addition to distribution at these events, more than 1,500 copies will distributed to CFRPIA members. Elsevier’s Reinforced Plastics magazine is the world’s leading information source for users and developers of composites materials and applications.

The 32-page special issue will contain features focusing on the use of composite materials in various sectors, and a selection of applications, product and business news items specially selected for the Chinese market. China's composites industry is the fastest growing in the world today, but information exchange with suppliers of technology, materials and equipment is often hampered by language difficulties. 

Amanda Jacob, editor of Reinforced Plastics explained the importance of this publication to the Chinese composites sector. “This special edition will give decision-makers within the Chinese composites industry privileged access to the latest news and developments in the global composites industry. It will also provide them with crucial outside links to suppliers of materials, equipment and services to whom they would not ordinarily have access or knowledge of. They will be receiving this information from Reinforced Plastics, an established and trusted publication that is well known and well respected and has strong partnerships within the Chinese composites community.”

The collaboration of Reinforced Plastics with the China FRPIA allows the magazine to continue to lead the composites business globally, and develop relationships with its readers and partners around the world to serve the industry as it evolves. 

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About Reinforced Plastics

For nearly 50 years Reinforced Plasticsmagazine has been keeping busy professionals all over the world informed on all the very latest developments in composites. It has earned a reputation for authoritative and impartial coverage of all the major issues affecting the global composites industry. Every month, Reinforced Plastics offers a unique blend of applications, industry materials and processing news, as well as practical and technical feature articles from the forefront of the industry. 

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