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Advanced Composites
GE healthcare initiates clinical trials for first-ever PET Imaging agent to track Angiogenesis in cancer
Thermoplastic Composites : 12 September, 2007
GE Healthcare, a division of the General Electric Company, announced today that it has initiated a first-in-man clinical study designed to validate information provided by a molecular imaging agent in evaluating the extent and nature of cancer. Specifically, this proprietary positron emission tomography agent has a biological mechanism to track the process of angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels in the body.
 
GE completes ZENON environmental acquisition
Thermoplastic Composites : 12 September, 2007
GE Water & Process Technologies, a unit of General Electric Company, today announced its completion of the ZENON Environmental Inc. Aquisition. GE purchased ZENON, a global leader in advanced membranes for water purification, wastewater treatment and water reuse, in an all cash transaction valuing ZENON at approximately US $689 million or Cdn $763 million.
 
GE insurance solutions examines impact of the new Airbus A380
Thermoplastic Composites : 12 September, 2007
With possible seating capacity of up to 850 people, the Airbus A380 is increasing the aviation insurance industry's hull and liability exposure, according to an article in the latest issue of EXPOSURE, which is published by GE Insurance Solutions.
 
GE security releases picture Perfect v4, meets growing demands of security and IT departments
Thermoplastic Composites : 11 September, 2007
GE's Security business today announced that its Picture Perfect v4 UNIX-based enterprise access control and security management system introduces new Java thin client technology and has added even more features for today's security- and IT-demanding requirements. Introduced 15 years ago in 1991, it currently remains the ideal choice for IBM AIX and Red Hat Linux server platforms.
 
GE Fanuc embedded systems completes acquisition of SBS technologies
Thermoplastic Composites : 11 September, 2007
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a unit of General Electric Company has announced that it has completed the acquisition of SBS Technologies(R) of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 
GE energy to supply wind turbines for Pakini Nui project on Hawaii's 'Big Island'
Thermoplastic Composites : 11 September, 2007
GE Energy's wind turbine technology has been selected for a project on the South Point of the island of Hawaii (the 'Big Island') that will add 21 megawatts of wind-generated capacity to the state's power grid.
 
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Thermoplastic Composites : 10 September, 2007
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey admitted to discovering spoiled produce more often than any other item in their refrigerator.
 
GE launches new consumer financing program with thunder mountain custom cycles
Thermoplastic Composites : 10 September, 2007
GE Consumer Finance's Retail Sales Finance unit today announced a new multi-year agreement with Thunder Mountain Custom Cycles to provide revolving and installment consumer financing programs for the Colorado-based company's dealers across the United States.
 
GE healthcare and New York blood center announce milestone in cord blood banking
Thermoplastic Composites : 10 September, 2007
GE Healthcare and New York Blood Center announced today New York Blood Center's National Cord Blood Program is completing the automation of the key production steps for their cord blood stem cell units by adopting the AutoXpress System.
 
Demand from employees for identity theft protection and legal benefits on the rise
Thermoplastic Composites : 09 September, 2007
As employers strive to broaden their benefit portfolios, demand is growing for benefits that go beyond traditional health and dental discount programs. Most notably, employees are increasingly calling for help in the areas of identity theft protection and legal protection.
 
Raising roof on home improvement; GE consumer finance & Owens corning sign new agreement
Thermoplastic Composites : 09 September, 2007
GE Consumer Finance's Retail Sales Finance unit today announced a new multi-year agreement with Owens Corning to provide roofing contractors with comprehensive and flexible financing programs for their homeowner customers as part of the Owens Corning Preferred Contractor Program.
 
GE consumer finance covers classic metal roofing systems with installment and revolving lending
Thermoplastic Composites : 09 September, 2007
GE Consumer Finance's Retail Sales Finance unit today announced a new multi-year partnership with Classic Metal Roofing Systems to provide its customers with installment and revolving financing options. The program was recently launched to Classic Metal Roofing's authorized network of 66 independent dealers.
 
GE announces rail services' first maintenance MAX customer
Thermoplastic Composites : 08 September, 2007
One of the world's leading marketers of fertilizer and other crop inputs has signed up for a new GE service that promises to simplify and better manage the increasingly complex and potentially costly task of managing and maintaining its fleet of specialty railcars.
 
GE plastics' new LiteDesign online toolbox offers surfaces solutions
Thermoplastic Composites : 08 September, 2007
With the increased demand from consumers for differentiated products, GE Plastics' re-energized Automotive Lighting division today launched its new LiteDesign web resource for Signature Surfaces solutions.
 
GE Fanuc embedded systems introduces the industry's only COTS 10Mbit MIL-STD-1553 PMC Module
Thermoplastic Composites : 08 September, 2007
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems' P-10SF ALBUQUERQUE, N.M GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, through its Condor Engineering center of excellence, announces the release of the P-10SF, its new single-function PMC module for 10Mbit MIL-STD-1553B performance. This advanced solution offers a less expensive architecture than regular 1Mbit 1553, while providing up to 10 times the data throughput.
 
GE supports new organization to set worldwide container security standards
Thermoplastic Composites : 07 September, 2007
General Electric Company today joined Siemens, Mitsubishi Corporation, J.P. Morgan Chase, Unisys and other global companies in supporting the creation of a new container security standards organization announced today in Brussels. The new organization, the International Container Standards Organization, will be based in Brussels, and will work to accelerate the approval of international security standards for ocean-going cargo containers.
 
San Diego schools in project by solar integrated & GE energy financial services
Thermoplastic Composites : 07 September, 2007
Expanding its innovative solar roof investment program, Solar Integrated Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of building integrated photovoltaic roofing systems, announced today that it has completed the installation of solar panels doubling as roofs on five additional schools in San Diego. A total of 19 schools now have solar roofs manufactured, constructed and installed by Solar Integrated.
 
GE Fanuc extends open & layered approach to include adoption of OPC unified architecture
Thermoplastic Composites : 07 September, 2007
GE Fanuc Automation, Inc., a unit of GE Industrial, announced that it is building its next generation Proficy solutions based on the new OPC Unified Architecture standards released this week by the OPC Foundation. The announcement was made at ARC Advisory Group's 14th Annual Forum 'Driving Enterprise Performance Through Next Generation Manufacturing Concepts.'
 
Ted Brewer's Vivo2 Violins hit a high note with stunning color effects
Thermoplastic Composites : 06 September, 2007
Crafted by Ted Brewer Violins, an established U.K. designer of transparent violins, the ultramodern Vivo2 line features GE Plastics' Lexan Visualfx special effects resin for stunning visual impact combined with high performance. Ted, who originally hand-carved his instruments from acrylic block, turned to GE Plastics when increasing market demand prompted a move to injection molding.
 
GE healthcare and TGen announce early health cancer research collaboration
Thermoplastic Composites : 06 September, 2007
The Translational Genomics Research Institute and GE Healthcare announced today a strategic alliance designed to apply advanced cellular genomics technologies and strategies to improve and accelerate the discovery and development of new drugs.
 
GE's new Lexan Xtreme heat resins shine with performance, weight & processing advantages
Thermoplastic Composites : 06 September, 2007
As space and weight constraints drive more compact, sleeker forward lighting components, automotive suppliers seek materials that can meet the challenges posed by these new designs, including higher temperatures from proximity to bulbs and thinner-wall parts for reduced mass. Addressing this demand, GE Plastics' new Lexan Xtreme Heat resin portfolio now offers automotive lighting designers new material choices for their most demanding applications.
 
GE NIGHTHAWK(TM) bulbs give greater night driving confidence
Thermoplastic Composites : 05 September, 2007
Death rates are three times greater at night than during the day, according to the National Safety Council. For enhanced driving confidence, ultra-bright NIGHTHAWK(TM) automotive headlamps offer greater night driving confidence.
 
GE Fanuc embedded systems announces high performance VMEbus Intel(R)
Thermoplastic Composites : 05 September, 2007
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems' new 6U VMEbus V5D Single Board Computer. The Intel Pentium M processor-based V5D uses the 1.4 GHz Pentium M processor LV 738 for improved performance and lower power requirements compared to the V5C SBC.
 
GE advances repositioning of industrial portfolio; Rexel to purchase GE supply
Thermoplastic Composites : 05 September, 2007
In the first announcement, GE Consumer & Industrial and Rexel, the world's largest electrical supplies distributor, announced a $725 million agreement for Rexel to acquire GE Supply, GE's electrical distribution business.
 
GE money's AquaVantage to finance GE water treatment products
Thermoplastic Composites : 04 September, 2007
GE Money's Retail Sales Finance unit today announced a multi-year agreement to provide revolving consumer credit to retailers who sell water treatment products manufactured by GE Water & Process Technologies. The financing will be offered through GE Money's industry-wide AquaVantage program.
 
Texas wind farm, developed by Airtricity, receives GE's, Fortis' and wells Fargo's Backing
Thermoplastic Composites : 04 September, 2007
Airtricity, Inc., a leading renewable energy company, announced today that it has agreed on $120 million in project equity investment with GE Energy Financial Services, Fortis Capital and Wells Fargo for a 125-megawatt wind farm under construction in West Texas.
 
BP and GE to develop Hydrogen power plants and technologies
Thermoplastic Composites : 04 September, 2007
BP and GE today announced their intention to jointly develop and deploy hydrogen power projects that dramatically reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from electricity generation. Vivienne Cox, BP's Chief Executive of Gas, Power and Renewables, and David L. Calhoun, Vice Chairman of GE and president and CEO of GE Infrastructure, signed the agreement today in London.
 
GE money and slide-lok offer consumer credit program
Thermoplastic Composites : 03 September, 2007
To better address the market for garage storage and garage cabinets, expected to reach over $1.5 billion by 2009(a), GE Money's Retail Sales Finance unit and Slide-Lok, a leading provider of garage interiors and manufacturer of garage storage cabinets, today announced a new consumer credit program for Slide-Lok's 100-plus garage storage and garage cabinet dealers nationwide. The new program is available this month.
 
GE Fanuc World host Webinar on integration of process-to-packaging information
Thermoplastic Composites : 03 September, 2007
GE Fanuc Automation, Inc., a unit of GE Industrial, and Packaging World, a leading publication in the packaging industry, hosted a webinar that focused on how one global brewing company, ranked among the top 10 brewers in the world, integrated its process-to-packaging flow to achieve its quality and business goals.
 
Lan airlines orders CFM56-5C/P upgrade kits
Thermoplastic Composites : 03 September, 2007
The CFM56-5C/P has been performing exceptionally well in service, delivering better fuel burn and longer time on wing than the base CFM56-5C engine. The production engine entered service with South African Airways on the A340-300 Enhanced airplane and is currently powering a total of 12 aircraft with South African and Swiss Airlines. Customers have ordered a combined total of 38 upgrade kits, of which 34 have been delivered to date.
 
GE's media & communications provides credit facility for China-based Xinhua finance limited
Thermoplastic Composites : 02 September, 2007
GE Commercial Finance, Global Media & Communications today announced that it has committed $20 million to Xinhua Finance Limited as part of a broader $70 million facility to be used by the company for acquisitions and debt refinancing. XFL is a leading provider of China's indices, ratings, financial news, investor relation services, financial information and media services.
 
GE's Global media & communications financing strengthens commitment to Asia-Pacific
Thermoplastic Composites : 02 September, 2007
GE Commercial Finance, Global Media & Communications today announced a deepening of its commitment to the Asia-Pacific region with the relocation of managing director Bhupesh Gupta to Hong Kong. He will join Daniel Camacho, a Global Media & Communications director who recently joined the team, while continuing to be responsible for leading GE's telecom, cable, media and entertainment financing initiatives in the region.
 
Emirates select GEnx-Powered Boeing 747-8 Freighters for new fleet
Thermoplastic Composites : 02 September, 2007
Emirates have signed an agreement to purchase 10 Boeing 747-8 freighters, powered by the new GEnx engine. The agreement for 45 GEnx engines is valued at more than $600 million (USD). Delivery is scheduled to begin in 2010.
 
Global ocean carrier to offer commerce guard
Thermoplastic Composites : 01 September, 2007
GE's Security business today announced it has reached an agreement with Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.to offer commercial container security services based on the CommerceGuard System. YM will deliver and install CommerceGuard Container Security Devices for customers that want an improved container security and tracking method.
 
GE and STP nuclear operating company sign ABWR project development agreement
Thermoplastic Composites : 01 September, 2007
GE Energy's nuclear business and the STP Nuclear Operating Company, acting as agent for NRG South Texas LP, have signed a project development agreement to study the deployment and begin licensing activities for two GE Advanced Boiling Water Reactors that would be located at the South Texas Project Electric Generating Station.
 
ILFC selects GE, Aviation engines to power new Boeing Aircraft
Thermoplastic Composites : 01 September, 2007
International Lease Finance Corporation has selected the GEnx and GE90 engines to power its new Boeing 787 and 777 fleets. The value of the engines ordered is more than $750 million.
 
World-Class Hawaiian wind farm, Southern-most in the US, financed by GE energy financial services
Thermoplastic Composites : 31 August, 2007
GE Energy Financial Services is financing the construction and operation by Tawhiri Power LLC of the southern-most wind farm in the United States. This digital simulation by Wind Engineers, Inc. shows the 21-megawatt Pakini Nui Wind Project at South Point on the island of Hawaii.
 
GE Fanuc embedded systems introduces compactPCI(R) freescale power processor
Thermoplastic Composites : 31 August, 2007
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems' new 6U CompactPCI C2K Single Board Computer uses Freescale's 1 GHz MPC7447A or 1.4 GHz MPC7448 PowerPC processor and extensive I/O ports for improved performance and flexible, rugged functionality. Systems:
 
UPS selects GP7200 engines for Airbus A380 fleet
Thermoplastic Composites : 31 August, 2007
The UPS engine selection follows its 10 firm Airbus A380 aircraft orders. UPS also has options on 10 additional A380 aircraft. The value of the order was not disclosed. Aircraft deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2009.
 
GE focuses on growth and higher returns with sale of GE advanced materials
Thermoplastic Composites : 30 August, 2007
GE today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell GE Advanced Materials (Silicones & Quartz) to Apollo Management, L.P., a private investment firm in a deal valued at approximately $3.8 billion in cash and securities. Upon completion of the transaction, GE will receive a 10% ownership stake in the new company and hold $400 million of notes.
 
GE money & GE home security combine credit and safety solutions for residential protection
Thermoplastic Composites : 30 August, 2007
A safe home environment is essential, and GE Money's Retail Sales Finance unit and GE Home Security have joined together to make it easier for consumers to protect their property.
 
New GE fanuc automation program provides integrated solutions for global OEM partners
Thermoplastic Composites : 30 August, 2007
GE Fanuc Automation, Inc., a unit of GE Industrial, today announced an innovative program for Original Equipment Manufacturers that provides them with a significant edge to attract new customers and expand their existing base to grow their businesses.
 
GE energy announces opening of European cleaner coal technology center in Poland
Thermoplastic Composites : 29 August, 2007
According to John Krenicki, GE Energy President and CEO, the new center will provide GE with a base for expanding the use of its state-of-the-art cleaner coal, or IGCC (integrated gasification combined-cycle), technology across Europe. The facility also will provide engineering support for GE Energy's environmental services and optimization and controls businesses, to supply the region with a broad range of offerings for the coal industry.
 
GE energy announces opening of European cleaner coal technology center in Poland
Thermoplastic Composites : 29 August, 2007
According to John Krenicki, GE Energy President and CEO, the new center will provide GE with a base for expanding the use of its state-of-the-art cleaner coal, or IGCC (integrated gasification combined-cycle), technology across Europe. The facility also will provide engineering support for GE Energy's environmental services and optimization and controls businesses, to supply the region with a broad range of offerings for the coal industry.
 
Kinder Morgan, Inc. agrees to sell retail gas operations to GE energy financial services
Thermoplastic Composites : 29 August, 2007
Kinder Morgan U.S. Retail Natural Gas System (Graphic: Business Wire) HOUSTON & STAMFORD Kinder Morgan, Inc. today announced it will sell its natural gas retail distribution and related operations serving 260,000 customers in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and Hermosillo, Mexico, to GE Energy Financial Services for $710 million plus working capital. The transaction is subject to certain closing conditions and regulatory approvals, including approvals from state utility commissions.
 
GE's T700 engines to pwer Korean helicopter program
Thermoplastic Composites : 29 August, 2007
General Electric Company and Samsung Techwin, Co. LTD have signed a contract to develop the T700 turboshaft engine for the Korean Helicopter Program. The Republic of Korea (ROK) selected the GE T700/701K to power 245 new indigenous helicopters.
 
Large capacity storage for advancedTCA and microTCA systems
Thermoplastic Composites : 28 August, 2007
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems' Telum 200-SATA Serial ATA hard disk drive module is designed for use with AdvancedTCA single board computers and carrier cards from GE Fanuc Embedded Systems' extensive line of embedded products and also those from other providers.
 
GE energy financial services acquire California and Texas oil and gas properties
Thermoplastic Composites : 28 August, 2007
Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. and GE Energy Financial Services announced today that an affiliated partnership, West Coast Energy Properties, L.P., has acquired certain producing oil and gas assets in California and Texas for $58 million.
 
TAP Portugal selects GE engines and services for fleet of Airbus A330s
Thermoplastic Composites : 28 August, 2007
TAP Portugal has selected General Electric Company's CF6 engines to power five Airbus A330-200 aircraft in an engine deal valued at approximately $150 million (US). In addition, TAP has signed with GE for a nine-year OnPoint(SM) Solutions service agreement for the maintenance, overhaul, and repair of the 11 CF6-80E1 engines powering this A330 fleet. The potential value over the life of the services agreement is valued at approximately $45 million (US).
 
GE optimizes environmentally responsible Noryl GTX(1)
Thermoplastic Composites : 27 August, 2007
GE Plastics is exhibiting the first in a new family of conductive Noryl GTX resins that are optimized for powder coating. These unique materials, slated to join GE's growing ecomagination product portfolio, contain conductive fillers that eliminate the need to apply an electrostatic primer. The materials can be used in a range of powder coating applications, including Steelcase's convertible bin end caps, pictured above.
 
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