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Composites UK exceeds 300 members

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites supply chain, says that it has exceeded the 300 member mark.

Hexcel to supply composites for H160

Hexcel Corporation plans to extend its 40-year partnership with Airbus Helicopters and supply composite materials for the new H160 helicopter.

Gurit says that it has signed an agreement to form a joint venture (JV) for balsa wood production in Java, Indonesia.

A production process for structures is being developed based on 50k carbon fiber supplied by fiber specialist SGL.

Solvay and GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business have formed a partnership to promote the use of thermoplastic composite materials on aircraft.

New Flyer Industries Inc has acquired Carlson Engineered Composites Inc.

Gurit says that it has renewed its distribution agreement with Maricell Srl, an Italian producer of closed-cell PVC structural foam.

IACMI and materials specialist Michelman have announced a project which aims to improve vinyl ester resins and fiber sizings.

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Gurit has won a new contract for the production and supply of carbon fiber-based exterior car body panels to an Italian automotive OEM.

SGL Group has set up an 18 month research and development project to produce lightweight carbon fiber composite components for the automotive industry.

GE Aviation says that it has begun certification tests of the GE9X engine which will power Boeing’s new 777X aircraft.

GKN reports that it has put a fifth machine in production to make the rear wing spars for the Airbus A350 wing box.

Orbital ATK has received an initial US$90 million contract from Northrop Grumman.

Steelhead Composites says that it has developed the first composite overwrapped pressure vessel (COPV) made from continuous recycled carbon fiber tow.

Composite cladding specialist Dura Composites has supplied cladding for net-zero energy buildings at a new retail, leisure and tourism destination.

Graphene oxide can crosslink and reinforce rubber in a single easy step to improve mechanical properties.

Composites UK has announced its board of directors for the 2017-18 period.

Reichhold and Polynt have announced the closing of the combination announced last year, after having received all regulatory approvals.

Automotive specialist Faurecia reports that it is joining the MAI Carbon of the Incorporated Society of Carbon Composites cluster.

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