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Reinforced Plastics news

Award for composite aircraft

Swedish aerospace developer and manufacturer Blackwing has developed a composite sport aircraft built using Diab’s Divinycell matrix materials.

Future Materials Group appoints new director

Future Materials Group (FMG) has announced the appointment of Mark Neville as a director.

ELG Carbon Fibre has started production of a range of nonwoven mats on a new line specifically designed to process recycled carbon fibers.

ESI Group has released simulation software for composite structural components across the manufacturing chain.

Gamesa has called on the company's shareholders to approve its merger with Siemens's wind power assets.

Composites UK has revealed its shortlist for the 2016 Composites Industry Awards.

A new report by Research and Markets covers the current oil and gas composites market.

Fiberline Composites, based in Denmark, has set up a joint venture (JV) with leading Japanese carbon fiber manufacturer Mitsubishi Rayon.

Xamax Industries has granted an intellectual property license (IPL) for a range of its product to US plastic packaging manufacturer Berry Plastics.

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has developed a patent pending tube winding process to make composite tubes that can be used to make carbon golf shafts.

Hexagon Composites ASA is to acquire xperion Energy & Environment, a manufacturer of Type 4 high pressure cylinders.

Materials testing company Element Materials Technology has been listed on the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table.

BASF has added Ultramid B3U50G6, a flame-retardant and glass-fiber reinforced polyamide (PA 6), to its plastics range.

CRP USA will be exhibiting at the Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environmental (FEDCON) Summit.

Purdue University in Indiana, USA, has installed a Wabash MPI composite molding press at its the new collaborative research facility.

UK Olympic canoeist Tim Baillie will provide the keynote address at the Composites in Sport 2016 show.

Composites One has formed a partnership with Davis Applied Technology College (DATC), a public technical training institution in Utah, USA.

R3 Composites Inc and its wholly owned subsidiary, Carver Non-Woven Technologies LLC, are both in the process of expanding.

Graphene-silicone rubber composites self-repair damage like cracks or fractures.

Scott Bader North America’s Core Bond system has been awarded Product Design Assessment (PDA) certification for composite core installation

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