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Reinforced Plastics news

CF compound used for Prius door frame

Mitsubishi Rayon’s carbon fiber sheet molding compound (SMC) has been adopted for the rear door frame of the new Prius PHV.

Huntsman Advanced Materials has conducted a survey covering the use of composites in the automotive industry.

Diehl Aircabin has signed a long-term agreement with Diab for the supply of structural foam core materials for cabin interiors.

Sigmatex has announced a new supplier agreement with Embraer, reportedly one of the largest aerospace companies in the world.

The Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) and ELG Carbon Fiber Ltd (ELG) have signed a s (MOU) to collaborate on carbon fiber recycling.

xperion Energy & Environment has received an order for hydrogen high-pressure cylinders from Air Products GmbH in Germany.

TeXtreme composite material has reportedly been certified for use in commercial aero applications and qualified by an aircraft manufacturer.

Automotive giant Volvo reports that it is adopting high performance, lightweight composite transverse leaf springs for more models.

Fibermaq, a Brazilian supplier of composite molding equipment, says that it expects a 30% surge in revenue this year, returning to 2015 levels.

TxV Aero Composites has used Fiberforge tape laying system to deliver polyaryletherketone (PAEK) composites.

NetComposites has launched a series of training videos which offer a range of modules covering composite materials.

Turkish fabric manufacturer Metyx Composites has appointing GRP Solutions Ltd as its exclusive distributor for Great Britain.

Lanxess will be investing around €100 million to expand its production facilities for chemical intermediates.

Haydale has developed carbon fiber-reinforced composite materials featuring graphene powder with improved resistance to lightning-strike damage.

Composites UK has launched a series of regional SME roadshow events for 2017 in partnership with the National Composites Centre (NCC).

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have become the first to 3D print aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites.

Cabot Corporation says that it will expand its manufacturing capabilities for elastomer composites at its plant in Port Dickson, Malaysia.

Scientists have combined silicon nanosheets with a polymer to produce a composite material that is UV-resistant and easy to process.

A tidal turbine installed in the North Sea features three rotor blades manufactured in house by A C Marine & Composites.

Evonik Industries and Forward Engineering has established a joint venture (JV) called Vestaro GmbH.

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