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Turning pitch into carbon fiber

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) has received a US DOE grant to process coal tar pitch into carbon fiber.

UK-based company Bitrez Ltd has become an industrial partner of the Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub (CIMComp).

The organizers of the International Conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites (ICMAC) have issued a call for papers.

The US Composites Institute (IACMI) has been awarded a US$5 million grant to expand a composites training program in four US locations.

TRB Lightweight Structures plans to open a composites manufacturing centre in Richmond, Kentucky, USA, as a joint venture with Toyota Tsusho America.

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has opened a £20 million research and development facility in North Wales, UK.

Composites specialist Arevo has formed a strategic business partnership with glass company AGC Inc, based in Japan.

Toray Industries has reported net sales of ¥1,122,359 for the first six months of 2019, compared to ¥1,191,212 for the same period of 2018.

Haydale Graphene Industries has launched a range of graphene powder enhanced prepreg material for lightning-strike protection.

Composites UK has revealed the winners of its nine award categories.

Sigmatex plans to showcase its custom weave carbon fabric at the Advanced Engineering Show, taking place in Birmingham, UK and the end of October.

Gurit has reported net sales of CHF428.5 million for the first nine months of 2019, an increase of 45.1%.

Adhesive specialist Henkel has reached a material supply agreement with an Australian manufacturer of one-piece automotive carbon composite wheels.

Composites UK has published a good practice guide covering the fire performance of fiber reinforced polymer composites (FRPs).

The ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (TPRC), based in the University of Twente, the Netherlands, has reportedly celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Hexcel reports that it has been approved by Boeing to produce its HexPEKK-100 aerospace structures for major commercial aircraft platforms.

Composites UK says that Ken Smart, McLaren Automotive’s executive director for business strategy, will speak at its 2019 Awards Dinner.

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