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Composite applications news, August 2015

TenCate supplies molded parts to helicopter program

TenCate Advanced Composites has begun production of compression molded composite parts for the Bell 525 Relentless helicopter program.

A UK partnership has developed a way to repair composite tools needed to make aircraft parts which, the companies say, can save time and money.

Composites UK will be launching its Construction Sector Group (CSG) at the Construction Sector Showcase on 6 October at the Building Centre, London.

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has launched an upgraded product range based on its ThinPreg 80EP product.

AIMPLAS says that it has reached the mid-point of the European COALINE project.

A bomb-proof composite lining has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in a luggage hold.

AIC Group is refurbishing a 3m x 10m autoclave for a global North American aerospace company.

Some 14 exhibitors from Baden-Württemberg, Germany, will be exhibiting current developments and trends in lightweight composites at Composites Europe 2015.

A research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a novel technique that it says can improve the strength and modulus of carbon fibers.

GKN plc has agreed to acquire Fokker Technologies Group BV from Arle Capital for an enterprise value of €706 million (£499 million).

Solvay has agreed to acquire US-based Cytec for US$5.5 billion, making it the world’s second largest player in aerospace composite materials.

Evonik has developed VESTAMID HTplus M1035 P1, a glass-fiber reinforced molding compound based on polyphthalamide (PPA).

The SPE has announced the three papers which received the highest average ratings for the group’s Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE).

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