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Composite applications news, November 2015

2050 Motors launches CF electric vehicle in the USA

2050 Motors Inc, an emerging company in the carbon fiber vehicle industry, has launched its carbon fiber electric vehicle in the United States.

BASF is expanding its compounding capacities for engineering plastics in Europe from 2017.

Three UK-based automotive OEMs are working closely with the Lightweighting Excellence Programme (LX) in order to achieve vehicle weight reduction.

Composites UK has revealed the winners of its industry awards.

Novel sandwich like sensor made up of graphene and polymer layers could identify damage and structural changes in materials or the human body.

Aerion and Airbus Group have agreed to expand Airbus Group’s resources for the AS2 supersonic business jet program.

a novel piezoelectric energy harvester based on composite structure could enable more efficient performance

SGL Group reports that it has won the biggest single order for graphite shell and tube heat exchangers in its history.

Toray Industries Inc has signed a long-term agreement with Boeing to supply carbon fiber prepreg for the production of the new Boeing 777X aircraft.

Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) have signed an agreement to develop aerospace and defense manufacturing.

US-based Strongwell Corporation has been awarded the American Composites Manufacturers Association's (ACMA) ACE Award.

Far-UK Ltd has won an innovation award for its lightweight carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) Axontex 3D beam car chassis design.

Mitsubishi Rayon Co Ltd plans to build a new plant in Vilshofen, Germany, for the production of SMC materials.

The National Composites Centre (NCC) has been awarded £1 million grant by the EPSRC.

Ascent Tooling Group has been recognized with three supplier excellence awards, one for each company in the group.

Cytec Industries Inc has acquired an equity position in a composite part manufacturing company based in Coventry, UK.

JETCAM Composite GmbH has developed new versions of its core composite software products.

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