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Composite applications news, May 2016

GMS Composites develops a new flame retardant epoxy prepreg

Specialist composite prepreg producer GMS Composites has developed a flame retardant (FR) epoxy prepreg with increased toughness and a shorter gel time.

Composite module available in the US

Hexagon Lincoln has received US DOT approval to operate its newest composite mobile pipeline product in the United States.

European plastics organization AIMPLAS has developed improved graphene particle concentrates for conventional plastics processing and AM.

French research institute Cetim has received accreditation from Nadcap covering the testing of composite materials.

Adding a very small amount of graphene to rubber films can increase both their strength and elasticity by up to 50%.

Hexcel's new US$10 million Innovation Centre in Duxford, UK was officially opened today.

Registration is now open for Composites in Wind, a free, two-day school on advanced materials and processes for wind energy applications.

Deben has provided its CT-Cool stage for a German university to study the behavior of various reinforced plastic materials.

Wellbores drilled to extract oil and gas can be reinforced with a mixture of graphene nanoribbons and a thermoset polymer.

Textechno GmbH has received a DIN innovation award for its test equipment.

AIMPLAS has set up a new extrusion line to create filaments from a wide range of thermoplastic materials that can be used to 3D print parts.

Toray Industries Inc plans to build a new research base, called the R&D Innovation Center for the Future, at its Shiga plant in Japan.

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc has reported Q1 2016 revenues of US$1.7 billion.

Mitsui, Toray and Hexagon Lincoln have proposed a joint venture to make FRP hydrogen cylinders.

Bond-Laminates GmbH has received a JEC award for adding tape reinforcements to thermoplastic composite sheets.

The Advanced Structural Dynamics Evaluation Centre (ASDEC), has won a bid to improve hybrid structures for the automotive sector.

Testing company Bureau Veritas has approved in principle the repair of offshore structures using a bonded composite product.

Orbital ATK Inc has produced its 500th large composite rocket structure for United Launch Alliance (ULA) launch vehicles.

Ashland Performance Materials is sponsoring the first Composites In Architecture Design Challenge.

Ikonics Corporation has entered into a long-term agreement (LTA) with EnCore Composite Structures Inc.

Composites UK has launched the entry process for its 2016 composites industry awards.

Broadwater Mouldings has promoted Vince Mortlock as head of business development.

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