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Composite applications news, October 2016

Hexcel carbon multiaxials selected for sports car chassis

Hexcel's HiMax carbon fiber reinforcements have been selected for the manufacture of safety-critical areas of the Zenos E10 composite chassis.

Tecniplas supplies composite tanks to FCA

Tecniplas has supplied eight fiber reinforced plastic composite tanks at a plant run by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in Goiana (Brazil).

VELOX GmbH is working with AEC Polymers to develop new solutions for the marine sector.

The UK’s Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC) has announced a final public event on 17 November to celebrate the partners' success.

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Swedish aerospace developer and manufacturer Blackwing has developed a composite sport aircraft built using Diab’s Divinycell matrix materials.

Gamesa has called on the company's shareholders to approve its merger with Siemens's wind power assets.

Composites UK has revealed its shortlist for the 2016 Composites Industry Awards.

A new report by Research and Markets covers the current oil and gas composites market.

Fiberline Composites, based in Denmark, has set up a joint venture (JV) with leading Japanese carbon fiber manufacturer Mitsubishi Rayon.

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has developed a patent pending tube winding process to make composite tubes that can be used to make carbon golf shafts.

Hexagon Composites ASA is to acquire xperion Energy & Environment, a manufacturer of Type 4 high pressure cylinders.

CRP USA will be exhibiting at the Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environmental (FEDCON) Summit.

UK Olympic canoeist Tim Baillie will provide the keynote address at the Composites in Sport 2016 show.

Composites One has formed a partnership with Davis Applied Technology College (DATC), a public technical training institution in Utah, USA.

R3 Composites Inc and its wholly owned subsidiary, Carver Non-Woven Technologies LLC, are both in the process of expanding.

Graphene-silicone rubber composites self-repair damage like cracks or fractures.

Scott Bader North America’s Core Bond system has been awarded Product Design Assessment (PDA) certification for composite core installation

Trinseo has introduced an 85% long glass fiber (LGF) polypropylene (PP) concentrate for automotive semi-structural applications.

Sales in the Brazilian composites industry totaled US$ 335 million in the first half of this year, a 30% drop compared to the same period of 2015.

Dilutec has developed a range of gelcoats that can impart special effects such as a metallic or pearlescent finish to composite parts.

Hexagon Composites and Agility Fuel Systems plan to merge.

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has been chosen as the composite materials partner for a proposed space telescope project.

Lamborghini and Mitsubishi plan to work together on a project focusing on carbon fiber manufacturing that is more suitable for larger scale production.

Gurit reports that the first two first two Galaxy 53 m trimarans have been completed by Latitude Yachts.

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