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Composite applications news, March 2017

New UK composite research institute

The University of Bristol in the UK has opened seven new research institutes including one covering composites education and research.

UK-based Pentaxia has secured a supply deal to provide components for military aircraft ejection seats.

Mitsubishi Rayon’s carbon fiber sheet molding compound (SMC) has been adopted for the rear door frame of the new Prius PHV.

Huntsman Advanced Materials has conducted a survey covering the use of composites in the automotive industry.

xperion Energy & Environment has received an order for hydrogen high-pressure cylinders from Air Products GmbH in Germany.

TeXtreme composite material has reportedly been certified for use in commercial aero applications and qualified by an aircraft manufacturer.

Automotive giant Volvo reports that it is adopting high performance, lightweight composite transverse leaf springs for more models.

Fibermaq, a Brazilian supplier of composite molding equipment, says that it expects a 30% surge in revenue this year, returning to 2015 levels.

TxV Aero Composites has used Fiberforge tape laying system to deliver polyaryletherketone (PAEK) composites.

Turkish fabric manufacturer Metyx Composites has appointing GRP Solutions Ltd as its exclusive distributor for Great Britain.

NetComposites has launched a series of training videos which offer a range of modules covering composite materials.

Haydale has developed carbon fiber-reinforced composite materials featuring graphene powder with improved resistance to lightning-strike damage.

Composites UK has launched a series of regional SME roadshow events for 2017 in partnership with the National Composites Centre (NCC).

Scientists have combined silicon nanosheets with a polymer to produce a composite material that is UV-resistant and easy to process.

A tidal turbine installed in the North Sea features three rotor blades manufactured in house by A C Marine & Composites.

Evonik Industries and Forward Engineering has established a joint venture (JV) called Vestaro GmbH.

The TPRC has successfully closed a two-year collaborative project on the overmolding of thermoplastic composites.

A door for a hydrogen powered car has been build using flax supplied by materials specialist Composites Evolution.

Gurit, which makes composites for wind applications, has reported 2016 net sales of CHF 352 million.

Orbital ATK global leader has supplied composite components for the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket.

Quickstep Holdings has announced total sales for the six months to 31 December 2016 of AUS$24.6 million.

Porcher Industries says that it will put in place a multi-million Euro growth and restructuring phase in 2017.

SGL Group plans to renew its funding of the Chair of Carbon Composites (LCC) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), which began eight years ago.

Quickstep Holdings has received a grant of AUS$1.45 million for a new project to develop a bespoke lightweight automotive carbon fiber composite seat.

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