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Composite applications news, May 2017

The organizers of JEC Asia, taking place in Seoul in November, say that the event will highlightthe composites industry in end-user markets.

Rapid Composites unveils VTOL aircraft

Rapid Composites has developed Bullray, a fully autonomous, amphibious vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

Hexagon Raufoss has recently received orders from PT Autogas in Indonesia for CNG cylinders.

Huber Engineered Materials has made a 20% capacity increase at its fire retardant additives (FRA) manufacturing plant in Bauxite, Arkansas, USA.

TPI Composites, Inc has signed a multiyear supply agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S.

The Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) has earned the silver award for sustainability from Seattle Business Magazine.

Kansas-based Leading Technology Composites (LTC) has won an Outstanding Small Business of the Year for 2016.

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, IACMI, has formed a partnerhip with molding specialist RocTool.

Hexagon Lincoln has entered into a long-term agreement with oil and gas specialist Certarus Ltd.

Gunnar AG has formed a partnership with Germany-based Robuso, which supplies a range of manual, electro and air powered shears and scissors.

PlastiComp Inc has completed installation of an additional pultrusion line which makes long carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite pellets.

NetComposites is now seeking paper abstracts for the next Industrial Nanocomposites Conference taking place from 10–11 October in Stuttgart, Germany.

Researchers from Washington State University have developed a new method to recycle the carbon fiber plastics.

Plasan Carbon Composites (PCC) has appointed Robert Willig as president and CEO.

Composites UK has announced that the application process for the 2017 Composites Industry Awards is now open.

The epoxy composite market is projected to reach US$33.06 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 7.34% between 2016 and 2021, according to Research and Markets.

Hexcel reports net sales of US$478.8 million for Q1, compared to US$497.7 million in the same period of 2016, 3.8% lower than last year.

Chomarat has set up an investment plan worth €35 million over a three-year period to modernize its French sites in the Ardèche region.

Hexagon Composites ASA has entered into a joint venture (JV) with hydrogen company Nel ASA and fuel cell specialist PowerCell Sweden AB.

Composites UK says that Nissan will join the speaker program at its Automotive Sector Showcase event taking place on 11 May in Warwick, UK

Scigrip has appointed three new distributors in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

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