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Composite applications news, June 2017

Sicomin appoints Aerontec as South African distributor

Sicomin has formed a distribution partnership with Aerontec, a South African composite materials supplier with head offices based in Cape Town.

Hexcel to supply composites for H160

Hexcel Corporation plans to extend its 40-year partnership with Airbus Helicopters and supply composite materials for the new H160 helicopter.

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites supply chain, says that it has exceeded the 300 member mark.

Gurit says that it has signed an agreement to form a joint venture (JV) for balsa wood production in Java, Indonesia.

A production process for structures is being developed based on 50k carbon fiber supplied by fiber specialist SGL.

Solvay and GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business have formed a partnership to promote the use of thermoplastic composite materials on aircraft.

New Flyer Industries Inc has acquired Carlson Engineered Composites Inc.

Gurit says that it has renewed its distribution agreement with Maricell Srl, an Italian producer of closed-cell PVC structural foam.

IACMI and materials specialist Michelman have announced a project which aims to improve vinyl ester resins and fiber sizings.

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Gurit has won a new contract for the production and supply of carbon fiber-based exterior car body panels to an Italian automotive OEM.

SGL Group has set up an 18 month research and development project to produce lightweight carbon fiber composite components for the automotive industry.

GE Aviation says that it has begun certification tests of the GE9X engine which will power Boeing’s new 777X aircraft.

GKN reports that it has put a fifth machine in production to make the rear wing spars for the Airbus A350 wing box.

Steelhead Composites says that it has developed the first composite overwrapped pressure vessel (COPV) made from continuous recycled carbon fiber tow.

Orbital ATK has received an initial US$90 million contract from Northrop Grumman.

Composite cladding specialist Dura Composites has supplied cladding for net-zero energy buildings at a new retail, leisure and tourism destination.

Graphene oxide can crosslink and reinforce rubber in a single easy step to improve mechanical properties.

Composites UK has announced its board of directors for the 2017-18 period.

Reichhold and Polynt have announced the closing of the combination announced last year, after having received all regulatory approvals.

Automotive specialist Faurecia reports that it is joining the MAI Carbon of the Incorporated Society of Carbon Composites cluster.

A research team from West Virginia University (WVU) has developed a system with composite materials that could improve earthquake resistance in buildings.

Haydale Graphene Industries has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nanospan India Pvt Ltd.

Hexcel Corporation has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Structil SA.

Velocity Composites, a supplier of composite material kits to the aerospace industry, has opened a second manufacturing facility in Fareham, UK.

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