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Composite applications news, July 2017

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Composites UK launches autumn events

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites industry, has launched the preliminary agendas for its autumn program of events.

Porcher Industries it has provided materials to Stelia Aerospace for a research project to develop a full-scale thermoplastic fuselage demonstration.

The US EDA plans to offer a US$125,000 federal grant to develop a composites industry cluster in Rhode Island, USA.

The core materials market for composites is projected to reach US$1.92 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 8.77%.

Owens Corning Infrastructure Solutions has completed its acquisition of Aslan FRP, the concrete reinforcement business of US-based Hughes Brothers Inc.

Unitech Composites and Tamarack Aerospace plan to produce the composite content of Tamarack’s Active Winglets for the Cessna Citation Jet Series Aircraft.

The AMRC has become a regional partner of Sheffield Digital, an organisation for businesses and individuals involved in the city’s digital industries.

A novel composite material shows promise as a catalyst for the degradation of environmentally-harmful synthetic dye pollutants.

FACC AG has signed a new contract with Rolls-Royce to supply composite components for a new engine platform.

Japan-based thermoplastic composites material developer and manufacturer MaruHachi Group plans to expands its activities into the European market.

Aerospace company Heico Corporation’s Flight Support Group has acquired 100% of Carbon by Design

Spirit AeroSystems is to join NASA’s Advanced Composites Consortium (ACC) as a Tier-1 member.

US composite materials company Composites One has been presented with a platinum safety award.

The US University of Kentucky has received a US$1 million US grant to continue its research in developing low-cost, high-strength carbon fiber.

Materials manufacturer OCSiAl has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build a plant for single wall carbon nanotubes.

Composite manufacturer Kenway has installed two fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) tanks in West New York, New Jersey, USA.

FACC AG plans to produce the wing-to-body fairings for Bombardier Aerospace’s new C Series range of regional aircraft.

y Avio SpA and Toray Industries have signed a long-term supply agreement to supply Torayca carbon fibers to Avio for rocket motor case applications.

The JEC Group has published a new book entitled ‘Overview of the global composites market – at the crossroads’.

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