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Composite applications news, September 2017

Automakers participate in ALMACO event

ALMACO has welcomed around 50 representatives of the automotive industry in Brazil to discuss new composites technologies.

The National Composites Centre in the UK has launched a composites technician apprenticeship.

Kaman Corp reports that Richard R Barnhart, has been selected to lead the company’s aerospace segment, succeeding Gregory L Steiner.

Chemicals company Hexion has made the roof section of the world’s first catamaran with a totally carbon exterior.

A building and rollercoaster in Ferrari Land theme park in Spain features curved FRP composite wall cladding and roofing sections.

The aerospace composites market size could surpass US€5 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights (GMI).

After postponing the show due to Hurricane Irma, the organizers of CAMX 2017 have announced new 2017 dates.

Hexcel plans to launch a project to develop carbon fiber materials for large aerospace and automotive composite structures.

Porcher Industries, which makes technical textiles and thermoplastic composites, has completed its acquisition of a new US plant.

Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) says that it has had 20 years of operation in Gainesville, Texas, USA.

The organizers of CAMX have made the decision to postpone the show, due to the threat posed by Hurricane Irma to the state of Florida and Orlando.

The Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) based at RWTH Aachen University in Germany plans to present a range of products at the Composites Europe show.

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The ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (TPRC), a not-for-profit organization based in the Netherlands, now includes polymer specialist Victrex.

Spirit AeroSystems says that it has made use of resin transfer molding (RTM) technology to introduce new work at the company's UK facility.

Royal DSM has developed materials for high-pressure composite tanks for hydrogen storage.

Hexagon Composites' subsidiary Hexagon Ragasco has received a new major order for LPG cylinders.

Hyperloop One says that its composite pod has successfully completed its second phase of testing.

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