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Composite applications news, October 2017

Chomarat receives award for stitched reinforcement

Chomarat has received a JEC Innovation Award in the Sports & Leisure category for its C-PLY Hexagonal with visual & structural stitching.

Porcher acquires fabric specialist

Textiles specialist Porcher Industries has acquired the entire operations of P-D Interglas Technologies.

Cobra International Co Ltd has launched a new business unit to make large composite structures for the architectural and mass transport industries.

Gurit reported net sales of CHF 268.8 million for the first nine months of 2017.

Hexcel Corporation has published its Q3 and year-to-date (YTD) financial results.

Czech resin manufacturer Spolchemie has developed EnviPOXY, a drop-in bioplastic epoxy resin made from waste glycerin from biodiesel production.

3A Composites AIREXBALTEKBANOVA plans to showcase its sustainable core materials at the Metstrade show.

ALMACO has sent out a survey to help nominate the winners of 2017 Brazilian composites indus-try's Top of Mind awards.

Lanxess says that its Tepex composites can be used as inserts for the local reinforcement of injection-molded components.

Lanxess says that ore environmentally friendly forms of transport could be a major growth area for its range of materials.

Scigrip will be showcasing a range of methacrylate (MMA) adhesives during the Advanced Engineering Show taking place in Birmingham, UK.

JEC has named the companies who have won a composites Innovation Award.

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

North Thin Ply Technologies (NTPT) has licensed software for simulation of composite golf club shafts and other tubes.

Hexcel has expanded its existing supply agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to provide composite materials for wind blades.

Johns Manville (JM) reports that its plant in Slovakia has received certification for its continuous filament glass fiber (CFGF).

Gurit says that it will transfer its UK prepreg business to its Spanish prepreg production facility by summer 2018.

Composites UK has released its shortlist for the 2017 composites industry awards.

A range of high end boats feature double shell hulls with Atlac 580 ACT and Synolite 288 resins from Aliancys, the company reports.

Sicomin says it has supplied a range of composite materials to help make the SeaBubbles water taxi, designed for use in the world’s urban waterways.

A strategic cooperation agreement on the supply of carbon-fiber prepreg has been signed between Hengshen Co Ltd and Bombardier.

Owens Corning says that it plans to invest US$50 million to expand production capacity at its composites manufacturing facility in Chambéry, France.

The organizers of the Industrial Nanocomposites Conference (INC) says that the show is now supported by The Graphene Council.

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