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Composite applications news, March 2018

Hexcel and Arkema have signed a strategic alliance to develop thermoplastic composites for the aerospace sector.

World’s first 3D printed yacht features CFRP

Lehvoss has partnered with Italian boat builder, Livrea Yacht, to build what it says is the world’s first 3D printed sailboat.

ACMA has met with Members of Congress to advance legislation to increase government investment in composite infrastructure.

Applied Graphene Materials (AGM), which makes graphene materials, has worked with plastic composite manufacturers to help develop a supercar tailgate.

Lanxess says that it has now extended the use of its plastic/metal hybrid technology to make hollow profiles with round or rectangular cross sections.

SGL and partners have won the JEC Innovation Award in the Aerospace Process category for the ‘MAI Sandwich’ project.

The recent World Pultrusion Conference attracted 150 delegates.

Using thermoplastic to make a composite part could reduce manufacturing time by 20-30%.

The organizers of JEC World says that it had more than 1,300 exhibitors and 42,445 visitors from 115 countries.

EuCIA is launching a survey to look into the next stage of development of its Eco Impact Calculator for composites.

ELG Carbon Fibre, which specialises in recycled carbon fiber materials, has announced plans to increase the capacity of its UK facility.

Sabic has released the results of a recent lifecycle assessment of composite passenger car side doors.

Composites UK will be hosting a marketing seminar for the composites sector, taking place on 3 May 2018 in Warwick, UK.

SGL Group has introduced a carbon fiber with a high Young’s modulus, making it suitable for aerospace applications.

Sabic has launched UDMAX GPE 45-70, a glass-filled high-density polyethylene composite tape.

Registration is now open for Road2Composites: Scaling Up Innovation, an automotive-themed workshop taking place from 17-18 April in Detroit, MI, USA.

Ashland has launched Derakane Signia, part of an existing resin line.

Solvay has developed Vac-Ply VMS3, a multi-layer microporous vacuum channel for resin infusion.

The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub (The Hub) has released the program for its one-day conference.

Sicomin plans to showcase its new engineering services at the JEC show.

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