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Composite applications news, September 2019

Covestro focuses on Chinese market

Polymer specialist Covestro says that it is focusing on the Chinese market in developing a range of its products.

Dura Composites has published an article entitled Closing the Gap: Between Rail & Safety, examining the use of composites on train platforms.

Hexcel reports that it has been approved by Boeing to produce its HexPEKK-100 aerospace structures for major commercial aircraft platforms.

Composites UK says that Ken Smart, McLaren Automotive’s executive director for business strategy, will speak at its 2019 Awards Dinner.

Industrial Fiberglass Specialties (IFS) plans to expand its line of filament wound, corrosion resistant glass fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) materials.

Resin transfer molding (RTM) company Composite Integration has moved to a new facility site in Saltash, UK.

Composites UK has revealed its shortlist for the 2019 composites industry awards.

Rockwood Composites, based in Newton Abbot, UK, says that it has increased its workforce by 50% in the last six months.

Evonik Venture Capital has reportedly invested in a 3D-printing start-up in China that makes implants for neuro and spine surgery.

Polygon Composites Technology plans to showcase its PolyMed composite tubing for surgical applications at the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) show,

Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance will be showing live demos of vacuum infusion, RTM and other processes during the CAMX show.

The organizers of Advanced Materials for Construction say that the next conference will take place from 28–29 April 2020 in Manchester University, UK.

Coatings specialist Covestro is carrying out a research project to develop new coatings to protect rotor blades from erosion.

Chemicals company Huntsman says that it is exhibiting a range of its polyurethane-based foam products at Foam Expo Europe.

Hexcel plans to showcase a range of its products for automotive, marine, sport, and wind energy at the Composites Europe show.

Lightweight construction specialists have put together a market study looking at the lightweight materials in demand for use in satellites and rockets.

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