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Composite applications news, March 2020

New range of smart manhole covers

Fibrelite has developed a new range of RF friendly manhole access covers that can support data transfer between antennas underground and aboveground.

Composites distributor GRP Solutions says that it can help UK companies supply face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to the NHS.

The board of directors of Farnborough International Airshow 2020, due to take place in July, have cancelled the event.

ACMA reports that its immediate past chairman, Kevin Barnett, will serve as its interim president until a permanent replacement is selected.

TRB Lightweight Structures and Hitachi Rail have joined forces to develop parts for rail projects in the UK.

Royal DSM, Sabic, and UPM Biofuels have formed a partnership to help reduce the environmental footprint of DSM’s Dyneema fiber material.

Spirit AeroSystems has opened a new composite manufacturing facility at its site in Prestwick, Scotland.

A new report suggests that the global automotive composites market could reach US$12 billion by 2029.

TRB Lightweight Structures and Toyota Tsusho America have formed a joint venture to produce high volume auto composite parts.

The National Composites Centre (NCC) has opened a new lab at its site in Bristol, UK.

Composites One, Solvay, 3M, Owens Corning and Sika has set the date for a webinar focuses on next generation wind energy: production and repair.

Spirit AeroSystems has reported revenue of US$7.9 billion in 2019.

JEC Group says that it has decided to postpone the 2020 edition of JEC World to 12–14 May 2020.

Compounding company Dynamic Modifiers LLC, has developed a new low-smoke, light-weight compound available as an adhesive for glass and carbon fiber.

Gurit has reported net sales of CHF 576.4 million for the full year 2019, a currency-adjusted increase of 38.6% compared to 2018.

Researchers have used small molecules that fluoresce after the impact of mechanical force to detect damage in fiber-reinforced polymers.

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