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Composite applications news, April 2020

The global aerospace plastic market will grow at a modest 4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2020–2030, according to a new report by Fact.MR.

The organizers of Aerospace Tech Week have issued a call for papers.

Researchers have discovered that polymers filled with carbon nanotubes could improve how unmanned military vehicles dissipate energy.

REACH Group and AMAC have signed an agreement to strengthen composite business between China and Europe.

America Makes has announced two challenges to help improve products for Covid-19 health care workers and first responders.

Composite materials company Dura Composites has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the innovation category.

Solvay has signed an agreement with Honda Aircraft to supply composites and adhesives to be used in Honda’s HA-420 and Elite business jets.

Italian companies Bercella and Beamit have announced a strategic partnership to improve research in the aviation, space and defence industries.

Finnish technical center VTT is working with composite companies to help industrialize the manufacture of new generation natural fiber products.

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Composite Integration, a manufacturing company based in the UK says that it is working with other companies to accelerate the design of face visors.

Rockwood Composites says that it has delivered its 10,000th blade for the towed decoy on the Eurofighter Typhoon.

Siemens reports that its AM network and 3D printers are available to the global medical community to help speed the production of medical components.

JEC World, previously put off until May, has been further postponed until 2021, its organizers say.

Solvay is reportedly supplying its medical-grade transparent film to Boeing to make face shields to protect against COVID-19.

Composite metal foams have passed so-called ‘simulated pool fire testing’, which indicates they could be used for transporting hazardous materials.

AIMPLAS says that it plans to make its knowledge of materials, design, prototyping and manufacture available to public and health authorities.

The organizers of ConstructionAM have postponed the event until the 3-4 November 2020, so that the show can be co-located with Advanced Engineering.

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