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Composite industry news, April 2015

Altair has completed its acquisition of Multiscale Design Systems, LLC, a developer of products focused on the modeling and testing of composites.

Ford and DowAksa have formalized their agreement to improve carbon fiber components to reduce vehicle weight and increase fuel efficiency.

Composites One has launched a newly redesigned website.

A Fraunhofer project group is developing an experimental vehicle engine featuring fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) parts.

TenCate reports revenues of €267.7 million in Q1 2015, compared to €223.3 million in the same period of 2014, a 20% increase.

SGL Group reports that has made carbon fiber performs as part of large-scale production of the BMW 7 series.

Bayer MaterialScience has been awarded Bio-based Material of the Year 2015.

The first ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces young investigator has been awarded to Materials Today Editorial Board member Alejandro Briseño.

Exel Composites has been selected to provide lightweight, durable, composite shelters to refugee families around the world.

The global carbon fiber prepreg market has been valued at US$2,633.0 million in 2014.

Cytec Industries Inc has opened of a new kitting facility based in Toulouse, France, next to its existing process materials site.

Teijin Limited has created a new division, the Automotive Business Development Group.

Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corporation is taking steps to meet increasing demand in the aerospace sector.

Aerospace engineers at MIT have developed a carbon nanotube (CNT) film that can heat and solidify a composite without the need for massive ovens.

BASF and Neuss/Germany-based Gustav Grolman GmbH & Co KG have collaborated to promote BASF’s amine-based curing agents in Europe.

The Lenzing Group has sold its fully owned German subsidiary Dolan GmbH and European Carbon Fiber GmbH to investment group WHEB Partners.

Polynt Composites has announced a price increase effective for all new deliveries shipped on or after 7 April 2015, of €150/ton.

Solvay Specialty Polymers says that the NSF has certified six of its glass fiber reinforced (GFR) resin grades.

Aston Martin has launched the Aston Martin Vulcan, a track-only 800-plus bhp, sports car with a carbon fiber body.

NetComposites is now accepting contributions for INC 2015 (Industrial Nanocomposites Conference).

Composites UK is looking for nominations from UK companies for the 2015 Composites Awards which are taking place on 4 November 2015, in Birmingham, UK.

UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Qatar Airways to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its fleet of 43 Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

According to a new report, the global reinforced plastics market stood at US$8.42 billion in 2012 and is now expected to reach by the end of 2019, growing

Hexcel has been recognised by Business Weekly magazine with its Engineering Excellence award, part of the publication’s annual business awards program.

Solvay and INEOS, a privately-owned multinational chemicals company and Solvay have reached an agreement with International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG)

Sigmatex, a leading independent converter of carbon fiber, has been awarded UK government funding through the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiativ

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