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Composite industry news, May 2015

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Reichhold has announced a price increase effective for all orders shipped on or after 8 June 2015.

By the year 2020 the first cylinder housings manufactured from polymer composite materials will be introduced into passenger car and motorcycle engines.

DSM Dyneema has acquired Cubic Tech, a privately owned company based in Arizona, USA.

The global glass fiber prepreg market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019, says a new report.

Solvay and 3A Composites have launched Tegralite, a range of lightweighting materials suitable for the aeronautics industry.

Hexcel has established a site in Roussillon, France, where it plans to invest US$250 million in the construction of a carbon fiber plant.

Glass fiber giant Owens Corning has announced the appointment of Ava Harter as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Sicomin will be exhibiting a range of casting epoxy systems t at the upcoming JEC Americas show.

Cytec Industries Inc is showcasing its technology and supply chain developments for automotive and tooling applications at SAMPE Baltimore in May.

Move over Spiderman: spiders sprayed with water containing carbon nanotubes and graphene flakes have produced the toughest fibers ever measured.

Two grades from Scott Bader’s range of Crestabond adhesives are suitable for use in the joining of components for marine applications.

Sales in the Brazilian composites industry were US$240 million in the first quarter of 2015, according to a new survey from ALMACO.

NetComposites is running a 60-minute live online training course on Wednesday 13 May run by Dr Joe Carruthers.

ALMACO has revealed details about the International Seminar on Composites.

Filament winding specialist Mikrosam has celebrated its silver anniversary in Prilep, Macedonia.

US-based Hanwha Azdel Inc has increased capacity for its Azdel SuperLite lightweight reinforced thermoplastic (LWRT) composite product.

The United States of America will be the partner country of this year’s Composites Europe.

TenCate has sold Xennia Technology Ltd, based in Letchworth, UK to US-based Sensient Technologies Corporation.

Centro Ricerche Fiat is one of the first confirmed speakers at Industrial Nanocomposites 2015.

TransDigm Group Inc is to acquire the assets of the aerospace business of Pexco LLC for approximately US$496 million in cash.

JEC Group has announced more details about the JEC Americas composites show, which takes place in Houston, USA, at the beginning of June.

Mexican composites company Katcon Advanced Materials and German engineering specialist M.TEC have announced a strategic cooperation.

R. Byron Pipes will deliver a keynote address at the JEC Americas composites show.

Teijin Limited has announced today changes in the members of its advisory board.

Toray Industries has established Toray Resins Europe GmbH (TREU) to help develop its resin business in Europe.

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