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Composite industry news, January 2016

Hexcel reports record results for Q4 2015 and full year.

Sicomin launches fire retardant epoxy resins

Sicomin has developed a new range of fire retardant resins for the Middle East market.

Chemicals giant BASF reports that its sales and income for 2015 are slightly below the level of the previous year.

The Plastics Recyclers Europe event will be celebrating 20 years during its annual meeting which takes place from 16–17 June 2016 in Cascais, Portugal.

Congratulations to our editors listed in Thomson Reuters 'World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015'.

Composites Germany is now accepting presentations for the 2nd International Composites Congress (ICC).

Ahlstrom has agreed to sell its building & wind business unit to Owens Corning for €73 million.

More back issues of Reinforced Plastics are now available on the www.materialstoday.com website.

Hexcel Corporation plans to expand its global engineered core capacity by building a 117,000 ft2 manufacturing plant in Casablanca, Morocco.

Technical Fibre Products says that its range of nonwovens have been used on the recently-launched Jason-3 Earth observation satellite.

Airbus has exceeded its targets for 2015, achieving a new record of 635 aircraft deliveries for 85 customers of which 10 are new, the company reports.

ELG Carbon Fibre has achieved AS/EN9100 quality management system certification.

China National Chemical Corporation has acquired KraussMaffei Group for a cash enterprise value of €925 million from private equity firm the Onex Group.

AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) is now accepting submissions for the AVK Innovation Awards 2016.

Strongwell Corporation has announced that Dennis Martin has been hired as director of its manufacturing operations in Virginia, USA.

TenCate says that it generated 2015 full-year sales of around €1,160 million, compared to €1,042 million in 2014, according to preliminary reports.

Polyone has appointed Joel Rathbun as senior vice president, mergers & acquisitions, reporting to Robert M Patterson, president and CEO.

Pultrex has been awarded a contract to supply a 4 axis mini-winding machine.

Avcorp Industries Inc has completed its acquisition of the composite aerostructures division of Carbon Composites Inc, a subsidiary of SGL Carbon.

Hexcel Corporation has announced that it has acquired full ownership of Formax UK Limited.

Automotive composites manufacturer epm: technology has won a series production contract from an automotive customer.

Five technology centers, coordinated by AIMPLAS, have developed new coatings for plastics, wood, metal, ceramics and glass.

Composites Germany has set out its plans for the organization for 2016.

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