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Composite industry news, April 2016

Students benefit from IACMI training

Over 150 students have been learning about latest composite developments during a two-day school presented by IACMI.

New video focuses on automotive air quality

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has released a video for consumers explaining reducing vehicle emissions.

Evonik Industries plans to build a new production line for its polyamide 12 powder (PA12) in Marl, Germany.

The European Commission is to support the FIBRALSPEC four-year project.

Velox GmbH has established a new cooperation with ThermHex, a European producer of polypropylene honeycomb cores.

The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST) has been officially opened in Sydney.

Composites UK and Dark Matter Composites have announced a series of health and safety events in the UK.

JEC Group reports that Major General Jocelyn M Seng will be the guest keynote speaker for the JEC Americas composites show.

Gurit has reported net sales for Q1 2016 of CHF 87.7 million, a currency-adjusted decrease of 1% compared to Q1 2015.

Rampf Group has officially launched its new core competency, Rampf Composite Solutions.

Fiberline Composites has supplied a glass fiber reinforced composite lifting yoke to replace a more heavyweight steel construction.

Aliancys has announced a price increase for its unsaturated polyester vinyl ester resins sold in Europe, the Middle East and India of €80 per ton.

Covestro, a supplier of polymer materials, reports that one of its polyurethane resin has received the DNV GL certification.

Reichhold has announced a price increase today of US$0.04 per pound on its unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins.

Pinette PEI has completed a plant in Asia to make industrial tires and rollers.

DowAksa has announced DJ DeLong as the new general manager for the DowAksa USA operations.

Teijin Frontier Co Ltd, the Teijin Group’s fiber-products converting company, has established Teijin Frontier Mexico SA de CV in Mexico City.

Spanish plastics technology center AIMPLAS reports that it generated a return of €12.6 million for its R&D partner companies.

Composites UK reports that two vacancies for chairs of BSI committees focusing on plastic composites are now available.

Polynt Composites has announced a price increase, effective for all new deliveries shipped on or after 1 April 2016.

Teijin Limited plans to expand production of its Technora para-aramid fiber by 10%.

Technavio has released a new report covering the global carbon fiber prepreg market up to 2019.

Web Industries, Inc has joined the ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (TPRC).

Composites UK reports that it has surpassed its 250 member company mark with 20% year-on-year growth.

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation has won the JEC Special Prize for AM technology.

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