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Composite industry news, May 2016

Tees Valley Unlimited has commissioned a report on potential demand for composites in the UK.

GMS Composites develops a new flame retardant epoxy prepreg

Specialist composite prepreg producer GMS Composites has developed a flame retardant (FR) epoxy prepreg with increased toughness and a shorter gel time.

TeXtreme has recruited Lori Herren as sales manager for aerospace in North America.

Hexcel's new US$10 million Innovation Centre in Duxford, UK was officially opened today.

Registration is now open for Composites in Wind, a free, two-day school on advanced materials and processes for wind energy applications.

Details of new journal Biotribology.

The global glass fiber market is anticipated to reach US$17.44 billibn by 2024, from US$8.50 billion in 2014, according to a new report.

Fiber supplier Ascend Performance Materials has appointed Phil McDivitt as president and COO.

Following a good Q1, chemicals company Lanxess has raised its earnings forecast for fiscal 2016.

Polynt Group and Reichhold Group have announced a definitive agreement to combine the two businesses.

AIMPLAS has set up a new extrusion line to create filaments from a wide range of thermoplastic materials that can be used to 3D print parts.

Hexagon Composites has reported NOK 291.6 million of operating income for Q1 2016, compared to NOK 401.6 million in the first quarter of 2015.

NMG Composites Co Ltd has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Carbon-Core Corp to represent the NMG product line in North America.

Toray Industries Inc plans to build a new research base, called the R&D Innovation Center for the Future, at its Shiga plant in Japan.

Glass fiber specialist Owens Corning has reported net sales of US$1.23 billion in the first quarter of 2016.

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc has reported Q1 2016 revenues of US$1.7 billion.

IDI Composites International has entered into a joint venture agreement with SMC Composites in Mexico City, Mexico.

Mitsui, Toray and Hexagon Lincoln have proposed a joint venture to make FRP hydrogen cylinders.

Evonik Industries AG has acquired the specialty & coating additives business of US company Air Products and Chemicals.

The Advanced Structural Dynamics Evaluation Centre (ASDEC), has won a bid to improve hybrid structures for the automotive sector.

Bond-Laminates GmbH has received a JEC award for adding tape reinforcements to thermoplastic composite sheets.

Ashland Performance Materials is sponsoring the first Composites In Architecture Design Challenge.

Ikonics Corporation has entered into a long-term agreement (LTA) with EnCore Composite Structures Inc.

Composites UK has launched the entry process for its 2016 composites industry awards.

Broadwater Mouldings has promoted Vince Mortlock as head of business development.

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