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Composite industry news, August 2016

LeMond Composites, a company offering solutions for high-volume, low-cost carbon fiber, has secured a licensing agreement with ORNL.

Jan Albers has been appointed member and chairman of the executive board of Royal Ten Cate.

Kordsa Global and Sabanci University have combined their forces to open a composite technologies center of excellence.

Gurit reports net sales of CHF 182 million for the first half of 2016, a currency-adjusted growth of 3% over the previous year.

3A Composites has won qualification from Airbus for its AIREX R82.80 rigid core.

Hexagon Lincoln has entered into a joint venture agreement with Allegheny Creative Energy Solutions LLC (ACES).

Reinforced Plastics spoke to Dr Tim Young from the UK's National Composites Centre.

Michael Vogel has been appointed global group director of TenCate Grass, which makes synthetic turf.

Hexagon Composites reports Q2 2016 operating income of NOK 315.6 million, compared to NOK 413.9 million in the same period of 2015.

The future of the Chinese carbon fiber market looks good, with opportunities in sporting goods, aerospace, and industrial applications.

Morgan Advanced Materials plans to create a Carbon Science Center of Excellence at Pennsylvania State University.

Composites Germany has announced the results of its 7th survey of the market for fiber reinforced plastics.

Solvay plans to focus on its lightweighting materials, additive manufacturing technology and sustainability solutions at plastics show K 2016.

The 9th Compotec will be taking place in Marina di Carrara, Italy, from 29–31 March 2017, concurrently with the 15th of Seatec and the 7th Yare.

The next Russian composites show COMPOSITE-EXPO, will take place in Moscow, Russia, from 28 February to 2 March 2017.

Spirit AeroSystems reports revenue of US$1.8 billion for Q2 2016, an increase of 8% over Q2 2015.

Long fiber specialist PlastiComp Inc has recently moved its research and development functions into a dedicated laboratory space.

Composites Germany is set to hold its next convention in Düsseldorf from 28 to 29 November 2016.

Toray reports that its consolidated net sales for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2016 increased 4.7% compared with the previous fiscal year.

Owens Corning has reported consolidated net sales of US$1.55 billion in Q2 2016, compared to net sales of US$1.40 billion in the prior-year period.

Hexagon Composites reported that it generated NOK 291.6 million in operating income in Q1, compared to NOK 401.6 million in the same period of 2015.

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