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Composite industry news, September 2016

The Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) has been awarded a US$1.73 million grant to fund composite recycling equipment.

Wabash National Corporation has formed a new agreement with EconCore NV to distribute its honeycomb core production technology in North America.

Teijin Limited is to acquire Continental Structural Plastics Holdings Corporation (CSP), a US automotive composite supplier, for US$825 million.

Ahlstrom has raised its outlook for adjusted operating profit margin in 2016.

Chem-Trend plans to expand R&D facilities at its global headquarters in Howell, Michigan, USA.

EconCore has signed a license agreement with a textile manufacturer in North America, focusing on lightweight automotive interior panels and parts.

SGL Group has inaugurated a production line for precursor at a plant in Lavradio, near Lisbon in Portugal.

Scott Bader North America (SBNA) will be exhibiting a range of its products at CAMX 2016 from 27-29 September in Anaheim, California, USA.

A researcher at Deakin University in Australia has reportedly found a way to improve the design and synthesis of carbon fiber precursor polymers.

Granta Design Limited, a company headquartered in Cambridge, UK, which develops software for composite production, has created 20 new job roles.

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Composites One have announced the dates for the 2017 educational partnerships with IACMI and Davis Applied Technology College (DATC).

Composites UK and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) have formed a partnership to organise the Thermoplastic Composites 2016 conference.

Gurit has been selected as the supplier for carbon fiber-based automotive body panels by a British automotive OEM.

IACMI has launched a project aimed at decreasing the cost of manufacture while increasing the design flexibility for automotive composites.

ALMACO has created a project for the environmentally-friendly re-use of composite parts.

AGC AeroComposites has successfully completed a project focused on developing a low cost thermoplastic composite welding process.

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a method to recycle nearly 100% of the materials in certain types of composites.

Euroresins UK has launched a new online store for UK artisan and consumer composites markets, according to Composites UK.

The Australian government plans to invest AUS$250,000 to help develop the country's carbon fiber industry.

Solvay has opened a new carbon fiber production line at its US Piedmont facility in South Carolina, USA.

Eef Bos has stepped down as chief financial officer (CFO) of TenCate as of 1 October 2016.

Owens Corning has announced plans to invest US$110 million to expand the capacity of its composites operations in India.

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