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Composite industry news, November 2016

The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) has named the finalists of its Top of Mind awards.

An epoxy resin system from Hexion Inc has earned the People’s Choice award for most innovative composite part from the SPE.

Scott Bader has been named ‘Most innovative supplier 2016’ for its ‘zero styrene’ spray gelcoat technology.

Following a strong Q3, specialty chemicals company Lanxess has again raised its earnings guidance for 2016.

The SPE has announced the category winners for its 46th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition.

Coatings specialist PPG has completed the sale of its 50% ownership interest in its two PFG Fiber Glass joint ventures (PFG).

Glass reinforced plastic manufacturer MPM says that it anticipates 40% growth at the end of 2016.

Lamborghini and MIT-Italy have formed a strategic partnership.

Airbus and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) have finalised their new joint venture maintenance and overhaul company in Singapore.

Seoul, Republic of Korea, has been named for the first time as the location for JEC Asia taking place in November 2017.

K 2016, the international plastics and rubber industry reportedly welcomed 230,000 trade visitors and 3,285 exhibitors over its eight days.

The boards of directors of Munksjö Oyj and Ahlstrom Corporation have announced the combination of the two companies through a merger.

Composites UK has announced the program for its next sector showcase event.

Hexagon Composites reports that it generated NOK 266.2 million in operating income in Q3 2016.

Gurit says that it achieved net sales of CHF 272.8 million for the first nine months of 2016

The board of directors of fiber specialist Ahlstrom has appointed Sakari Ahdekivi as the interim president and CEO with immediate effect.

Gurit reports that Laurent Michaux, general manager, composite components, will leave the company by the end of May 2017 for personal reasons.

LIFT and IACMI have invested nearly US$50 million to expand their shared composite manufacturing facility in Detroit, USA.

Teijin Limited has acquired around 440 acres of commercial land in Greenwood, South Carolina, USA.

Composites UK, the Trade Association for the UK composites industry has launched a map version of all of the companies in the UK composites supply chain.

Hexcel Corporation has reported q3 sales of US$500.5 million, up 11.5% from the same period in 2015.

Strongwell Corporation has won two awards for innovation, corporate citizenship and advocacy.

Dr Uday Vaidya has been named the SPE Composites Division's 2015-2016 Composites Person of the Year.

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