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Composite industry news, January 2017

The composite tooling market is projected to reach US$551.8 million by 2021, at a CAGR of 7.35% between 2016 and 2021.

AUS$250,000 boost for carbon fiber in Australia

An Australian organization has pledged AUS$250,000 to support a consortium of Australian carbon fiber and composite manufacturers.

Australia's Clean Energy Innovation Fund plans to invest in technology to improve the lightweighting of automotive vehicles.

Gurit has reported net sales of CHF 352 million for the full year 2016.

A C Marine & Composites has launched a new website.

UK composite manufacturer Tufcot reports that it has become a Carbon Smart Blue certified business.

IACMI has announced a project focused on thermoplastic composite advancements for wind turbine blades.

GOM, a company that develops software for 3D coordinate measuring technology and 3D testing, is now a member of the NCC.

Stretched fibers of bacterial cellulose could strengthen a new generation of ‘green’ nanocomposites.

JEC Group has announced the names of the 13 winners of the JEC Innovation Awards.

Exova Group plc has acquired Insight NDT Limited (Insight), a UK based non-destructive testing (NDT) and radiographic inspection business.

Solvay has announced global price increases for its range of resins.

Hexcel says that it will be showcasing a range of its composite materials at sports exhibition ISPO MUNICH 2017 in February.

CoreLite Board has been awarded the distinguished Certificate of Material Excellence by Material ConneXion.

The metal replacement market is projected to reach US$159.82 billion by 2021.

Composites Germany has issued a call for papers for the 3rd International Composites Congress (ICC).

Hexagon Composites, Nel ASA and PowerCell Sweden AB have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to establish an JV to pursue hydrogen opportunities.

Elantas Europe, a supplier of epoxy resins and adhesives, has been awarded GL (German Lloyd) certification.

Solvay has agreed to sell its Formulated Resins business to polymer and resin supplier Elantas PDG Inc.

The German Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AVK) has set up a new website for its Euro resin transfer molding (RTM) Group.

Hexion Inc plans to increase all off-list pricing for epoxy resins and Bisphenol A (BPA) in North and South America.

LM Wind Power, a manufacturer of wind turbine blades, has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2018.

Ahlstrom has completed the sale of its German subsidiary with operations in Osnabrück to Kämmerer Paper Holding GmbH.

NetComposites plans to hold a new conference focusing on hybrid composite solutions within sectors such as automotive, aerospace, rail and energy.

Software company Collier Research Corporation has announced it has become a member of NASA’s Advanced Composites Consortium (ACC).

Auto components supplier Rockman industries has acquired a majority stake in Moldex Composites.

Polynt Composites says that it has been forced to announce a first price increase of 100 €/ton effective January 10th 2017.

NovaScott has become the first local supplier to gain full approval from Gamesa to supply gelcoat in Brazil.

AOC LLC has announced a price increase in the amount of $0.13/Kg for all products sold in Asia, effective immediately.

Sicomin, a formulator of epoxy resin systems, has appointed Suter Kunststoffe AG as its distributor in Switzerland.

Solvay has completed the sale of its stake in Solvay Indupa to Brazilian chemical group Unipar Carbocloro,

Aliancys has today announced a price increase for its unsaturated polyester/ vinyl ester resins.

Thre Future Composites Manufacturing Hub will test the potential of manufacturing composite materials within the UK.

In a patent infringement case initiated by Oxeon a German Court of Appeal recently ruled in favour of that company.

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