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Composite industry news, March 2017

New UK composite research institute

The University of Bristol in the UK has opened seven new research institutes including one covering composites education and research.

Diamond Fiberglass has closed its asset acquisition of Fibrex Corporation, a composite chemical pipe, header systems and duct manufacturer.

Jim Wright, vice president of a company that designs and manufactures carbon fiber composite firearms, has been named to the NIST MEP.

Mitsubishi Rayon’s carbon fiber sheet molding compound (SMC) has been adopted for the rear door frame of the new Prius PHV.

Huntsman Advanced Materials has conducted a survey covering the use of composites in the automotive industry.

Diehl Aircabin has signed a long-term agreement with Diab for the supply of structural foam core materials for cabin interiors.

Sigmatex has announced a new supplier agreement with Embraer, reportedly one of the largest aerospace companies in the world.

The Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) and ELG Carbon Fiber Ltd (ELG) have signed a s (MOU) to collaborate on carbon fiber recycling.

TxV Aero Composites has used Fiberforge tape laying system to deliver polyaryletherketone (PAEK) composites.

Fibermaq, a Brazilian supplier of composite molding equipment, says that it expects a 30% surge in revenue this year, returning to 2015 levels.

NetComposites has launched a series of training videos which offer a range of modules covering composite materials.

Turkish fabric manufacturer Metyx Composites has appointing GRP Solutions Ltd as its exclusive distributor for Great Britain.

Lanxess will be investing around €100 million to expand its production facilities for chemical intermediates.

Haydale has developed carbon fiber-reinforced composite materials featuring graphene powder with improved resistance to lightning-strike damage.

Composites UK has launched a series of regional SME roadshow events for 2017 in partnership with the National Composites Centre (NCC).

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have become the first to 3D print aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites.

Cabot Corporation says that it will expand its manufacturing capabilities for elastomer composites at its plant in Port Dickson, Malaysia.

Evonik Industries and Forward Engineering has established a joint venture (JV) called Vestaro GmbH.

The TPRC has successfully closed a two-year collaborative project on the overmolding of thermoplastic composites.

Solvay has announced a supplementary global price increase for its PA6 and PA6.6 based compounds and fibers.

Gurit, which makes composites for wind applications, has reported 2016 net sales of CHF 352 million.

Global science company DuPont has reported 2016 sales of US$24.6 billion, down 2% compared to the prior year.

DSM Dyneema, the inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema fiber, has asserted the rights in Israel of one of its key patents.

Quickstep Holdings has announced total sales for the six months to 31 December 2016 of AUS$24.6 million.

Poliya has announced a price increase for its complete portfolio of composite resins and gelcoats sold in Europe and Middle East.

SGL Group plans to renew its funding of the Chair of Carbon Composites (LCC) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), which began eight years ago.

Textechno plans to launch its latest equipment at JEC World taking place in Paris in March.

Global chemicals company Ashland announced today it will increase the price of its composite resins and gelcoats in North America.

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