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Composite industry news, June 2017

Dr-Ing Thomas Theeg, a scientist at Laser Zentrum Hannover, has founded a spin-off company of the research institute.

Sicomin appoints Aerontec as South African distributor

Sicomin has formed a distribution partnership with Aerontec, a South African composite materials supplier with head offices based in Cape Town.

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites supply chain, says that it has exceeded the 300 member mark.

Gurit says that it has signed an agreement to form a joint venture (JV) for balsa wood production in Java, Indonesia.

Solvay and GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business have formed a partnership to promote the use of thermoplastic composite materials on aircraft.

UK composite tooling company Pentaxia says that it plans to expand.

New Flyer Industries Inc has acquired Carlson Engineered Composites Inc.

Gurit says that it has renewed its distribution agreement with Maricell Srl, an Italian producer of closed-cell PVC structural foam.

Hexion reports that Craig O. Morrison has retired from the position of chairman, president and CEO of Hexion.

PPG reports that it will sell its remaining glass fiber operations to Nippon Electric Glass Co Ltd.

IACMI and materials specialist Michelman have announced a project which aims to improve vinyl ester resins and fiber sizings.

Find out more about the collaboration between HardwareX and Materials and Design journals.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has launched a new international conference called Global Composites.

Graphene oxide can crosslink and reinforce rubber in a single easy step to improve mechanical properties.

Composites UK has announced its board of directors for the 2017-18 period.

PINFA-NA has fixed a date for its sixth annual workshop, Meeting Fire Safety Requirements in Automotive Design.

Reichhold and Polynt have announced the closing of the combination announced last year, after having received all regulatory approvals.

At its annual conference on 10 May, Composites UK recognised Dominic James as an Outstanding Contributor to the Composites Industry.

Haydale Graphene Industries has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nanospan India Pvt Ltd.

Hexcel Corporation has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Structil SA.

Velocity Composites, a supplier of composite material kits to the aerospace industry, has opened a second manufacturing facility in Fareham, UK.

Glass fiber company Owens Corning has signed an agreement to acquire Pittsburgh Corning.

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