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Composite industry news, July 2017

Interplastic has announced the 2017 recipients of the Scholars Award.

Milacron Holdings Corp has announced its financial results for the second quarter ended 30 June 2017.

Chemicals company Clariant has reported an increase of sales of 9% in local currency to CHF 3.132 billion compared to CHF 2.899 billion in 2016.

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites industry, has launched the preliminary agendas for its autumn program of events.

Sigmatex Carbon Textile Solutions Inc based in Orangeburg, SC, USA, has attained accreditation to Aerospace standard AS9100C.

Materials developer Michelman has appointed two new group vice presidents.

Henkel has opened a new test facility for composites in Isogo-ku, Yokohama, Japan.

MTS Systems Corporation has establishing the MTS India headquarters in Bangalore.

GlassFibreEurope has reportedly called on the glass fiber value chain to fight against illegal trade practices by China.

The organizers of the 2018 Composites Innovation Conference have issued a call for papers.

The US EDA plans to offer a US$125,000 federal grant to develop a composites industry cluster in Rhode Island, USA.

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has made plans to improve training for the composites manufacturing workforce.

Owens Corning Infrastructure Solutions has completed its acquisition of Aslan FRP, the concrete reinforcement business of US-based Hughes Brothers Inc.

The AMRC has become a regional partner of Sheffield Digital, an organisation for businesses and individuals involved in the city’s digital industries.

Japan-based thermoplastic composites material developer and manufacturer MaruHachi Group plans to expands its activities into the European market.

Aerospace company Heico Corporation’s Flight Support Group has acquired 100% of Carbon by Design

Toray has agreed to acquire shares in Pacific Textiles Holdings Ltd, a textile manufacturer based in Hong Kong.

US composite materials company Composites One has been presented with a platinum safety award.

The US University of Kentucky has received a US$1 million US grant to continue its research in developing low-cost, high-strength carbon fiber.

Sigmatex has signed a strategic partnership agreement with China-based Hengrui Corporation (HRC), which makes CF automotive parts.

Materials manufacturer OCSiAl has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build a plant for single wall carbon nanotubes.

Gurit has been granted a global license for Armacell’s ArmaFORM PET GR technology until the expiry of the patent rights for an undisclosed license fee.

Following its acquisition of Chemtura, chemicals company Lanxess has revised its organizational structure.

The JEC Group has published a new book entitled ‘Overview of the global composites market – at the crossroads’.

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