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Composite industry news, August 2017

The Teijin Group says that it will participate in China Composites Expo, Asia's largest composites show, taking place in Shanghai from 6 to 8 September.

Mold release agent now available in Brazil

Redelease, a Brazilian distributor of chemicals, has introduced a semi-permanent mold release agent into the Brazilian composites market.

Hexion has reported net sales for the quarter ended 30 June 2017 of US$912 million.

The tire division of technology company Continental and Kordsa, a supplier of textile reinforcing materials for the tire industry, are working together.

Quickstep Holdings Limited says that it is realigning its business to improve profitability and growth.

Chemicals company Evonik reports that it has raised the prices for its aliphatic diisocyanates and derivatives.

Chemicals company DSM has appointed Olivier Janin as its vice president of marketing and sales of DSM Dyneema.

US-based Teton Composites has been awarded a US National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant.

Gurit has reported net sales of CHF 175.2 million for the first six months of 2017.

SGL Group has confirmed the sale of its cathodes, furnace linings, and carbon electrodes business to investment company Triton for €250 million.

Chemicals company Evonik says that sales grew to €7.3 billion in the first six months of 2017, a rise of 15% compared with the first half of 2016.

The Presentations from NHPA2017, the Conference on Nonwovens for High-performance Applications 2017, are now available to download or order on CD-rom.

Nanjing Nangang Iron & Steel United Co Ltd has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Koller Beteiligungs GmbH.

North Thin Ply Technology and boat builder Fibre Mechanics, have joined forces to develop composites for boatyards.

Industrial group Plastivaloire and molding specialist Roctool are collaborating to make thermoplastic composite parts.

German chemicals company Biesterfeld Spezialchemie plans to distribute unsaturated polyester resins (UP resins) from Polish company LERG SA.

Resin producer Sika has appointed Ivo Schädler as part of the group management, responsible for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Kaman Corp has reported financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended 30 June 2017.

Latin-American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) has joined the startup support program carried out by composites firm JEC Group.

Tuffx, a manufacturers of specialist glass for residential and commercial markets, has forged a long-term partnership with Kommerling UK.

The global composite materials market is expected to reach an estimated US$39.1 billion by 2022.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association has announced the finalists for the Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE).

AOC has announced a price increase for all gel coats and pigments of US$0.05/lb and CAN$0.14/kg (in Canada) for all shipments after 1 September 2017.

Aerospace specialist Spirit AeroSystems reports operating income for Q2 2017 of US$82.8 million.

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