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Composite industry news, February 2018

TenCate plans to showcase its developments in composite material technologies for aerospace and industrial markets during JEC World 2018.

A newly formed company, iSpecc Limited, has been appointed sole UK and Ireland distributor for Techni-Modul Engineering.

Global Composites, a new international Composites industry conference, will take place in Las Vegas, USA on 27–28 June 2018.

Composites manufacturer says that it plans for its production plant in Laholm, Sweden to obtain 100% of its energy from fossil free sources 2019.

Kordsa, an affiliate of Sabancı Holding, says that it registered a record number of patent applications in 2017. It did the same in 2016.

Carbon fiber company SGL Group and Fraunhofer IGCV have founded the joint Fiber Placement Center at SGL’s plant in Meitingen, Germany.

Gurit has appointed Dr Emiliano Frulloni as CTO and member of the executive committee.

Velox GmbH has formed a new distribution partnership with Thailand-based Life Material Technologies Limited.

North Thin Ply Technology, which makes lightweight prepreg materials has signed a new long-term agreement with watchmaker Richard Mille.

ELG Carbon Fibre and Sanko Engineering and Tooling (SET) and Sanko Gosei UK (Sanko Gosei), have formalised their commercial partnership.

Exel Composites plans to exhibit a range of its products for construction at JEC World 2018, taking place in Paris, France from 6-8 March 2018.

Polymer and composites laboratory R-Tech Materials plans to run an introductory training course on mechanical testing of composites.

The Graphene and other 2D Materials Special Interest Group (SIG) is organising an event to discuss graphene and elastomers.

Sicomin, which makes epoxy resin systems, has earned a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Bio based Product label.

Textile company the Metyx Group says that it has received a 50% matched incentive package expand its Hungarian operations, Metyx Hungary Kft.

Chemicals company Sabic plans to increase global capacity for two of its engineering thermoplastic materials, Ultem and Noryl resins.

The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) says that it will be offering demonstrations of its Eco Calculator online tool during JEC World 2018.

Chemicals company Sabic has acquired a 24.99% stake in Clariant.

Aliancys has announced a price increase of €100 per ton for its unsaturated polyester resin product portfolio sold in Europe, the Middle East and India.

Information about the Composites Innovation show has been released.

Australian carbon fiber composites manufacturer Quickstep has announced its update for the second quarter of FY18.

Gurit has reported reported preliminary and unaudited net sales of CHF 360.5 million for the full year 2017.

Royal DSM reports that a patent of DSM Dyneema will be maintained after a second challenge before the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office.

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