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Composite industry news, April 2018

Composites UK is organising an event covering the topic of fiber reinforced polymer composites (FRPs) in renewable energy.

Chemicals company Lanxess, which makes glass fiber materials, has developed Vibrathane 7085, a new, polyester-based prepolymer for hot cast elastomers.

A UK composites organization plans to host an event to bring together industry representatives and the further educational market.

Solvay has introduced Evolite F1050, a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) continuous carbon fiber composite tape suitable for oil and gas applications.

Kaman Composites, has reportedly expanded its manufacturing capacity by investing almost US$2 million.

Financial services company S&P Global Ratings has reportedly revised its outlook on Sandvik AB to positive from stable.

Ashland Global Holdings Inc says that it is looking into ‘strategic alternatives’ for its composites segment.

Total Composite Solutions (TCS) says that it now offers a range of prepregs with a high TG.

Composites UK says that it now offers an energy and water procurement service to its members.

UK industrial laminates specialist Attwater & Sons Ltd has invested £100,000 to purchase two new CNC machines.

Gurit has reported an increase in net sales for the first three months of the year of 5.4% compared to the same period of 2017.

LLNL is hosting a workshop featuring a number of the lab’s scientists and engineers to discuss research partnerships.

Velox GmbH plans to exhibit its products at Plastpol, taking place from 22 to 25 May 2018 in Kielce, Poland.

BigRep and Etihad Airways plan to jointly develop new plastic additive manufacturing (AM) products for the aerospace industry.

DSM Dyneema has successfully concluded a dispute with Israeli firm FMS Enterprises Migun Ltd (FMS).

Hexcel has opened a new US$20 million manufacturing facility in Casablanca, Morocco.

Spirit AeroSystems has opened a second plant at the company's Oklahoma, USA, site, to make commercial and military aircraft parts.

Gurit has been awarded a three-year balsa wood supply contract by a major global wind turbine OEM.

Quickstep Holdings' chief financial office (CFO) Andrew Crane, will depart from the business.

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites supply chain, has released info about its upcoming events in April.

Metyx Group has acquired a manufacturing facility in North Carolina, USA, to house its new US$3.5 million technical textiles division.

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