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Composite industry news, May 2018

Lightweight vehicle project officially kicked off

An EU-funded cross-border automotive project, entitled Light Vehicle 2025, has been officially started by six partners.

Eastman Automated Cutting Machines has appointed iSpecc as distributor.

Finland-based Arctic Biomaterials has won a bio-based material of the year innovation award.

German-based nova-Institute has published a new market report about trends in the bio-based polymers market.

Composites equipment specialist iSpecc Limited has a signed a contract to become the UK distributor for Pinette PEI.

Stretching woven fabrics to make them stronger.

The programme for ICMAC 2018, the International Conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites, has been released.

Solvay report that it is promoting its latest technologies at SAMPE, taking place currently at Long Beach, California, USA.

4M Carbon Fiber Corp has appointed Rob Klawonn as CEO.

Flexible, sustainable and non-toxic composite material from wood and marine invertebrate.

Owens Corning has published its 2017 Sustainability Report documenting the progress made against its 2020 sustainability goals.

Carbon fiber company Hexcel will be exhibiting at the SAMPE Long Beach conference, taking place from 22-23 May in Long Beach, California, USA.

The Composites Europe show will focus on processing and manufacturing processes, according to its organizers.

Royal DSM says that it plans to increase production capacity for its Dyneema strong fiber.

Scigrip, which supplies adhesives, has extended its relationship with Euroresins International Group into Scandinavia.

Researchers propose a smarter solution to keep today’s composite aircraft ice-free.

SGL has reported group sales of €263 million, up by about 22% from €216.3 million in the previous year.

The European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) has published an in-depth report on its 2018 conference.

RTP Company has developed new thermoplastic compounds that reportedly weigh 5-10% less than typical filled compounds.

The continuous fiber composites market could grow at a CAGR of 5.5% and 6.3% between 2017 and 2022 to reach US$2,506.5 million, according to a new report.

The global automotive carbon fiber components market could grow at a CAGR of 9.77% from 2018 to 2022.

Hexcel Corporation has reported an increase of 12.8% in Q1 sales to US$540.1 million.

Glass fiber specialist Owens Corning has completed its acquisition of a mineral wool manufacturer based in China.

Cost analysis of carbon fiber recycling reductions in environmental impact compared with virgin carbon fiber production.

Turkish composite and construction specialist Kordsa has sponsored the recent Global Entrepreneurship Congress, held in Istanbul, Turkey.

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