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Composite industry news, June 2018

Trade association Composites UK says that it has reached 350 member companies, with membership increasing by 50 companies over the last 12 months.

Quickstep Holdings Limited has appointed Alan Tilley as its new chief financial officer (CFO).

Diab Group, which makes composite core materials, has appointed Tobias Hahn as its new CEO.

Axon Automotive Ltd has moved from its start-up location in Wollaston, Northamptonshire, UK to a bigger 4180 m2 factory site nearby.

US marine groups have published a new guide entitled ‘10+1 Strategy: A Marine Industry Guide to Growing the Workforce’.

RIMTA Foundation has launched a project to look into the re-processing of glass fiber hulls as an alternative to landfill.

BASF has won a materials prize for its 3D moldable wood fiberboards (3MF).

Montalvo has been awarded a grant for US$750,000 to develop a new way to control individual tow tension in composites manufacturing.

Lanxess says that it is raising its prices for Durethan A (polyamide 6.6) compounds in Europe, Middle East and Africa by EUR 0.60/kg with immediate effect.

In 2017, sales in the Brazilian composites sector totaled US$ 720 million, 1.9% than the previous year.

Composites One says that it has been presented the Platinum Award by insurance firm Great West Casualty Company.

TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd has reportedly developed a new biocomposite resin based carbon fiber reinforced (CFRP) sandwich panel door leaf.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) says that it will be exhibiting at the forthcoming JEC Conference taking place from 27-28 June in Chicago, USA.

The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) has added Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites industry, as a member.

Delta Equipement, a French supplier of automation, robotics and additive manufacturing (AM) technology and Solvay, have partnered to make AM parts.

NTPT says that it is inviting applicants for a new research position, which will lead to a PhD, focusing on thin ply prepregs.

The UK government should focus on 10 specific bio-based chemicals in order to boost industrial growth, says a new report.

Elsevier releases 2017 CiteScore values.

The organizers of the Plastics Recyclers Annual Meeting 2018 have announced a number of speakers for the event.

Plastics technology center AIMPLAS, based in Spain, has launched a new project focusing on greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

Argosy International Inc and Solvay’s composite materials business have agreed to ‘enable direct service’ of Solvay materials in the Asia-Pacific region.

Solvay has received a supplier of the year award from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.

Turkish composites company Kordsa’s facility in Brazil has been listed among the best employers in Brazil for the third time.

EconCore, which makes cores and sandwich material, says that it is developing new all-thermoplastics continuous honeycomb cores.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and NetComposites have announced the conference program for the Global Composites conference.

SGL Carbon has developed a new company logo and changed its name from SGL Group – The Carbon Company.

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