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Composite industry news, August 2018

AOC Aliancys has announced a price increase in the amount of US$0.04/lb for the USA and CAN$0.085/kg for Canada.

Quickstep Holdings Limited, which makes advanced carbon fiber composites, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lockheed Martin.

Solvay in Lyons, France says that it expects its polyamide activities to be temporarily impacted by the severe drop in water levels along the Rhine river.

Composites UK has partnered with logistics company SITE Event Logistics to help its members transport exhibition stand equipment and products.

Glass fiber specialist Owens Corning has appointed Brian Chambers as president and COO.

Composites UK says that it will be bringing its regional roadshow series to Northern Ireland on 2 October.

TenCate has met with other companies to develop a regional knowledge-base in thermoplastic composite technology for of aircraft.

Index suppliers MSCI has reportedly raised polymer company Covestro’s sustainability rating from BBB to A.

Gurit says that it received net sales of CHF195.3 million for the first six months of 2018, a growth of 11.5%.

Roth Composite Machinery plans to exhibit its products at the CAMX composite show, taking place from 16–18 October 2018 in Steffenberg, Germany.

Chemicals company Sabic has joined forces with Nottingham Spirk, a product design company based in Ohio, USA.

Project 12 has collaborated with Total Composite Solutions on automotive OEM projects for bespoke carbon parts.

Polydist UK says that it is now distributing Sabic’s polymer resins in the UK.

Exel says that in its recent half year financial report, order intake increased by 7% to €25.0 million.

Resins companies AOC and Aliancys have merged to form a new combined company, which will be named AOC Aliancys.

Front Street Shipyard has begun construction of a new facility next to its existing yard on the waterfront.

Quickstep Holdings Limited has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for future collaboration with Triumph Group.

Gurit says that it plans to sell its PVC production company in Qingdao, China for an undisclosed sales price.

A new consortium has launched a three-year industry research group on composites for sustainable mobility.

Kordsa says that it is among the top 10 companies in the world with the number of patents issued in industrial textiles as of 2018.

Composites UK has put in place a three-year strategy to improve safety in plastics and composites manufacturing.

Solvay has expanded its facility in Greenville, TX, USA to increase the site’s resin mixing capacity.

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