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Composite industry news, January 2019

JEC Group and EuCIA (the Association of the European Composites Industry) have join forced in Europe to promote composites.

Gurit plans to appoint two new members to its group executive committee.

BASF says that the EU Commission has granted conditional clearance for it to acquire Solvay’s polyamide business.

BASF says that it has co-founded the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.

Polyamide (PA) supplier Evonik has acquired Structured Polymers Inc, a US-based technology startup for 3D printing materials.

Polymer company Covestro says that it has joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW).

Sabic has become a founding member of a new non-profit organization aimed at reducing plastic waste in the environment.

NCDMM board member Thomas R Kurfess, has been appointed chief manufacturing officer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

The EuPC has published the results of its second European survey on the use of recycled plastics materials in Europe’s plastics converting industry.

Aerospace company Spirit AeroSystems has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Boeing.

Sabic says that it is highlighting technologies that help address sustainability challenges as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

Aimplas has begun a project aimed at developing more sustainable processes for the manufacturing, recycling and composting of plastics.

Molding specialist Arburg has appointed Raffaele Abbruzzetti as manager of the company’s Italian subsidiary in Peschiera Borromeo, Milan.

Metyx USA has received ISO 9001:2015 quality management certification.

Arburg's subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has celebrated its ten-year anniversary.

The 33th Chinaplas show will reportedly take place from 21–24 May 2019 in Guangzhou, China.

Nickel-coated carbon fibres may outperform carbon mesh in composite aircraft

Owens Corning’s board of directors has elected Brian D Chambers to succeed Mike Thaman as CEO.

Gurit says that it has closed the divestment of all shares in the company’s PVC production site in Qingdao, China.

Hexcel Corporation says that it has completed its acquisition of ARC Technologies LLC.

Hexcel Corporation has appointed Colleen Pritchett as president of Aerospace, Americas.

Hexion has reported net sales of US$952 million, a 4% increase versus prior year.

Charles Ross has promoted its vice president of corporate operations.

Kordsa has published its fourth sustainability report covering the company’s economic, social and environmental performance.

Gurit has reevaluated its operating profit potential for fiscal year 2018.

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