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Composite industry news, May 2019

The Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) announces that Ken Smart, executive director at McLaren Automotive, will take over the role of chair.

Covestro says that it is a partner of the global Carbon Footprint Challenge.

Polymer company Covestro is working with the Technical University of Cologne to investigate how to improve aqueous polymer dispersions.

Solvay has announced an agreement with polymer 3D printing company Stratasys to develop additive manufacturing (AM) filaments.

Scott Bader plans to host a free webinar covering rapid tooling in composites.

The European Industrial Help Association (EIHA) says that its next Hemp Conference will take place from 5–6 June 2019 in Cologne, Germany.

Researchers at nova-Institute have updated a study about the sustainability of different natural fibers.

DuPont has received Taiwan’s inaugural National Green Chemistry Award.

Royal DSM has reached an agreement with Indian chemicals company SRF Ltd to acquire its engineering plastics business for INR3.2 billion.

Solvay has signed a long-term agreement with Safran for the supply of high temperature composites and adhesives.

Lanxess plans to work with Citrine Informatics, a US-based artificial intelligence (AI) company, to develop new materials more efficiently.

Chemicals company BASF has reported a 3% increase in sales to €16.2 billion for Q1 2019.

Porcher Industries plans to showcase a range of its products at Techtextil 2019, taking place from 14 to 17 May in Frankfurt, Germany.

US investment firm One Rock Capital Partners says that one of its affiliates has completed its acquisition of Process Solutions from Newell Brands.

Johns Manville has developed 800 Series Spin-Glas Ultra, a glass fiber insulation board with a polypropylene (PP) coated (poly-top) facing.

Aerospace composites company Spirit AeroSystems has reported Q1 revenues of US$2.0 billion, up 13% from the same period of last year.

Composites specialist Johns Manville (JM) has appointed John Vasuta as the new president of the company’s Engineered Products business.

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