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Composite industry news, July 2019

ProTex premiers new systems at K

ProTec Polymer Processing GmbH says that it plans to present two new products at K 2019, taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, from 16–24 October 2019.

Chemicals company Nouryon has acquired Zhejiang Friend Chemical Co, reportedly the largest Chinese producer of triethyl aluminum (TEAL).

Kordsa has acquired US-based Axiom Materials, which makes composite materials for aerospace applications.

GEV Win Powder, which offers wind turbine maintenance, has reportedly established its US headquarters in Rhode Island, US.

Composite manufacturer BFG Africa has reportedly opened a facility in Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa.

Carbon fiber company Hexcel has reported a Q2 increase in sales of 11.2% to US$609 million.

JEC says that for the first time its Asia show, taking place in Seoul, South Korea will be co-located with the eMove360° ASIA exhibition.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has launched a website for technical nonwovens.

Composites Europe, taking place from 10-12 September in Stuttgart, Germany, will focus on automation in materials processing, according to the organizers.

Royal DSM and Evonik have opened a US$200 million facility to make omega-3 fatty acids from natural marine algae for sustainable salmon farming.

Hexcel, Arkema and partners have reportedly received a €6 million investment to improve unidirectional UD tape design.

Composites UK has added an award for Start-Up Business of the Year to be presented at the Industry Awards dinner.

Gurit says it has successfully closed its acquisition of Valplastic Srl’s PET recycling production facilities, based in in Italy.

CompositesUK says that it is now accepting abstracts for its Additive Manufacturing for Composites conference.

OCSiAl, which makes graphene nanotubes, has been added to a list of startup companies valued at US$1 billion or more.

Gurit’s kitting business unit has reportedly signed a two-year supply contract with a large wind turbine OEMs.

polymer nanocomposites functionalised with nanocrystals control fresh produce deterioration

Chemicals company Lanxess says that its Urethane Systems business unit began production of prepolymers at its site in Porto Feliz, Brazil.

Hexcel has opened a joint venture laboratory and aerospace materials testing facility in Shanghai, China.

The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub says that its 2018/2019 Annual Report has been released.

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