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Composite industry news, August 2019

GRP Solutions says that it is now UK and Ireland distributor for a range of spray adhesives manufactured by Quin Global.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has announced its 2019 Membership Award winners.

Gurit says that it has won three core materials supply contracts for two wind OEMs.

DOMO Chemicals and Solvay have signed an agreement for DOMO to acquire Solvay’s performance polyamides business in Europe for €300 million.

Chemicals company Nouryon has invested in its metal alkyls plant in Rotterdam, the Netherlands to improve efficiency and increase capacity.

BASF says that it is exhibiting for the first time its products at the Foam Expo Europe, taking place from 10 to 12 September in Stuttgart, Germany.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has appointed Scott Balogh, president and CEO of Mar-Bal Inc as its new chair.

Gurit says that it had bet sales of CHF 284.7 million for the first six months of 2019, an increase of 45.8% compared to the same period in 2018.

Dick Holland, VP of business development at Composites One, has received ACMA’s Hall of Fame Award.

Cobra International has released its latest sustainability development report.

Prodrive Composites, which makes lightweight composite components, says that it has upgraded its facility in Milton Keynes, UK.

Carpenter Technology Corporation has appointed Sam Abdelmalek as vice president and group president of performance engineered products (PEP).

Tru-Design and Composites One have signed a distribution agreement for Tru-Design’s material coatings and finishes for 3D printed components.

Chemicals company BASF has reported Q2 sales of €15.2 billion, a decrease of 4% from the same period of 2018.

Element says that three of its US-based polymer engineers have been appointed to the Milwaukee board of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

SGL says that it will showcase a range of its fiber composites for mobility and industrial applications at the China Composites Expo.

RTP Company has acquired a thermoplastic vulcanisates (TPV) product line from Zeon Chemicals.

Gas company Linde says that it has started up a new gas production facility supplying methane, hydrogen and carbon dioxide to Evonik Industries.

Solvay says that its net sales were up 2.6% for the first half of 2019.

Technical Fibre Products plans to exhibit its nonwoven products for composites at the China Composites Expo.

Covestro says that it plans to invest in production of its continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites in response to market trends.

Sabic and Swiss chemicals company Clariant have reportedly deferred their plans to merge Sabic’s specialties business with Clariant.

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