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Composite industry news, September 2019

Polynt-Reichhold Group, which makes composite materials, coating resins and gel coats, plans to expand its business in the Americas.

Global value sales of expanded polystyrene (EPS) are projected to cross the US$ 15 billion mark by the end of 2019.

Dura Composites has published an article entitled Closing the Gap: Between Rail & Safety, examining the use of composites on train platforms.

Composites Europe has appointed Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel as its events director and Michael Köhler as acting sales director.

Composites UK says that Ken Smart, McLaren Automotive’s executive director for business strategy, will speak at its 2019 Awards Dinner.

Resin transfer molding (RTM) company Composite Integration has moved to a new facility site in Saltash, UK.

DuPont Biomaterials was selected to take part in a United Nations (UN) Trade Forum to tackle the current climate emergency.

Composites UK has revealed its shortlist for the 2019 composites industry awards.

Rockwood Composites, based in Newton Abbot, UK, says that it has increased its workforce by 50% in the last six months.

The organizers of Composites Europe say that the show experienced lower demand from both exhibitors and visitors this year.

Professor Murray Scott has received the International Committee on Composite Materials (ICCM)’s Scala Award.

Chemical company Biesterfeld Spezialchemie says that it has acquired the Lindberg & Lund Group.

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) in the US has appointed Gino Spinos as its first director of manufacturing engineering.

Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance will be showing live demos of vacuum infusion, RTM and other processes during the CAMX show.

The organizers of Advanced Materials for Construction say that the next conference will take place from 28–29 April 2020 in Manchester University, UK.

Interplastic Corporation has appointed Marc Deschambault as its sales representative for Eastern Canada.

Composites One has reportedly received an award from insurance firm Great West Casualty Company for operational safety.

Hexcel plans to showcase a range of its products for automotive, marine, sport, and wind energy at the Composites Europe show.

Chemicals company Huntsman says that it is exhibiting a range of its polyurethane-based foam products at Foam Expo Europe.

Japanese chemical company DIC has reportedly agreed to acquire BASF’s global pigments business for €1.15 billion.

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