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Composite industry news, October 2019

Gurit says that it plans to close its automotive production site in Hungary in 2020.

GKN moves into plastics 3D printing

GKN Powder Metallurgy, a major producer of metal powder and parts, plans to acquire Forecast 3D, a specialist in plastic additive manufacturing.

Janet Mitchell from the UK’s National Composite Centre will receive 2019’s Outstanding Contribution to the Composites Industry award.

BASF SE has reduced the size of the company’s board of executive directors from seven to six members, as part of ‘ongoing efficiency measures’.

Royal DSM plans to offer a full bio/recycled range of its engineering plastics by 2030.

Gurit has reported net sales of CHF428.5 million for the first nine months of 2019, an increase of 45.1%.

The Rhode Island government has awarded $1 million in funding to non-profit state organization Polaris MEP.

Spanish company MontefibreCarbon has received €5.6 million from the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade & Tourism.

UK-based MSA Manufacturing Ltd (MSA) has added new factory space and improved its processes for reinforcement kitting and preforming.

Dura Composites has reportedly achieved Gold level status with Constructionline, a UK procurement and supply chain management service.

Chemicals company Evonik reports that it is expanding capacity for polyamide 12 (PA 12) by more than 50% at its largest site in Marl, Germany.

Solvay says that it is expanding its thermoplastic composites capacity with a new production line at its US facility in Anaheim, California, USA.

Composites UK has published a good practice guide covering the fire performance of fiber reinforced polymer composites (FRPs).

Chemicals company BASF says that it has increased its neopentylglycol (NPG) production capacity in Germany by 10,000 metric tons per year.

The ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (TPRC), based in the University of Twente, the Netherlands, has reportedly celebrated its tenth anniversary.

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