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Composite industry news, April 2020

ASTM reports that all previously scheduled in-person June standards development meetings, including independent meetings, have been canceled.

Gurit reports that CEO Rudolf Hadorn has decided to step down as CEO of Gurit Holding AG at the end of March 2021.

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has hired Fred Chuck as its new Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive director.

The organizers of the 13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials say that it will be held online from 12–14 May 2020.

Gurit has announced a two-year supply agreement with a Chinese blade manufacturer.

REACH Group and AMAC have signed an agreement to strengthen composite business between China and Europe.

Composites One LLC has been presented with a platinum award by Great West Casualty Company as part of the 2019 National Safety Awards Program.

Solvay has signed an agreement with Honda Aircraft to supply composites and adhesives to be used in Honda’s HA-420 and Elite business jets.

Finnish technical center VTT is working with composite companies to help industrialize the manufacture of new generation natural fiber products.

Gurit has reported net sales of CHF 136.1 million in Q1 2020, an increase of 0.9% compared to Q1 2019.

Research materials supplier Goodfellow is supplying materials used to make protective equipment for workers dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chemicals company INEOS plans to build its fourth hand sanitiser plant within the next ten days in Etain, North East France.

SAMPE has cancelled its upcoming 2020 conference scheduled to take place in Seattle, USA, in May.

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Hexcel Corporation and Woodward Inc have mutually agreed to terminate their merger agreement.

The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) has reportedly added new data for glass fiber to its Eco Impact Calculator.

JEC World, previously put off until May, has been further postponed until 2021, its organizers say.

Nouryon has entered into an agreement to acquire the merchant triethyl aluminum (TEAL) business of South African chemicals company Sasol.

AIMPLAS says that it plans to make its knowledge of materials, design, prototyping and manufacture available to public and health authorities.

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