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Composite industry news, July 2020

Large chemical plant runs on solar power

SABIC's facility located in Cartagena, Spain is set to become the world’s first large-scale chemical production site to be run entirely on renewable power.

Sandvik has sold its 10% minority holding in Xiamen Golden Egret Special Alloy Co Ltd, a Chinese joint venture originally formed in 2005.

Composite company TRB Lightweight Structures, based in the UK and the US, says that it has maintained production during the Covid-19 pandemic.

ALMACO says that the first postgraduate course in composites and polymers based in São Paulo, Brazil, will begin in August 2020.

Gurit says that it plans to invest more than CHF 20 million to produce composite components for the Indian wind energy industry.

Composites UK has announced its new board members for 2020-2022.

Teijin's Tenax dry reinforcements (DR) carbon fiber material is now qualified to produce Airbus A320neo wing spoilers using resin transfer molding (RTM).

Market analysis company Fact.MR says that the epoxy hardener market will expand at a CAGR of 6% from 2020 to 2030.

Moldworx LLC, which builds injection molds and other equipment to make thermoplastic components, has expanded into a new facility.

Volume Graphics says that it has updated its VGSTUDIO MAX software with a reverse engineering module.

Composites slitting company Bindatex has joined a UK initiative to help SMEs improve productivity and growth.

America Makes says that it has received a US$1.4 million grant to help develop personal protec-tive equipment (PPE).

Nonwovens association EDANA has elected new governors and a new team of officers for 2020–2021.

Composites UK and the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have published a health and safety report covering the composites industry in 2019.

The UK government and composites organizations have launched a new initiative to develop and industrialize new sustainable composite materials.

Bindatex’s new Slitting and Sheeting business says that it has shipped its first orders of cut protective film.

Coventry University in the UK and engineering consultancy TWI Ltd plan to open a center to research fatigue and structural integrity.

Innovate UK has restarted their market survey on the UK composites sector.

The organizers of the CAMX show have decided to move the event online, with a range of virtual events starting in mid-September.

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