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Composite industry news, August 2020

Chemicals company the Cornelius Group reports that its group CEO, Darren Spiby, is retiring after 17 years at the company.

Company creates new roles post-lockdown

Blachford UK, which makes composite laminates, says that it has created more than 20 new full-time roles at its site in Holmewood, Derbyshire.

Composites UK reports that Ford Motor Company’s UK Innovations Team has become one of its member companies.

Owens Corning says that it has partnered with cartoon icon The Pink Panther for 40 years.

A new report from market analyst Fact.MR suggests that the global market for automotive lightweight material could reach US$400 billion by 2030.

Jeremy Whittingham, Head of Community and Content at Advanced Engineering UK, discusses the resurgence of carbon offsetting.

Exel Composites has posted its half year and Q2 results for 2020.

Solvay reports that sales in its Composite Materials business were down 32.2% in Q2 2020.

Scheurer Swiss GmbH, an engineering and recruitment company focused on fiber composite technologies has opened its first branch outside Switzerland.

The organizers of CAMX 2020 have launched four webinars open to all members of the compo-sites industry.

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have investigated the use of moth larvae to eat and digest polyethylene (PE) material.

America Makes has made four new project calls with the aim of promoting additive manufacturing (AM).

Scott Bader has joined a research project which aims to replace conventional polymers with bio-based polymers.

BASF reports sales of €12.7 billion in Q2 2020, a decrease of 12% from the previous year mainly due to lower sales volumes resulting from lockdowns.

Hexcel and Arkema plan to host a webinar covering the use of thermoplastic polymers as matrices for continuous fiber reinforced composites.

Gurit has appointed Dr Ernst Lutz as the general manager of its Wind Materials business.

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