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Composite industry news, December 2020

The National Composites Centre (NCC) has received £355K from Innovate UK to help reduce the environmental impact of composites used in new industries.

Saertex has implemented a price increase of 5% for its glass fiber material.

The National Composites Centre (NCC) says that six new companies have joined its SME Affiliate Scheme.

BASF reports that Anup Kothari, president of its Performance Chemicals business, will assume responsibility for its Nutrition and Health division in 2021.

General Motors (AM) has opened a new 15,000 ft2 3D printing facility, called the Additive Industrialization Center (AIC).

Dow's CEO has been named as number one in a ranking of senior executives making the greatest positive impact on their companies.

401 Tech Bridge has announced funding for three SME composite projects to be developed at the institution’s college of engineering.

The supervisory board of BASF SE has appointed Dr Melanie Maas-Brunner as a new member of the board.

Evonik says that it has acquired a minority stake in Chinese stereolithography company UnionTech through its Venture Capital unit.

Solvay and 3D printing company PrinterPrezz are collaborating to develop selective laser sintering (SLS) technology for implants and other medical devices.

BASF has launched a new program to increase its avoidance of waste, reuse of products and recovering of resources, as part of the circular economy.

Hexcel Corporation says that its long-term contract with Safran has been expanded for a broader range of commercial aerospace applications.

Chemicals company DSM has formed a strategic partnership with a professional cycling team.

A new survey commissioned by JEC suggests that many companies are feeling positive about the future of the industry.

Composites Evolution has reportedly passed its ISO 9001:2015 quality management re-assessment.

Chemicals company Lanxess is raising its prices for 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) to €350 per metric ton.

Composites engineering consultancy STRUCTeam has made two new specialist appointments.

Polynt Composites has announced a price increase of €200/ton on its full range of unsaturated polyester resin.

BASF SE says that it plans to increase its prices in Europe for its Butanediol (BDO) products.

Composites One says that it will continue to distribute 3M Aerospace products, following the extension of their partnership.

Moldworx has been acquired by global precision plastics manufacturer, Sunningdale Tech Ltd.

Chemicals company Lanxess has raised its prices for adipic acid to €90 per metric ton.

Bindatex has been awarded an Innovate UK grant of almost £100,000 to widen the market for its 1 mm wide slitting capability.

Consultancy company AMAC has agreed to help launch products manufactured by Fibercoat GmbH, a supplier of coated fibers for composite and shielding.

Lucy Houchin has been appointed to the board of directors of the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA).

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