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Composite industry news, February 2021

ThermHex increases capital

ThermHex Waben GmbH, a subsidiary of EconCore, has reportedly increased its capital to €1 million.

Glass fiber specialist Owens Corning says that Paul E Martin from Baxter International has been elected to the company’s board of directors.

GRP Solutions has appointed John Birch in its newly created operations director role.

Composite researchers at the AMRC are taking part in a European project to develop what it calls ‘self-responsive’ aerospace composites.

Owens Corning has reported full year net sales of US$7.1 billion, a decrease of 1% compared with 2019.

Composites UK has created a new international event for the composites industry.

ASTM reports that all its May and June standards development meetings have been moved online.

The organizers of an inaugural plastics sustainability conference have released information about speakers at the event.

Solvay says that its polymers are able to chemically resist strong disinfectants used to combat Covid-19.

Huntsman Corporation is to acquire Gabriel Performance Products, a North American manufacturer of additives and epoxy curing agents.

Dura Composites has appointed Gulf Industrial Supplies as its new distributor of glass fiber polymer (GRP) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

EconCore has appointed Dr Olivier Rozant as its new CTO.

Polynt Composites says that it plans to increase the prices for its polyester resins.

Hexcel Corporation has reported losses in its Q4 and full year 2020 financial results.

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has named Emily Harris as its Polymer Apprentice of the Year.

Rock West Composites has moved into its new headquarters in San Diego, California.

BASF says that it has increased prices for products in its additives portfolio for plastic applications globally by up to 10%.

The UK’s National Composites Centre (NCC) and Arcola Energy have formed a project aimed at accelerating the decarbonization of heavy-duty vehicles.

Solico, a composite engineering specialist, has expanded its engineering team following an increase in demand.

Siemens has appointed Roland Busch as its new CEO, replacing Joe Kaeser after 40 years.

3A Composites Core Materials says that its balsa wood supply has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

Composites UK invites industry individuals to take part in a UK-based trade remedies investiga-tion review on continuous glass fiber.

Solvay says that it has expanded the distribution of its PVDF and ECTFE polymers in the EMEA region, excluding Italy.

Gurit has reported preliminary net sales of CHF578.8 million for the full year 2020, an increase of 0.4% from the same period of 2019 (CHF576.4 million).

Solvay and aerospace giant Leonardo have launched a joint research lab to help develop new materials for aviation.

The Alan Turing Institute and the AMRC have signed an agreement to increase the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in manufacturing.

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