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Composite industry news, March 2021

The UK composites industry is ‘facing unprecedented challenges’ due to a dip in raw material availability, according to trade organization Composites UK.

SGL Carbon reports 2020 consolidated sales of €919.4 million, 15% less than €1,087 million in 2019.

Hexcel says that it will be developing a new prepreg as part of the UK-based Aerospace and Automotive Supply Chain Enabled (ASCEND) development project.

Polynt Composites says that it will increase the prices of some of its materials from 1st April.

Evonik reports that it will research ways to make its plastic products part of the circular economy.

GKN Aerospace is leading a new UK industry consortium to develop more sustainable composite material for the UK aerospace and automotive industries.

Scott Bader has joined the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) as a corporate partner.

Solvay reports that its specialty polymer range wil now be distributed in Italy by Nevicolor SpA.

Teijin Frontier, the Teijin Group's fibers and products converting company, has established a sales office in Gurugram, India.

Lanxess says that it has increased the prices of its engineering plastics with immediate effect.

Arburg’s Polish subsidiary has appointed Konrad Szymczak as its new MD.

Pascal Laborde has been appointed MD of Arburg’s French subsidiary.

Scott Bader has invested over €1.8 million to expand production capacity of its structural adhesives, gelcoats and formulated products.

BASF Group says that its full year 2020 sales were ‘almost stable’ at €59.1 billion.

JEC has set the date for an online event taking place from 1-2 June 2021, to replace the postponed JEC World show.

BASF says that it has increased its prices in Europe for 1,4 Butanediol (BDO) and its derivatives.

The organizers JEC World have postponed the event until 8 to 10 March 2022.

The German Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AVK) is inviting submissions for its 2021 Innovation Awards.

Xenia Materials, which makes thermoplastic composites, has formed a new partnership with Jiejiayou (Shenzhen) Material Technology Co Ltd.

trinamiX, a subsidiary of BASF SE, says that its spectrometer can now reliably differentiate between polyamide 6 (PA6) and polyamide 6.6 (PA66).

Chemicals company Lanxess says that it is raising its prices for 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) globally with immediate effect.

Exel Composites has appointed Mika Bordi as its new regional sales manager for Finland, Russia and the Baltics.

Gurit has announced a three-year core material kit engineering and supply contract with a wind turbine manufacturer.

Composites One has completed its purchase of Solvay’s process materials business.

Composites company Hexcel is hosting an online panel discussion covering the use of additive manufacturing (AM) for space applications on 2 March 2021.

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