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Composite industry news, May 2021

BASF focuses on renewable energy

BASF has been working with German energy group RWE to increase its use of renewable energy and use more sustainable technologies.

CompoTech at JEC Connect

CompoTech will be showcasing its carbon fiber beams and joint at JEC Composites Connect 2021, taking place online from 1-2 June 2021.

Karen Drinkwater, founding director of molding specialist JSC Rotational Limited, has been elected president of the British Plastics Federation (BPF).

Hypetex has partnered with consultant SustainableX to evaluate its current environment footprint.

A chair made from hemp fibers and bio-resin has been awarded first place in the Renewable Material of the Year 2021 awards.

Plaswood has formed a distribution with MKM Building Supplies in the UK.

Arkema has signed the ‘10 common commitments’ of French organization Act4nature, which aims to mobilize companies to companies to protect diversity.

The organizers of Composite-Expo, which took place in Moscow, Russia, last month, say that it attracted 5,400 visitors from various industries.

ELG Carbon Fibre Limited (ECF) has sold its short carbon fiber business to Procotex Corporation SA and renamed its existing composite business.

Chemicals company Arkema has reported sales of €2.23 billion in Q1 2021, an increase of 12.7% compared to the same period in 2020.

Scott Bader says that it has partnered with international habitat conservation trust World Land Trust (WLT) to offset its global carbon emissions.

BASF is increasing the prices for its ecovio biodegradable compound in Europe with immediate effect or as contracts permit.

Polyamide specialist DOMO Chemicals says that it has committed to neutral CO2 emissions growth in 2030.

JEC says that more than 1,000 composites companies from 46 countries will participate in its online industry exhibition.

BASF launched a new website for its performance and formulation additives.

Heatcon Composite Systems has partnered with Hexcel Corporation to distribute Hexcel’s carbon fiber prepreg fabrics and tapes.

DuPont has received a silver Edison Award in the Sustainability category for its range of Betaforce 2800 TC thermally conductive structural adhesives.

Easy Composites Ltd has formed an exclusive UK distribution agreement with Eco-Technilin, which makes natural flax fiber material for composites.

A new podcast has been launched which discusses the latest technologies in the composites and advanced materials industry.

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