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Composite industry news, June 2021

Bid to improve end-of-life composites recycling

National Composites Centre (NCC) says that it is researching ways to improve end-of-life composites for use in new industry applications.

Solvay has partnered with Italian urban air mobility (UAM) company Novotech to manufacture part of a prototype hybrid water landing aircraft.

Gurit has amended its financial outlook for 2021 due to temporarily reduced demand for wind blades in China and the accelerating decrease in balsa demand.

Japanese carbon fiber specialist Teijin Limited has joined the Aerospace Innovation Centre (AIC).

Cygnet Texkimp has joined the National Composites Centre (NCC) as an SME Affiliate Scheme Member.

Composites UK has appointed the following members as board directors.

A consortium of UK companies has begun a project to develop high pressure hydrogen storage tank aimed for use in HGV, bus and off highway applications.

Airborne has reached an agreement with CompositeTechs to distribute its range in the North America market.

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has published a document discussing the role of plastics in helping lower carbon emissions.

Global standards organization ASTM International says that it plans to host its October commit-tee week in person.

The National Composites Centre (NCC) has become a supporting partner of a number of materials events.

Chemical company Lanxess is raising its prices for inorganic pigments globally with immediate effect, subject to existing agreements.

Carmelo Lo Faro has been promoted to a new role as president of the Solvay's materials segment, which includes specialty polymers and composite materials.

Airbus says that its Aerospace Integrated Research and Test Centre (AIRTeC) has been officially opened in Bristol, UK.

Sabic is collaborating with vehicle manufacturer Local Motors to research of recycling scrap thermoplastic parts from plastics 3D printing.

ThermHex Waben has reported 12% growth in 2021, with a capital increase to €1,000,000.

Export company Diamorph has signed a conditional agreement to acquire Permali Limited, a Gloucester, UK-based manufacturer of composites for defense.

ASTM has published its annual report, covering its development of standards in industries such as commercial spaceflight and additive manufacturing (AM).

CRP Technology has introduced a new polyamide-based carbon fiber filled composite for powder bed fusion (PBF) 3D printing.

AIMPLAS says that its workshop entitled ‘The Art of Mixing, Reinforcing and Incorporating Additives to Plastics’ will be held online from 8–9 June 2021.

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