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Composite industry news, September 2021

Reinforced thermoplastic bike helmet

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and materials specialist Arkema have developed a bicycle helmet made of reinforced thermoplastic.

EconCore has received a sustainability label for its recycled polyethylene tetraphyte (PET) honeycomb sandwich material.

The Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) has announced that Craig Carr, technology director of Inte-grated Composite Structures, is its new chair.

Textechno says that a test method implemented in its DRAPETEST automatic drapability tester has now been standardized as ISO 21765.

Solvay has completed installation of a new thermoplastic composites (TPC) manufacturing facility at its facility in Greenville, South Carolina.

BASF says that it has achieved sales growth of 56% from €12.7 billion to €19.8 billion in Q2 2021.

GKN Aerospace has appointed David Paja as its new CEO.

Scott Bader has officially offset its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions with the World Land Trust (WLT).

The National Composites Centre (NCC) in the UK has released details of its research programs over the next two years.

Composites UK says that its first International Composites Summit (ICS) attracted 600 people each day and 46 visiting exhibitors during the event.

BASF has completed its purchase of 49.5% of the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm from Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall.

IDI Composites says that it has received certification covering quality control standards in automotive.

Plastics research center Aimplas says that it had €14.6 million revenue at the end of 2020, a 10% in-crease over 2019.

Biesterfeld Plastic has appointed Steen Jensen as the general manager of its Scandinavian subsidiary Biesterfeld Nordic.

Lanxess says that it is raising the prices of its inorganic pigment products worldwide with immediate effect.

Composites UK will be presenting at a webinar hosted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

The global plastic resins market could reach US$982.3 billion by 2028, according to a new report.

DuPont Mobility & Materials has been named a finalist in the annual R&D100 Awards for two of its products in the mechanical/materials category.

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