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Composite industry news, October 2021

The organizers of SportAM, the Advanced Materials for Sport Conference, have published the final program for the event.

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GKN Aerospace has opened its new Global Technology Centre (GTC) in Bristol, UK.

Spirit AeroSystems has opened its National Defense Prototype Center (NDPC).

Lanxess says that it is imposing temporary inflation surcharges for its inorganic pigments worldwide with immediate effect.

Queen's University Belfast has reportedly relaunched its Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE).

UK-based distributor Easy Composites has established a new European subsidiary, following the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU).

Gurit has reported net sales of CHF 360.9 million for the first nine months of 2021, a decline of 17.6% compared to the same period of 2020.

GE will reportedly invest up to US$100 million over ten years to the next ten years to increase the diversity of young people in engineering.

Hexcel Corporation has begun construction of its Center of Research & Technology (R&T) Excellence located in West Valley City, Utah.

Lanxess has developed a new composite made from natural flax fibers and bio-based polylactic acid.

Thermoset composite company Norplex has opened a new manufacturing center for prepreg manufacture in Manhattan, Montana.

Austria-based Action Composites has announced its acquisition of thyssenkrupp Carbon Components (tkCC) GmbH.

Sabic has opened a new polypropylene (PP) compounding line in Genk, Belgium.

Injection molding specialist Engel Mexico has appointed Emilio López as its new managing director (MD).

AOC has announced a price increase of $0.10/lb for all its products sold in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Latin America.

Trelleborg reportedly plans to extend its manufacturing operations in Russia, Vietnam, Japan, and Morocco.

Polynt has announced a further increase of €150 on its entire range of composites products.

Lanxess has appointed Steven Thompson as its new UK managing director (MD).

SGL Carbon has installed a photovoltaic (solar panel) system on the roof of its manufacturing plant in Ort im Innkreis, Austria.

Researchers from Skolkovo Institute have been investigating pultruded composite materials in terms of their shape memory behavior.

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