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Gurit says that it received net sales of CHF195.3 million for the first six months of 2018, a growth of 11.5%.

Materialise and chemicals specialist BASF have formed a strategic alliance to promote a more open market model in the additive manufacturing (AM) market.

The US Department of Transportation has reportedly awarded over US$660,000 to composite boat maker Front Street Shipyard.

A new consortium has launched a three-year industry research group on composites for sustainable mobility.

Composites UK has put in place a three-year strategy to improve safety in plastics and composites manufacturing.

Reinforcement technologies specialist Kordsa has acquired Fabric Development Inc and Textile Products Inc.

The organizers of Advanced Engineering 2018 have introduced a dedicated area for UK contractors.

Lanxess plans to open a new applications development and technical services laboratory for polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) in Latina, Italy.

Rhodes Interform has installed a composite forming facility at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

Materials company BASF has agreed to invest US$25 million in 3D printing company Materialise, headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.

SGL Carbon says that it has developed full size TF6 and PV15 bipolar plates (BPP) made of a graphite/fluoropolymer composite material.

SGL Carbon, which makes carbon fiber and other materials, says that it has increased its capacities to make synthetic graphite anode material.

Composites Evolution has moved to a new prepreg manufacturing facility in Chesterfield, UK.

Kordsa says that a new production line of polypropylene monofilament fiber reinforcement, based in the company’s İzmit, Turkey, plant, is now operational.

Plastic 3D printer manufacturer BigRep has joined industrial research network the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC).

Master Bond has developed EP30LTE-2 for joining dissimilar substrates exposed to thermally or mechanically induced stresses.

Granta Design has released details of a seminar focusing on best practices in materials infor-mation management and materials decision-making.

Trade association Composites UK says that it has reached 350 member companies, with membership increasing by 50 companies over the last 12 months.

RIMTA Foundation has launched a project to look into the re-processing of glass fiber hulls as an alternative to landfill.

Montalvo has been awarded a grant for US$750,000 to develop a new way to control individual tow tension in composites manufacturing.

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