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Lightweight structural compounds

Thermoplastics specialist RTP has reportedly developed a series of thermoplastic compounds that weigh 5–10% less than typical filled compounds.

Rapid Prototype + Manufacturing LLC (rp+m), has put together a database covering the use of UTLEM 9085 Type I resin for AM.

PEEK specialist Victrex has acquired tooling design and processing technology which it says could improve its molding process.

Carbon fiber specialist Rock West Composites (RWC) says that it has increased its filament winding operation.

Plastics and metal AM company EOS is running a webinar entitled ‘The dawn of digital flexible production'.

Composites company Diab AB says that it aims for its production facility in Laholm, Sweden will be 100% fossil fuel free by 2019.

Gurit has reported preliminary and unaudited net sales of CHF425.3 million for 2018.

Plastics company Lanxess plans to present at the In-Adhesives Symposium, taking place in Munich, Germany, from 25–26 February 2019.

JEC Group and EuCIA (the Association of the European Composites Industry) have join forced in Europe to promote composites.

The 33th Chinaplas show will reportedly take place from 21–24 May 2019 in Guangzhou, China.

Nickel-coated carbon fibres may outperform carbon mesh in composite aircraft

Hexcel Corporation has appointed Colleen Pritchett as president of Aerospace, Americas.

Sicomin says that it plans to showcase a range of its epoxy systems at JEC World 2019, taking place from 11–14 March 2019 in Paris, France.

Charles Ross has promoted its vice president of corporate operations.

Granta Design says that it has updated its Granta MI materials information management software to make it easier to incorporate ‘Digital Twin’ strategies.

Krüss Scientific Instruments Inc has supplied its technology to Western Washington University.

Kordsa has developed a new fast press curable resin called CM14, which it says can help eliminate waterspot and whitespot problems.

Mitsubishi Corporation has entered into an agreement to acquire 25% of shares in ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd (ECF).

BASF and 3D printing company Materialise are investing in Essentium Inc, a Texas-based developer of materials for additive manufacturing (AM).

Thai composites company Cobra International plans to present its increased capabilities for large components at JEC World 2019.

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