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Materials news, April 2015

The NSF’ will use Elsevier’s data in support of the next SEI report which will be released in 2016.

Scientists have constructed 3D multicomponent nanoparticle arrays where the arrangement of particles is driven by the shape of the tiny building blocks.

A new type of graphene aerogel will make for better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis and separations.

Altair has completed its acquisition of Multiscale Design Systems, LLC, a developer of products focused on the modeling and testing of composites.

Ford and DowAksa have formalized their agreement to improve carbon fiber components to reduce vehicle weight and increase fuel efficiency.

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have created a new magnetic alloy.

TAT Technologies has scheduled its next three classes at its training center in St. Mary’s, PA, USA as follows.

Metalysis says that has completed a series of successful commercial production runs of tantalum powder.

Researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have developed a new way of making transparent spinel.

Nanosheet sandwiches improve rechargeable batteries.

Printing silicon onto paper using a laser is key to good wearable electronics.

Reducing CO2 in the atmosphere using artificial photosynthesis.

Two advanced composites materials developed by Scott Bader have been used to manufacture the chassis of the Intrado car.

W.S. Tyler plans to exhibit the Hosokawa e200LS Alpine Air Jet Sieve at PowderMet 2015, which takes place from May 17–20, 2015 in San Diego, California.

Kyocera Unimerco (KUA) has acquired Garsdalo Medienos Technologija UAB.

Composites One has launched a newly redesigned website.

Umicore has filed a response to a complaint filed by BASF and the University of Chicago Argonne in the United States ITC.

Scientists discover geckos’ skin is moisture-resistant, self-cleaning, and antibacterial.

Clearer understanding of DNA repair enzyme could lead to new approach to biological engineering.

A Fraunhofer project group is developing an experimental vehicle engine featuring fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) parts.

TenCate reports revenues of €267.7 million in Q1 2015, compared to €223.3 million in the same period of 2014, a 20% increase.

SGL Group reports that has made carbon fiber performs as part of large-scale production of the BMW 7 series.

Canada-based Corrosion and Abrasion Solutions Ltd (CASL) is to acquire Thermal Spray Industries Ltd (TSI).

Researchers from Japan and China have confirmed carbon nanotubes’ remarkable strengthening effect in metal matrix composites is due to load transfer.

Magnesium ions could replace lithium in high-power rechargeable batteries.

Rio Tinto has reported global iron ore shipments of 72.5 million tonnes, 9% higher than in the first quarter of 2014.

LPW Technology has expanded its presence in Asia-Pacific by creating a new partnership with Chinese 3D printing trading company Shanghai Dream Arising.

Bayer MaterialScience has been awarded Bio-based Material of the Year 2015.

A team of researchers describe how an accurate statistical description of heterogeneous particulate materials governs the thermo-mechanical properties.

The first ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces young investigator has been awarded to Materials Today Editorial Board member Alejandro Briseño.

Researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the electrochemical reactions in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.

Renishaw’s additive manufacturing products division has relocated to a larger 90,000 sq ft facility in Stone, Staffordshire, UK.

The MPIF has issued a call for papers for MIM2016, which takes place in Irvine, California, from 7–9 March 2016.

Exel Composites has been selected to provide lightweight, durable, composite shelters to refugee families around the world.

University at Buffalo researchers have discovered a way to easily and effectively fasten proteins to nanoparticles.

Researchers from Dresden and Konstanz succeed in light-controlled molecule switching.

Materials Today is delighted to announce the launch of Applied Materials Today.

The AIMPLAS Plastics Technology Centre based in Spain had a total turnover of €8.6 million in 2014.

The global carbon fiber prepreg market has been valued at US$2,633.0 million in 2014.

GKN Aerospace is to lead a collaborative research program to develop titanium powder for AM.

General Moly has announced an investment and security purchase agreement with AMER International Group.

Cytec Industries Inc has opened of a new kitting facility based in Toulouse, France, next to its existing process materials site.

Teijin Limited has created a new division, the Automotive Business Development Group.

Assessment of commercial MgO substrates.

3D Systems has acquired Chinese 3D printing sales and service provider Easyway Design and Manufacture Co.

Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corporation is taking steps to meet increasing demand in the aerospace sector.

A cobalt-based thin film serves double duty as a new catalyst that produces both hydrogen and oxygen from water to feed fuel cells.

Scientists develop mesh that captures oil—but lets water through.

The UK commercial vehicle market grew 25.3% in March to 67,965 units, according to the SMMT.

Aerospace engineers at MIT have developed a carbon nanotube (CNT) film that can heat and solidify a composite without the need for massive ovens.

Siemens AG has selected Molycorp to supply rare earth materials for use in wind turbine generator magnets.

BASF and Neuss/Germany-based Gustav Grolman GmbH & Co KG have collaborated to promote BASF’s amine-based curing agents in Europe.

SKF is investing in the construction of a large-size bearing (LSB) test center in Schweinfurt, Germany.

Additive manufacturing specialist Arcam AB has put in place a new sales and support operation in the UK and Ireland.

The Lenzing Group has sold its fully owned German subsidiary Dolan GmbH and European Carbon Fiber GmbH to investment group WHEB Partners.

Polynt Composites has announced a price increase effective for all new deliveries shipped on or after 7 April 2015, of €150/ton.

The Linde Group has opened a new combustion center in Suzhou, China, the first center to be owned by an industrial gases company in that country.

Solvay Specialty Polymers says that the NSF has certified six of its glass fiber reinforced (GFR) resin grades.

Milliken Infrastructure Solutions LLC and Nippon Steel & Sumikin Materials Co Ltd have partnered to introduce Strand Sheet material to North America.

Christian Johansson has been appointed senior vice president and CFO of AB SKF.

Structural changes in lithium-ion batteries have been visualized for the first time by DESY researcher Dr. Ulrike Bösenberg.

Physicists manage to make homogenous cylindrical objects completely invisible in the microwave range.

Researchers at Brown and URI have demonstrated what could be a more precise method for targeting cancer cells for radiation.

Aston Martin has launched the Aston Martin Vulcan, a track-only 800-plus bhp, sports car with a carbon fiber body.

Evonik Industries has agreed with Lenorplastics Zug AG to market its molding compound portfolio in Switzerland.

Sinterhard, a US start up based in Massachusetts, is developing metal powder filled filaments for use in existing 3D filament printers.

A team of researchers, including Kyle Brinkman of Clemson University, developed a material that acts as a superhighway for ions.

Designer's toolkit for dynamic DNA nanomachines.

NetComposites is now accepting contributions for INC 2015 (Industrial Nanocomposites Conference).

Adriano Machado has been appointed president of Höganäs Brasil Ltda and Head of Region South America.

Composites UK is looking for nominations from UK companies for the 2015 Composites Awards which are taking place on 4 November 2015, in Birmingham, UK.

Höganäs AB plans to acquire 100% of Welsh lubricants manufacturer Abril Industrial Waxes Ltd, in June.

A partnership between Morgan Advanced Materials’ Certech business and a manufacturer of turbine blades has entered its third decade.

H.C. Starck increased its sales volume to €785.9 million in 2014 (2013: 703.9 million).

We are pleased to announce that the new Elsevier journal Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects is open for submissions.

Aerospace giant Pratt & Whitney plans to supply its PurePower PW1500G engines to Canadian aerospace company Bombardier featuring jet engine parts produced

US materials company Zoltek has signed an agreement with the Hungarian government to expand production capacity and employment at Zoltek’s plant in Nyerges

Polymer composites that can be ‘healed on demand’ may be one step closer thanks to work from US-based researchers.

NASA has established a public-private partnership with five other organisations to find out more about composite materials for aircraft.

The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in the UK is leading two new European research projects to develop advanced manufacturing technologies f

Showing that the shape of charge ordering is striped not checkered.

UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Qatar Airways to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its fleet of 43 Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Proto Labs Inc has added two nickel steel materials (Catamold FN02 and FN0205) and a chrome-moly material (Catamold 42CrMo4) to its metal injection molding

Polymer-coated nylon may offer the perfect scaffold material for the regeneration of bone tissue.

Sharpening the resolution of nanoscale imaging.

Renishaw has collaborated with Materialise, a provider of additive manufacturing (AM) software to develop the Renishaw Build Processor, new software for i

Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed hot-fire testing of a single-element main injector for the AR1 rocket engine.

Global aerospace specialist Fokker and the National Aerospace Laboratory plan to open manufacturing plant for composite aircraft components in Marknesse, t

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LPW has partnered with Singapore-based Xsecpro Pte Ltd to supply AM powders in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia.

According to a new report, the global reinforced plastics market stood at US$8.42 billion in 2012 and is now expected to reach by the end of 2019, growing

Irish engineering group Mincon has acquired, for cash, the business and assets of Marshalls Hard Metals Limited, one of Europe's leading tungsten carbide m

Long fiber specialist PlastiComp Inc and Xenia, a materials development company specializing in short carbon fiber reinforced (CFR) thermoplastic composite

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax has been used to develop the Earth SUP range of paddle boards made by BIC Sport.

Makin Metals and its owner, Beijing-based electrolytic copper powder producer GRIPM, have invested in new atomising equipment which will make a significant

Olof Faxander, president and CEO at Sandvik, has been presented with the ‘CEO driving Diversity’ award by a Swedish management magazine.

Hexcel has been recognised by Business Weekly magazine with its Engineering Excellence award, part of the publication’s annual business awards program.

Solvay and INEOS, a privately-owned multinational chemicals company and Solvay have reached an agreement with International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG)

Morgan Thermal Ceramics has launched its new TCA 125 brick developed in response to growing customer demand.

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Sigmatex, a leading independent converter of carbon fiber, has been awarded UK government funding through the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiativ

Molycorp has reported 2014 net revenues of US$475.6 million, a 14% decrease when compared to 2013.

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