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GKN Aerospace opens UK technology center

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

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

Czech company CompoTech is showcasing its processing technologies at the Advanced Engineering 2021 show, taking place from 3–4 November in Birmingham, UK.

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

Metyx's multiaxial glass fiber fabric is now safe to use in reinforced (GRP) drinking water pipes and GRP potable water storage systems.

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).

3D printing company CRP Technology has made the structural part of a new range of track shoes as a single unit using carbon fiber reinforced composite.

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.

Future Materials Group (FMG) will be running a number of sustainability consultation sessions during the Advanced Engineering show.

ASTM's next Standards Forum will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, on 15 November 2021, in conjunction with the Formnext 2021 show.

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.

Harper International has launched a new lab-scale rotary furnace which can process materials on a smaller scale.

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

Technology company Schunk has opened two new innovation center in the towns of Reiskirchen and Heuchelheim, Germany covering ceramics and carbon fibers.

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

Air Belgium has taken delivery of the first of two A330-900 aircraft from Airbus.

Airbus says that its second European Service Module (ESM) for NASA’s Orion spacecraft has been manufactured.

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

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

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