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Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have investigated the use of moth larvae to eat and digest polyethylene (PE) material.

Post-Covid robotics boost

The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) suggests that, by 2022, almost four million industrial robots could be working in factories worldwide.

America Makes has made four new project calls with the aim of promoting additive manufacturing (AM).

Scott Bader has joined a research project which aims to replace conventional polymers with bio-based polymers.

BASF reports sales of €12.7 billion in Q2 2020, a decrease of 12% from the previous year mainly due to lower sales volumes resulting from lockdowns.

Hexcel and Arkema plan to host a webinar covering the use of thermoplastic polymers as matrices for continuous fiber reinforced composites.

Gurit has appointed Dr Ernst Lutz as the general manager of its Wind Materials business.

HEATCON Composite Systems has entered into an agreement with Cornerstone Research Group (CRG) to license the latter’s repair protection products .

The Fraunhofer Institute has expanded its high-speed testing machine with a cooling device that enables plastics to be examined at lower temperatures.

SABIC's facility located in Cartagena, Spain is set to become the world’s first large-scale chemical production site to be run entirely on renewable power.

ELG Carbon Fibre and Aerocircular NV plan to put in place a closed-loop recycling scheme for end-of-life (EoL) carbon fiber aircraft parts.

Composite company TRB Lightweight Structures, based in the UK and the US, says that it has maintained production during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sandvik has sold its 10% minority holding in Xiamen Golden Egret Special Alloy Co Ltd, a Chinese joint venture originally formed in 2005.

LANXESS says that its range of technical thermoplastic composites could be used as part of the charging infrastructure.

ALMACO says that the first postgraduate course in composites and polymers based in São Paulo, Brazil, will begin in August 2020.

Prepreg specialist Axiom says that it will develop a line of carbon/silicon carbide and silicon carbide/silicon carbide composite intermediates.

Gurit says that it plans to invest more than CHF 20 million to produce composite components for the Indian wind energy industry.

A new report suggests that in future, materials scientists and chemists will have access to machine learning tools to improve their R&D.

Composites UK has announced its new board members for 2020-2022.

Victrex says that it has developed a new polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymer filament suitable for additive manufacturing (AM).

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