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Reinforced Plastics news, March 2015

Core Molding Technologies Inc, a molder of glass fiber reinforced plastics, has acquired substantially all of the assets of CPI Binani Inc (CPI), located i

Gurit has appointed Angelo Quabba as chief financial officer (CFO) and member of the Executive Committee, effective 1 August 2015.

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Volkswagen AG’s Porsche division plans to buy a 25% stake in Capricorn Composite GmbH, a German auto-parts and carbon fiber producer, according to Bloomber

Hexion Inc has developed a coil spring made of plastic composite in cooperation with Sogefi for Audi.

Faurecia Flaxpreg, a green and light very long flax fiber reinforced composite sandwich, has been awarded the JEC Europe 2015 Innovation Award in the semi-

QA1 has developed a line of carbon fiber driveshafts for vehicles with up to 500 horsepower/pound-foot of torque.

Granta Design has improves its Granta MI:Composites software to help the composite qualification process, particularly where data traceability is important

NetComposites, in collaboration with Tilsatec and FORMAX, has developed a highly aligned flax-based tape and non-crimp fabric.

AGC AeroComposites, a global supplier of composite aerostructures and components, has been contracted to supply the multi-station lightweight armament supp

DolphiTech says that its DolphiCam Ultrasound NDT Camera System has received new functionality for drilled hole inspections on carbon fiber reinforced plas

Magnum Venus Products (MVP), a manufacturer of composite application equipment, has restructured the company’s ownership by redeeming shares held by CEO To

Specialist tooling company Compotool Ltd has developed a tooling board product which it says represents a radical new approach to composite tooling.

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UK trade organisation Composites UK’s AGM and annual conference, which takes place on 13 May at the University of Warwick, UK, has outlined its speaker pr

Scott Bader has recently become an approved supplier of composite moulding and structural adhesive products to all of Daimler’s production facilities, incl

Holding Company Composite has started a new large scale carbon fiber production line developed for industrial grade carbon fiber.

Owens Corning has launched a number of new glass fiber materials at JEC.

SGL Group and BASF have developed a new composite, based on a reactive polyamide system and compatible carbon fibers, following joint material research.

SGL Group has launched a range of pre-impregnated towpregs, fiber bundles from carbon or glass fibers suitable for challenging winding and lay-up processes

Cytec Industries Inc has launched BMI and epoxy versions of DForm Fabric Tooling Prepreg.

TenCate Advanced Composites is presenting a number of new products at JEC Europe 2015.

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NetComposites has developed injection mouldable long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) Flax/PP and Jute/PP pellets.

RocTool, which develops technologies for rapid molding of composites, has announced the appointment of Stéphane Hersen as its chairman and CEO/director.

Bayer MaterialScience has concluded its takeover of Nuremberg-based Thermoplast Composite GmbH (TCG) in Langenfeld, a provider of thermoplastic fiber compo

Exelis has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract from Airbus to produce center wing box struts for the A350-1000 aircraft.

The Brazilian composites sector’s revenue totaled US$ 1.202 billion in 2014, down 0.1% compared to 2013 according to new data commissioned by the Latin Am

Bond Laminates GmbH, a subsidiary of specialty chemicals company LANXESS, has expanded its Tepex range of continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic high-pe

Johns Manville (JM), a manufacturer of glass fiber products has announced it will expand its glass fiber operations plant in Etowah, Tennessee, to service

Solvay and 3A Composites have formed an alliance to develop foam materials to make more lightweight parts for advanced transportation.

Johns Manville has developed two new products, a multi-end roving for sheet moulding compound (SMC) and chopped strand glass fiber for high-performance pol

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The Biobuild Project has won a JEC Innovation award for its Biocomposite Façade System.

Sicomin plans to present a new fire retardant prepreg resin at JEC.

A group of companies including Axon Automotive, a subsidiary of Far-UK Ltd, has won the Jury Prize at JEC for the Intrado carbon frame design for an automo

Austrian hybrid parts specialist Teufelberger has installed a lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic component for the particle accelerator at the CER

SCIGRIP is introducing a new SG800 range of specialist methyl methacrylate (MMA) bonding systems at JEC.

TenCate has reported organic revenue growth of 4% for the full year 2014, and 9% in the second half of 2014, due to growth in composites, synthetic turf ya

Common Fibers, a small startup company in the US, has developed new technology that can create a hinge directly in a sheet of carbon fiber by using a laser

Austrian company GHS Global Housing Solutions says that it has received orders from Qatar for its temporary composite house system.

The first ever approval of a structural composite part for a commercial ship was announced at the E-LASS (European network for lightweight applications at

Dow Automotive Systems has improved its VORAFORCE 5300 epoxy resin matrix system for high-pressure resin transfer molded (RTM) composites.

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