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Reinforced Plastics news, June 2015

Surface Generation has unveiled a new compression moulding technology for high-volume composite manufacturing that could improve throughput.

TRB Lightweight Structures says that it has successfully gained AS9100 (BS EN 9100) aerospace accreditation.

Strong lightweight carbon fibers made from recycled plant matter could replace glass fibers in high-performance composites used in cars and airplanes.

The global market for carbon fiber and carbon fiber reinforced plastic between 2015 and 2020 will grow at a CAGR of 11.4% and 12.3% respectively.

Rock West Composites (RWC) has launched a new system of aircraft-grade, aluminum connector joints.

Prepreg-ACM, a manufacturer of carbon fiber-based fabrics and prepregs has opened a warehouse to sell its products in European Union countries.

Formaplex Ltd has just installed a new high speed automated CNC cutting machine.

Gurit has announced a two years partnership with the Yacht Racing Forum. The 2015 event will will take place on 7-8 December, in Geneva, Scotland.

Anaglyph has released version 4.5 of its Laminate Tools application.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has appointed Uday Vaidya to the Governor’s Chair in Advanced Composites Manufacturing.

Commuter Air Technology (CAT) has been given exclusive rights to sell composite propellers to DOD customers.

BMW’s new 7 series features a range of large carbon fiber composite parts with the aim to reduce weight and increase efficiency.

Shimtech Industries has acquired US-based Angeles Composites Technologies Inc (ACTI).

The University of Pisa and Italian plastics specialist AMUT have formed a research partnership.

Element Materials Technology is showcasing its services at this month’s Paris Airshow.

Composites UK, has announced its next biocomposites sub-group event entitled Bioresins: Current Research and Developments.

Researchers have developed a groundbreaking new energy-absorbing structure.

Researchers from the Polytechnique Montreal have produced an ultra-tough polymer fiber inspired by spider silk.

Composites UK says that achieve a record number of delegate registrations at its annual conference and automotive sector showcase events.

Gurit has raised its outlook for the company`s sales and earnings performance in the first half year of 2015.

Teijin Limited and its Dutch subsidiary Teijin Aramid BV will be exhibiting at INTERSCHUTZ 2015.

ALMACO is participating as an exhibitor at JEC Americas.

Scott Bader is participating in the International Conference on Manufacturing Advanced Composites (ICMAC) taking place in Bristol, UK from 24-25 June 2015.

Lehmann&Voss&Co has developed a new range of thermoplastic shielding compounds.

The consumption of carbon fiber is expected to grow at a more rapid pace during the coming decade.

Spanish research center AIMPLAS has completed the first part of the FIBRAGEN project.

The JEC Group’s 4th annual JEC Americas composites show and conferences reportedly increased by 15% in space and number of exhibitors.

Formax, a manufacturer of carbon fiber and speciality composite reinforcements, is building an Innovation Centre at the company's headquarters.

Boeing has chosen Mississippi State University (MSU) to host its stitched resin infused composite research center.

Trade association Composites Germany has released the program for its first joint composites congress.

Hambleside Danelaw has created a new production line for glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) rooflights.

Japanese police have arrested three individuals on suspicion that they unlawfully exported to a Chinese firm a carbon fiber material.

Icon Polymer Group has successfully completed the signing of an Evaluation Licence Agreement with NASA.

The global tooling composites market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 8.8% by 2019.

Scott Bader has appointed Jean-Claude Pierre as its new Group chief executive officer (CEO).

Dassault Systèmes says that it is co-leading the second phase of the French government’s strategic push for industrial modernization in France.

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