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Reinforced Plastics news, July 2015

JEC Group has revealed the program of its five sessions at JEC Asia.

Huntsman Corporation has completed its acquisition of Tecnoelastomeri.

Altair has announced the 17 nominations for the 2015 Enlighten Award, which recognizes achievements in automotive weight reduction.

Toho Tenax Co Ltd has developed a new carbon fiber sheet prepreg.

Glass fiber specialist Owens Corning Composites has partnered with Solventure to improve its sales and operations planning.

A University of Texas at Arlington professor has received a US$1.35 million grant to design more durable materials for composite aircraft.

The Port of Port Angeles has received a US$2 million grant to retrofit the Composite Recycling Technology Center.

UK-based Engineering Composites has secured a £550,000 funding facility to grow the company, reports Insider Media.

A three-inch piece of SpaceShipOne has been selected to accompany eight other mementos on the New Horizons spacecraft's journey to Pluto.

DIAB reports that it is increasing production for its Divinycell F composite foam core product to meet forecast demand.

Avcorp Industries Inc has agreed to acquire the US-based composite aerostructures division of a subsidiary of SGL Carbon.

Asteria Aerospace has made use of DIAB’s Divinycell H foam core as the sandwich core of the craft’s composite body.

SGL Group has received government funds of just under €1 million to develop an improved carbon fiber for thermoplastic applications.

NetComposites is now accepting abstracts for CompIC ME, an international conference taking place 9–10 February 2016 in Dubai, UAE.

Attwater will be exhibiting its range of epoxy glass, polyimide glass, phenolic fabric and carbon fiber products at the Composites Engineering show.

Creative Pultrusions has earned ISO 9001:2008 certification.

SCIGRIP says that its lightweight, carbon fiber composite powerboat put in an outstanding performance in the Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup in July.

NetComposites reports that Composites Europe is a formal sponsor of its seventh biennial Advanced Composites in Construction conference.

Lanxess’s Tepex dynalite material is being used to make a paraglider harness.

Granta Design has reportedly made improvements to its GRANTA MI Version 8.1 system for materials information management.

Australian multihull specialist, Windrush Yachts, makes hulls for the Tornado catamaran using a GRP sandwich laminate design.

SGL Group is heavily involved in this year's Carbon 2015 world conference on carbon, currently being held in Dresden, Germany.

AIMPLAS has reported its involvement in OSIRYS, an EC-funded project.

Graco has developed a precision continuous flow (PCF) metering dispense system for applications of single component sealant and adhesive materials.

Bindatex, a specialist in the precision cutting of composite materials, says that it expects to increase turnover by 53% this year.

UK-based has added a new pultrusion machine at its facility in Manningtree, Essex.

Vision Systems is setting up a new production unit that will specifically produce composite parts.

Dymax Corporation’s European subsidiary, Dymax Europe GmbH, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

The CRP Group has celebrated its 45th anniversary, including 20 years of additive manufacturing.

Zwick USA will host a free webinar to discuss some of the key considerations engineers should evaluate when testing long fiber reinforced composites.

Charles Ross Co says that it has redesigned Its Inline Solids/Liquid Injection Manifold (SLIM) Mixer.

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NASA scientists have developed a prototype flying wing aircraft which could be used to fly in the Martian landscape.

Composite parts manufacturer Formaplex says that it has secured AS9100C accreditation.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has awarded Beckwood Press Company a contract to manufacture a custom hydraulic press.

Composites UK is focussing on construction for its next sector showcase event.

The UK automotive sector reached its all time highest turnover of £69.5 billion in 2014.

AOC LLC has expanded manufacturing capabilities at its Mexico facility with the addition of a new emulsion mixer.

3A Composites Core Materials has closed its acquisition of PNG Balsa, a manufacturer of balsa wood with plantations in Papua New Guinea.

Dubai is planning to build the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building, according to the Gulf News.

The UK-based composites trade body has announced a series of regional events.

Quintessence Yachts and Aston Martin have revealed more details of the first Aston Martin powerboat.

UK bioplastics company Floreon has developed a new bioplastic 3D printing filament.

The US plans to export a bomb made of carbon fiber, reports Flightglobal.com.

The Asia composites industry event for will hold its 8th annual session at the SUNTEC Center, Singapore from 20-22 October 2015.

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