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Reinforced Plastics news, August 2015

RUAG and United Launch Alliance (ULA) have formed a new strategic partnership in which RUAG will establish production in ULA’s factory in Decatur, Georgia.

TenCate supplies molded parts to helicopter program

TenCate Advanced Composites has begun production of compression molded composite parts for the Bell 525 Relentless helicopter program.

A UK partnership has developed a way to repair composite tools needed to make aircraft parts which, the companies say, can save time and money.

Composites UK will be launching its Construction Sector Group (CSG) at the Construction Sector Showcase on 6 October at the Building Centre, London.

BASF has opened a new resin and electrocoat plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in Shanghai, China

Dow Polyurethanes has introduced its Voraforce TP 1200 series to the North America market.

Meggitt PLC has agreed to acquire the advanced composites businesses of Cobham plc for US$200 million.

Strongwell Corporation, is a finalist in the Sandy Trowbridge Award for Excellence in Community Service.

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has launched an upgraded product range based on its ThinPreg 80EP product.

Composites One will be presented with the Silver Exhibitor’s Award at boatshow IBEX 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

AIMPLAS says that it has reached the mid-point of the European COALINE project.

UK carbon fiber composites manufacturer Prodrive Composites has secured a £6 million growth capital investment from BGF (Business Growth Fund).

A bomb-proof composite lining has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in a luggage hold.

AIC Group is refurbishing a 3m x 10m autoclave for a global North American aerospace company.

Some 14 exhibitors from Baden-Württemberg, Germany, will be exhibiting current developments and trends in lightweight composites at Composites Europe 2015.

A research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a novel technique that it says can improve the strength and modulus of carbon fibers.

GKN plc has agreed to acquire Fokker Technologies Group BV from Arle Capital for an enterprise value of €706 million (£499 million).

Solvay has agreed to acquire US-based Cytec for US$5.5 billion, making it the world’s second largest player in aerospace composite materials.

Composites UK has launched the Composites Assured Practitioner (CAP) Scheme.

RTP Company has acquired Polymer Partners, LLC, a manufacturer of black concentrates and specialty compounds located in Henderson, Kentucky.

Evonik has developed VESTAMID HTplus M1035 P1, a glass-fiber reinforced molding compound based on polyphthalamide (PPA).

The SPE has announced the three papers which received the highest average ratings for the group’s Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE).

JR Technology has provided DolphiCam CF08 and CF16 ultrasound cameras to composite engineering departments.

Formaplex has been awarded three major certifications, adding to its ISO 9001 and UKAS management systems already in place.

Autoclave supplier AIC celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Composites Germany says that the results of its fifth survey of the European composites market, for the first half of 2015, are now available.

SP Nano Ltd has received US$850,000 in grant funding to develop a system for graphene enhanced carbon fiber sizing.

According to a new report, the global glass fiber market by application was valued at US$9.26 billion in 2014.

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