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Reinforced Plastics news, December 2015

Top 5 news items of 2015 from Materials Today.

The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) has reelected Gilmar Lima, general director of MVC Soluções em Plásticos, as president.

TPI Composites Inc has been awarded a US$3 million program by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a lightweight hybrid composite door.

The DLA has awarded a contract to Flightware Inc to develop a real time, automated inspection system for composites.

AlphaSTAR Corporation’s Genoa 3D printing simulation software has been selected as a winner of the 2015 R&D 100 Award.

TPI Composites Inc reports that James A. Hughes has joined its board of directors.

PolyOne Corporation, a provider of specialized polymer materials, has acquired Magenta Master Fibers.

JEC Group has become a consortium member of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) in the U.S.

WMT&R has received Nadcap accreditation for nonmetallic and composites testing at its new facility in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company have approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals.

Airborne Composites and Siemens have opened what they say is the first ‘digital factory’ in Ypenburg, the Netherlands.

Velox GmbH has extended its partnership with Wolfangel in Poland from January 2016.

Coperion can now offer complete installations for the production of long fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFTs).

Ashland Inc has appointed Gregory W. Elliott as vice president and chief human resources and communications officer.

Cytec Industries Inc has opened a new US$13 million application center in Heanor, UK.

DuPont today updated its sustainability goals for 2020.

DuPont Performance Polymers has received the 2015 Overall Performance Award from MAHLE.

LM Wind Power has named Reichhold as the company’s most innovative supplier in 2015.

Gamesa has signed an agreement with Enbridge to install 45 G97-2.1 MW and four G90-2.0 MW wind turbines.

ARRK has expanded its operations in the UK by opening a new dedicated building for rapid CNC machining in Gloucester.

Ashland Performance Materials has appointed Kemi-Intressen AB as its new distributor for Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland.

A two-storey high ladybird designed as a media center for children in a Dubai hospital has been made using DIAB materials.

Gamesa reports that it has doubled its net profit to €126 million on a 30% increase in revenues to €2,533 million.

Cytec Industries Inc has announced the voting results for its special meeting of common stockholders on its proposed merger with Solvay.

M1 Composites Technology Inc has relocated to a larger facility in Laval, Quebec.

Zwick USA is hosting a free webcast on achieving accurate measurement results for compression tests on composites.

Hartzell Propeller is introducing a new five-blade composite swept tip prop for the Pilatus PC-12 aircraft.

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