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Reinforced Plastics news, January 2016

Boeing reports 2015 revenues of US$96 billion

Boeing has reported revenues of US$96.1 billion on record commercial deliveries in 2015, a 6% percent rise on 2014.

Hexcel reports record results for Q4 2015 and full year.

Sicomin has developed a new range of fire retardant resins for the Middle East market.

Scott Bader says that it will be showing its CrysticROOF range of GRP roofing systems at Ecobuild 2016.

Solvay Specialty Polymers has been selected to provide its KetaSpire to make an oil scavenger line.

Chemicals giant BASF reports that its sales and income for 2015 are slightly below the level of the previous year.

New carbon materials are finding a plethora of new applications in environmental and other key technology sectors.

The organisers of Composites in Construction Middle East say that the UK’s Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) will support the conference.

A team of engineers at the University of Bristol has developed a new type of 3D printing that can print composite materials.

The Plastics Recyclers Europe event will be celebrating 20 years during its annual meeting which takes place from 16–17 June 2016 in Cascais, Portugal.

Congratulations to our editors listed in Thomson Reuters 'World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015'.

Composites Germany is now accepting presentations for the 2nd International Composites Congress (ICC).

Ahlstrom has agreed to sell its building & wind business unit to Owens Corning for €73 million.

NASA has developed a range of ‘green’ technologies which it says could US airlines more than US$250 billion dollars.

More back issues of Reinforced Plastics are now available on the www.materialstoday.com website.

Hexcel Corporation plans to expand its global engineered core capacity by building a 117,000 ft2 manufacturing plant in Casablanca, Morocco.

Sicomin, a supplier of epoxy solutions, has joined forces with snowboard manufacturer Nidecker to produce Nidecker’s first bio-based snowboard.

Technical Fibre Products says that its range of nonwovens have been used on the recently-launched Jason-3 Earth observation satellite.

Airbus has exceeded its targets for 2015, achieving a new record of 635 aircraft deliveries for 85 customers of which 10 are new, the company reports.

US boat builder Front Street Shipyard is partnering with Norway-based Brødrene Aa to market, sell and build carbon fiber ferries.

ELG Carbon Fibre has achieved AS/EN9100 quality management system certification.

Hexcel reports that its carbon fiber reinformced polymer (CFRP) technology has been used in the BMW 7 Series to help save weight.

China National Chemical Corporation has acquired KraussMaffei Group for a cash enterprise value of €925 million from private equity firm the Onex Group.

AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) is now accepting submissions for the AVK Innovation Awards 2016.

Strongwell Corporation has announced that Dennis Martin has been hired as director of its manufacturing operations in Virginia, USA.

TenCate says that it generated 2015 full-year sales of around €1,160 million, compared to €1,042 million in 2014, according to preliminary reports.

Polyone has appointed Joel Rathbun as senior vice president, mergers & acquisitions, reporting to Robert M Patterson, president and CEO.

Solvay has signed an exclusive distribution agreement between its composite materials global business unit and Bang & Bonsomer Group.

Mexican automotive specialist Katcon Advanced Materials and Magna Steyr have signed a 10-year-agreement.

Pultrex has been awarded a contract to supply a 4 axis mini-winding machine.

Avcorp Industries Inc has completed its acquisition of the composite aerostructures division of Carbon Composites Inc, a subsidiary of SGL Carbon.

Lanxess has started up a second production line for its glass fiber plastic compounds at its facility in Gastonia, North Carolina, USA.

Orbital ATK, Inc, has been awarded a contract from ULA to make large-size composite structures for the Atlas V and Delta IV rocket launch vehicles.

QinetiQ has developed a way of introducing a shape memory alloy (SMA) into carbon fiber reinforced plastic to improve its properties.

Hexcel Corporation has announced that it has acquired full ownership of Formax UK Limited.

Automotive composites manufacturer epm: technology has won a series production contract from an automotive customer.

Five technology centers, coordinated by AIMPLAS, have developed new coatings for plastics, wood, metal, ceramics and glass.

Composites Germany has set out its plans for the organization for 2016.

An impact resistance and fatigue-testing study reports that Telene PDCPD demonstrated improved impact strength.

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