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Reinforced Plastics news, March 2016

SGL reports that construction of its new lightweight and application center is underway.

Scott Bader expands Amiens plant

Scott Bader has marked its 50th anniversary with the official opening of its expanded and modernized facility in Amiens, France.

VELOX will distribute OKA-Tec GmbH’s heat stabilizer range in Turkey, Spain, Portugal and Israel.

The organizers of the Composites Innovation conference have released information about the event program.

Sunlight stimulates titania nanoparticles on carbonized cotton fabric to break down organic dye.

Graphene metal oxide battery boost.

The largest commercial fleet in the United States will deploy new heavy-duty trucks using materials supplied by joint venture Agility Hexagon, LLC.

Magma Structures said that it is providing ‘composite expertise’ to a refit of a superyacht owned by British businessman Lord Sugar.

R3 Composites, Inc has announced the formation of a new, wholly owned subsidiary, Carver Non-Woven Technologies LLC.

AOC Resins has set a price increase in the amount of €80 per metric ton for products sold in Europe.

Siemens has reported a strong Q1 2016 following major contract wins in Europe and Africa.

Researchers at ORNL have demonstrated a carbon fiber production method that could reduce the cost of carbon fiber by as much as 50%,

A composite research project has won a share of a £38.2 million government prize to develop light weighting technology for automotive.

Haydale Composite Solutions has launched three new graphene enhanced carbon fiber prepregs.

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitsubishi to develop carbon fiber.

Airbus Americas has joined the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) as a premium industrial member.

Coperion GmbH, a subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc, has relocated its North American operations from Ramsey, New Jersey, to its other facilities.

Speciality chemicals company Lanxess has reported a ‘successful fiscal 2015, despite a challenging market environment’.

Gurit says that its net sales for 2015 increased by 10.4% (currency-adjusted) to CHF 359.4 million with its operating profit rising to CHF 33.0 million.

Testing specialist JR Technology (JRTL) has supplied Novatech HBC-4301A hot bonding controllers to Canada-based IMP Aerospace.

According to a new market report, the global pultrusion market could grow at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2016 to 2021.

Dow Automotive reports that it is supplying its customized structural bonding solutions for weight reduction in motorsports vehicles.

Textechno has won the JEC World Innovation Award 2016 for its new testing system which can access the properties of a fiber to matrix interface.

Composites Germany has opened a call for presentations for the second International Composites Congress (ICC).

Giro Sport Design has introduced a ski racing helmet that uses carbon fiber material to create a lighter, stiffer, and stronger shell.

Hexion reports its net sales for the year ended 31 December 2015 were US$4.1 billion, a decrease of 19% compared with US$5.1 billion in 2014.

Adding a tiny quantity of carbon nanotubes to metals such as aluminum can dramatically reduce the embrittlement caused by radiation.

The organizers of the International Glass Fiber Symposium, taking place from 17–19 October 2016 in Aachen, Germany, have released details of the event.

The organizers of the 13th World Pultrusion Conference have reported a successful event.

Fibrelite will be exhibiting its composite trench panels and access covers at Utility Week Live.

Vision Systems will be exhibiting customized helicopter window frames at the JEC World show.

Dow and Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii have formed DowAksa Advanced Composites Holdings, a JV to manufacture and commercialize carbon fiber.

The fifth biennial Composites Innovation Conference will focus on latest advancements in automation, according to its organizers.

Solvay has extended its contract to 2020 to supply composite materials to Boeing.

Scott and Fyfe has appointed RSM Lining Supplies Global Ltd as its distributor for the range of Alphashield products.

French materials testing organization The Institut De Soudure Group is strengthens its position in the composite market.

Carbon-based scaffold with hierarchical architecture could help muscle tissue regenerate after injury or disease.

SABIC, a leading petrochemical company, has recently invested in Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics, BV, which operates in Lelystad, the Netherlands.

The UK’s Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC) is hosting an open forum day to allow the wider composites community to learn more about its activities.

DIAB reports that its production facility in Kunshan, China, has been granted recognition by the city’s mayor.

SGL Group will be presenting new material developments and carbon fiber based products at JEC World.

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