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Reinforced Plastics news, May 2016

Tees Valley Unlimited has commissioned a report on potential demand for composites in the UK.

GMS Composites develops a new flame retardant epoxy prepreg

Specialist composite prepreg producer GMS Composites has developed a flame retardant (FR) epoxy prepreg with increased toughness and a shorter gel time.

Hexagon Lincoln has received US DOT approval to operate its newest composite mobile pipeline product in the United States.

European plastics organization AIMPLAS has developed improved graphene particle concentrates for conventional plastics processing and AM.

French research institute Cetim has received accreditation from Nadcap covering the testing of composite materials.

Adding a very small amount of graphene to rubber films can increase both their strength and elasticity by up to 50%.

TeXtreme has recruited Lori Herren as sales manager for aerospace in North America.

CRP Technology has supplied its Windform material to 3D print an unmanned aerial system (UAS).

Hexcel's new US$10 million Innovation Centre in Duxford, UK was officially opened today.

Registration is now open for Composites in Wind, a free, two-day school on advanced materials and processes for wind energy applications.

Details of new journal Biotribology.

Deben has provided its CT-Cool stage for a German university to study the behavior of various reinforced plastic materials.

The global glass fiber market is anticipated to reach US$17.44 billibn by 2024, from US$8.50 billion in 2014, according to a new report.

Researchers at ORNL have 3D printed several large molds to test them in one of Boeing’s industrial autoclaves.

Fiber supplier Ascend Performance Materials has appointed Phil McDivitt as president and COO.

Wellbores drilled to extract oil and gas can be reinforced with a mixture of graphene nanoribbons and a thermoset polymer.

Textechno GmbH has received a DIN innovation award for its test equipment.

Following a good Q1, chemicals company Lanxess has raised its earnings forecast for fiscal 2016.

Polynt Group and Reichhold Group have announced a definitive agreement to combine the two businesses.

Chemical leader Hexion Inc has announces Q1 net sales of US$909 million, a decrease of 16% compared with US$1.08 billion in the same period of 2015.

AIMPLAS has set up a new extrusion line to create filaments from a wide range of thermoplastic materials that can be used to 3D print parts.

Hexagon Composites has reported NOK 291.6 million of operating income for Q1 2016, compared to NOK 401.6 million in the first quarter of 2015.

NMG Composites Co Ltd has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Carbon-Core Corp to represent the NMG product line in North America.

Toray Industries Inc plans to build a new research base, called the R&D Innovation Center for the Future, at its Shiga plant in Japan.

Glass fiber specialist Owens Corning has reported net sales of US$1.23 billion in the first quarter of 2016.

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc has reported Q1 2016 revenues of US$1.7 billion.

IDI Composites International has entered into a joint venture agreement with SMC Composites in Mexico City, Mexico.

Evonik Industries AG has acquired the specialty & coating additives business of US company Air Products and Chemicals.

Mitsui, Toray and Hexagon Lincoln have proposed a joint venture to make FRP hydrogen cylinders.

Dow Automotive Systems has introduced a new injection bonding technique for its Betaforce composite bonding adhesives.

NTPT is expanding its offering of conventional weight prepreg following the installation of new equipment at its facility in Poland.

Bond-Laminates GmbH has received a JEC award for adding tape reinforcements to thermoplastic composite sheets.

The Advanced Structural Dynamics Evaluation Centre (ASDEC), has won a bid to improve hybrid structures for the automotive sector.

Testing company Bureau Veritas has approved in principle the repair of offshore structures using a bonded composite product.

Orbital ATK Inc has produced its 500th large composite rocket structure for United Launch Alliance (ULA) launch vehicles.

Ashland Performance Materials is sponsoring the first Composites In Architecture Design Challenge.

Ikonics Corporation has entered into a long-term agreement (LTA) with EnCore Composite Structures Inc.

Composites UK has launched the entry process for its 2016 composites industry awards.

Broadwater Mouldings has promoted Vince Mortlock as head of business development.

According to EDANA, the overall production of nonwovens in Europe grew by 3.6% in 2015 to reach 2,329,000 tonnes.

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