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Reinforced Plastics news, June 2016

The Australian Composites Structures Society (ACSS) has issued a call for papers for its 2017 Advanced Composites Innovation Conference.

Bristol, UK-based Matrix Composites has been appointed by Armacell Benelux SA as its UK distributor of ArmaFORM PET core.

DCNS and Quickstep have signed a MoU to develop composite components and assemblies for Australian submarines.

Aliancys has formed part of a team developing new type of composite tank container that could reduce freight cost per trip by 5 to 10%.

Arevo, a specialist in 3D printing of composite materials for production applications, is to receive US$7 million funding

Henkel has opened a new composite lab in Heidelberg, Germany for automotive end users.

McLaren Special Operations, the bespoke division of McLaren Automotive, has announced the creation of the MSO Carbon Series LT.

Over 150 students, academics, technicians, and business owners from 27 states attended the two-day Composites in Wind workshop.

TFP's Nigel Walker has been awarded the status of Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has officially opened its new production facility in Zory, Poland.

Hexcel Corp and Oxford Performance Materials have formed a partnership.

US-based M2S Bikes has set up a Kickstarter to fund the development of the All-Go lightweight electric bike made with carbon fiber.

Sicomin has appointed two new distributors in the UAE and Turkey.

A violin with acoustics that can be customized is made from a novel composite material that incorporates spider's silk.

Composites UK has announced the program for its next recycling event.

The UK’s Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC) has funded two additional composites projects in its third year.

Evonik has developed the SpeedFoiler, an ultra-lightweight, foiling catamaran made using carbon fiber.

Gurit plans to open a wind blade mold production facility in Szczecin, Poland.

EHA Composite Machinery has developed filament winding plants to make FRP rotor blade components for wind turbines.

Saint-Gobain has acquired the assets of JTT Composites.

The TPRC and TenCate have won a JEC 2016 Innovation award with a door panel, made using recycled thermoplastic composites.

BASF is accelerating and focusing its R&D activities.

Dark Matter Composites is running a health and safety seminar to address the problems of carbon fiber dust in the workplace.

SAMPE has given the George Lubin Memorial Award to Dr John J Tracy, CTO of Boeing.

The JEC Asia International Composites event will have end user markets as a key topic.

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has appointed Technology Marketing Inc (TMI) as its distributor for the USA.

RMX Technologies and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have joined forces to help reduce carbon fiber production time and energy.

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Italian yacht builder Benetti to deliver a lightweight steerable thruster using carbon fiber material.

A professor at Clemson University has received US$2 million to develop lower cost composite materials for aircraft and luxury cars.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed a new laser method of joining carbon fiber composites and aluminum.

Innovate UK has funded a three year ATI project aimed at advancing 3D textiles in the UK for the aerospace industry.

Teijin Limited has developed a new masterbatch flame retardant.

NetComposites has announced that Andrew Mafeld of Connectra Global will be the keynote speaker at Composites Innovation 2016.

Smithers Rapra, specialists in composites testing, has added new rubber and polymer material flammability testing capabilities.

Composites company Hexcel Corporation has invested in Oxford Performance Materials (OPM).

Boeing has opened a new center at its campus in Everett, WA, USA to build composite wings for the 777X aircraft.

CarbonOne Technologies Inc has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the TekModo group of companies.

Haydale and Flowtite have formed a new joint development agreement (JDA) to develop GRP pipeline products.

Hexagon Composites has formed a joint venture with India-based Siddha Gas Technik Pvt Ltd to pursue opportunities in the country’s natural gas market.

An EN fire rated, modern new building exterior has been put in plase using Scott Bader’s Crestapol 1212 resin.

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