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Reinforced Plastics news, September 2016

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The Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) has been awarded a US$1.73 million grant to fund composite recycling equipment.

Wabash National Corporation has formed a new agreement with EconCore NV to distribute its honeycomb core production technology in North America.

Orbital ATK and Airbus Americas report that they have completed the 100,000th composite part for the A350 XWB program.

ASTM International plans to create a new technical committee for developing voluntary consensus standards for commercial spaceflight.

Teijin Limited is to acquire Continental Structural Plastics Holdings Corporation (CSP), a US automotive composite supplier, for US$825 million.

Ahlstrom has raised its outlook for adjusted operating profit margin in 2016.

Chem-Trend plans to expand R&D facilities at its global headquarters in Howell, Michigan, USA.

EconCore has signed a license agreement with a textile manufacturer in North America, focusing on lightweight automotive interior panels and parts.

TA Instruments has acquired Rubotherm, which supplies analytical test instruments for thermogravimetric and sorption measurements.

SGL Group has inaugurated a production line for precursor at a plant in Lavradio, near Lisbon in Portugal.

Scott Bader North America (SBNA) will be exhibiting a range of its products at CAMX 2016 from 27-29 September in Anaheim, California, USA.

A researcher at Deakin University in Australia has reportedly found a way to improve the design and synthesis of carbon fiber precursor polymers.

ELG Carbon Fibre has started production of a range of nonwoven mats on a new production line designed to process recycled carbon fibers.

Granta Design Limited, a company headquartered in Cambridge, UK, which develops software for composite production, has created 20 new job roles.

Solvay has won the 2016 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) process innovation award for the most innovative composite part.

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Composites One have announced the dates for the 2017 educational partnerships with IACMI and Davis Applied Technology College (DATC).

Chomarat has launched a carbon C-PLY backpack frame for the Kuiu Ultra backpack in partnership with Rocket Composites.

Scientists have developed a method for allowing materials to self-heal cracks at temperatures well below freezing.

Roth Composite Machinery will be exhibiting at the Composites and advanced Material Expo (CAMX) in Anaheim, USA, from 26-29 September.

Hexcel plans to exhibit at Experience Composites taking place in Augsburg, Germany from 21-23 September 2016.

PPG has added three new products to its established Tufrov, Hybon and Innofiberfiber glass product lines.

CRP Group has invested in new machines for additive manufacturing (AM), CNC machining and direct metal laser sintering (DMLS).

Composites UK and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) have formed a partnership to organise the Thermoplastic Composites 2016 conference.

Gurit has been selected as the supplier for carbon fiber-based automotive body panels by a British automotive OEM.

IACMI has launched a project aimed at decreasing the cost of manufacture while increasing the design flexibility for automotive composites.

ALMACO has created a project for the environmentally-friendly re-use of composite parts.

AGC AeroComposites has successfully completed a project focused on developing a low cost thermoplastic composite welding process.

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a method to recycle nearly 100% of the materials in certain types of composites.

A 3D printed trim-and-drill tool, developed by researchers at ORNL,has received the title of largest solid 3D printed item by Guinness World Records.

Euroresins UK has launched a new online store for UK artisan and consumer composites markets, according to Composites UK.

The JEC Group is to host an international event dedicated to composites in the automotive industry.

The Australian government plans to invest AUS$250,000 to help develop the country's carbon fiber industry.

Solvay has opened a new carbon fiber production line at its US Piedmont facility in South Carolina, USA.

A team of marine engineers has successfully tested a super lightweight catamaran.

Element Materials Technology is to buy DNV GL’s materials testing laboratories in Germany.

Textechno has expanded its range of testing services.

Eef Bos has stepped down as chief financial officer (CFO) of TenCate as of 1 October 2016.

Hexagon Lincoln has been selected by Daimler to supply CHG cylinders for the car manufacturer’s next generation fuel cell electric vehicle.

Owens Corning has announced plans to invest US$110 million to expand the capacity of its composites operations in India.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will be exhibiting several nonwoven developments at composite show CAMX.

Scott Bader will be exhibiting a range of its products at InnoTrans 2016.

Sika Corporation, a supplier of sealing, bonding, reinforcement, lamination, and acoustic products, will be exhibiting at the CAMX show.

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