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Reinforced Plastics news, October 2016

Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) has fulfilled the first production orders to customers in the composites, polymers and coatings industries.

Element Materials Technology has expanded its environmental testing capabilities at its Denver, Colorado location.

Hexcel's HiMax carbon fiber reinforcements have been selected for the manufacture of safety-critical areas of the Zenos E10 composite chassis.

Teijin Aramid has received the EcoBalance award for best business practices.

Tecniplas has supplied eight fiber reinforced plastic composite tanks at a plant run by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in Goiana (Brazil).

Fibermaq, a Brazilian provider of machinery for composites molding, has supplied three machines to the local Brazil operations of Italian company Polynt.

Sigmatex, an independent converter of carbon fiber, is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

VELOX GmbH is working with AEC Polymers to develop new solutions for the marine sector.

DuPont Performance Materials plans to increase the prices for its DuPont Zytel PA 66 and PA 6 polymers and unreinforced injection molding grades.

The UK’s Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC) has announced a final public event on 17 November to celebrate the partners' success.

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Swedish aerospace developer and manufacturer Blackwing has developed a composite sport aircraft built using Diab’s Divinycell matrix materials.

Future Materials Group (FMG) has announced the appointment of Mark Neville as a director.

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

ESI Group has released simulation software for composite structural components across the manufacturing chain.

Gamesa has called on the company's shareholders to approve its merger with Siemens's wind power assets.

Composites UK has revealed its shortlist for the 2016 Composites Industry Awards.

A new report by Research and Markets covers the current oil and gas composites market.

Fiberline Composites, based in Denmark, has set up a joint venture (JV) with leading Japanese carbon fiber manufacturer Mitsubishi Rayon.

Xamax Industries has granted an intellectual property license (IPL) for a range of its product to US plastic packaging manufacturer Berry Plastics.

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has developed a patent pending tube winding process to make composite tubes that can be used to make carbon golf shafts.

Hexagon Composites ASA is to acquire xperion Energy & Environment, a manufacturer of Type 4 high pressure cylinders.

Materials testing company Element Materials Technology has been listed on the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table.

BASF has added Ultramid B3U50G6, a flame-retardant and glass-fiber reinforced polyamide (PA 6), to its plastics range.

CRP USA will be exhibiting at the Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environmental (FEDCON) Summit.

Purdue University in Indiana, USA, has installed a Wabash MPI composite molding press at its the new collaborative research facility.

UK Olympic canoeist Tim Baillie will provide the keynote address at the Composites in Sport 2016 show.

Graphene-silicone rubber composites self-repair damage like cracks or fractures.

Composites One has formed a partnership with Davis Applied Technology College (DATC), a public technical training institution in Utah, USA.

R3 Composites Inc and its wholly owned subsidiary, Carver Non-Woven Technologies LLC, are both in the process of expanding.

Scott Bader North America’s Core Bond system has been awarded Product Design Assessment (PDA) certification for composite core installation

Trinseo has introduced an 85% long glass fiber (LGF) polypropylene (PP) concentrate for automotive semi-structural applications.

Sales in the Brazilian composites industry totaled US$ 335 million in the first half of this year, a 30% drop compared to the same period of 2015.

Diab Americas is investing in new 5-axis CNC equipment to meet the increasing demand for kitted parts in Diab’s structural foam cores Divinycell.

Dilutec has developed a range of gelcoats that can impart special effects such as a metallic or pearlescent finish to composite parts.

Hexagon Composites and Agility Fuel Systems plan to merge.

Toray has reported net sales of 2,104,430 million yen in 2016, compared to 2,010,734 yen in 2015.

CRP Technology has introduced Windform FA Black, a polyamide based composite material with a dark black color suitable for 3D printing.

UK car maker Riversimple has been awarded funding worth £125,000 to develop a bio-carbon fiber made from flax.

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has been chosen as the composite materials partner for a proposed space telescope project.

Lamborghini and Mitsubishi plan to work together on a project focusing on carbon fiber manufacturing that is more suitable for larger scale production.

Gurit reports that the first two first two Galaxy 53 m trimarans have been completed by Latitude Yachts.

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