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Reinforced Plastics news, November 2016

The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) has named the finalists of its Top of Mind awards.

An epoxy resin system from Hexion Inc has earned the People’s Choice award for most innovative composite part from the SPE.

Scott Bader has been named ‘Most innovative supplier 2016’ for its ‘zero styrene’ spray gelcoat technology.

Following a strong Q3, specialty chemicals company Lanxess has again raised its earnings guidance for 2016.

The SPE has announced the category winners for its 46th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition.

Hexagon Ragasco has entered into a four-year frame agreement with Beximco Group to sell composite LPG cylinders in Bangladesh.

Coatings specialist PPG has completed the sale of its 50% ownership interest in its two PFG Fiber Glass joint ventures (PFG).

Engineers are launching a US$1.6 million project to research how to turn coal-derived pitch into carbon-fiber composite material.

Airborne has been awarded a contract extension to make composite overhang panels for aircraft giant Fokker.

Glass reinforced plastic manufacturer MPM says that it anticipates 40% growth at the end of 2016.

A new, green process for producing the carbon fiber that forms ablative rocket nozzles and heat shields has been awarded a patent.

Lamborghini and MIT-Italy have formed a strategic partnership.

Stratasys Ltd and Siemens have made a formal partnership to help incorporate additive manufacturing (AM) into the traditional manufacturing workflow.

3D printed magnets offer cheaper and environmentally friendly approach.

Airbus and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) have finalised their new joint venture maintenance and overhaul company in Singapore.

AeroVironment Inc, a manufacturer of UAS for military and commercial applications, has won a contract from the Netherlands Ministry of Defence.

Seoul, Republic of Korea, has been named for the first time as the location for JEC Asia taking place in November 2017.

K 2016, the international plastics and rubber industry reportedly welcomed 230,000 trade visitors and 3,285 exhibitors over its eight days.

Lanxess has provided a range of polyamides reinforced with a high glass fiber content to replace metal in two air filter carriers.

The boards of directors of Munksjö Oyj and Ahlstrom Corporation have announced the combination of the two companies through a merger.

Teijin Aramid has received an award for the performance of conveyor belts reinforced with its aramid products.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will be hosting a live webinar about improving the performance and properties of composite structures using nonwovens.

Hexagon Composites reports that it generated NOK 266.2 million in operating income in Q3 2016.

Composites UK has announced the program for its next sector showcase event.

Researchers from Cranfield University in the UK will be part of a £19.2 million aircraft design integration project.

Chem-Trend has added Lusin Clean 1100 to its lineup of purging compounds.

Gurit says that it achieved net sales of CHF 272.8 million for the first nine months of 2016

Lanxess has developed an extra tough polyamide 6 for oil pan applications.

The board of directors of fiber specialist Ahlstrom has appointed Sakari Ahdekivi as the interim president and CEO with immediate effect.

Permanent magnets produced by additive manufacturing can outperform magnets made using traditional techniques while conserving critical materials.

Gurit reports that Laurent Michaux, general manager, composite components, will leave the company by the end of May 2017 for personal reasons.

LIFT and IACMI have invested nearly US$50 million to expand their shared composite manufacturing facility in Detroit, USA.

Teijin Limited has acquired around 440 acres of commercial land in Greenwood, South Carolina, USA.

Roth Composite Machinery GmbH reports that more than 500 of its filament winding machines are now in use globally.

Scott and Fyfe has launched Polymat FR, a 3D reinforcement textile.

Composites UK, the Trade Association for the UK composites industry has launched a map version of all of the companies in the UK composites supply chain.

Sigmatex has developed a new carbon fiber composite material within its sigmaRF product range for automotive applications.

Hexcel Corporation has reported q3 sales of US$500.5 million, up 11.5% from the same period in 2015.

Strongwell Corporation has won two awards for innovation, corporate citizenship and advocacy.

Dr Uday Vaidya has been named the SPE Composites Division's 2015-2016 Composites Person of the Year.

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