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Reinforced Plastics news, February 2017

Materials company DSM has reported an increase in yearly sales of 3% to €7,920 million, with 4% organic growth.

Teijin's board of directors has elected Shukei Inui, currently director and member of the board of Toho Tenax, as its next president.

Dark Matter Composites will provide a seminar on risks, generation, capture and control measures for both carbon and glass fiber dust.

Prof Mark Goulthorpe will be the keynote speaker at the Future of Composites in Construction Show.

Mildred Dresselhaus sadly passes away at the age of 86.

Acciona Construcción SA t has won this year’s JEC Construction Innovation Award for its pultruded composite panels.

Metyx Composites plans to exhibit new fabric materials at JEC World composite show, taking place in Paris in March.

3A Composites plans to showcase its new AIREX T10.60 and BALTEKVBC QX products at JEC World.

CSIRO has launched a wet spinning line which could dramatically increase the speed of carbon fiber production.

Andercol SA has announced a price increase of its complete portfolio of resins for all products shipped on or after 1 March 2017.

Solvay plans to present a range of its materials at JEC World 2017, taking place in Paris from 14–16 March.

Researchers at Queen’s University in Belfast have developed carbon fiber simulation tools,

Hexcel has developed HexPly M781, a fast-curing prepreg system with multiaxial reinforcements.

US composites institute IACMI teams has unveiled a 9 m long prototype wind blade.

Carbon fiber provider DowAksa has appointed Anthony J Roberts as director of strategic planning.

Product development specialist ARRK has opened a new paint spraying facility at its Composites Centre in Nuneaton, UK.

Inspired by natural adhesive materials, scientists have developed a synthetic version that can be controlled remotely using UV light.

AOC LLC has announced a price increase of US$0.07/lb for all products sold in Latin America, including Mexico and the Caribbean.

A joint venture called TxV Aero Composites has been established to improve the adoption of PAEK composite in aerospace.

Glass fiber specialist Şişecam has invested of 400 million TL (around €100 million) to build a plant in Turkey.

ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd and Adesso Advanced Materials Wuhu Co Ltd, have concluded a MOU to develop lightweight composite components.

Gurit has signed a distribution agreement with Barracuda Advanced Composites as its distributor for non-wind applications.

Global aerostructures manufacturer Spirit AeroSystems has reported 2016 revenues of US$6.8 billion, up 2% year on year.

Oxford Advanced Surfaces (OAS) plans to showcase a new surface treatment product at JEC World 2017.

Safran Nacelles has registered over 100 of its employees for the UK's Composites Assured Practitioner Scheme (CAP).

Conductive CNT-composites could be produced using standard commercial 3D printers, according to Italian researchers

French researchers say that a mix of carbon dioxide and methane could be the perfect feedstock for high quality carbon nanomaterials

Composite Advantage has installed a prefabricated, lightweight bridge to replace an old vehicle bridge in the city of Trail, British Columbia.

DolphiTech plans to launch a new range of ultrasound instruments with extended capabilities for non-destructive testing (NDT).

Scott Bader says that has increased the production capacity for its range of Crestabond adhesives.

Liz Nickels looked at what's at the cutting edge of the growing e-bike market.

A carbon fiber transport pod has achieved first place in the inaugural SpaceX Hyperloop Competition Weekend in the US.

Composites One, a North American supplier of composites raw materials, has acquired Canadian-based BMB Solutions Composites.

Composite reinforcement specialist Kordsa, based in Turkey, reports that it received a record number of patent applications.

The German Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AVK) is now welcoming applications for the AVK Innovation Award 2017.

Michelman has named John B Homoelle as the first recipient of an award for outstanding technical contributions.

Hexcel has reported Q4 2016 results of diluted EPS of US$0.64 on net sales of US$483.5 million.

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has increased the prices for its Durethan and Pocan compounds in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA region).

PEEK specialist Victrex has invested in a minority interest in pipe manufacturer Magma to boost the adoption of its m-pipe for subsea applications.

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