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Reinforced Plastics news, April 2017

Porcher Industries to fill 400 new positions

Porcher Industries has announced an requirement for over 400 new global appointments.

TPI Composites, Inc has entered into a long-term agreement with wind power giant Gamesa to supply wind blades in Turkey.

Polymer specialist Victrex plc has acquired Zyex, which makes PEEK based fibers for the aerospace, automotive and industrial markets.

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Chemical company Solvay has been awarded a multi-million-pound grant for the FLAVA automotive project.

Powder characterization company Freeman Technology will be hosting a powder characterization workshop on the 18 May 2017 at Imperial College London, UK.

Henkel has started to build a new production facility for aerospace applications at its site in Montornès, Spain.

A new report suggests that composite regulation in marine, rail, oil & gas, and construction could save the UK money.

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has completed its acquisition of US company Chemtura, which supplies flame retardant and lubricant additives.

Dura Composites has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017 in the international trade category.

Stratasys has developed FDM Nylon 12CF, a carbon fiber-filled thermoplastic which could replace metal components in a range of applications.

4M Industrial Oxidation announced today the consummation of its reverse merger with Woodland Holdings Corp, an SEC reporting company.

Diab has signed a long term contract with Diehl Aircabin to supply its Divinycell F foam core for cabin applications.

Suppliers of analytical instrumentation Malvern Instruments and PANalytical have merged their activities.

Composites UK will be the headline industry partner for the Composites Engineering Show in 2017.

Argosy International Inc has opened a new 2,000 m2 manufacturing facility in Taiwan.

The 737 MAX 9 Boeing aircraft, which incorporates some composite parts made by Spirit AeroSystems Inc, has had its first successful flight.

Gurit, which makes composite parts for the wind industry, reports net sales for Q1 2017 of CHF 87.4 million.

Scigrip Europe, a supplier of adhesive solutions and structural MMAs, has announced a price increase on it materials.

Toho Tenax Europe GmbH has manufactured an assembly carrier for the Porsche GT3 Cup II.

Chemicals company Ashland Global Holdings Inc has acquired composites resin manufacturing facility from Reichhold Holdings.

The National Composites Centre (NCC) and Composites UK are working together on delivering a package of support for SMEs.

Scott Bader has kicked off a group wide strategic sustainability project.

‘Fuzzy fibers’ of silicon carbide that act like Velcro can strengthen the composites used in advanced rocket engines.

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has received a PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Award.

The Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center has received an ‘Innovator of the Year’ award.

Infrastructure specialist Creative Pultrusions Inc (CPI) has acquired custom fiberglass and composite manufacturer Kenway Corporation.

Triumph Group has been selected to supply composite parts for the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.

Polymer and composite supplier Solvay has introduced two new lubricated grades of Zeniva polyetheretherketone.

Carbon fiber specialist Hexcel has been awarded a first time contract by a Tier 1 manufacturer in the automotive industry.

The organizers of JEC World, which took place in March, have reported an attendance growth of more than 10%.

Solvay has been awarded the Excellent Supplier Gold Award 2016 from FACC Operations GmbH, an Austrian developer of lightweight structures for aerospace.

According to a new market report, the global continuous fiber thermoplastics (CFT) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.5% from 2017 to 2022.

Materials manufacturer Covestro plans to continue manufacturing the rigid foam precursor MDI at its plant in Tarragona, Spain.

US molding specialist Matrix Composites has named Paul Oppenheim as vice president.

Wide-reaching analysis finds more women in research but physical sciences are lagging behind.

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Nanoparticles can be arranged into defined patterns in ultrathin polymer films using entropy rather than chemistry.

Euroresins has appointed Kevin Lacey as business director, UK and the Nordic countries.

Kaman Aerospace Group has increased its stake in its Indian manufacturing joint venture to 49% from 26%.

Fiber specialists Ahlstrom Corporation and Munksjö Oyj have resolved to complete the merger of Ahlstrom into Munksjö in accordance with the merger plan.

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