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Reinforced Plastics news, August 2017

The Teijin Group says that it will participate in China Composites Expo, Asia's largest composites show, taking place in Shanghai from 6 to 8 September.

Composites UK, will be supported by boat membership association British Marine for its next sector showcase.

Gurit has successfully completed material qualification for a global aerospace manufacturer.

Redelease, a Brazilian distributor of chemicals, has introduced a semi-permanent mold release agent into the Brazilian composites market.

Hexion has reported net sales for the quarter ended 30 June 2017 of US$912 million.

Boat builder Brunswick Corporation has moved into its new corporate headquarters offices in Mettawa, Illinois, USA.

The program for the eighth biennial Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) has been announced.

The tire division of technology company Continental and Kordsa, a supplier of textile reinforcing materials for the tire industry, are working together.

Quickstep Holdings Limited says that it is realigning its business to improve profitability and growth.

Chemicals company Evonik reports that it has raised the prices for its aliphatic diisocyanates and derivatives.

The 2000 Speciale multihulls catamaran has been made using a range of composites from DIAB, the companies say.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) says that it will be exhibiting its nonwoven products Composites Europe.

Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance plan to demo their latest composites processes dujring CAMX 2017.

Three Brazilian projects have been approved to participate in the Startup Booster.

Chemicals company DSM has appointed Olivier Janin as its vice president of marketing and sales of DSM Dyneema.

US-based Teton Composites has been awarded a US National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant.

Gurit has reported net sales of CHF 175.2 million for the first six months of 2017.

SGL Group has confirmed the sale of its cathodes, furnace linings, and carbon electrodes business to investment company Triton for €250 million.

Hexagon Composites' subsidiary Hexagon Ragasco has received a new major order for LPG cylinders from Gas Filling Company (GFC).

Researchers from Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany have developed a range of bio-based fiber-plastic-compounds.

Chemicals company Evonik says that sales grew to €7.3 billion in the first six months of 2017, a rise of 15% compared with the first half of 2016.

A composite of a polymer and a 2D material can store energy at operating temperatures well above current commercial polymers.

The Presentations from NHPA2017, the Conference on Nonwovens for High-performance Applications 2017, are now available to download or order on CD-rom.

Nanjing Nangang Iron & Steel United Co Ltd has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Koller Beteiligungs GmbH.

Industrial group Plastivaloire and molding specialist Roctool are collaborating to make thermoplastic composite parts.

North Thin Ply Technology and boat builder Fibre Mechanics, have joined forces to develop composites for boatyards.

Dowty Propellers plans to build a new facility in the Gloucester, UK area.

German chemicals company Biesterfeld Spezialchemie plans to distribute unsaturated polyester resins (UP resins) from Polish company LERG SA.

Resin producer Sika has appointed Ivo Schädler as part of the group management, responsible for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Kaman Corp has reported financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended 30 June 2017.

Latin-American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) has joined the startup support program carried out by composites firm JEC Group.

Tuffx, a manufacturers of specialist glass for residential and commercial markets, has forged a long-term partnership with Kommerling UK.

Composite resin specialist Hexion Inc has introduced a new two-component adhesive system.

MIT and Columbia University have developed a tool that makes it easier for designers to edit, improve, and improve CAD models.

The global composite materials market is expected to reach an estimated US$39.1 billion by 2022.

Kaman Aerospace Corporation says that its customer Lectern Aviation Supplies Co Ltd has formally accepted the first two production K-MAX aircraft.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association has announced the finalists for the Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE).

AOC has announced a price increase for all gel coats and pigments of US$0.05/lb and CAN$0.14/kg (in Canada) for all shipments after 1 September 2017.

Aerospace specialist Spirit AeroSystems reports operating income for Q2 2017 of US$82.8 million.

A call for papers has been issued for CompIC ME, taking place from 14-15 February 2018 in Dubai, UAE.

Materials specialist BASF has reported Q2 sales of €16.3 billion, up 12% from the same period of 2016.

Software company Altair and the US-based Center for Automotive Research (CAR) have announced the winners of the 5th annual Altair Enlighten Award.

N12 Technologies Inc is partnering with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI).

Sterna Composite Aircraft Inc and DARcorporation have formed a joint venture (JV) to supply composite propeller and airframe products.

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