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Reinforced Plastics news, October 2017

New developments in carbon fiber

Carbon fiber is used in industries and areas whose products demand high levels of strength-to-weight ratio.

Matteo Matteucci, senior specialist in fasteners engineering, Alfa Romeo, discusses the GALM Joining, Forming & Manufacturing Technologies conference.

Kordsa has been awarded a Grand Award at the 20th Quality Circles Sharing Conference organized by KalDer (the Turkish Quality Association).

An industry report published by the EPTA suggests that there is a large potential for pultrusion growth within the residential housing market.

Chomarat has received a JEC Innovation Award in the Sports & Leisure category for its C-PLY Hexagonal with visual & structural stitching.

Textiles specialist Porcher Industries has acquired the entire operations of P-D Interglas Technologies.

Cobra International Co Ltd has launched a new business unit to make large composite structures for the architectural and mass transport industries.

Gurit reported net sales of CHF 268.8 million for the first nine months of 2017.

Inspiralia, a European new product development company, has made a strategic investment in the US $2.5 million financing round of SP Nano Ltd.

Hexcel Corporation has published its Q3 and year-to-date (YTD) financial results.

Czech resin manufacturer Spolchemie has developed EnviPOXY, a drop-in bioplastic epoxy resin made from waste glycerin from biodiesel production.

3A Composites AIREXBALTEKBANOVA plans to showcase its sustainable core materials at the Metstrade show.

ALMACO has sent out a survey to help nominate the winners of 2017 Brazilian composites indus-try's Top of Mind awards.

Lanxess says that its Tepex composites can be used as inserts for the local reinforcement of injection-molded components.

Plastics molding specialist Engel has formed a new division called Engel Composite Systems.

Lanxess says that ore environmentally friendly forms of transport could be a major growth area for its range of materials.

Scigrip will be showcasing a range of methacrylate (MMA) adhesives during the Advanced Engineering Show taking place in Birmingham, UK.

JEC has named the companies who have won a composites Innovation Award.

North Thin Ply Technologies (NTPT) has licensed software for simulation of composite golf club shafts and other tubes.

Gurit has received a contract for the production and supply of carbon fiber-based exterior car body panels from an Italian automotive OEM.

Hexcel has expanded its existing supply agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to provide composite materials for wind blades.

Johns Manville (JM) reports that its plant in Slovakia has received certification for its continuous filament glass fiber (CFGF).

Lanxess’ Urethane Systems business unit has joined forces with the University of Massachusetts to help develop new urethane materials.

The organizers of JEC Asia, taking place in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 1–3 November, say that the event is fully booked.

The Biocomposites Conference Cologne will reportedly be the largest industry meeting on biocomposites worldwide.

Fibermaq, a Brazilian provider of composite molding equipment, plans to participate in the Congress of Industrial Management and Aeronautical Technology.

A novel fabric-like material electrode could help make batteries and supercapacitors faster and less susceptible to leaks or meltdowns.

Oxford Advanced Surfaces (OAS) has launched a new adhesion promotion that can be cured using UV light.

Quickstep Holdings, an Australian manufacturer of carbon fiber composites, says that its three current directors will be leaving the company.

Global resin supplier AOC has promoted Dr John McAlvin to vice president, technology.

Textile group Chomarat has signed a distribution agreement with Velox, a European distributor in the market for composite materials.

Composites UK says it is working with advisors Briar Associates, to help composites company save money on energy taxes levied by the UK government.

Gurit says that it will transfer its UK prepreg business to its Spanish prepreg production facility by summer 2018.

Composites UK has released its shortlist for the 2017 composites industry awards.

Hexcel Corporation has completed the acquisition of Structil SA, a French producer and supplier of composites for taerospace, defense and industry.

A range of high end boats feature double shell hulls with Atlac 580 ACT and Synolite 288 resins from Aliancys, the company reports.

Sicomin says it has supplied a range of composite materials to help make the SeaBubbles water taxi, designed for use in the world’s urban waterways.

NetComposites has rebranded its consultancy, training and innovation business as Coventive Composites.

Surface Generation has opened a new research and development facility for composites manufacturing at its headquarters in the UK.

A strategic cooperation agreement on the supply of carbon-fiber prepreg has been signed between Hengshen Co Ltd and Bombardier.

Owens Corning says that it plans to invest US$50 million to expand production capacity at its composites manufacturing facility in Chambéry, France.

The organizers of the Industrial Nanocomposites Conference (INC) says that the show is now supported by The Graphene Council.

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