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Reinforced Plastics news, November 2017

ELG Carbon Fibre extends quality management certification

ELG Carbon Fibre says that it has successfully extended the certification of its quality management system.

JEC says that Start-up Booster, reportedly the largest start-up competition in the field of composites, is now open.

Silicon Sense has been granted registration by the US EPA to import nanodiamonds into the US for industrial purposes.

NetComposites has announced the program for the next edition of CompIC ME (Composites in Construction Middle East).

Kordsa has been named among the ‘100 fastest-growing companies in Indonesia’, it says.

Self-healing composite has good mechanical properties and can be produced by conventional processing tools.

3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova has been awarded the United Nations Global Compact Award for Sustainable Development.

Roth Composite Machinery says that it has built the ‘world’s fastest production line’ for the series production of LPG vessels.

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is strengthening its presence in China by building a new plant for plastics in Changzhou for around €20 million.

SGL Group and German engineering company Bertrandt have developed a new design idea for the interior structures of automotive vehicles.

Scott Bader says that has invested over €1.2 million to expand production capacity for its range of adhesives, gelcoats and formulated products.

R-TECH Materials said that it increased visitors to its stand by 350% at this year’s Advanced Engineering show.

Solvay Performance Polyamides has announced a price increase across Asia of US$300 per metric ton for its entire Technyl range of products.

Lanxess has incresaed the prices for its Durethan and Pocan compounds in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA region) with immediate effect.

Composite component manufacturer Safran Nacelles received business opportunities from its participation at Composites UK’s North West Regional Roadshow.

The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub, in the UK, has released its second call for feasibility studies.

Chemicals company Lanxess plans to acquire the phosphorus chemicals business of Belgian chemical group Solvay.

SGL Technologies Composites has acquired a 50% share in Benteler Carbon Composites in the Benteler-SGL GmbH joint venture.

Revolution Composites has expanded its manufacturing facility in Norwood, Massachusetts, USA.

Solvay has formalized a joint venture to supply Boeing with composite materials from a facility to be built in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

Attendance for the Advanced Engineering show which took place recently in Birmingham, UK, was up 15%, according to its organizers.

Fibers made of carbon nanotubes configured as wireless antennas work as well as copper antennas but are 20 times lighter.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has recently promoted the use of composites in transportation and defense to US politicians.

Sika Corporation, which makes products for the marine industry, will participate in the 2017 International WorkBoat Show.

EuCIA reports that it recently focused on sustainability in composites as part of a Lightweight, Durable and Sustainable Composites seminar.

Granta Design, which makes materials information software, has launched new updates to its Granta MI materials information management system.

Scientists have determined what kind of carbon nanotubes produce the best fibers and developed a novel method for purifying them.

Velox GmbH, a European distributor of composite materials, has expanded its distribution partnership with Low & Bonar.

ALMACO will organize a series of practical courses in 2018 covering the fabrication of lightweight structures.

Composites UK has revealed the winners of its Composite Industry Awards.

3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova has received two SACHA Acknowledgements.

EDANA has opened a call for papers for its 2018 International Nonwovens Symposium, to be held in Rome, Italy, from 23–24 May 2018.

Industry trade association Composites UK has announced Tom Rockwood as Apprentice of the Year.

Luca Cornero, R&D product development engineer at FCA Italy discusses the GALM Joining, Forming & Manufacturing Technologies conference.

Composites UK will be taking the final of its regional roadshows for 2017 to London, covering the South East area.

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