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Reinforced Plastics news, January 2018

GRP Solutions Ltd and advanced composite experts Andrew Pointon and Michael Stevenson have formed Total Composite Solutions (TCS) Ltd.

Velox GmbH plans to show a range of its speciality composites and additives at JEC World 2018, taking place in Paris, France from 6 to 8 March.

Thermo Scientific has developed a range of spectrophotometer for quality assurance and control.

Polymer company Piper Plastics has developed the KyronMAX series of structural short fiber thermoplastic compounds.

A shopping center in Perth, Western Australia features a composite spiral ribbon representing a company logo.

Twisting films of carbon nanotubes produces short lengths of strong, conductive fibers in about an hour, making this process much faster than spinning.

A novel 3D printing method can yield unprecedented control over the arrangement of short fibers embedded in polymer matrices.

NTPT and the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne will implement a research project to improve discontinuous carbon fiber tubes.

A Fraunhofer insitute has developed a new testing method for composites which combines mechanical and radiographic examination.

Total Composite Solutions (TCS) Ltd and Microtex Composites Srl, a weaving and prepreg manufacturer have signed a long term partnership agreement.

Glass fiber company Owens Corning has been named one of 25 global companies on a list for both climate and water.

Chemicals company DowDuPont has reported at increase of GAAP net sales of 23% in Q3 2017.

A scientist from South Korea has reportedly developed technology for reinforcing metal matrix composites with carbon nanotubes.

Science company Royal DSM has appointed Wilfrid Gambade as president of DSM Dyneema.

New technique offers strong and resilient ultrafine polymer fibers with a range of applications.

The global carbon fiber market could reach US$4,650 million in the next four yeara, according to a report published by Reportbuyer.com.

TFP plans to host a live webinar entitled ‘Enhancing Composite Fire Protection using Nonwovens’.

Carbon company SGL Group has sold its 51% shareholding in the SGL Kümpers joint venture.

Spirit AeroSystem has unveiled plans to grow in fabrication and defense, each of which it says could exceed US$1 billion over the next five years.

AZL says that it has implemented adhesive-free bonding for FRP for the first time in large-series production with cycle times of less than three minutes.

Scott Bader says that various products in its adhesives range have received ClassNK approvals.

Spirit AeroSystems’s Advanced Technology Centre has reportedly developed an improved method for manufacturing composite parts.

Mixer company Charles Ross says that it now offers protective light curtains.

Aliancys has supplied a range of resin system for a firewater system forming part of a new motorway multi-level road tunnel in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Diab says that it has supplied a lightweight PET core for the new corporate headquarters of Spanish banking group Banco Popular Español, SA.

Metyx plans to exhibit acrylic painted glass fiber sculptures at JEC World 2018.

Carbon fiber companies Solvay and deBotech have formed partnership with USA Bobsled and Skeleton.

ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd says that it will be exhibiting for the first time at the Automotive World Show, taking place in Tokyo from 17-19 January.

The organizers of the Composites in Sport 2018 conference have issued a call for speakers is now open.

Solvay says that it has signed an agreement with Boeing to supply composites and adhesives in support of the 777X airplane production.

Michelman and Engineered Fibers Technology LLC (EFT) plan to develop innovative solutions for specialty fibers and composites.

ASTM International has released a new video to shows its work in helping develop standards.

UK composites company MPM has been awarded regional manufacturing champion at this year’s EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.

Michelman has become a member of the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM) Industry Consortium.

Hexcel Corporation has reported 2018 revenue guidance for sales in the range of US$2.10 billion to US$2.20 billion.

Michelman has launched a new website for the Indian packaging market.

Hexcel Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the aerospace and defense (A&D) business of Oxford Performance Materials (OPM).

Aliancys and JRD Polymers, based in India, have signed an agreement for the latter to distribute the full resins portfolio of Aliancys.

AOC has announced a price increase of US$0.05 per lb for all its products sold in Latin America.

Chemicals company Lanxess says that it has made a global increase in the price of some of its dye products.

Turkish composite specialist Kordsa has opened a new polyester yarn line at a plant in Izmit, Turkey.

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