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Reinforced Plastics news, February 2018

Airbus delivers first A350-1000

Airbus has reportedly delivered the first A350-1000 to Qatar Airways earlier today, following successful FAA and EASA Type Certification on 21 November.

TenCate plans to showcase its developments in composite material technologies for aerospace and industrial markets during JEC World 2018.

Henkel plans to introduce its new Loctite MAX 5 matrix resin for carbon fiber reinforced composite wheels at the JEC show.

EconCore plans to present the results of the tests it has been performing on honeycombs made of modified polycarbonates.

A newly formed company, iSpecc Limited, has been appointed sole UK and Ireland distributor for Techni-Modul Engineering.

Global Composites, a new international Composites industry conference, will take place in Las Vegas, USA on 27–28 June 2018.

Kordsa, an affiliate of Sabancı Holding, says that it registered a record number of patent applications in 2017. It did the same in 2016.

Composites manufacturer says that it plans for its production plant in Laholm, Sweden to obtain 100% of its energy from fossil free sources 2019.

Gurit has appointed Dr Emiliano Frulloni as CTO and member of the executive committee.

Carbon fiber company SGL Group and Fraunhofer IGCV have founded the joint Fiber Placement Center at SGL’s plant in Meitingen, Germany.

Prepreg specialists North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) plans to showcase a number of applications where its materials have been used at JEC World.

Granta Design, which makes additive manufacturing (AM) software, has released the underlying data structures of its AM data management solution.

Diab plans to exhibit its contribution to two projects that have been nominated for this year’s JEC Innovation Award at the show.

North Thin Ply Technology, which makes lightweight prepreg materials has signed a new long-term agreement with watchmaker Richard Mille.

Velox GmbH has formed a new distribution partnership with Thailand-based Life Material Technologies Limited.

Exel Composites plans to exhibit a range of its products for construction at JEC World 2018, taking place in Paris, France from 6-8 March 2018.

ELG Carbon Fibre and Sanko Engineering and Tooling (SET) and Sanko Gosei UK (Sanko Gosei), have formalised their commercial partnership.

Polymer and composites laboratory R-Tech Materials plans to run an introductory training course on mechanical testing of composites.

Materials research company Dynaflow Inc has expanded its range of materials testing services to include testing of composite materials and coatings.

The Graphene and other 2D Materials Special Interest Group (SIG) is organising an event to discuss graphene and elastomers.

Sigmatex plans to showcase its complete range of carbon fiber textiles at JEC World 2018, taking place from 6–8 March in Paris.

Sicomin, which makes epoxy resin systems, has earned a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Bio based Product label.

Textile company the Metyx Group says that it has received a 50% matched incentive package expand its Hungarian operations, Metyx Hungary Kft.

Computer models show that the right mix of hydrogen bonds is critical for producing polymer and cement composites that are strong, tough and ductile.

Chemicals company Sabic plans to increase global capacity for two of its engineering thermoplastic materials, Ultem and Noryl resins.

The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) says that it will be offering demonstrations of its Eco Calculator online tool during JEC World 2018.

Chemicals company Sabic has acquired a 24.99% stake in Clariant.

Scott Bader has developed Crestabond M1-10 structural adhesive, part of its MMA primer-less bonding adhesives range.

Aliancys has announced a price increase of €100 per ton for its unsaturated polyester resin product portfolio sold in Europe, the Middle East and India.

Information about the Composites Innovation show has been released.

Gurit has reported reported preliminary and unaudited net sales of CHF 360.5 million for the full year 2017.

Australian carbon fiber composites manufacturer Quickstep has announced its update for the second quarter of FY18.

Royal DSM reports that a patent of DSM Dyneema will be maintained after a second challenge before the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office.

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