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Reinforced Plastics news, March 2018

Solvay has announced the winners of its Additive Manufacturing Cup.

UK composite manufacturer MPM says that it has restarted production after a large fire devastated its buildings in early February.

Solvay and Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire Europe (EFMWE) have won a prize from Magna Powertrain for their development of automotive magnet wires.

Lockheed Martin has awarded Hexcel a prize for its product quality and delivery performance.

Hexcel and Arkema have signed a strategic alliance to develop thermoplastic composites for the aerospace sector.

RTP Company, which makes custom engineered thermoplastics, has expanded its presence in Poland by building a 7,990 m2 facility in Wroclaw.

ACMA has met with Members of Congress to advance legislation to increase government investment in composite infrastructure.

Lehvoss has partnered with Italian boat builder, Livrea Yacht, to build what it says is the world’s first 3D printed sailboat.

Applied Graphene Materials (AGM), which makes graphene materials, has worked with plastic composite manufacturers to help develop a supercar tailgate.

Lanxess says that it has now extended the use of its plastic/metal hybrid technology to make hollow profiles with round or rectangular cross sections.

SGL and partners have won the JEC Innovation Award in the Aerospace Process category for the ‘MAI Sandwich’ project.

Using thermoplastic to make a composite part could reduce manufacturing time by 20-30%.

The recent World Pultrusion Conference attracted 150 delegates.

Evonik is planning to build a new plant to produce polymer polyamide 12 (PA 12), aiming to increase its overall PA 12 capacity by more than 50%.

Gurit and Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) have signed a new framework contract for the development and supply of aerospace materials.

Kordsa has outlined its participation in JEC World 2018, the biggest composite technology show of the world.

The organizers of JEC World says that it had more than 1,300 exhibitors and 42,445 visitors from 115 countries.

EuCIA is launching a survey to look into the next stage of development of its Eco Impact Calculator for composites.

ELG Carbon Fibre, which specialises in recycled carbon fiber materials, has announced plans to increase the capacity of its UK facility.

Sabic has released the results of a recent lifecycle assessment of composite passenger car side doors.

Composites Evolution has launched a prepregging business following a major investment in a new manufacturing facility.

Composites UK will be hosting a marketing seminar for the composites sector, taking place on 3 May 2018 in Warwick, UK.

SGL Group has introduced a carbon fiber with a high Young’s modulus, making it suitable for aerospace applications.

Sabic has launched UDMAX GPE 45-70, a glass-filled high-density polyethylene composite tape.

Registration is now open for Road2Composites: Scaling Up Innovation, an automotive-themed workshop taking place from 17-18 April in Detroit, MI, USA.

Ashland has launched Derakane Signia, part of an existing resin line.

Solvay has developed Vac-Ply VMS3, a multi-layer microporous vacuum channel for resin infusion.

Aliancys says that it is introducing two new resins at the JEC show, taking place form 14-16 March 2018.

The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub (The Hub) has released the program for its one-day conference.

Composite manufacturer Mikrosam, based in Macedonia, plans to exhibit its range of ro-botic solutions for composites at JEC.

3A Composites Core Materials says that it has developed a new foam core platform for lightweight, high-volume automotive applications.

Sicomin plans to showcase its new engineering services at the JEC show.

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