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Reinforced Plastics CHANGE TOPIC

Reinforced Plastics news, April 2018

Composites UK is organising an event covering the topic of fiber reinforced polymer composites (FRPs) in renewable energy.

Foam core could reduce resin infusion cost

3A Composites Core Materials says that its AIREX T92.100 SealX core can reduce infusion cost and time when compared to standard PET foam core.

Chemicals company Lanxess, which makes glass fiber materials, has developed Vibrathane 7085, a new, polyester-based prepolymer for hot cast elastomers.

A UK composites organization plans to host an event to bring together industry representatives and the further educational market.

A novel technique for inducing a composite material to become stiffer and stronger when exposed to UV light could find use in future military rotorcraft.

Solvay has introduced Evolite F1050, a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) continuous carbon fiber composite tape suitable for oil and gas applications.

Kaman Composites, has reportedly expanded its manufacturing capacity by investing almost US$2 million.

Financial services company S&P Global Ratings has reportedly revised its outlook on Sandvik AB to positive from stable.

Total Composite Solutions (TCS) says that it can offer a customised service for composites.

Ashland Global Holdings Inc says that it is looking into ‘strategic alternatives’ for its composites segment.

Total Composite Solutions (TCS) says that it now offers a range of prepregs with a high TG.

Composites UK says that it now offers an energy and water procurement service to its members.

UK industrial laminates specialist Attwater & Sons Ltd has invested £100,000 to purchase two new CNC machines.

Gurit has reported an increase in net sales for the first three months of the year of 5.4% compared to the same period of 2017.

Italian plastics company AMUT has provided a new geomembrane line to a Chinese distributor of coatings and membranes.

LLNL is hosting a workshop featuring a number of the lab’s scientists and engineers to discuss research partnerships.

Velox GmbH plans to exhibit its products at Plastpol, taking place from 22 to 25 May 2018 in Kielce, Poland.

Coating specialist Covestro LLC has developed a new processing technique called direct coating to make high-gloss piano black.

BigRep and Etihad Airways plan to jointly develop new plastic additive manufacturing (AM) products for the aerospace industry.

DSM Dyneema has successfully concluded a dispute with Israeli firm FMS Enterprises Migun Ltd (FMS).

Applied Graphene Materials, which makes graphene materials, is pleased to announce its interim results for the period ended 31 January 2018.

The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub has announced the funding of two new feasibility studies.

Victrex says that thermoplastic composites will be developed over the next few years to meet growing demand.

Hexcel has opened a new US$20 million manufacturing facility in Casablanca, Morocco.

Spirit AeroSystems has opened a second plant at the company's Oklahoma, USA, site, to make commercial and military aircraft parts.

Gurit has been awarded a three-year balsa wood supply contract by a major global wind turbine OEM.

Thai composite supplier Cobra International has formally launched the mass production of the new Windsurfer LT, a composite windsurfing board.

Master Bond has developed a biocompatible two part epoxy with a mixed viscosity for medical electronic applications.

EconCore says that it will be showcasing a range of its honeycomb core products at plastics show NPE2018.

Quickstep Holdings' chief financial office (CFO) Andrew Crane, will depart from the business.

SencorpWhite has announced the release of the Ultra 2 thermoforming machine.

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites supply chain, has released info about its upcoming events in April.

Metyx Group has acquired a manufacturing facility in North Carolina, USA, to house its new US$3.5 million technical textiles division.

Carbodeon and Dutch 3D printing specialist Tiamet 3D have announced the first nanodiamond-enhanced filaments for 3D printing.

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