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Reinforced Plastics news, May 2018

Lightweight vehicle project officially kicked off

An EU-funded cross-border automotive project, entitled Light Vehicle 2025, has been officially started by six partners.

Eastman Automated Cutting Machines has appointed iSpecc as distributor.

Collier Research Corporation says that its HyperSizer software is being used in the development of the Dream Chaser spacecraft.

German-based nova-Institute has published a new market report about trends in the bio-based polymers market.

Finland-based Arctic Biomaterials has won a bio-based material of the year innovation award.

An EU-funded cross-border automotive project, entitled Light Vehicle 2025, has been officially started by its six partners.

Composites equipment specialist iSpecc Limited has a signed a contract to become the UK distributor for Pinette PEI.

Stretching woven fabrics to make them stronger.

Recently completed tests reportedly demonstrate the bond strength of Tri-Mack’s overmolded thermoplastic composite hybrid parts.

Event organizer JEC says that it plans to promote composites at a number of automotive shows this year.

Lab Innovations, a trade show dedicated to the laboratory industry, will take place in Birmingham, UK, from 31 October–1 November 2018.

The programme for ICMAC 2018, the International Conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites, has been released.

Solvay report that it is promoting its latest technologies at SAMPE, taking place currently at Long Beach, California, USA.

Arburg Ltd base in Warwick, UK reportedly celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018.

4M Carbon Fiber Corp has appointed Rob Klawonn as CEO.

Composites One and partners plan to run a two-day workshop exploring wind energy.

Flexible, sustainable and non-toxic composite material from wood and marine invertebrate.

Owens Corning has published its 2017 Sustainability Report documenting the progress made against its 2020 sustainability goals.

Carbon fiber company Hexcel will be exhibiting at the SAMPE Long Beach conference, taking place from 22-23 May in Long Beach, California, USA.

The Composites Europe show will focus on processing and manufacturing processes, according to its organizers.

Vyncolit NV and Sumitomo Bakelite Co Ltd say there is a pressing need for lightweight parts in internal combustion and electric motor-based drivetrains.

Sabic has introduced three new plastic filaments for additive manufacturing (AM).

NetComposites has issued a call for papers for CompIC (Composites in Construction) taking place from 30–31 January 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Scigrip, which supplies adhesives, has extended its relationship with Euroresins International Group into Scandinavia.

Royal DSM says that it plans to increase production capacity for its Dyneema strong fiber.

Researchers propose a smarter solution to keep today’s composite aircraft ice-free.

Sicomin says that it has now received the ECOBOARD Project Gold Level qualification for its range of bio-based epoxy resins.

PostProcess Technologies, which makes post-printing software for industrial 3D printing, has launched its Connect3D software platform.

SGL has reported group sales of €263 million, up by about 22% from €216.3 million in the previous year.

Injection molding specialist BASF has appointed Dr Martin Brudermüller as its new chairman of the board of executive directors of BASF SE.

Lanxess says that it has supplied materials to a racing team from Cologne University in its bid to win a design competition.

The European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) has published an in-depth report on its 2018 conference.

Dr Richard Collins, technology analyst at IDTechEx, has spoken to the organizers of a composites automation show.

Solvay Performance Polyamides has introduced a polyamide-based material designed for turbocharger systems.

RTP Company has developed new thermoplastic compounds that reportedly weigh 5-10% less than typical filled compounds.

The continuous fiber composites market could grow at a CAGR of 5.5% and 6.3% between 2017 and 2022 to reach US$2,506.5 million, according to a new report.

The global automotive carbon fiber components market could grow at a CAGR of 9.77% from 2018 to 2022.

Hexcel Corporation has reported an increase of 12.8% in Q1 sales to US$540.1 million.

Glass fiber specialist Owens Corning has completed its acquisition of a mineral wool manufacturer based in China.

Cost analysis of carbon fiber recycling reductions in environmental impact compared with virgin carbon fiber production.

Turkish composite and construction specialist Kordsa has sponsored the recent Global Entrepreneurship Congress, held in Istanbul, Turkey.

Solvay's KetaSpire PEEK filament for 3D printing will be the first polyetheretherketone polymer included in recently devloped simulation software.

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