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Reinforced Plastics news, August 2018

AOC Aliancys has announced a price increase in the amount of US$0.04/lb for the USA and CAN$0.085/kg for Canada.

Hexagon Composites says that it has introduced a new mobile pipeline gas transport module.

Quickstep Holdings Limited, which makes advanced carbon fiber composites, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lockheed Martin.

Solvay in Lyons, France says that it expects its polyamide activities to be temporarily impacted by the severe drop in water levels along the Rhine river.

Composites UK has partnered with logistics company SITE Event Logistics to help its members transport exhibition stand equipment and products.

Agility Fuel Solutions,has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) certifications for its first natural gas-powered engine.

Scott Bader says it plans to exhibit a range of products at the annual Innotrans rail technology exhibition.

Glass fiber specialist Owens Corning has appointed Brian Chambers as president and COO.

Composites UK says that it will be bringing its regional roadshow series to Northern Ireland on 2 October.

TenCate has met with other companies to develop a regional knowledge-base in thermoplastic composite technology for of aircraft.

Multi-material smart material prototype based on seed coat of some plants.

Index suppliers MSCI has reportedly raised polymer company Covestro’s sustainability rating from BBB to A.

Researchers have made triple-layered hollow nanostructures consisting of a conductive organic core sandwiched between two inorganic layers.

Recent studies suggest that machine manufacturing is set to be a big growth factor in the composites industry.

Gurit says that it received net sales of CHF195.3 million for the first six months of 2018, a growth of 11.5%.

A new 14 m long fishing vessel designed in Australia reportedly features sandwich core composite materials from ATL Composites.

Materialise and chemicals specialist BASF have formed a strategic alliance to promote a more open market model in the additive manufacturing (AM) market.

Roth Composite Machinery plans to exhibit its products at the CAMX composite show, taking place from 16–18 October 2018 in Steffenberg, Germany.

Chemicals company Sabic has joined forces with Nottingham Spirk, a product design company based in Ohio, USA.

Polydist UK says that it is now distributing Sabic’s polymer resins in the UK.

Project 12 has collaborated with Total Composite Solutions on automotive OEM projects for bespoke carbon parts.

Exel says that in its recent half year financial report, order intake increased by 7% to €25.0 million.

Fly Away with Composites, a composites workshop focused on the aerospace markets will take place on 21 August 2018 in Clearfield, Utah, USA.

Resins companies AOC and Aliancys have merged to form a new combined company, which will be named AOC Aliancys.

Plastics manufacturer Lanxess says that its short glass fiber reinforced Durethan polyamide material is suitable to be used in drones.

The US Department of Transportation has reportedly awarded over US$660,000 to composite boat maker Front Street Shipyard.

Could carbon nanotubes give us stronger Kevlar bullet-proof vests?

Front Street Shipyard has begun construction of a new facility next to its existing yard on the waterfront.

Quickstep Holdings Limited has reportedly receive funding to produce housings for an F-35 Lightning II countermeasure flare.

Quickstep Holdings Limited has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for future collaboration with Triumph Group.

Gurit says that it plans to sell its PVC production company in Qingdao, China for an undisclosed sales price.

A new consortium has launched a three-year industry research group on composites for sustainable mobility.

Kordsa says that it is among the top 10 companies in the world with the number of patents issued in industrial textiles as of 2018.

Composites UK has put in place a three-year strategy to improve safety in plastics and composites manufacturing.

Solvay has expanded its facility in Greenville, TX, USA to increase the site’s resin mixing capacity.

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