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Reinforced Plastics news, September 2018

Solvay has opened a new facility for making aerospace structural adhesives and surfacing films in Wrexham, United Kingdom.

DSM launches carbon fiber for 3D printing

Royal DSM has developed a new carbon fiber filled grade PA6/66 filament for 3D printing.

Chemicals company Lanxess says that it plans to focus on developing composites for electric vehicles.

A thermoplastic composites lab has been opened in Holland.

Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance plan to live demo closed molding during CAMX 2018.

Materials software company Granta Design plans to run a series of web seminars related to materials information over the next few months.

Composites UK has revealed its shortlist for the 2018 composites industry awards, which will be presented at on 31 October in Birmingham, UK.

Chemicals company Sabic says that it plans to establish parts of its specialties business as a stand-alone business.

SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have opened a new facility focused on fiber placement in Meitingen, Germany.

Andercol has reported a 5% increase in its unsaturated polyester resins and gelcoats for all products shipped on or after 15 September 2018.

According to a new survey, 80% pf UK small to medium enterprises (SMEs) feel that that plastic waste is a problem.

The University of Exeter, UK and Victrex, which specialises in PAEK polymers, have joined forces to improve additive manufacturing (AM) using PAEK.

German engineering consultants AZL has been looking into how thermoplastic tapes can be used more in the production of injection molded parts.

Cobra International Co Ltd, a Thai manufacturer of composite water sports products, is celebrating its 40th year of business.

Manufacturer Trenwa in 2014 has sold well over a hundred of its precast trench systems.

Solvay has signed a 10-year supply agreement with Bell for the supply of composites and adhesives.

Kordsa says that it has supplied composite material to the Yıldız Technical University racing team.

Composites UK has put together a new report covering how to best dispose of or recycle of waste fiber reinforced polymer material (FRP) in the UK.

Solvay has received a supplier excellence award from unmanned aerial vehicles manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems.

The Composites Alliance and University of Rhode Island academics have completed an economic impact study on the composites sector in Rhode Island, USA.

SGL Carbon and an unnamed US aerospace company have expanded their business for the thrust reverser engine cowling blankets, SGL says.

Kordsa says that it has been ranked 18 in a list of 150 Brazilian employers by the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW).

Composites UK says that the fifth edition of Thermoplastic Composites will take place on Thursday 4 October in London, UK.

New strategies could translate exceptional attributes of nanoscale fibers like carbon nanotubes and cellulose nanofibrils into macroscale materials.

Prepreg specialist NTPT has opened a new cleanroom production area at its headquarters in Renens, Switzerland.

Reinforcement technology specialist leader Kordsa has acquired Fabric Development Inc (FDI) and Textile Products Inc (TPI).

Composites UK says that its members have supported its recently launched 2018 – 2021 Safety in Manufacturing Plastics and Composites strategy (SIMPLC).

Quickstep Holdings Limited has announced total sales of AUS$59.0 million for 2018, up 13.7%.

Composites specialist Gurit has become an official supplier to Emirates Team New Zealand’s 36th America’s Cup defence campaign.

The Thai Composites Association (TCA) say that itsrecent event welcomed 181 delegates from 21 countries.

Sigma Engineering GmbH says that it plans to exhibit a range of its products at Fakuma 2018, taking place from 16-18 October in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

BASF says that it has strengthened its collaboration with distributor Gustav Grolman GmbH.

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