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Reinforced Plastics news, October 2018

Outdoor decking company Composite Prime has formed a distribution partnership with PVC-U company GAP.

CG TEC and Refitech sign strategic partnership agreement

CG TEC, which makes fiber rods and tubes, and Refitech, which makes composite components, have signed a strategic partnership agreement.

3A Composites Core Materials reports that it has received APQP4Wind certification, a registered trademark quality management system.

AZL Aachen GmbH is developing new ways to use thermoplastic tapes in injection molding.

SGL and Franhofer IGCV says that their fiber placement center (FPC) in Meitingen, Germany, has been officially opened.

Composites UK has published a document entitled 'FRP Bridges – Guidance for Designers'.

Rockwood Composites says that it has increased its manufacturing capacity by 50%, mostly for large aircraft components.

Composites specialist Kordsa has joined a new EU project which aims at improving the overall performance of plastics recycling.

Scott Bader will be showcasing its recently launched Crestafire and Crestafix product ranges at the Advanced Engineering show.

Scott Bader has created Scott Bader Japan KK, a new business which is aimed to increase the company’s presence in the Japanese market.

Sicomin, which makes epoxy systems, says that it will exhibit at a number of composites and marine trade shows this autumn.

Gurit has reported net sales of CHF295.3 million for the first nine months of 2018.

Chinese graphene company the Sixth Element Materials Technology says that it has received a major order from telecommunications company Huawai.

thyssenkrupp Aerospace says it has rolled out a range of quality standards in its locations.

BASF has developed a new polyphthalamide (PPA) material.

3D printing company Renishaw has tested a lightweight watch made of graphene powder reinforced carbon fiber.

Polynt Composites Europe says that it has completed its range of gel coats developed specifically for the swimming pool market.

Materials company Haydale has been awarded a contract to develop ‘wearable technology’ for athletes in training for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Cobra International says that it will be showcasing its whole range of carbon fiber components at CAMX 2018.

MSA Manufacturing Ltd says that it is exhibiting its cutting, and itting capabilities for glass and carbon fabrics at the Advanced Engineering show.

Composites events company JEC has appointed Eric Pierrejean as CEO, succeeding Frédérique Mutel.

The Advanced Engineering Show, taking place in Birmingham, UK, has announced several keynote speakers for its six zones.

A new report from AMI Consulting says that the volume of polymers distributed in Europe in 2017 surpassed 4 million tonne.

According to the Association of French Automotive Plastic Partsmakers (GPA), the shortage of polyamide (PA) 6.6 is causing problems for its members.

The Composites Europe show will focus on technological advancements in the process chain, its organizers say.

The IET is presenting a new exhibition in London, UK, celebrating women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Metyx says that its composite facility inn Kaposvár, Hungary, has been expanded, adding an additional 3,024 m2 of storage space.

Micron-sized calcium silicate spheres can self-assemble to form solids that are stronger, harder, more elastic and more durable than Portland cement

Lanxess’ Urethane Systems business unit (URE) plans to extend its collaboration with the Center for UMass/Industry Research on Polymers (CUMIRP).

Molding software company Sigma Engineering GmbH has been awarded an ‘Innovative through Research’ seal.

Composite contains polymer component to protect metal hydride filler from exposure to air and moisture for stable hydrogen storage.

Gurit has agreed to acquire JSB Group for DKK 520 million.

Porcher Industries and BGF Industries will be exhibiting at CAMX 2018, taking place from 15-18 October 2018 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

BASF says that it will showcasing a range of its plastic materials at Fakuma, taking place in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

TenCate has been recognised by Boeing for its performance as a supplier, one of only 329 suppliers to receive the Silver Award.

Diab said that it has set a number of targets to accelerate its transition into a low carbon economy.

Hexcel has officially opened its new carbon fiber plant at the Les Roches-Roussillon chemicals industry platform in Isère, France.

Composites company Kordsa says that its Indonesian office, Indo Kordsa, has helped renovate three schools damaged by natural disasters in the country.

The organizers of EcoComp 2019 have issued a call for papers for Ecocomp 2019, taking place from 19-20 June 2019 in Coventry, UK.

Composites Europe will include information about mechanical composite joining technologies, such as crimping, gluing, riveting or screwing.

Applications for pultruded composites are set to grow, according to a new report from the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA).

Gurit has appointed Michael Muser as general manager and business unit head for aerospace and a member of the executive committee.

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