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Reinforced Plastics news, February 2019

For the first time, researchers have used block copolymers to produce carbon fibers with uniformly sized and spaced pores for energy storage.

Porous carbon fibers have more power

Combining porous carbon fibers with manganese oxide produces a supercapacitor with high energy density and high charge-discharge rates.

Metyx USA says that it is increasing production of its range of technical textiles in its factory in Gastonia, North Carolina, USA.

Kordsa has signed a definitive agreement to acquire approximately 96% share of Axiom Materials.

Infusing graphene foam with materials such as plastic, rubber and cement produces tough composites with a wide range of possible applications.

Textiles specialist Porcher Industries has appointed Jean-Marc Senecot as its new global head of R&D.

3D-printed materials manufactured quickly and with improved durability and longevity

UK trade association British Marine has published an article covering the preparations for boat builders in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

Thermoplastics specialist RTP has reportedly developed a series of thermoplastic compounds that weigh 5–10% less than typical filled compounds.

Science company Royal DSM, has appointed Patricia Malarkey as new chief innovation officer and member of the executive committee.

Saudi chemicals company Sabic says that it is an exclusive strategic partner for the First International Conference for Talented People with Disabilities.

Agility Fuel Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hexagon Composites, has appointed Seung W Baik as president.

Rapid Prototype + Manufacturing LLC (rp+m), has put together a database covering the use of UTLEM 9085 Type I resin for AM.

PEEK specialist Victrex has acquired tooling design and processing technology which it says could improve its molding process.

Materials specialist Evonik says that it has completed the conception and basic engineering of its new polyamide 12 (PA12) production complex.

Carbon fiber specialist Rock West Composites (RWC) says that it has increased its filament winding operation.

Surface testing specialist Krüss Scientific Instruments has become a member of the Institute of Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).

Plastics and metal AM company EOS is running a webinar entitled ‘The dawn of digital flexible production'.

Gurit has reported preliminary and unaudited net sales of CHF425.3 million for 2018.

Composites company Diab AB says that it aims for its production facility in Laholm, Sweden will be 100% fossil fuel free by 2019.

Australian carbon fiber manufacturer Quickstep Holdings Limited has reported a 3% increase in sales for Q2 2019.

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