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Reinforced Plastics news, April 2019

Airbond, which is a UK-based fiber splicing company, has reportedly won the Queen’s Award for Innovation for its new splicing technology.

Chemicals giant SABIC says that it received a net profit income of SR 3.41 billion in Q1 of 2019.

Hexcel Corporation has reported a sales increase of almost 13% for Q1 2019.

Glass fiber specialist Owens Corning has reported consolidated net sales of US$1.7 billion in first-quarter 2019, a slight decrease of 1% versus 2018.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) reports that it will be exhibiting its nonwovens for composites at SAMPE China, taking place from 6–8 May 2019 in Beijing.

Chem-Trend plans to exhibit a new line of die lubricant polymer technologies for die casting at the GIFA foundry trade fair.

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, the market for long fiber thermoplastics (LFTs) could surpass US$3 billion by 2025.

3D printing in geometric designs and material composites for devices with novel optical properties

Arburg Italy says that it plans to hold a seminar covering additive manufacturing in medical technology.

Gurit Italy PET Recycling has signed an agreement to acquire a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling production facility.

AZL has showcased a range of research and development capacities in the field of lightweight production and composites.

Nouryon has announced the 13 finalists for the 2019 edition of its Imagine Chemistry collaborative innovation challenge.

Glass fiber specialist Owens Corning has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the world’s most ethical companies in 2019.

Solvay says that has invested in an advanced materials fund management China-based Longwater Investment.

Dianne Walker, non-executive director of Scott Bader, has won a non-executive director award (NED).

Trade organization Composites UK has appointed Ben Wilson as chair for 2019–2021.

Composites UK has released the program for its new Composites 4.0 event held on 4 June in Coventry, UK.

Florence Chemical Industry (FCI) says that it has completed one year of semi-permanent composite release agents manufacture in Brazil.

Covestro says it will showcase its range of textiles and fibers at Techtextil, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany from 14 to 17 May 2019.

Prodrive Composites, which makes parts for the automotive and aerospace industries, will present at sustainable composites conference Ecocomp 2019.

Sabic has named the new members of its board of directors until April 2022.

Gurit says that its Q1 net sales grew 54.9% to CHF 142.7 million from Q1 2018 figures.

The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) has set up a maritime composites competition open to all Rhode Island composite companies.

Spirit AeroSystems says that the company plans to maintain its 737 deliveries to Boeing at the current rate of 52 shipsets per month.

Solvay and Airborne plan to jointly develop automated processing solutions for the industrialization and high volume use of composite materials.

Plastics organization Aimplas has formed a project focused on developing coatings for floors, furniture, paint, composites and ceramics.

Gurit reports that Angelo Quabba, current CFO, will leave the company by September 2019.

UK-based chemicals company Victrex says that it has invested in a Dutch 3D printing company.

International science company Royal DSM says that it has set reduction targets for its greenhouse gas emissions.

TenCate Advanced Composites, part of the Toray Group, has change its name to Toray Advanced Composites.

Evonik says that it has signed an agreement to sell its methacrylates business to private equity firm Advent International for €3 billion.

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