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Reinforced Plastics news, May 2019

Engineering group Fives Lund has been recognized as supplier of the year in the technology category by The Boeing Company.

The Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) announces that Ken Smart, executive director at McLaren Automotive, will take over the role of chair.

Porcher Sport, the sports and leisure division of Porcher Industries, plans to be a race sponsor of the Red Bull X-Alps 2019 paragliding race.

Covestro says that it is a partner of the global Carbon Footprint Challenge.

Injection molding specialist Arburg has opened new premises in Samutprakarn, Thailand.

Polymer company Covestro is working with the Technical University of Cologne to investigate how to improve aqueous polymer dispersions.

researchers have developed an alternative to plastic in the form of a recyclable composite made from graphite and cellulose extracted from wood pulp

Lanxess plans to showcase polyamide 66 alternatives during a conference taking place at plastics testing center Süddeutsche Kunststoffzentrum (SKZ).

Composite specialist Kordsa showcased a range of its products at SAMPE 2019, taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, on 21-22 May 2019.

Solvay has announced an agreement with polymer 3D printing company Stratasys to develop additive manufacturing (AM) filaments.

Scott Bader plans to host a free webinar covering rapid tooling in composites.

Fraunhofer scientists have competed a project to look into physical testing can benefit from numerical methods.

The European Industrial Help Association (EIHA) says that its next Hemp Conference will take place from 5–6 June 2019 in Cologne, Germany.

Researchers at nova-Institute have updated a study about the sustainability of different natural fibers.

DuPont has received Taiwan’s inaugural National Green Chemistry Award.

Molding and 3D printing specialist Arburg has appointed Frédéric Vandecandelaere as the new head of its French subsidiary.

The US Air Force Research Laboratory has developed a 3D printed polymer-based foam structure that can respond to the force of a shock wave.

Royal DSM has reached an agreement with Indian chemicals company SRF Ltd to acquire its engineering plastics business for INR3.2 billion.

Solvay has signed a long-term agreement with Safran for the supply of high temperature composites and adhesives.

Lanxess plans to work with Citrine Informatics, a US-based artificial intelligence (AI) company, to develop new materials more efficiently.

Composites One has opened registration for a workshop presented by the company and the Closed Mold Alliance, in partnership with IACMI.

Inspired by the skin of cephalopods such as squid, engineers have developed a new composite material that can trap or release heat as desired.

Chemicals company BASF has reported a 3% increase in sales to €16.2 billion for Q1 2019.

Kordsa, a specialist in construction reinforcement and composite technologies, says that it participated in the Ceramics Expo 2019.

TxV Aero Composites has received AS9100 and ISO 9001:2015 certification for a thermoplastic composite part manufacturing facility.

Porcher Industries plans to showcase a range of its products at Techtextil 2019, taking place from 14 to 17 May in Frankfurt, Germany.

Solvay has revealed the winners of its AM Cup 2019.

Chemicals company BASF plans to showcase a range of its materials for textile applications at Techtextil 2019.

US investment firm One Rock Capital Partners says that one of its affiliates has completed its acquisition of Process Solutions from Newell Brands.

Johns Manville has developed 800 Series Spin-Glas Ultra, a glass fiber insulation board with a polypropylene (PP) coated (poly-top) facing.

Aerospace composites company Spirit AeroSystems has reported Q1 revenues of US$2.0 billion, up 13% from the same period of last year.

Composites specialist Johns Manville (JM) has appointed John Vasuta as the new president of the company’s Engineered Products business.

The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has reportedly appointed Dr Susanne Bieller as new General Secretary.

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