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Reinforced Plastics news, June 2019

Focus on lightweight composites

The Composites Europe show will feature a special forum covering lightweight construction in auto, aviation and machinery, the organizers say.

AMUT Group supplies membrane lines

Italy-based AMUT Group says that it has supplied two extrusion lines producing waterproofing membranes to China.

The organizers of non-destructive testing (NDT) show Materials Testing 2019, says that the event will feature over 70 exhibitors.

XG Sciences has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to research graphene filled composites for the Chinese market.

JEC has reported the winners of its Innovation Awards at its Forum Chicago 2019 business event which took place recently.

The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) says that it will be supporting Composites in Motorsport.

The first International Conference covering cellulose fibers, organized by nova-Institute, will take place from 11–12 February 2020 in Cologne, Germany.

AIMPLAS, has joined the DECOAT project, which focuses on recycling coated and painted textiles and plastic materials which are not currently recyclable.

Gurit has appointed Philippe Wirth as its Chief Financial Officer and member of the executive committee.

UK nanomaterials company Graphene Composites says that it has won the UK Space Agency sponsored Space Tech Entrepreneur’s Program for the Northwest.

Spirit AeroSystems says that it will be participating in Airbus’s Wing of Tomorrow program.

Glass fiber specialist Owens Corning says that it has introduced its Foamglas cellular glass to the North American market.

Vehicle armor based on composite metal foam can stop ball and armor-piercing .50 caliber rounds just as well as much heavier steel armor.

AM company 3D Systems says that two racing car companies have made use of the company’s plastic and metal 3D printing.

Hexcel says that it will showcase a range of its composite materials at this year's Paris Air Show, taking place from 17-23 June 2019.

Bindatex, which offers composite slitting services, is reportedly celebrating 10 years of partnership with a global composites reinforcement manufacturer.

Toray Industries says that it plans to showcase a range of its composite materials at the Paris Air Show, taking place from 17-23 June 2019.

Sumika Polymer Compounds Europe, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical, says that it has agreed to acquire Turkish company Emaş.

Spanish plastics technology organization AIMPLAS is participating in a project to improve microwave curing of large sandwich-structured parts for aircraft.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland says that it is researching chemical recycling of plastics based on pyrolysis.

Evonik and Evolve Additive Solutions Inc plan to adapt Evonik’s thermoplastic materials for use in Evolve's 3D printing systems.

Chem-Trend, which makes release agents and other molding products, is expanding the availability of its DilutionIQ System to more markets.

European nonwovens association EDANA has released figures for the European market in 2018.

Composites UK has celebrated its 30 years old anniversary.

ACMA has set the date for its Composites Executive Forum, which takes place from 9–11 June 2019 in Annapolis, MD, USA.

Nouryon has completed a €20 million project at Sundsvall, Sweden to increase production of its Expancel expandable microspheres.

SAMPE says that its first annual event in May brought together 252 exhibiting companies and 3,316 attendees.

Arburg received the People’s Choice award at the Rapid + TCT trade fair for additive manufacturing (AM) which took place last month in the US.

The program for the next International Composites Conference (ICC) 2019 is now available, according to Composites Europe.

The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) has elected its 2019-2020 global officers.

Kordsa has opened a new polyester yarn production line at its facility İzmit in Turkey to meet increasing demand in the field.

Chemicals company Nouryon has announced a new organizational model as part of its strategy to improve growth and performance.

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