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Reinforced Plastics news, July 2019

EOS will be running a seminar entitled ‘How AM complements conventional plastic production’, taking place on 6 August at 8pm CEST.

Royal DSM has announced the I AM Tomorrow Challenge.

ProTec Polymer Processing GmbH says that it plans to present two new products at K 2019, taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, from 16–24 October 2019.

Chemicals company Nouryon has acquired Zhejiang Friend Chemical Co, reportedly the largest Chinese producer of triethyl aluminum (TEAL).

Lab Innovations, taking place in Birmingham, UK from 30–31 October, will focus on sustainability and digitisation of the lab, according to its organizers.

Hexagon Composites has formed the H2Bus Consortium, which focuses on deploying 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses in European cities.

Kordsa has acquired US-based Axiom Materials, which makes composite materials for aerospace applications.

GEV Win Powder, which offers wind turbine maintenance, has reportedly established its US headquarters in Rhode Island, US.

Chemicals company Lanxess has commissioned a new blow-molding system at its technical center in Dormagen, Germany.

Composite manufacturer BFG Africa has reportedly opened a facility in Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa.

JEC says that for the first time its Asia show, taking place in Seoul, South Korea will be co-located with the eMove360° ASIA exhibition.

Carbon fiber company Hexcel has reported a Q2 increase in sales of 11.2% to US$609 million.

DSM plans to showcase a range of its products at K2019, taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany, between 16 and 23 October 2019.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has launched a website for technical nonwovens.

Solvay plans to launch a new high temperature polyetheretherketone (PEEK) polymer at the K 2019 plastics show.

US-based company Carbon has partnered with polymer company Covestro to scale up its 3D printing production technology.

Porcher Sport, the sports and leisure division of Porcher Industries plans to launch new products at the at Outdoor by ISPO 2019 show.

Royal DSM and Evonik have opened a US$200 million facility to make omega-3 fatty acids from natural marine algae for sustainable salmon farming.

Composites Europe, taking place from 10-12 September in Stuttgart, Germany, will focus on automation in materials processing, according to the organizers.

Hexcel, Arkema and partners have reportedly received a €6 million investment to improve unidirectional UD tape design.

Composites UK has added an award for Start-Up Business of the Year to be presented at the Industry Awards dinner.

Gurit says it has successfully closed its acquisition of Valplastic Srl’s PET recycling production facilities, based in in Italy.

OCSiAl, which makes graphene nanotubes, has been added to a list of startup companies valued at US$1 billion or more.

CompositesUK says that it is now accepting abstracts for its Additive Manufacturing for Composites conference.

Gurit’s kitting business unit has reportedly signed a two-year supply contract with a large wind turbine OEMs.

Diab says that it has teamed up with a Spanish building company to develop a sandwich lightweight panel for building façades.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions plans to showcase its automated fiber placement (AFP) technology at the SPE Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition.

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3D printing consultants Wohlers Associates has organized two courses covering design for additive manufacturing (DfAM).

ELG Carbon Fibre and British sailing team INEOS Team UK have joined forces to provide sustainable materials and practices for the AC75 boat.

Chemicals company Lanxess says that its Urethane Systems business unit began production of prepolymers at its site in Porto Feliz, Brazil.

Hexcel has opened a joint venture laboratory and aerospace materials testing facility in Shanghai, China.

The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub says that its 2018/2019 Annual Report has been released.

Royal DSM has launched a new direct-to-metal (DTM) waterborne coating resin.

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