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Reinforced Plastics news, August 2019

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has announced its 2019 Membership Award winners.

GRP Solutions says that it is now UK and Ireland distributor for a range of spray adhesives manufactured by Quin Global.

Advanced Engineering has announced some of the guest speakers that will be presenting at the show.

Covestro's Platilon thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films have been certified with Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX.

Gurit says that it has won three core materials supply contracts for two wind OEMs.

Composites UK has launched the program for its first Confidence in Composites event, taking place on 15 and 16 October in Oxford, UK.

DOMO Chemicals and Solvay have signed an agreement for DOMO to acquire Solvay’s performance polyamides business in Europe for €300 million.

Chemicals company Nouryon has invested in its metal alkyls plant in Rotterdam, the Netherlands to improve efficiency and increase capacity.

BASF says that it is exhibiting for the first time its products at the Foam Expo Europe, taking place from 10 to 12 September in Stuttgart, Germany.

Vision Engineering has developed a new microscope which it says is the first ultra-high definition digital stereoscopic product with a 3D view.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has appointed Scott Balogh, president and CEO of Mar-Bal Inc as its new chair.

Gurit says that it had bet sales of CHF 284.7 million for the first six months of 2019, an increase of 45.8% compared to the same period in 2018.

Dick Holland, VP of business development at Composites One, has received ACMA’s Hall of Fame Award.

Cobra International has released its latest sustainability development report.

Prodrive Composites, which makes lightweight composite components, says that it has upgraded its facility in Milton Keynes, UK.

Carpenter Technology Corporation has appointed Sam Abdelmalek as vice president and group president of performance engineered products (PEP).

Tru-Design and Composites One have signed a distribution agreement for Tru-Design’s material coatings and finishes for 3D printed components.

Chemicals company BASF has reported Q2 sales of €15.2 billion, a decrease of 4% from the same period of 2018.

Element says that three of its US-based polymer engineers have been appointed to the Milwaukee board of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

SGL says that it will showcase a range of its fiber composites for mobility and industrial applications at the China Composites Expo.

RTP Company has acquired a thermoplastic vulcanisates (TPV) product line from Zeon Chemicals.

Solvay says that its net sales were up 2.6% for the first half of 2019.

Gas company Linde says that it has started up a new gas production facility supplying methane, hydrogen and carbon dioxide to Evonik Industries.

Technical Fibre Products plans to exhibit its nonwoven products for composites at the China Composites Expo.

Coperion plans to showcase a range of new products for plastics processing at K 2019, taking place from 16-23 October in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Covestro says that it plans to invest in production of its continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites in response to market trends.

Composites UK says that its Thermoplastic Composites event will explore how thermoplastic composites will be used in aircraft of the future.

SGL Carbon and Elbe Flugzeugwerke, a German aircraft manufacturer, have extended their contract to supply carbon fiber prepregs for use in the Airbus A350.

Sabic and Swiss chemicals company Clariant have reportedly deferred their plans to merge Sabic’s specialties business with Clariant.

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