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Reinforced Plastics news, September 2019

Covestro focuses on Chinese market

Polymer specialist Covestro says that it is focusing on the Chinese market in developing a range of its products.

Polynt-Reichhold Group, which makes composite materials, coating resins and gel coats, plans to expand its business in the Americas.

Global value sales of expanded polystyrene (EPS) are projected to cross the US$ 15 billion mark by the end of 2019.

Dura Composites has published an article entitled Closing the Gap: Between Rail & Safety, examining the use of composites on train platforms.

Composites Europe has appointed Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel as its events director and Michael Köhler as acting sales director.

Hexcel reports that it has been approved by Boeing to produce its HexPEKK-100 aerospace structures for major commercial aircraft platforms.

Dieffenbacher plans to showcase a range of its composite machine technology at the K Show, taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, from 16-23 October.

Composites UK says that Ken Smart, McLaren Automotive’s executive director for business strategy, will speak at its 2019 Awards Dinner.

Industrial Fiberglass Specialties (IFS) plans to expand its line of filament wound, corrosion resistant glass fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) materials.

Technyl, a Solvay polyamide 6.6 brand, will be featured at plastics show K 2019 taking place from 16-24 October in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Resin transfer molding (RTM) company Composite Integration has moved to a new facility site in Saltash, UK.

DuPont Biomaterials was selected to take part in a United Nations (UN) Trade Forum to tackle the current climate emergency.

Composites UK has revealed its shortlist for the 2019 composites industry awards.

Polymer company Covestro says that it plans to continue a pilot project it set up in in Caojing, China, looking into predictive maintenance of systems.

Rockwood Composites, based in Newton Abbot, UK, says that it has increased its workforce by 50% in the last six months.

The organizers of Composites Europe say that the show experienced lower demand from both exhibitors and visitors this year.

Professor Murray Scott has received the International Committee on Composite Materials (ICCM)’s Scala Award.

Heat treatment and manmade fiber specialist Oerlikon has published its Q2 and half year 2019 reports.

LANXESS has commissioned two new production lines for its Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites.

Evonik Venture Capital has reportedly invested in a 3D-printing start-up in China that makes implants for neuro and spine surgery.

Polygon Composites Technology plans to showcase its PolyMed composite tubing for surgical applications at the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) show,

Chemical company Biesterfeld Spezialchemie says that it has acquired the Lindberg & Lund Group.

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) in the US has appointed Gino Spinos as its first director of manufacturing engineering.

Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance will be showing live demos of vacuum infusion, RTM and other processes during the CAMX show.

The organizers of Advanced Materials for Construction say that the next conference will take place from 28–29 April 2020 in Manchester University, UK.

Chemicals company Lanxess plans to showcase a range of its low free (LF) isocyanate urethane prepolymers at the FEICA Adhesive & Sealant Conference.

Interplastic Corporation has appointed Marc Deschambault as its sales representative for Eastern Canada.

Coatings specialist Covestro is carrying out a research project to develop new coatings to protect rotor blades from erosion.

Composites One has reportedly received an award from insurance firm Great West Casualty Company for operational safety.

Hexcel plans to showcase a range of its products for automotive, marine, sport, and wind energy at the Composites Europe show.

Chemicals company Huntsman says that it is exhibiting a range of its polyurethane-based foam products at Foam Expo Europe.

Lightweight construction specialists have put together a market study looking at the lightweight materials in demand for use in satellites and rockets.

Japanese chemical company DIC has reportedly agreed to acquire BASF’s global pigments business for €1.15 billion.

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