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Reinforced Plastics news, October 2019

Aerospace company Spirit AeroSystems says that Steve Cambone, a cybersecurity expert and edu-cator, has joined its board of directors.

Rockwood delivers 2,500th propulsion part

Rockwood Composites says that that it had delivered its 2,500th part to Roxel, a European manufacturer of tactical propulsion systems.

Gurit says that it plans to close its automotive production site in Hungary in 2020.

GKN Powder Metallurgy, a major producer of metal powder and parts, plans to acquire Forecast 3D, a specialist in plastic additive manufacturing.

Thai composites company Cobra International Ltd is collaborating with robotics specialist Obodroid to build a new security robot.

Janet Mitchell from the UK’s National Composite Centre will receive 2019’s Outstanding Contribution to the Composites Industry award.

New technique for 3D printing of soft materials with additive manufacturing

The University of Manchester and masterbatch specialist the Colloids Group have joined forces to research graphene nanocomposites in thermoplastics.

BASF SE has reduced the size of the company’s board of executive directors from seven to six members, as part of ‘ongoing efficiency measures’.

Royal DSM plans to offer a full bio/recycled range of its engineering plastics by 2030.

Sigmatex plans to showcase its custom weave carbon fabric at the Advanced Engineering Show, taking place in Birmingham, UK and the end of October.

Compotech AG UK says that it will be sharing a stand with rubber company Flexix SA at the Advanced Engineering show.

IT company Allplan Infrastructure has developed 4D building information modeling (BIM) software for designing bridges.

Gurit has reported net sales of CHF428.5 million for the first nine months of 2019, an increase of 45.1%.

The Rhode Island government has awarded $1 million in funding to non-profit state organization Polaris MEP.

Spanish company MontefibreCarbon has received €5.6 million from the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade & Tourism.

Dura Composites has reportedly achieved Gold level status with Constructionline, a UK procurement and supply chain management service.

Adhesive specialist Henkel has reached a material supply agreement with an Australian manufacturer of one-piece automotive carbon composite wheels.

UK-based MSA Manufacturing Ltd (MSA) has added new factory space and improved its processes for reinforcement kitting and preforming.

Chemicals company Evonik reports that it is expanding capacity for polyamide 12 (PA 12) by more than 50% at its largest site in Marl, Germany.

Solvay says that it is expanding its thermoplastic composites capacity with a new production line at its US facility in Anaheim, California, USA.

Composites UK has published a good practice guide covering the fire performance of fiber reinforced polymer composites (FRPs).

The organizers of Composites in Motorsport have released the program for the event.

Chemicals company BASF says that it has increased its neopentylglycol (NPG) production capacity in Germany by 10,000 metric tons per year.

Plastics technology center AIMPLAS says that it is working on a project aimed at developing a ‘smart’ system for the plastics sector.

The ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (TPRC), based in the University of Twente, the Netherlands, has reportedly celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Dieffenbacher and Arburg plan to join forces to develop new processes for the transfer molding of hybrid components.

Spirit AeroSystems says that it has received an Award for Composite Excellence in Manufacturing Material and Process Innovation.

An examination of the hybrid GRP sandwich underlay.

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