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Reinforced Plastics news, December 2019

Gurit has formed a supply contract for core materials with a Chinese wind turbine blade producer supplying international and domestic OEMs.

Stefan Gautschi, general manager of composite materials at Gurit, will reportedly leave the company by June 2020.

Rock West Composites (RWC) has opened a new, dedicated filament winding facility.

Composites Evolution plans to showcase its range of natural fiber prepregs at the MIA Energy-Efficient Motorsport Conference (EEMS).

TRB Lightweight Structures plans to open a composites manufacturing centre in Richmond, Kentucky, USA, as a joint venture with Toyota Tsusho America.

EconCore has signed a license agreement with a Japanese manufacturer of car interior components.

Allan Curtis has been announced as Composite UK’s new construction sector group chair.

Scott Bader has formed an exclusive distribution agreement with chemical company United Initiators.

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has opened a £20 million research and development facility in North Wales, UK.

Royal DSM has set up a project to develop a digital additive manufacturing workflow.

Haydale says that one of its composite transmission piece (CTPs) has been installed at one of the UK’s National Grid’s 24 compression sites.

SGL Carbon and the Hyundai Motor Group have reportedly agreed to extend their existing supply agreement for fuel cell components.

Covestro says that it is working with lighting company Signify to supply its polycarbonate materials for 3D printing.

A new report says that the market for oil and gas pipeline coatings will reach revenues of US$7 billion by 2029.

Sicomin plans to showcase a range of its industrial materials for the automotive, wind energy, civil engineering and marine industries at JEC World 2020.

The board of the International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI) has elected Vanessa Davidson as its new chair.

Cobra International will be showcasing a new way of recycling and reuse epoxy resin windsurf parts at JEC World.

Compotech AG says that its new resin transfer molding (RTM) hand layup facility in Nyrigyhazha, Hungary is now up and running.

CNTs produced from CO2 using low-energy chemical processes drastically reduce emissions associated with construction materials

An AIMPLAS project plans to develop technology to prevent the loss and abandonment of fishing gear and to facilitate recovery.

Bionic Composite Technologies AG is celebrating its 10 year anniversary.

Diab Group and SKAPS Ltd India have formed a partnership to manufacture PET foam for the Indian wind industry.

DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma reportedly plans to leave DSM after 20 years on the managing board and almost 13 years as CEO.

Composites One says that it has closed its the purchase of Canadian-based Polynt Composites distribution.

DSM and 3D printing company Shapeways have formed a partnership to develop custom and industrially scalable 3D printing using DSM’s materials.

Materials mixer supplier Ross has appointed Ken Langhorn as vice president of sales.

Dura Composites has reportedly opened a new online shop for smaller orders.

Composites UK says that a discussion about composites in the circular economy is now available to view on its YouTube channel.

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