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Reinforced Plastics news, January 2020

Bert Bakker, regional CEO of AOC Aliancys, has resigned from the company.

BÜFA Composite Systems, a German-based supplier of unsaturated polyester resins and resin formulations, will acquire AOC (UK) Ltd.

Hexcel reports that Boeing’s new 777X aircraft has completed a successful first flight.

Scott Bader has appointed Paul Smith as its non-executive chairman.

Researchers have shown how a simple layered material transforms into a composite material with a 3D structure when it freezes around a template.

Vanden Recycling says that it has opened a new office in Istanbul, Turkey.

Victrex has announced the creation of a joint venture between its subsidiary, Victrex Hong Kong Limited, and Yingkou Xingfu Chemical Company Limited.

Composites UK says that digital cutting system company Zund has become the first sponsor of its 2020 Composites Industry Awards dinner.

Ultrasound offers more robust metal 3D printing

Plastics technology center Aimplas says that the European MAT4RAIL project has been completed

EconCore, which makes thermoplastic honeycomb core technology, has announced new licensees.

Arburg has appointed Guido Frohnhaus as managing director of technology and engineering at Arburg GmbH.

Solvay’s new high molecular weight (HMW) hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS) capacity is now online, the company said.

Rolls-Royce plans to open a new facility to make composite fan blades and fan cases for jet engines.

Steve Foxley has been appointed as executive director of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

EconCore, which specializes in sandwich honeycomb materials, has signed a license agreement with a Japanese manufacturer of car interior components.

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) has received a US DOE grant to process coal tar pitch into carbon fiber.

The glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3% from 2019 to 2024, according to a report from Research and Markets.

Composites UK says that it is offering its member companies a discount of £100 off exhibition space at a UK-based rail vehicle show.

UK-based company Bitrez Ltd has become an industrial partner of the Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub (CIMComp).

Polymer specialist Victrex has commissioned a new 3D printer to process the company’s polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites.

The organizers of the China Import and Export Fair, taking place in Guangzhou, China, from 26–28 February 2020, have published the event program.

The organizers of the International Conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites (ICMAC) have issued a call for papers.

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has strengthened ties with India following a trade mission to the country.

Owens Corning says that Mike Thaman, its executive chairman, has decided to retire from the company from April 2020.

The Hexcel Foundation says that it has made grants to three charitable organizations.

The US Composites Institute (IACMI) has been awarded a US$5 million grant to expand a composites training program in four US locations.

Mixer manufacturer Charles Ross says that its double planetary mixer is now available in a ‘super sanitary’ turnkey configuration.

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