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Reinforced Plastics news, February 2020

Hexcel plans to highlight the growing need the composite industry to support the emerging urban air mobility (UAM) market.

Arevo has formed a partnership with 3DPC to develop on-demand production of lightweight thermoplastic composite parts.

TFP has developed new lightweight veils designed for high temperature performance in composites.

Gurit reports that it will be showcasing its materials for wind energy and composite tooling at JEC World.

Evonik says that the company’s focus at JEC World will be automated production with the aim of improving efficiency.

AIMPLAS says that the fifth edition of its compounding workshop will be held at its headquarters in Valencia, Spain, on 12 and 13 May 2020.

Bombardier Belfast and Saertex have extended their contract to make lightweight components for the Airbus A220 aircraft.

Polynt Reichhold Group says that it plans to establish and incorporate its fully owned subsidiary, Polynt Composites Turkey, based in Istanbul.

Montefibre Carbon has received €11.5 million from the Spanish Ministry of Industry to produce PAN precursor for conversion to carbon fiber.

Hexcel says that it plans to showcase a range of its materials for marine applications at JEC.

Composites UK has appointed Dr David Bailey as its new CEO.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) plans to invest US$133 million in the development of lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) automotive parts.

Gurit has announced its sale of its Gurit Hungary Kft automotive business to Carbopress SpA, an Italian composite parts manufacturer.

Prepreg specialist Composites Evolution has appointed Scott Macdonald as sales manager.

Kordsa subsidiary Axiom Materials has invested in a new 3500 m2 facility to develop ceramic matrix composite materials.

Conbility has released a table-based tape machine which can reportedly produce fully consolidated tailored blanks using laser heating.

Swiss manufacturer 3A Composites Core Materials has expanded its long-term partnership with Biesterfeld.

Sicomin says that it has supplied its GreenPoxy bio-based resins for a range of natural fiber composites manufactured by Greenboats, a German developer.

The Carbon Disclosure Project has raised Kordsa’s score from C- to B.

Cobra International and Aditya Birla Chemicals, which makes epoxy resins, have jointly developed a closed loop composite manufacturing process.

BASF has reportedly finalized its acquisition of Solvay’s polyamide (PA 6.6) business for €1.3 billion.

Teijin Limited plans to open a new center in Wuppertal, Germany to develop the company’s automotive composite business.

Domo Chemicals, which makes nylon materials, has appointed Yves Bonte to succeed current CEO Alex Segers.

The organisers of the SIAF and Asiamold fairs have announced that the 2020 events will be postponed until further notice.

Engineering organization AZL and plastics processing institute IKV have launched a project to improve the material data for long fiber reinforced SMC.

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