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Reinforced Plastics news, March 2020

Composites distributor GRP Solutions says that it can help UK companies supply face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to the NHS.

New range of smart manhole covers

Fibrelite has developed a new range of RF friendly manhole access covers that can support data transfer between antennas underground and aboveground.

The board of directors of Farnborough International Airshow 2020, due to take place in July, have cancelled the event.

Nouryon plans to expand its partnership with Sumitomo Chemical to include a new plant Sumitomo is building at its site in Oita, Japan.

ACMA reports that its immediate past chairman, Kevin Barnett, will serve as its interim president until a permanent replacement is selected.

Airbond reports that it has won the FSB Wales business awards in the business and prod-uct innovation category.

DSM is partnering with additive manufacturing (AM) machine builder Juggerbot 3D to research fused granulate fabrication (FGF) printing.

Composites slitting company Bindatex has reconfigured its production to begin die cutting discs to make filters for ventilators.

Royal DSM has awarded Professor Marc Hillmyer at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with its 2020 Bright Science Award in materials sciences.

The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has elected Milton Guerry of Schunk USA as its new president.

Nouryon says that it showed growth its full-year 2019 financial results, despite challenging conditions in several end markets.

CNC company Thermwood says that it has developed a new version of its large-scale additive system (LSAM).

TRB Lightweight Structures and Hitachi Rail have joined forces to develop parts for rail projects in the UK.

Royal DSM, Sabic, and UPM Biofuels have formed a partnership to help reduce the environmental footprint of DSM’s Dyneema fiber material.

According to European Bioplastics’s Oliver Buchholz, global bioplastic production is set to increase by 15% by 2024.

EconCore says that its new range of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) honeycomb is now commercially available and available to licence.

Spirit AeroSystems has opened a new composite manufacturing facility at its site in Prestwick, Scotland.

Arburg has reportedly opened a new training center at the company’s headquarters in Lossburg, Germany.

A new report suggests that the global automotive composites market could reach US$12 billion by 2029.

TRB Lightweight Structures and Toyota Tsusho America have formed a joint venture to produce high volume auto composite parts.

Innovate UK has commissioned an independent econometric survey of the UK Composites industry base.

The National Composites Centre (NCC) has opened a new lab at its site in Bristol, UK.

GKN Aerospace has reported 2019 revenues of £3,852 million, up from £3,534 million in 2018.

Composites One, Solvay, 3M, Owens Corning and Sika has set the date for a webinar focuses on next generation wind energy: production and repair.

nTopology has entered into an agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop AM using integrated software toolkits.

Spirit AeroSystems has reported revenue of US$7.9 billion in 2019.

JEC Group says that it has decided to postpone the 2020 edition of JEC World to 12–14 May 2020.

Aveva, which makes engineering and industrial software, has announced its 2020 European Simulation Academic Competition.

Compounding company Dynamic Modifiers LLC, has developed a new low-smoke, light-weight compound available as an adhesive for glass and carbon fiber.

Gurit has reported net sales of CHF 576.4 million for the full year 2019, a currency-adjusted increase of 38.6% compared to 2018.

BASF said that it had sales of €59.3 billion in the 2019 business year, a slight decline from the previous year.

Discus Software has formed a partnership with US-based Adaptive Corporation for it to sell Discus’ first article inspection (FAI) software.

Researchers have used small molecules that fluoresce after the impact of mechanical force to detect damage in fiber-reinforced polymers.

Gurit has announced that Frank Nielsen, general manager of its kitting business, will leave the company.

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