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Reinforced Plastics news, April 2020

The global aerospace plastic market will grow at a modest 4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2020–2030, according to a new report by Fact.MR.

IDI increases resin storage

IDI Composites, which makes thermoset molding compounds and composites, has expanded the capacity of its tank farm used for the storage of resin materials.

ASTM reports that all previously scheduled in-person June standards development meetings, including independent meetings, have been canceled.

Gurit reports that CEO Rudolf Hadorn has decided to step down as CEO of Gurit Holding AG at the end of March 2021.

The organizers of Aerospace Tech Week have issued a call for papers.

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has hired Fred Chuck as its new Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive director.

TRB Lightweight Structures says that it has make use of its equipment to produce personal protective equipment (PPE).

Researchers have discovered that polymers filled with carbon nanotubes could improve how unmanned military vehicles dissipate energy.

The organizers of the 13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials say that it will be held online from 12–14 May 2020.

Gurit has announced a two-year supply agreement with a Chinese blade manufacturer.

REACH Group and AMAC have signed an agreement to strengthen composite business between China and Europe.

America Makes has announced two challenges to help improve products for Covid-19 health care workers and first responders.

Composite materials company Dura Composites has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the innovation category.

Composites One LLC has been presented with a platinum award by Great West Casualty Company as part of the 2019 National Safety Awards Program.

Italian companies Bercella and Beamit have announced a strategic partnership to improve research in the aviation, space and defence industries.

Solvay has signed an agreement with Honda Aircraft to supply composites and adhesives to be used in Honda’s HA-420 and Elite business jets.

FORECAST 3D is reportedly manufacturing protective equipment and testing supplies to aid in the fight against COVID-19.

Finnish technical center VTT is working with composite companies to help industrialize the manufacture of new generation natural fiber products.

Gurit has reported net sales of CHF 136.1 million in Q1 2020, an increase of 0.9% compared to Q1 2019.

Research materials supplier Goodfellow is supplying materials used to make protective equipment for workers dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chemicals company INEOS plans to build its fourth hand sanitiser plant within the next ten days in Etain, North East France.

SAMPE has cancelled its upcoming 2020 conference scheduled to take place in Seattle, USA, in May.

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Hexcel Corporation and Woodward Inc have mutually agreed to terminate their merger agreement.

Composite Integration, a manufacturing company based in the UK says that it is working with other companies to accelerate the design of face visors.

Gurit reports that it will split its Composite Materials business unit into Wind Materials and Marine and Industrial Materials.

Rockwood Composites says that it has delivered its 10,000th blade for the towed decoy on the Eurofighter Typhoon.

The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) has reportedly added new data for glass fiber to its Eco Impact Calculator.

Siemens reports that its AM network and 3D printers are available to the global medical community to help speed the production of medical components.

JEC World, previously put off until May, has been further postponed until 2021, its organizers say.

Solvay is reportedly supplying its medical-grade transparent film to Boeing to make face shields to protect against COVID-19.

Nouryon has entered into an agreement to acquire the merchant triethyl aluminum (TEAL) business of South African chemicals company Sasol.

Composite metal foams have passed so-called ‘simulated pool fire testing’, which indicates they could be used for transporting hazardous materials.

America Makes says that people working in additive manufacturing (AM) can now upload 3D print designs to be reviewed and placed on a 3D Print Exchange.

AIMPLAS says that it plans to make its knowledge of materials, design, prototyping and manufacture available to public and health authorities.

The organizers of ConstructionAM have postponed the event until the 3-4 November 2020, so that the show can be co-located with Advanced Engineering.

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