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Reinforced Plastics news, May 2020

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has appointed Mark Morrison as its new director of communications.

Toray Advanced Composites says that its TC346 prepreg resin system has now passed SFI 56.1 and UL94 V0 flame-retardancy tests.

The organizers of the Advanced Engineering Show have issued a call for abstracts.

Innovation company Ennomotive has launched an online competition to make reusable, protective mask models that are more comfortable to wear.

The Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE) North America has appointed Zane Clark as its new CEO.

DIAB says that it has invested in the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) core material for the wind energy sector.

The organizers of the SpaceAM conference, taking place in Leicester, UK, from 15-16 September 2020, have announced the program line up.

Composite consultants AMAC and Alpha Executive Advisory (AEA) are offering advisory services in crisis management.

Composites specialist Kordsa says that he has joined the EU-funded PolynSPIRE project.

Armacell says that it has started production of its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) foam at a facility close to Shanghai, China.

A closed loop epoxy recycling project has reportedly won a JEC innovation award.

Coes, a UK-based glass fiber manufacturer, has developed an alternative to phenolic resin that have fire resistant but are reportedly easier to use.

Companies in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany have kicked off a project focused on developing composite materials and processes.

Huntsman Corporation plans to acquire CVC Thermoset Specialties, a North American chemical manufacturer.

America Makes has issued a project call to develop 3D printing technology for the US Air Force.

Researchers have found that porous carbon fibers are up to 40 times faster at desalinating small batches of water than other materials available today.

The organizers of Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou and Asiamold say that the two shows will now take place from 11–13 August 2020.

A number of organizations are offering aid and public funding for Covid-19 projects as part of the EU-based AMable project.

SAMPE reports that its SE SUMMIT 21 will be held on 8 March 2021, in Paris, France, just before JEC World.

DSM reports a ‘solid’ Q1, with material sales down 8% from the same period of last year.

Exel Composites says that its Q1 revenue increased by 2.6% to EUR 27.8 million, up from €27.1 million.

Composites UK has released the nomination forms for its 2020 Industry Awards.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) plans to host a meeting covering the use of additive manufacturing (AM) in medical applications.

Solvay reports that has set up a solidarity fund to support its employees and their dependents through hardship as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

The organizers of the Composites Europe tradeshow has changed its name to Composites for Europe.

Glass fiber company Owens Corning has reported consolidated net sales of US$1.6 billion, a decrease of 4% or US$66 million compared with 2019.

Chemicals company BASF reports that its Q1 2020 sales increased by 7% compared with the same period in 2019, to €16.8 billion.

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