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Reinforced Plastics news, June 2020

DSM plans to acquire parts of the 3D printing business of Clariant, a specialty chemical company.

Chemicals company Lanxess says that it is taking part at the Plastics in Automotive Engineering (PIAE) show, taking place virtually from 28-29 July 2020.

Composite manufacturer TRB Lightweight Structures says that it is offering a composites technician apprenticeship scheme for new employees.

Scott Bader Australia Pty Ltd has acquired the assets of its distributor, Summit Composites Pty Ltd.

AOC Resins has appointed Stefan Osterwind as its new managing director EMEA.

Magnum Venus Products (MVP) has added another distributor, MVP Australia Pty.

Composites UK will be holding a webinar on business development in the post-Covid19 market on 29 June 2020.

The supervisory board of BASF SE has elected Dr Kurt Bock as its new chair.

Exel Composites has appointed Kari Loukola as the senior vice president of its Belgian business unit.

SGL has reported group sales revenues of €247 million, approximately 15% below the prior year’s level.

Carpenter says that it plans to reduce around 20% of the company’s total global salaried positions.

Reinforcement specialist Kordsa has carried out testing of process-induced residual stresses when processing thermoset polymer composites.

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites industry, has launched an annual report detailing the growth and changes of its supply chain.

Composites UK says that it is looking for individuals from its member companies to form part of its board of directors from 2020-2022.

Owens Corning has reportedly received the 2020 Women’s Choice Award, which recognizes the company’s roofing brand.

Spirit AeroSystems has received a US$80 million grant from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to expand its US production.

Chemical company INEOS has developed a new software aimed at improving boat design.

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has re-elected Martin Althorpe for a second year in office as president, until May 2021.

The organizers of Composites for Europe, previously Composites Europe, have appointed Dr Hans-Christian Früh as the event’s new project manager.

Plastics technology center AIMPLAS plans to hold four webinars on 15, 16, 17 and 18 June.

Solvay and Leonardo have signed a material supply agreement for programs in Leonardo’s aerostructures, aircraft, helicopters and electronics divisions.

Kordsa has introduced a new range of prepreg systems which it says can help overcome whitespot and waterspot problems.

Forward AM has formed a partnership with HP to promote digital manufacturing, an integrated approach to manufacturing centered around a computer system.

Using a magnetic nanocomposite coating, researchers have developed a highly porous smart sponge that selectively soaks up oil in water.

BASF says that it has begun construction of a new engineering plastics plant in Guangdong, China.

The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub has appointed Alex Hammond as its deputy manager.

Composites UK plans to host a peer reviewed international academic conference on fiber polymer composite materials for construction and infrastructure.

Sigma Engineering and other companies say that they have begun full speed production of injection molded face masks made of liquid silicone rubber (LSR).

Gurit says that the closure of its Zullwil aerospace plant will take place several months earlier than originally planned.

Polygon Composites Technology has appointed Zach Wills as its new vice president of sales and marketing.

OCSiAl says that its TUBALL graphene nanotubes have been used to reinforce and improve grain pipes.

Plastics organization AIMPLAS has helped develop a recycling processes based on enzymes that could break down plastics by 70%.

Researchers have discovered that adding graphene to the carbon fiber production process can greatly increase the strengthen of the material.

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