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Reinforced Plastics news, August 2020

Hexcel reports that it is supplying its carbon fiber to make a range of golf shafts.

Compounding workshop takes place online

AIMPLAS says that its workshop entitled The Art of Mixing, Reinforcing and Incorporating Additives to Plastics will be streamed from 1 to 2 December 2020.

Trelleborg plans to present a paper on its TC760X dust-free epoxy tooling board at the Composites UK Tooling and Design Manufacture webinar.

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) Foundation has received a US$105,000 grant to expand the state’s glass fiber boat recycling program.

Chemicals company the Cornelius Group reports that its group CEO, Darren Spiby, is retiring after 17 years at the company.

Blachford UK, which makes composite laminates, says that it has created more than 20 new full-time roles at its site in Holmewood, Derbyshire.

Composites UK reports that Ford Motor Company’s UK Innovations Team has become one of its member companies.

Owens Corning says that it has partnered with cartoon icon The Pink Panther for 40 years.

Covestro has reportedly supplied an infusion machine for processing polyurethane resin to Chinese wind turbine blade manufacturer Goldwind.

A researcher at AIMPLAS is reportedly the only Spanish auditor participating in the development of a new certification system for recycled plastics.

A new report from market analyst Fact.MR suggests that the global market for automotive lightweight material could reach US$400 billion by 2030.

Brazilian composite specialist Tecniplas says that new sanitation regulations in Brazil could increase the take up of composite tanks.

Novel composites of nanocellulose and metal nanoparticles could prove of use for various optical, catalytic, electrical and biomedical applications.

Teijin says that it is a platinum sponsor for the Advanced Materials for Motorsport Conference (MotorsportAM).

The NCDMM says that three of its projects have been recognized in the US Manufacturing Leadership Awards.

Jeremy Whittingham, Head of Community and Content at Advanced Engineering UK, discusses the resurgence of carbon offsetting.

GOM, a provider of optical 3D metrology systems, has consolidated its software into a new platform, called GOM Inspect Suite.

Bitrez Ltd, a UK manufacturer of specialist polymers and chemicals, has launched an online database of resins.

DSM has launched a glass-filled polypropylene (PP) pellet material designed for fused granulate fabrication (FGF) 3D printing.

Solvay reports that sales in its Composite Materials business were down 32.2% in Q2 2020.

Scheurer Swiss GmbH, an engineering and recruitment company focused on fiber composite technologies has opened its first branch outside Switzerland.

Exel Composites has posted its half year and Q2 results for 2020.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has released two electron microscopes suitable for materials and life science research.

The organizers of CAMX 2020 have launched four webinars open to all members of the compo-sites industry.

The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) suggests that, by 2022, almost four million industrial robots could be working in factories worldwide.

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have investigated the use of moth larvae to eat and digest polyethylene (PE) material.

America Makes has made four new project calls with the aim of promoting additive manufacturing (AM).

Scott Bader has joined a research project which aims to replace conventional polymers with bio-based polymers.

BASF reports sales of €12.7 billion in Q2 2020, a decrease of 12% from the previous year mainly due to lower sales volumes resulting from lockdowns.

Gurit has appointed Dr Ernst Lutz as the general manager of its Wind Materials business.

Hexcel and Arkema plan to host a webinar covering the use of thermoplastic polymers as matrices for continuous fiber reinforced composites.

HEATCON Composite Systems has entered into an agreement with Cornerstone Research Group (CRG) to license the latter’s repair protection products .

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