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Reinforced Plastics news, September 2020

Focus on FGF printing

DSM is collaborating with 3D printing company Nedcam to develop fused granulate fabrication (FGF) 3D printing.

Stratview Research, a market intelligence firm, has launched a new online portal to supply the composites industry with reports and whitepapers.

AZL Aachen GmbH is investigating market potential, future applications and relevant technologies with regards to bio-based composite materials.

Exact Metrology has introduced the Hexagon RS6 laser scanner, which it says can scan up to 1.2 million points/second with a scan rate of 300 Hz.

AIMPLAS says that it is coordinating a project to find a new method of recycling and reprocessing composite thermoplastic materials.

RadiciGroup has founded a non-profit consortium to research chemical, polymer and textile technologies with a focus on sustainability.

The Technical University of Munich's carbon composites department has begun a new project covering the laser AM of carbon fiber parts.

Thermoset composites company IDI Composites International has appointed Eric Haiss as its new global director of automotive business development.

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has arranged for system manufacturers to be available for bookable 1-2-1 meetings.

AIMPLAS says that it has taken part in a new project to provide EU mold manufacturers with speciality plastics training.

Finland-based coatings manufacturer Finnester Coatings Oy has joined forces with composite consultancy AMAC to grow its activities in the DACH region.

Toray Advanced Composites has appointed Toshiyuki Kondo as its new CEO.

The Fraunhofer Institute have developed a new stress analysis technique which could take into account a component’s volume under tension and compression.

PRF Composite Materials has introduced a new unidirectional glass prepreg.

Armacell, which makes engineered foams, has begun a project to extend its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) foam headquarters in Belgium.

Plastics technology center AIMPLAS is coordinating a project to develop biocomposites recycling technologies for aeronautics components.

EconCore, Toray and Bostik have joined forces to develop a thermoplastic honeycomb core sandwich panel.

The organizations of the China Composites show in Shanghai, China, said that it welcomed about 600 exhibitors and over 20,000 visitors to the exhibition.

Jiangsu Hansu New Material Co and Sabic have developed a new range of unidirectional (UD) composite tapes made with continuous carbon fiber.

Scott Bader and Structural Science Composites (SSC) have signed a five-year partnership to supply of Scott Bader’s Crestapol urethane acrylate resin.

Lanxess reports that its Tepex continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites can now be integrated in the extrusion blow molding process.

Canadian lab equipment distributor Delta Scientific has appointed a new commercial lead.

A nanocomposite made from molybdenum disulfide and reduced graphene oxide can be used to make a sensitive, stretchable gas sensor.

Paul Jones, the MD of polymer specialist Bitrez, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Engineers from the University of Delaware have developed a 3D printing technology that can make composites using continuous carbon fibers.

Bercella has installed a carbon fiber reinforced plastic dispenser structure aboard the European Space Agency’s Vega rocket.

Market analyst Technavio says that the prepreg market in North America could grow to US€955.83 million during 2020-2024.

Saertex says that it is supporting a project focusing on developing joining technology in the maritime industry.

Saertex has reportedly made plans to open a new composites production site in in Ciudad Juárez, North Mexico.

Composites Germany has published its 15th report covering the current state of the composite industry.

Composites Evolution has collaborated with Sheffield Hallam University and AIM Altitude to develop a nanocomposite suitable for aircraft interiors.

Using a wet spinning process, researchers have produced carbon nanotube fibers that are stronger than Kevlar and almost as conductive as copper.

Composites UK has announced the people nominated onto its board of directors this year by its member companies.

CAMX 2020 has announced its program of its live and on-demand virtual conference, taking place from 22-24 September 2020.

Carbon fiber specialist Hexcel reports that composites now play an essential role in the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drone, industry.

SGL Carbon has appointed Thomas Dippold as its new CFO and board member with a tenure of five years.

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