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Reinforced Plastics news, October 2020

Plastic research center AIMPLAS says that it ended 2019 with €13.3million in revenue, a 14% in-crease over 2018.

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SINTX Technologies has developed a method of embedding silicon nitride particles into nonwoven and woven fabric fibers.

Lanxess has developed three new halogen-free, flame-retardant materials in its range of Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites.

Kordsa reports that it has been awarded a Gold rating for sustainability by Ecovadis, a company which makes business sustainability ratings.

BASF SE has appointed Liming Chen, chairman of the IBM Greater China Group, to its supervisory board.

Hexion reportedly plant to increase the prices of its Cardura glycidyl ester, VeoVa monomers and Versatic acids.

Covestro reports that its Q3 2020 EBITDA is €456 million, above market expectation.

Hexion Inc will sell its phenolic specialty resin, Hexamine and European-based Forest Products resins businesses.

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Exel Composites has appointed Jens Hanusch as its head of sales for the north, east and central Europe regions.

Boeing predicts that the commercial aviation and services markets will face significant challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

GKN Aerospace has signed a contract with Raytheon Technologies to supply Mk30 missile canisters for the Raytheon Evolved SeaSparrow Missile.

Gurit has reported net sales of CHF434.8 million for the first nine months of 2020, an increase of 4.1% compared to the previous year.

Thermoplastic honeycomb core manufacturer, EconCore, is taking part in a project to build a car made entirely out of recycled materials.

TFP reports that its Tecnofire fire protection material has passed key elements of the EN45545-2 rail standard with a HL2 R1 rating.

AOC has announced a price increase of US$.05 for products sold in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Latin America.

Roth Composite Machinery has installed a prepreg production line at a facility owned by composites company Krempel GmbH.

AOC reports that it has completed its acquisition of Ashland Global Holdings’ maleic anhydride business and manufacturing facility in Neal, West Virginia.

GOM has developed GOM Volume Inspect volume visualization and inspection software.

GKN Aerospace reports that it is leading a UK project focused on trialling digital technologies in the manufacturing environment.

Ensinger says that it has commissioned a new facility for the production of thermoplastic prepregs in Cham, Bavaria.

Solvay reports that it has installed solar panels at its Brussels headquarters as part of its One Planet green initiative.

Composites UK has released the shortlist for its 2020 composites industry awards.

Innovate UK says that it has restarted the UK-wide composites industry market survey it had paused in April due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

Sigmatex says that it has accelerated its plans to ‘consolidate its operational footprint’ in the US.

The AMRC has submitted a £75 million bid to speed up the decarbonization of the UK’s Humber region.

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) reports that the UK 2020 Polymer Apprentice of the Year Award is open for entries.

NeoGraf Solutions, which makes graphite sheets and powders, has appointed Drew Walker as its new president.

Safran and Saertex have reportedly signed a 10-year contract to make carbon fiber aircraft equipment.

UK-based Rockwood Composites says that the company has grown by 50% over the last year, despite economic turbulence.

BASF says that its new reinforced polyamide grades are suitable for use in car interiors.

Composites cutting specialist Bindatex says that it has received a 40% increase in sales in its annual results.

BASF says that it is promoting its Ultradur and Ultramid flame resistance materials at this year’s Fakuma, taking place online.

Italian plastics and rubber trade association Amaplast has celebrated its sixtieth anniversary.

Gurit says that its existing three-year contract with a major wind turbine manufacturer has been extended for another three years.

The organisers of the International Conference on Natural Fibers (ICNF) have issued a call for papers.

Toray says that it has opened a distribution center in the US for its range of Toray AmberTool HX56 composite tooling prepregs.

ASM International has launched a customizable online database of inorganic materials.

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