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Reinforced Plastics news, November 2020

Cummins recognises TRB for pandemic efforts

TRB Lightweight Structures say that it has been received an award from Cummins for its efforts to minimise the disruption caused by Covid-19.

Researchers have developed a new way of making strong, supple composite polymers that closely mimic materials found in the natural world.

Bercella says that it has designed and manufactured the carbon fiber bodywork of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia electric race car.

Improving bioelectronics with Nafion films

Trelleborg has launched a new high temperature, low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) composite tooling material.

NAWA Technologies has formed a new US-based company focused on industrializing advanced composite materials.

Evonik and Siemens Energy have been contracted to build a pilot electrolysis plant that uses carbon dioxide and water to produce chemicals.

AOC has today announced a price increase of €100 per ton for its entire composites portfolio sold in Europe and Middle East.

Australian carbon fiber manufacturer Quickstep Holdings has agreed terms to buy Boeing Defence Australia’s aerospace maintenance business.

Owens Corning has reported consolidated net sales of US$1.9 billion in Q3 2020, an increase of 1% from its Q3 2019 results.

SGL Carbon says that its sales revenues in Q3 2020 were €227 million, an 10% increase when com-pared to Q2 2020.

JEC has released the program for JEC Summit Sports & Health, an online event for medical and sports equipment composites manufacturers.

The Institute for Textile and Fiber Research (DITF) received a ‘Show Stopper’ award at the IFAI Virtual Expo.

Metal and carbon fiber 3D printing specialist Markforged has developed Cloud-based software which it says can help improve the quality of printed parts.

Dura Composites has developed an online tool to help manufacturers design a step-over access structure made of glass reinforced plastic.

BASF says that, with immediate effect or as existing contracts permit, it is increasing the price of its neopentylglycol (NPG) material.

Evonik reports that its new polyamide 12 plant in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, has been completed.

TFP plans to host a webinar covering fire protection characteristics in composites.

novel approach based on chemical vapor deposition produces forests of nanotubes 14 cm long

RTP Company reports that it has acquired a number of patents for anti-scratch additives used in engineered thermoplastics.

Solvay and Composites One have negotiated the acquisition of Solvay’s Process Materials (PM) business by Composites One.

TRB Lightweight Structures has been identified as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG’s) ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2020.

JEC reports that its composites show, JEC World, has been further postponed from 9–11 March to 1–3 June 2021.

Markforged, which makes metal and carbon fiber 3D printers, has appointed Shai Terem as its new president and CEO.

Warden Schijve, former chief scientist of composites at chemicals company Sabic, has joined Aa-chen GmbH’s engineering team as design leader.

Chemical company Bitrez has reportedly received two innovation awards for its products.

Teijin Limited has signed a long-term agreement to supply Safran SA with its composite materials aimed at the aerospace industry.

SINTX Technologies, which makes silicon nitride ceramic, has received a US patent covering a variety of biomedical implants.

BASF has reported a decrease in sales for Q3 2020, down €745 million to of €13.8 billion when com-pared with Q3 2019.

adding nanoparticles to carbon fiber composites could provide an early warning of failure

Oxford Advanced Surfaces (OAS) has appointed Suzhou Composites Co Ltd, based near Shanghai, to sell its range of OAS surface treatments.

The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub plans to host a webinar focused on rapid composite processing technologies.

Composite cutting specialist Bindatex says that it has increased productivity by 20% by using digital technology to manage its production data.

Temperature measurement specialist Ametek has launched a e-commerce website specifically for the German market.

Waste management company Biffa has joined an initiative aiming to create a process to chemically recycle harder grades of PET material.

EuPC has formed a partnership to develop a tool to monitor the use of recycled plastics by converters in Europe.

Composites UK has confirmed the Keynote Speakers for its conference on fiber reinforced composites.

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