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Reinforced Plastics news, April 2021

Vanden Recycling has appointed Alex Moreno March as the business development lead of its new office in Spain.

Solvay joins Canadian aerospace group

Solvay reports that the company has joined the Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM).

Molding company Arburg has received a score of B as part of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

Composites UK and the Advanced Composites Alliance (ACA) have become reciprocal affiliate partners of each other.

Arburg Inc has partnered with Würth Additive Group to distribute the company’s Freeformer additive manufacturing (AM) machines in the USA and Canada.

Chemical company INEOS says that its US manufacturing sites have been awarded certification from International Sustainability & Carbon Certification.

Kineco Kaman Composites India Private Limited has received two supplier awards from BAE Systems.

Polynt Composites has announced an increase of 400 €/t effective immediately on its entire range of compound products.

Scott Bader says that it is celebrating its 100th anniversary, as well as its 70th anniversary of being employee owned.

BASF has signed a MoU with waste management services Quantafuel and Remondis to invest in the chemical recycling of plastic waste.

TRB Lightweight Structures reports that it has produced and shipped 25,000 parts made from its proprietary, rapid-cure prepreg material.

Gurit says that its net sales for Q1 were CHF 127.7 million, a decline of 4.8% at constant exchange rates or 5.2% in reported CHF versus prior year.

EconCore has granted plastic film company Renolit a license for the continuous production of honeycomb panels.

Programmable, dynamically-controlled surface of moveable metal pins helps 3D printing

ThermHex Waben, which makes honeycomb cores for sandwich panels and parts, says that it has supplied material for 400 commercial vans.

The UK’s National Composites Centre (NCC) is taking part in a project focused on developing manufacturing and engineering training courses.

Structural composites specialist Carbon ThreeSixty has joined the National Composites Centre (NCC) as a SME Affiliate Scheme member.

Hexagon Digital Wave has been selected by the Antarctic Fire Department to test carbon fiber self-contained breathing apparatus cylinders (SCBA).

Saertex has published dates for a new webinar series covering the use of non-crimp fabrics and systems for various applications.

Polynt Composites has announced a further increase of €250 starting on the entire range of its composite products.

The final program is now available for MarineAM, taking place from 6-7th July 2021 in Southamp-ton, UK.

By combining aluminum with carbon fibers, researchers have developed a rechargeable battery that can be charged and discharged up to 10,000 times.

Sandia released a new study which suggests that a new carbon fiber material could bring cost and performance benefits to the wind industry.

Technology company L&L Products has launched a thermoplastic resin with adhesive properties.

AIMPLAS says that the European DAFIA Project has resulted in flame retardants, sustainable barrier packaging, edible coatings and chemical substances.

Hexion Inc has published its 2020 Sustainability Report focusing on safety, efficiency, sustainability and social responsibility.

DSM has completed its sale of its Resins & Functional Materials and associated businesses to Covestro AG for €1.6 billion.

Cobra reports that it has opened a new prepreg compression molding production line.

BASF plans to increase the cost of products in its additives portfolio for plastic applications globally by up to 20%.

Composites UK will be exhibiting at UK Construction Week, taking place from 5–7 October 2021 in Birmingham, UK.

Composites UK says that it is now welcoming entries for its 2021 Composite Industry Awards.

Haydale has reportedly supplied a HT200 Plasma Reactor to 401 Tech Bridge, a non-profit materials development organization based in Rhode Island, USA.

Australian composite company Quickstep says that it welcomed news of an AUS$1 billion domestic missile and complex weapons investment in Australia.

Using carbon fibers, researchers have developed a structural battery that combines high levels of electrical energy storage, stiffness and strength.

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