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Reinforced Plastics news, May 2021

Trade association British Marine will be running a sustainability workshop at MarineAM, taking place on 6-7 July 2021 in Southampton, UK.

BASF focuses on renewable energy

BASF has been working with German energy group RWE to increase its use of renewable energy and use more sustainable technologies.

CompoTech will be showcasing its carbon fiber beams and joint at JEC Composites Connect 2021, taking place online from 1-2 June 2021.

By utilizing 'frontal polymerization', researchers have shortened the manufacturing process for vascular materials from two days to two minutes.

Metal and carbon fiber additive manufacturing (AM) specialist Markforged has reported a 14.7% increase in Q1 2021 revenue US$20.3 million.

Karen Drinkwater, founding director of molding specialist JSC Rotational Limited, has been elected president of the British Plastics Federation (BPF).

Hypetex has partnered with consultant SustainableX to evaluate its current environment footprint.

A chair made from hemp fibers and bio-resin has been awarded first place in the Renewable Material of the Year 2021 awards.

Cobra International plans to present its recent composite applications and process technology at the upcoming JEC Connect 2021 online event.

The organizers of 3D printing conference SportAM have announced the event’s opening speaker.

Plaswood has formed a distribution with MKM Building Supplies in the UK.

UBQ Materials, which makes thermoplastics, has partnered with Plastics App to develop a carbon fiber 3D printing filament with a reduced carbon footprint.

Toray Advanced Composites has acquired a new high heat laminate press at its facility in Nijverdal, The Netherlands.

The organizers of 3D printing conference SportAM have announced the event’s opening speaker.

Greenboats, Sicomin and Bcomp have been named finalists of the JEC Innovation Awards 2021.

Cygnet Texkimp and The Northwest Composites Centre have partnered to test fiber winding technology against braiding and traditional filament winding.

Arkema has signed the ‘10 common commitments’ of French organization Act4nature, which aims to mobilize companies to companies to protect diversity.

Toyota plans to begin testing of a first fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) mobile clinic that uses hydrogen to generate electricity.

Sigmatex says that it has renewed its exclusive partnership with CCM, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of hockey equipment.

The organizers of Composite-Expo, which took place in Moscow, Russia, last month, say that it attracted 5,400 visitors from various industries.

ELG Carbon Fibre Limited (ECF) has sold its short carbon fiber business to Procotex Corporation SA and renamed its existing composite business.

Researchers have made their transparent wood more sustainable by replacing fossil-based polymer fillers with versions made from orange peel.

Chemicals company Arkema has reported sales of €2.23 billion in Q1 2021, an increase of 12.7% compared to the same period in 2020.

Exel Composites’ Jari Sopanen will present a talk on using of pultruded composites to make battery electric vehicle (BEV) battery enclosures.

Scott Bader says that it has partnered with international habitat conservation trust World Land Trust (WLT) to offset its global carbon emissions.

BASF is increasing the prices for its ecovio biodegradable compound in Europe with immediate effect or as contracts permit.

Polyamide specialist DOMO Chemicals says that it has committed to neutral CO2 emissions growth in 2030.

JEC says that more than 1,000 composites companies from 46 countries will participate in its online industry exhibition.

BASF launched a new website for its performance and formulation additives.

nTopology has released the 3.0 version of its engineering design software.

Heatcon Composite Systems has partnered with Hexcel Corporation to distribute Hexcel’s carbon fiber prepreg fabrics and tapes.

Solvay has launched a new line of polyphthalamide (PPA) compounds suitable for e-mobility and metal replacement applications.

DuPont has received a silver Edison Award in the Sustainability category for its range of Betaforce 2800 TC thermally conductive structural adhesives.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) plans to host a tech forum covering 3D printing in June 2021.

CRP USA says that Stewart Davis, its director of operations, will be speaking at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) conference.

Easy Composites Ltd has formed an exclusive UK distribution agreement with Eco-Technilin, which makes natural flax fiber material for composites.

A new podcast has been launched which discusses the latest technologies in the composites and advanced materials industry.

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