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Reinforced Plastics news, July 2021

Quickstep moves into drone manufacture

Australian composites manufacturer Quickstep has acquired a minority stake in Carbonix, a drone designer and manufacturer.

GE Renewable Energy plans to open a new offshore wind blade manufacturing facility in Teesside, UK.

Reactive Components has opened a research center in Leicester, UK, specializing in composite materials research.

The 3D printed composites market could reach US$2 billion in the next decade, according to report by market analysis company IDTechEx.

Hexcel's HexPly M901 prepreg system has been selected by a Mexico-based manufacturer of vehicle suspension systems, to speed up its product cycles.

Trelleborg will take part in a research and development project focused on finding a composite replacement for aluminum in electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

Metal and carbon fiber additive manufacturing (AM) company Markforged has begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MKFG.

ThermHex Waben and the Fraunhofer Institute are researching ways to series produce a new composite called the Organosandwich.

Scientists have developed a novel composite material for degrading nerve agents, which comprises a hydrogel and a metal-organic framework .

Composites UK’s Construction Sector Group (CSG) has joined the Construction Products Association (CPA) as a trade association member.

Hexcel reports that it has partnered with fuel cell manufacturers to develop lighter and more compact composite fuel cells for transportation.

Biesterfeld reports that it is expanding its distribution partnership with American manufacturer Scigrip to the UK.

Cygnet Texkimp has appointed Gareth Davies and Volker Koehler as international sales managers.

US materials research center 401 Tech Bridge and the US Navy have launched a US$50,000 challenge to design a modular unmanned surface vehicle.

Spirit AeroSystems and Albany Engineered Composites have joined forces to develop composites for hypersonic applications.

Eastman Machine has become a technology partner of Smart Advanced Manufacturing XL (SAM|XL), a research center based in Delft, the Netherlands.

Covestro is developing ways to recycle waste produced from the processing of its continuous fiber-reinforced polycarbonate composites (CFRTPs).

Teijin Carbon Vietnam Co Ltd (TCV) has started commercial production of its carbon fiber products including a resin infused prepreg.

Hexagon Digital Wave has signed a contract to supply ultrasonic examination (UE) equipment for cylinders intended for the aerospace industry.

Toray says that it has opened a Resins technical center near its automotive facility near Munich, Germany.

Scientists from the University of Bristol have chosen composite materials to be affixed to the ISS to test how they age in space.

A US downhill mountain bike team is using carbon fiber nanotube reinforcing technology to make stronger composite racing wheels.

The next International Composites Summit (ICS) will take place in London, UK from 8–9 September.

Composite tooling specialist Nèos International, based in the UK, has opened a new headquarters and composite manufacturing facility in Derby.

Adhesive manufacturer Henkel has reported organic growth of +7.7% to around €5 billion in Q1 2021.

Solvay has introduced new adhesive and surfacing technology for the aerospace industry.

Solico has partnered with a composites systems integrator Advantage Composite BV to make the composite elements of a Netherlands infrastructure project.

Covestro and thermoplastics resin distributor Nexeo have developed a new polycarbonate/ acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) 3D printing filament.

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