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Reinforced Plastics news, August 2021

Putnam expands facility

Putnam Plastics Corporation has completed expansion of its facility in Connecticut, USA.

RTM specialist focuses on aerospace

Resin transfer molding (RTM) specialist Composite Integration says that it has become an official member of ADS Group.

Researchers have produced carbon nanotube fibers that can act as a thermoelectric generator, able to turn heat into electricity.

Lanxess says that has made an experimental injection mold to test the use of its materials in electrical and electronics (E&E) applications.

Hexion has reported net sales from continuing operations of US$852 million, an increase of 59% compared with US$535 million in Q2 2020.

Composites UK says that many of its events from September 2021 will now be held face to face.

A new report suggests the market for composites additive manufacturing (AM) could reach US$2 billion by 2031.

Tool design software specialist Tebis has launched a new version of its CAD/CAM software.

Bombardier reports that it has received a firm order for 10 aircraft from an existing customer representing a total value of US$451.8 million.

PANEELtec has been able to reduce weight and improve the quality of its products by using ThermHex’s thermoplastic honey-comb core.

Stratasys Ltd says that it received US$147.0 million in Q2 2021, compared to US$117.6 million in the same period of 2020.

Composites UK says that five of its 2021 webinars from are now available to watch on demand through Vimeo.

Gurit says that its unaudited net sales for the first half of 2021 were CHF 258.6 million, a decline of 8.5% compared to the same period in 2020.

The final program has been released for SpaceAM, taking place in Leicester, UK from 14-15 September 2021.

Owens Corning has reported net sales of US$2.2 billion in Q2 2021, an increase of 38% from US$1.6 billion in the same period of 2020.

SGL says that its sales were €496.7 million in the first half of 2021, up 8.8% from €456.5 million in the same period of 2020.

Exel Composites has appointed John Mertic as its new area sales manager for North America.

NASA and Northrop Grumman have finalized their contract to build the habitation module for astronauts visiting a space station orbiting the moon.

Researchers at the Skoltech Center have modelled a thermoplastic composite material chaotically reinforced by short glass fibers.

Busch UK Ltd, part of the Busch Vacuum Solutions group, has acquired heat treatment specialist Vacuum Furnace Engineering (VFE).

Oerlikon Group has reported a 23% sales increase to CHF 628 million in Q2 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.

The Composites Leadership Forum (CLF), a body created to promote composites, has released a new report on how the materials can improve climate change.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has sponsored SpaceAM, an event focusing on materials in space applications.

Markforged has developed versions of its fiber reinforced 3D printing material to make it suitable for aerospace.

Michael Ertl has been named the new head of Lanxess’ inorganic pigments (IPG) business unit.

Markforged has appointed John Howard as its new VP of engineering.

Lanxess has completed its acquisition of Emerald Kalama Chemical for US$1.04 billion (€870 million), reportedly the second biggest in its history.

Hexcel Corporation has reported Q2 sales of US$320.3 million, compared to $378.7 million in the Q2 2020.

The Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) has announced its 2021 award winners.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has opened a new manufacturing line for its range of nonwoven materials.

CVC Capital Partners reportedly plans to sell AOC Resins to an affiliate of private equity firm Lone Star Funds.

Burloak Technologies Inc, a division of metal manufacturer Samuel, Son & Co, has opened an additive manufacturing (AM) center in Camarillo, California.

Injection molding specialist Techniplas says that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Nanogate Group’s core business.

Engineering Technology Corporation has appointed Marc Courteau as its general manager.

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