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Reinforced Plastics news, September 2021

Reinforced thermoplastic bike helmet

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and materials specialist Arkema have developed a bicycle helmet made of reinforced thermoplastic.

EconCore has received a sustainability label for its recycled polyethylene tetraphyte (PET) honeycomb sandwich material.

The Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) has announced that Craig Carr, technology director of Inte-grated Composite Structures, is its new chair.

Hexcel and Italy-based HP Composites, which makes composite components, have partnered to develop carbon fiber body panels for automotive and motorsports.

A range of composite companies plan to present live demos of their processing technology during CAMX 2021.

Collins Aerospace has been selected to deliver NP2000 propeller systems with composite blades for US Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve aircraft.

UK rocket manufacturer company Gravitilab is working with the NCC to design new composite flight structures for its range of suborbital launch vehicles.

Textechno says that a test method implemented in its DRAPETEST automatic drapability tester has now been standardized as ISO 21765.

GKN Aerospace has delivered its first fixed trailing edge (FTE) demonstrator for Airbus’ Wing of Tomorrow (WoT) program.

Solvay has completed installation of a new thermoplastic composites (TPC) manufacturing facility at its facility in Greenville, South Carolina.

Ru-bix, a specialist manufacturer of thermoset tooling boards, has developed a new chemical formula for its 1200 density board.

The National Composites Centre (NCC) has published the findings of a survey about the heavy-duty vehicle supply chain.

BASF says that it has achieved sales growth of 56% from €12.7 billion to €19.8 billion in Q2 2021.

3D printing company MakerBot says that Lockheed Martin has extended its use of 3D printers to produce parts and designs for upcoming space projects.

Scott Bader has launched Crestaform, a new range of 3D printing resins for individual consumers and businesses.

GKN Aerospace has appointed David Paja as its new CEO.

Scott Bader has officially offset its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions with the World Land Trust (WLT).

The National Composites Centre (NCC) in the UK has released details of its research programs over the next two years.

Hexcel has been awarded a multi-year contract to produce aerospace structures for the Boeing 777X twi engine jet.

Notus Composites has developed a new low temperature curing prepreg system.

ThermHex Waben and its UK distributor will be showcasing its honeycomb core technology at Advanced Engineering 2021.

Composites UK says that its first International Composites Summit (ICS) attracted 600 people each day and 46 visiting exhibitors during the event.

BASF has completed its purchase of 49.5% of the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm from Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall.

A pilot project focusing on improving wind blade finishing has reached a successful conclusion.

IDI Composites says that it has received certification covering quality control standards in automotive.

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have received funding to investigate ways to join and repair composite and hybrid structures.

A new materials research center has opened at The University of Manchester, UK.

By developing conducting carbon nanotube threads, researchers have been able to product shirts that can monitor the hearts of wearers.

Plastics research center Aimplas says that it had €14.6 million revenue at the end of 2020, a 10% in-crease over 2019.

Toray Advanced Composites has developed a process which can make large thermoplastic composite parts at deposition rates of up to 4000 inches per minute.

Biesterfeld Plastic has appointed Steen Jensen as the general manager of its Scandinavian subsidiary Biesterfeld Nordic.

Lanxess says that it is raising the prices of its inorganic pigment products worldwide with immediate effect.

FET, a UK company which supplies textile machinery, has completed the installation and commissioning of a spunbond system for the University of Leeds.

Siemens Gamesa plans to expand its offshore blade factory in Hull, UK by 41,600 m2.

Lanxess has developed hollow-profile hybrid technology incorporating metallic hollow profiles and fiber reinforced plastic.

Composites UK will be presenting at a webinar hosted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

The global plastic resins market could reach US$982.3 billion by 2028, according to a new report.

BASF and auto company Grupo Antolin have developed a reinforced plastic car sunroof frame which they say is lighter than traditional steel.

DuPont Mobility & Materials has been named a finalist in the annual R&D100 Awards for two of its products in the mechanical/materials category.

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