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Reinforced Plastics news, October 2021

The organizers of SportAM, the Advanced Materials for Sport Conference, have published the final program for the event.

Graphene additives for composites

Graphite specialist NeoGraf Solutions has launched a new range of graphene nanoplatelets (GNP) and graphene precursors (GP).

Empire Offshore Wind has named wind turbine specialist Vestas as the preferred turbine supplier for two offshore wind projects in New York, USA.

Hexcel plans to showcase a range of its composite materials at CAMX 2021, taking place from 19-21 October in Dallas, Texas.

The Institute for Textile Technology and R&D company ITA Technologietransfer GmbH have formed a partnership to promote fiber-related research.

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the construction industry

TRB Lightweight Structures has made a composite under-vehicle protection plate that it says can improve impact absorption while decreasing weight.

Spirit AeroSystems has opened its National Defense Prototype Center (NDPC).

GKN Aerospace has opened its new Global Technology Centre (GTC) in Bristol, UK.

Lanxess says that it is imposing temporary inflation surcharges for its inorganic pigments worldwide with immediate effect.

Czech company CompoTech is showcasing its processing technologies at the Advanced Engineering 2021 show, taking place from 3–4 November in Birmingham, UK.

Metyx's multiaxial glass fiber fabric is now safe to use in reinforced (GRP) drinking water pipes and GRP potable water storage systems.

Queen's University Belfast has reportedly relaunched its Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE).

UK-based distributor Easy Composites has established a new European subsidiary, following the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU).

3D printing company CRP Technology has made the structural part of a new range of track shoes as a single unit using carbon fiber reinforced composite.

Researchers have developed a composite fabric, incorporating a metal-organic framework, that can deactivate both biological and chemical threats.

Gurit has reported net sales of CHF 360.9 million for the first nine months of 2021, a decline of 17.6% compared to the same period of 2020.

Future Materials Group (FMG) will be running a number of sustainability consultation sessions during the Advanced Engineering show.

GE will reportedly invest up to US$100 million over ten years to the next ten years to increase the diversity of young people in engineering.

ASTM's next Standards Forum will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, on 15 November 2021, in conjunction with the Formnext 2021 show.

Harper International has launched a new lab-scale rotary furnace which can process materials on a smaller scale.

Hexcel Corporation has begun construction of its Center of Research & Technology (R&T) Excellence located in West Valley City, Utah.

Technology company Schunk has opened two new innovation center in the towns of Reiskirchen and Heuchelheim, Germany covering ceramics and carbon fibers.

Lanxess has developed a new composite made from natural flax fibers and bio-based polylactic acid.

Thermoset composite company Norplex has opened a new manufacturing center for prepreg manufacture in Manhattan, Montana.

Air Belgium has taken delivery of the first of two A330-900 aircraft from Airbus.

Airbus says that its second European Service Module (ESM) for NASA’s Orion spacecraft has been manufactured.

Austria-based Action Composites has announced its acquisition of thyssenkrupp Carbon Components (tkCC) GmbH.

Sabic has opened a new polypropylene (PP) compounding line in Genk, Belgium.

Charles Ross & Son Co says that its ribbon blenders for multi-phase mixing now come with an optional pressure feed vessel.

Vertical Aerospace has appointed Harry Holt as its chief operating officer (COO).

Injection molding specialist Engel Mexico has appointed Emilio López as its new managing director (MD).

AOC has announced a price increase of $0.10/lb for all its products sold in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Latin America.

Trelleborg reportedly plans to extend its manufacturing operations in Russia, Vietnam, Japan, and Morocco.

Polynt has announced a further increase of €150 on its entire range of composites products.

Lanxess has appointed Steven Thompson as its new UK managing director (MD).

SGL Carbon has installed a photovoltaic (solar panel) system on the roof of its manufacturing plant in Ort im Innkreis, Austria.

A new measurement technique has revealed that a single carbon fiber is more electrically conductive in the direction parallel to its length.

Researchers from Skolkovo Institute have been investigating pultruded composite materials in terms of their shape memory behavior.

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