News for February 2015

This section contains the latest news from the composites industry around the world. A selection of this news is also published in Reinforced Plastics magazine and in the Reinforced Plastics Newsletter

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News Archive

SGL Kümpers moves to new production facility SGL Kümpers moves to new production facility

SGL Kümpers GmbH & Co. KG, a provider of fabrics and braidings for a range of industries, has relocated to a new production facility in Westphalia, Germany.

TeXtreme® extends Spread Tow range

TeXtreme has added to its line of Spread Tow products with wider UD tapes.

AOC makes new appointments

AOC Resins has made some additions to its leadership team.

Award-winning 3D printed skiboot is a better fit Award-winning 3D printed skiboot is a better fit

A 3D printed skiboot made from Windform SP has won a prize at health and fitness show ISPO Munich.

Porcher Industries supplies towpreg range

Porcher industries has developed towpreg technology suitable for automated and advanced fiber placement (AFP) and filament winding.

CTruk to build composites center CTruk to build composites center

CTruk has finalised plans to invest around £7.3 million for the construction of an Advanced Composite Technology Centre, incorporating a training facility, on the River Colne in East Colchester, UK.

Astronaut to speak at JEC Americas Astronaut to speak at JEC Americas

JEC Group says that Ron Garan, a decorated former NASA astronaut will be the special guest keynote speaker for the JEC Americas Composites Show which takes place in Houston, Texas, from 2–4 June.

Future Materials Group marks expansion Future Materials Group marks expansion

The Future Materials Group (FMG), which acts as an adviser to the composite manufacturing sector, has opened new UK facilities as part of its plans for expansion in Europe.

Last week's top stories – Albany and automotive, carbon fiber bike frame and the CRFP market

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FORMAX to introduce biaxial fabrics at JEC FORMAX to introduce biaxial fabrics at JEC

At this year’s JEC Europe, FORMAX, a manufacturer of bespoke lightweight multiaxial reinforcements, is introducing a range of biaxial fabrics made from intermediate modulus carbon fiber suitable for motorsports and sporting goods.

MVP launches two new products at JEC

Magnum Venus Products (MVP) plans to debut two new products at JEC, which takes place in March.

TFP launches new range of thermoplastic veils TFP launches new range of thermoplastic veils

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) plan to introduce an extended range of thermoplastic veils including PPS, PEI, PEEK, polyamide and polyimide.

Michelman Chosen to Join IACMI

Michelman has been chosen to be part of the 122-member consortium that will make up the new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).

AMRC invests in carbon fiber weaver AMRC invests in carbon fiber weaver

The AMRC’s Composite Centre has invested £150,000 in an FT Dornier Rapier Loom, which can weave composites without the risk of the highly electrically conductive carbon fibers causing it to short circuit.

Dassault Systèmes launches new SOLIDWORKS app

Dassault Systèmes has introduced SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design, the second SOLIDWORKS application on its 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Huntsman launches new guide to FRP adhesives Huntsman launches new guide to FRP adhesives

Huntsman Advanced Materials has released a new website which provides a guide to its range of Araldite Industrial adhesives.

KittyHawk wins JEC award KittyHawk wins JEC award

KittyHawk, an airplane with an innovative carbon blended structure will claim the JEC Innovation Award at the European composites show on 10-12 March 2015.

PPE launches resin flow technology at JEC PPE launches resin flow technology at JEC

PPE plans to launch its EASYPERM system, which measures and evaluates the ability of reinforcement to let resin flow, at the JEC Composites Show.

Last week's top stories – carbon fiber market review, Elsevier's new composites database and Airtech at JEC

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Sicomin’s lightweight marine epoxies used to build wooden motorboat Sicomin’s lightweight marine epoxies used to build wooden motorboat

A lightweight, 8 m NOX SV wooden motorboat has been put together using Sicomin materials.

3A acquires Polish FRP manufacturer

Swiss group Schweiter Technologies, which owns 3A Composites, has entered into an agreement to acquire Polish company Plastwag.

Composite market survey: the results

Composites Germany has published its most recent report on current and future developments in composites.

RTP Company expands long fiber range for low emissions RTP Company expands long fiber range for low emissions

RTP Company has expanded its Very Long Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene (PP VLF) portfolio to include a range of low emission products.

Albany Engineered Composites puts its spin on automotive Albany Engineered Composites puts its spin on automotive

Aerospace composite supplier Albany Engineered Composites (AEC) has joined forces with automotive engineering and consulting company Ricardo to develop composite body, chassis and other structural components to the automotive industry.

3A Composites launches new material for high volume sandwich applications

3A Composites has developed AIREXT10, a new PET-based structural core material for high volume sandwich applications.

Carbon fiber frame can transform ordinary bicycle into an E-bike Carbon fiber frame can transform ordinary bicycle into an E-bike

A French bike manufacturer has developed the NYX 2015 Frame Kit, which can convert an existing bicycle into an electric bike.

Johns Manville at JEC

Johns Manville, a manufacturer of building and specialty products, plans to showcase its Short Fiber Thermoplastics at the JEC show in March.

Last week's top stories – carbon fiber piano, Ford and DowAksa collaboration, and Elsevier database

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Ahlstrom reports potential lay-offs at Finland plant

Ahlstrom says that it may lay off a maximum of 20 people at its Karhula plant in Finland.

New Airtech products at JEC New Airtech products at JEC

Airtech plans to launch two new products at the JEC 2015 show in March.

Glass fiber tubes used in soil moisture sensors Glass fiber tubes used in soil moisture sensors

Custom Composites' glass fiber tubes have been supplied to Delta-T Devices to form part of the company’s soil moisture sensors.

Sustainability key to development of carbon fiber

Investing in sustainable technology is key to developing and commercializing carbon fiber, a new report suggests.

Scott Bader launches new GRP coating for construction Scott Bader launches new GRP coating for construction

Scott Bader is exhibiting Fix-Rcryl 10, a new roof repair and refurbishment glass fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) coating system at the Ecobuild 2015 exhibition, which takes place from 3-5 March in London, UK.

Gurit reports strong sales growth for 2014

Gurit has reported unaudited full year net sales of CHF 335.8 million, representing an increase of 19.4% compared with net sales of CHF 281.1 million for the full year 2013.

Composite design tools at JEC Composite design tools at JEC

Anaglyph plans to exhibit its range of composites design and analysis software tools at the JEC Show, which takes place in Paris, France from 10-12 March.

Elsevier launches composites database

Elsevier, the publisher of Reinforced Plastics, has launched the Knovel Polymer Matrix Composites Database.

DSM invests in sustainable resins

Royal DSM has upgraded facilities in its Wilmington, Massachusetts plan to produce improved waterborne resins for inks and coatings.

US companies merge to increase range of parts US companies merge to increase range of parts

Wisconsin Thermoset Molding Inc (WTM) and Rose Polymer Composites LLC, makers of composite molded parts, have joined forces in a merger.

Last week's top stories – Ford launches 'supercar', FRP chains and how to improve carbon fiber for automotive

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