INDUSTRY NEWS

PUBLISHED: 3/15/2019

Nouryon to invest in new U.S. plant for expandable microspheres

The new facility, said to strengthen Nouryon’s leadership position in expandable microspheres, is scheduled for completion in late 2020.


PUBLISHED: 3/15/2019

The Fiber Placement Center of SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV add Cevotec and Coriolis Composites as partners

Cevotec and Coriolis Composites will contribute their own fiber placement and automation technologies to the FPC facility, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.


PUBLISHED: 3/15/2019

Mitsui Chemicals to establish long glass fiber-reinforced PP production facility in China

The facility will become Mitsui Chemical’s third manufacturing base for the material and is expected to increase the company’s production capacity to 10,500 tons per year.


PUBLISHED: 3/15/2019

Composites One and IACMI to host two-day workshop

The workshop, called “the Evolution of Composites,” will be held March 20-21 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., U.S.


PUBLISHED: 3/14/2019

Solvay launches release film for wind industry, displays thermoplastic auto component

At JEC World 2019, Solvay jointly displayed a thermoplastic composite steering knuckle and launched VAC-PERF A2400, a next-generation release film for the wind industry.


PUBLISHED: 3/14/2019

Hexcel partners with Lavoisier Composites, Arkema

Hexcel has announced a partnership with Lavoisier Composites to upcycle composite by-products from the aerospace industry, and a joint R&D lab opening in partnership with Arkema.


PUBLISHED: 3/14/2019

Boeing and SAMPE announce strategic partnership

The partnership is meant to promote leading-edge materials technology and access to professional development and growth opportunities for Boeing engineers.


PUBLISHED: 3/13/2019

Victrex and Bond partner for 3D printing PAEK parts

The companies are collaborating to combine Victrex’s PAEK material expertise and Bond’s 3D printing technology for an accelerated pathway to 3D-printed PAEK part production.


PUBLISHED: 3/13/2019

Harper, Oak Ridge National Labs progress in carbon fiber simulation joint project

The companies have completed the first phase of the joint project, developing a computational model for low-temperature pre-carbonization furnaces.


PUBLISHED: 3/12/2019

AAT Composites selects Plataine's industrial IOT solution suite

Plataine’s IIOT-based solutions for manufacturing optimization were selected to automate and upgrade AAT's production facilities capabilities.


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