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News for October 2018


Hexcel Opens Carbon Fibre Plant in France

9th October 2018 0 comments

Hexcel has officially opened its new plant at the Les Roches-Roussillon Chemicals Industry Platform in Isère, France, which is its first combined precursor and carbon fibre plant outside the US.

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Evonik Launches VISIOMER GLYFOMA Low-Odour Reactive Diluent

9th October 2018 0 comments

Evonik has launched VISIOMER GLYFOMA (glycerol formal methacrylate), a low-odour reactive diluent which can be used anywhere low-VOC properties are required. This makes VISIOMER GLYFOMA a label-free alternative to styrene and methyl methacrylate (MMA) in composite resin, gel-coats and adhesive formulations, where it can replace styrene and MMA, either partially or in full.

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Diab’s Science-Based Targets Approved

9th October 2018 0 comments

Core materials manufacturer Diab has set emission reduction targets which have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

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BYK Demonstrates Additives Expertise at Fakuma 2018

9th October 2018 0 comments

BYK will present its complete portfolio of high-performance additives for plastics, including its solutions for composites, at Fakuma 2018 on 16-20 October in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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Ellsworth Adhesives Absorbs John Burn Brand

9th October 2018 0 comments

Composite materials distributor John Burn has announced that it will cease to trade as a stand-alone entity but will remain fully operational under its parent company Ellsworth Adhesives.

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TenCate Advanced Composites Receives Boeing Supplier Award

9th October 2018 0 comments

TenCate Advanced Composites has received a 2017 Boeing Performance Excellence Award – Silver Level.

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Eclipse Composite Engineering Achieves ISO Certification

9th October 2018 0 comments

Eclipse Composite Engineering’s manufacturing operations in Utah, US, has achieved the ISO 9001:2015 international quality standard under the scope of “design and manufacture of composite material items for the United States Military and DoD agencies.”

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WBD Lawyers Join UK Officials on US Economic Development Tour

9th October 2018 0 comments

Lawyers from Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) will join members of the UK’s North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and the Department of International Trade (DIT) on an international trade delegation on a tour of the Southeastern US’s thriving automotive industry.

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Fire Retardant Bio-Based Prepreg Used For Lightweight Train Seating Support

Fire Retardant Bio-Based Prepreg Used For Lightweight Train Seating Support

16th October 2018 0 comments

Composites Evolution, Bercella and Element Materials Technology (Element) have successfully completed the development and testing of a composite cantilever support for rail passenger seating.

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Boeing and Thermwood Demonstrate New 3D Printing Technology

Boeing and Thermwood Demonstrate New 3D Printing Technology

16th October 2018 0 comments

Boeing and Thermwood have employed additive manufacturing technology to produce a large, single-piece tool for the 777X programme. The project is demonstrating that additive manufacturing is ready to produce production quality tooling for the aerospace industry.

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